Nanaimo is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is known as "The Harbour City." Previously known as the "Hub City" because of its central location on the island. It has also been known as the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World" and is today fondly known as the "Hub, Tub and Pub City" because of its association with bathtub racing and the numerous "watering holes" in Old Nanaimo. Nanaimo is also the headquarters of the Regional District of Nanaimo.