Great memories are waiting to be made right outside Nanaimo Airport’s front door. Paddle through serene coastal waters. Backpack in majestic wilderness parks. Marvel at the furred, feathered and finned wildlife on land and at sea. Gaze at snow-capped mountains while strolling along softly curving beaches. Golf year-round. Bomb down mountain bike trails, surf the big waves and swim with the salmon. Inhale crisp, clean ocean breezes and the mossy fragrance of old-growth rainforests. It’s all here.