Cool Facts About Nanaimo
Nanaimo BC is an interesting city with an even more beautiful past. The more you learn about the city; the more you want to learn. Taking the time to learn them online is not enough, you have to go explore. You will be amazed at all there is to learn and do. Here are just a few more interesting facts that will entice you to learn more.
#1 Nanaimo was born by necessity. It wasn’t created simply because it is beautiful. Nanaimo was once the place to go to for coal. It was even transported from Nanaimo to Victoria by canoe. It was that precious resource that brought the city forth. The source was so precious that it was even used by the Royal Navy.
#2 You could travel by foot, or mule, to a nearby island in the past. Hold your thoughts, you could travel by land but that wasn’t because the sea wasn’t there. In fact, thanks to recent fossils being found, we know that all of Vancouver Island used to be under water. So how did people travel by foot to anywhere off the island? There were tunnels. They ran under Nanaimo Harbor to Protection Island. The purpose was to transport coal. Eventually, all these caves flooded. There are very few remnants found, but you can find some in south Nanaimo. It is up you to find out where.
#3 Page Lagoon used to be a whaling station. Yes, they actually beached whales right from the land. That is, until 1908 when the whales disappeared. It was a big deal and brought a lot of money to the island. The whales disappeared, now we are learning these are smart animals, but that wasn’t the reason. They were almost fished to extinction. It could possibly be a place to see whales now days, but maybe that is something you should explore. The old building can still be found on the island, but it has been moved. You have to find it.
This article only gave you 3 facts. It is really up to you to schedule your vacation and dig up your own facts. From dinosaurs to whales and everything in between, there is plenty to learn about Nanaimo. You don’t even have to end your learning in Nanaimo. Take the time you uncover new and interesting facts from all over the island. No matter where you go on the island, you are going to have to start in Nanaimo. No matter how it started out, its history stretches out to us. We still experience some of the things that the very first explorers experienced. For example, the natural sense of wonder of a new land hits every person who steps onto the island for the first time. So get out your detective hat and go explore. It may take a trip or two, but it will never get boring.