The Globe Hotel has been a Nanaimo landmark since the beginning. Its legal address is “Lot 1, Section 1, Nanaimo District” – you don’t get much earlier than that. It was built in 1887 an addition was constructed in 1936.
On this page you will find some old photos of the building that we have around the building.
In addition we have a collection of old articles from the Nanaimo Free Press and the Victoria Daily Colonist that in someway or other mention The Globe hotel. In addition these articles also chronicle a variety of interesting stories, ad’s and general information about Nanaimo and Victoria during that time. The articles were taken from copies of newspapers published in 1894, 1896 and 1921.
The Globe would like to Thank Shanon Sinn, a local Nanaimo resident, Globe customer and historian who has spent a lot of time sifting through the Nanaimo’s archives looking for artifacts about our beautiful town. He was generous enough to locate a selection of rare articles that feature the building and send them to us to be re-published online.