As a participant or spectator, young or advanced (older), teams, leagues, and facilities abound in Nanaimo. At the top end: VI Raiders (football), Nanaimo Clippers (hockey), Night Owls (baseball), VIU (basketball, soccer, volleyball). Recreational and developmental opportunities for youth and adults are extensive and referenced for the Island region by PacificSport.

Nanaimo boasts a ‘sports zone’ adjacent to the VIU campus featuring an Olympic swimming pool, two hockey arenas, an artificial turf field for football, soccer, and la crosse, a track and field racing oval, a park for soccer and baseball, and Serauxmen Stadium, one of the best amateur baseball stadiums in Canada.

Additional gymnasia, skating rinks, curling facility, cricket pitch, swimming pools, lawn bowling, tennis and volleyball courts, a BMX track, skateboard parks and playing fields are available throughout the community.

From local sports teams to hockey arenas, swimming pools, BMX track, and skating rinks, there is plenty of Nanaimo sports activities to enjoy.

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