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NEW! Lending Library at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse

The Painted Turtle Guesthouse has set-up a new amenity in the Guesthouse for guests and the community!
The following Titles are currently available, with more to come.
The Referral Engine > http://referralenginebook.com/john-jantsch/
Excelerate > http://www.consulttci.com/Book_reviews/excelerate.html
The Now Revolution > http://nowrevolutionbook.com/

Spring is here, when blossom appear!

Very few places in Canada are as exquisite as Vancouver Island is, in April. For those of you travelling from the interior, you may have forgotten what color looks like… these photos were taken on March 23, 2013 just outside the guesthouse.

Carolin's Midterm Report

Midterm Report

Carolin Deregowski, 28.11.2012

Lennart Mid Term Report

Midterm Report

Lennart Hollweg

It has been more than four months since I left Germany for my 6-month internship at the

Painted Turtle Guesthouse in Nanaimo. I have to say: “I can’t believe that time went by

so quickly!”

I have never been so far away from home, and a trip like this in a foreign country always

comes with anticipation, excitement but also fear. My fear was gone after the first day in

Marimba in the Market

The beat, I heard it through the street. it echoed down the corridor, and in our front door. The music caught my ears, it made me want to cheer Its like the cow from Guelph, I had to see it for myself.

The beat, it started in my feet. It moved up my bones, with the vibrating tones. The smiles, went for miles. The cruisies were dancing reeeal groovy! This is my tribute to the amazing Parksville band Kumbana Marimba who was playing there spectacular beats at the Nanaimo downtown market.

Floating bathtubs!?!

2 more days until the very popular World Championship Bathtub Race begins.

This event has everything; a parade, food vendors, a downtown sidewalk sale, FREE live music, kids carnival and Fireworks!!!!

So you might me asking why bathtubs? Here's the brief history ......

Harbour City - Festival Fun!!

Nanaimo! oh our Harbour Front City, how we adore the festivals that come specifically to our waters. The past few weekends have been full of excitement. On July 6-8 the town was beating to the drums of the 10th Annual Dragon Boat Festival. This is a very special event, not only because Nanaimo gets a chance to host teams from all across North America but also because the purpose of this event is to raise money for the fight against Breast Cancer. The Guesthouse was lucky to have a good portion of our guests competing in the Dragon Boat Races.

Eating out in Nanaimo

Check out reviews for 2 chefs Affair! Part of the Painted Turtle's Stay and Save Program. Receive 10% of your bill with your groovy, wrist band!! http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g154935-d2207018-r131226490-2...

'Nanaimo Bar Trail' in Enroute Magazine

Oh no. Our secret is out. Now the whole nation knows about the Nanaimo Bar Trail, as it was featured in Air Canada's Enroute Magazine.