- Business Traveler
For business owners, travelling salespeople, government employees on the go and marketing executives, business travel is still an important part of company success. Nanaimo is a hotspot for business travellers because it is centrally located on Vancouver Island.
- Extended Stay
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers all the comforts of home for our extended stay travelers. Whether you are working in the area, a student studying for a short period of time, between homes or a snow bird looking to migrate to warmer climate, we have affordable accommodation with home-away-from-home amenities to suit your needs.
- Group Coordinator
Need group accommodation for your business, organization, club, church, school, team or special event? The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a fresh alternative to traditional hotel, motel or hostel accommodation with our unique group services & amenities. If your group size is between 10-50 people, consider a stay with us! Choose your group type below for more detail.
- Leisure & Family
Prefer traveling with like-minded people & meeting others while you travel? Enjoy being immersed in the heart of the community you are visiting? Appreciate staying in unique accommodations run by owners & staff that are passionate about enhancing your travel experience? Then you’ll enjoy the Painted Turtle Guesthouse for your next Nanaimo visit as a family, couple, or single traveler.
- Special Events
A perfect base for your special events! From girl's nights, reunions, regional retreats, weddings and any occasion where you want to stay in the same place. Combining accommodation, self -catering or catered options AND common areas to make us a unique choice to stay with a few or up to 50 of your favourite friends & family. Full facility bookings available select months - wow!
- World Traveler
An intergenerational dance experience produced by the Crimson Coast Dance Body Talk Cru!
Thu. March 30th, 2017 - Fri. March 31st, 2017 - Abstracting the Figure A Modern and Contemporary Approach
Learn to abstract the figure from a master! Join us for this exciting painting workshop with Toronto artist Brian Smith and you will be amazed at your progess in just five days!
Thu. March 30th, 2017 - Fri. March 31st, 2017 - Antoinette Hérivel: Observation to Imagination Art Show at the Hive Gallery
Solo exhibition of painting and drawing by Gabriola artist Antoinette Hérivel. A selection from the wide variety of works created since the artist moved to the island from the Prairies five years ago.
CHRISTMAS PRESENCE CRAFT FAIR at Glenwood Centre.3 days of shopping for all the special people on your list. Avoid the line ups.Don't miss it!! FREE ADMISSION
Throughout the month of March you can enjoy 8 Festival Nanaimo Signature Events at various venues around the city!
Thu. March 30th, 2017 - Fri. March 31st, 2017 - NS3's Mindful Makers Camp: Adventures in Upcycling and DIY
Explore different ways to re-use materials to create nature art, light up your wearable paper circuits, ecosystems in our mini pop bottle terrariums, build a pinball machine and more!
Visions Ouest Productions & Transporteurs de Rêves present the first Springbreak Circus Camp in Nanaimo, March 27-31st, 2017 to Francophones and Francophiles aged 5-18 years old.
A celebration of nature, particularly Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of the Parksville & Qualicum Beach area. Featuring wildlife viewing, kids nature camp, marsh walks, and more.
From October to May, beachcombers can discover glass treasures in Vancouver Island's Oceanside region.
Saturday Studio - Art classes for kids! Art Lab offer two Saturday Studio sessions tailored to kids ages 5-7 and 8-12.
6TH ANNUAL NANAIMO DRUM FESTIVAL - FEATURING The Drummer of Canadian Iconic Rock Band I MOTHER EARTH, along with the Fastest Drummer in the World and many other locals!
Contra Dance (Ceilidh / Barn Dance) with Live Music
Fri. March 31st, 2017 - Sat. April 1st, 2017 - Mar 31 & Apr 1 Assembly Theatre & Estate Liquidation in Parksville
If you ever wanted to start your own event venue or stage production company, now is your time. Be it motivational or pure entertainment we have the stage and decor all packaged up for your new space.
Plein Air water colourist and landscape artist Ludek Sotola is the feature artist for the month of April. Reception April 2, 1 - 3
Sat. April 1st, 2017 - * SRI (Somato Respiratory Integration) Workshop Series - Discover, Transform & Awaken
You're Invited! EXPAND YOUR AWARENESS AND BRING GREATER FOCUS ON YOUR BREATH.
Join us for an Open House as we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary! We’ll be giving tours, showcasing member projects, and having a BBQ!
Potluck supper and psychic readings
The Art from the Attic Sale: Sell ART you no longer love & Buy something at a great price!
Glen Foster Group delivers lively rock music for dancing and listening. Original tunes from 5 albums and classic standards, featuring acoustic & electric guitar styles and strong vocals.
Clayoquot Action is hosting a series of monthly Clayoquot Cafés. Each gathering will include an in-depth update on a different ecological challenge.