About Us

Clubhouse 2015 Impression
The Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club season opens in April
and continues through the summer months
to the end of September; and this year is celebrating 95 years in Nanaimo.

Our Club has a league to suit just about anyone:

Vision Impaired League called VIP

Mixed League

Men’s League

Ladies’ League

Evening leagues include:  2-4-2 and Cut Throat

and for the winter months, see our  SHORTMAT SECTION for information

Social Events and Draws:

Friday Fun Night

Sunday Tea and Bowls

Pot Lucks

Club Tournaments


Visitors are always welcome at the club.
We invite young and young at heart to come out and try out our beloved sport.

 New to the game?

Those new to the game may try it out with one of our coaches, please contact Shirley Phillips, Head Coach.

Beginners may use the club bowls for the first two years at no charge. This will give the new bowler an opportunity to try out a variety of bowls before purchasing their own set.

We ask that flat-soled shoes (low- or no-tread with no heel) are worn to protect the green.

Clothing is casual, except for tournament play, when whites are worn.

To see us bowl –  see our video –  nanaimolawnbowling
To see a video on Basic Lawn Bowling –  Beginners’ Video
To see a video on How To Lawn Bowl – How To Video

 Why Lawn Bowl?

Lawn bowling is an ageless sport that is played by either sex on an equal footing.

Bowling has comparatively low physical demands when compared to other sports, and if you have good general health, it can be played from ages 9 to 109.  If you wish to play in competitions on consecutive days, good endurance and some physical fitness is required.  It is possible to bowl just for fun, as many of Club games are designed for the social enjoyment of it.  

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Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on the generosity, skill and time given by our volunteers to keep the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club up and running, green and in bloom. 

Bowling not your thing?  Then social memberships are available then you can donate your skills say in the kitchen or the garden and be part of our fun and friendly community. 

To volunteer contact us at Phone: (250) 756-5200 Local 7556 or via email on our contact page.