Downtown Nanaimo is about ten minutes away from our apartment, and right in the middle of it is this Harbour with a really nice park, walkway, and little shops along the water. It is really fun to just get out and walk around there. We walked out onto one of the piers and got talking to a local lady who was there crab fishing. She let us get some close looks at the crabs. They are a little too...pinchy...for me. She also informed us of "Lucy," the harbour seal. She comes pretty close to people, and will also eat right out of your hand if you have the right food. We had a good time there!