- a port in SW British Columbia, in SW Canada, on the SE part of Vancouver Island.
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Examples from the Web for nanaimo
Nanaimo, Wellington, and Commox are the centres of the coal-mining industry.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
We expect to reach Nanaimo early to-morrow morning where the ship will coal.A Summer's Outing
Carter H. Harrison
Well try to get a bit of galvanised steel in Nanaimo, he said.
The other is to call at Nanaimo and wait until, well say, next Thursday.
Then I wonder why you didnt answer the letter I wrote at Nanaimo.