Usually here in BC it's just known as the terminus for the Horseshoe Bay ferry on Vancouver Island. Ships are starting to go there and apparently I will be on the Infinity there soon. so I will have more info on what to do for a day in Naniamo very soon. meanwhile Population: 73,000 ( 2001Census ) Ã‚Â Average Housing Values: * House - $170,000, * Condo - $104,000, * Townhouse - $110,000 * Building Lot - $76,000Ã‚Â hmmmmmmmmm!!