- 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
Carolin Deregowski, 28.11.2012
Like every intern report, I am starting with the sentence: Time flies! I can hardly believe that my time here in Nanaimo is almost over. Looking back, I am really content with how everything went. The gradual introduction to our internship made for a smooth transition. At the beginning we got used to the new environment, by doing some housekeeping and meeting all the staff members. We received a very friendly welcome and they all cared about our welfare.
Work never gets boring because we always have projects to work on. We have been given the lead in researching activities for travelers to take part in. Given the nature of the guesthouse our experience has been enriched by meeting so many new people. I get along very well with all of the Turtle Team. Most of the people who work at the PTG are not only my co-workers but have also become my friends. In general I can say that my experiences with Canadians have been very positive; they are really helpful and very obliging.
Living together with Lennart works out well. We now have the same days off allowing us to tour around the island, which is great fun. There is so much to see! Some of my favorite Vancouver Island experiences were; the whale watching tour in Victoria, my days in Tofino where I took my first surf lesson, hiked the big tree trail and saw a bear in the wild and last but not least skiing at Mt Washington.
Finally two short sentences about Nanaimo, which became my home away from home. Some interesting characteristics of the town are all the boutiques, bars and restaurants in the downtown area and also the numerous parks. I am going to miss the beautiful walks along the waterfront.
What else will I take home from my time here?
Of course, my English has improved. I also become more independent! My new found independence and my desire to travel increased, so I decided to travel across Canada after my internship. At the very end I want to thank all the great people who made my time here unforgettable, I am going to miss you!