Harbour & Heritage: Hullo's Exclusive Walking Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Nanaimo’s rich history and stunning waterfront on our Harbour & Heritage: Hullo’s Exclusive Walking Tour. Beginning in the heart of downtown, guests will explore vibrant streets before venturing through a scenic park adorned with local landmarks and Indigenous history. Continuing along the Harbourfront Walkway, you will be able to take in scenic views and partake in photo stops. Our journey concludes with an immersive look at Nanaimo’s historic buildings, offering a glimpse into the city’s architectural and cultural heritage.

Price Tour Capacity Duration
General Admission: $20
Children 7 & Under: Free*
20 Guests max 1.5 Hours

Featured Experiences​

  • Great National Land Building​
  • Nanaimo Court House​
  • Maffeo Sutton Park​
  • Admiral of the Fleet (Frank Ney) Statue​
  • The Bastion​
  • Dallas Square Cenotaph​
  • Nanaimo Harbour
  • Cold Front Gelato
  • Red’s Bakery

And More!

  • This tour is geared towards those who are comfortable with being on their feet for ninety minutes and walking 3km. There will be slight elevations and stairs to walk up. Children must be always accompanied by parents.​
  • Prepare for the weather! This is an outdoor tour that runs rain or shine, so we suggest checking the weather forecast prior to your tour date and dress appropriately.​
  • Please make sure to use the washrooms in the ferry before disembarking, however, there will be public facilities to use during the tour if necessary. ​
  • After disembarking in Nanaimo, you can hop on the complimentary Hullo Shuttle which will take you to Coast Bastion, where you will be greeted by your guide and brought to where the tour begins and ends, Hullo Welcome Centre (10 Church St). If you are eager to exercise, it is possible to walk to the tour’s starting point from the terminal and vice versa. This will take approximately 20 minutes.​
  • Appropriate footwear and clothes that are comfortable to walk in.
  • On warm, sunny days we recommend brining protection from the sun such as sunscreen and a hat as well as water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the tour.
  • If the forecast is for rain, bringing rain jackets and umbrellas are recommended.
  • To take advantage of the beautiful scenery and photo spots, make sure to bring a device that you can take pictures with.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring an open mind, spirit of curiosity, and smile on their face!
Monday/Thursday/FridaySaturday/Sunday
Morning Tour (11am-12:30pm)Afternoon Tour (12:45pm-2:15pm)Morning Tour (11:45am-1:15pm)Afternoon Tour (1:30pm-3:00pm)
Depart Van – 9am Sailing
Shuttle to Hullo Downtown Hub – Leaves Terminal 10:30am
Enjoy Tour – 11am-12:30pm
Shuttle to Terminal – Leaves Hullo Downtown Hub 2:15pm
Depart Nan –  3:15pm
Depart Van – 10:30am Sailing
Shuttle to Hullo Downtown Hub – Leaves Terminal 12pm
Enjoy Tour – 12:45pm-2:15pm
Shuttle to Terminal – Leaves Hullo Downtown Hub 2:40pm
Depart Nan –  3:15pm
Depart Van – 9:45am Sailing
Shuttle to Hullo Downtown Hub – Leaves Terminal 11:15am
Enjoy Tour – 11:45am-1:15pm
Shuttle to Terminal – Leaves Hullo Downtown Hub 2:55pm
Depart Nan –  3:45pm
Depart Van – 11am Sailing
Shuttle to Hullo Downtown Hub – Leaves Terminal 12:30pm
Enjoy Tour – 1:30pm-3pm
Shuttle to Terminal – Leaves Hullo Downtown Hub 3:25pm
Depart Nan –  3:45pm

This is the recommended schedule for our tours, however, is not mandatory to follow. It is possible to walk instead of shuttling from the Nanaimo terminal to Hullo’s Welcome Centre (the tour’s starting and ending point) and vice versa, but this is roughly a 20-minute walk. If shuttles are full, they will do a second round to ensure that our guests get to the destination that they need to. There is an opportunity to take a later ferry back to Vancouver so our guests could explore Nanaimo and grab a coffee or a bite to eat after the tour is completed, but we encourage our guests to plan accordingly to make sure that they do not miss the ferry that they plan on taking back. The ferry schedule can be found here, and the shuttle schedule can be found here.

Tickets can be purchased at the Vancouver Ferry Terminal prior to departure , Nanaimo Ferry Terminal after arrival, or at the walking tour’s starting point (Hullo Downtown Hub) before the tour begins with a debit or credit card.​

A Message From Your Guide​

Hullo! My name is Matt, and I will be guiding my guests through Nanaimo’s vibrant history and picturesque landscapes this summer. I have always been captivated by Nanaimo’s rich heritage and fascinating stories, and as an advocate for leisure and exploration, I believe there’s no better way to connect with a city than through its history and landmarks. Whether we’re strolling through tranquil parks, admiring historic buildings, or soaking in the scenic harbor views, I am dedicated to sharing Nanaimo’s hidden gems and infamous tales with you. With boundless energy and a genuine enthusiasm for adventure, I can’t wait to show you why Nanaimo is not just a place on the map but a captivating journey waiting to be explored. Get ready to uncover the secrets of this remarkable city with me!​

Contact Information

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