A city of southwest British Columbia, Canada, on the east coast of Vancouver Island across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver. Originally an outpost of the Hudson's Bay Company, it was settled in the 1850s after the discovery of coal.x
- These are mined at Nanaimo, Ladysmith and other points.
- NANAIMO, a city of British Columbia, on the east coast of Vancouver Island.
- It is connected with Victoria by the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway, and has a daily steamer service to Vancouver, as well as to Comox, Sydney and other points on the coast.