Queer Owned & Ally Businesses

Nanaimo Pride has created this directory for our community to help make life a little easier. If you have a service to add or run a queer-owned business please reach out to us

Burnt Honey
Burnt Honey Dessert Company was started by wife and wife team Kara and Fiona Shedden, born from Kara’s lifelong passion for ice cream and Fiona’s fearless entrepreneurial spirit. Proudly serving homemade, high quality ice cream and macarons ever since. We strive to support as many local farmers, artists and other small businesses as possible in the process. 


Gallery Merrick

Gallery Merrick is a celebration of all things beautiful. We opened our doors in 2018 and have been filling homes and hearts with joy ever since! A space for both emerging and established artists, Gallery Merrick aims to provide a platform for artists to flourish and for collectors to expand their collections. 

Enviroclean Residential and Commercial Cleaning

Environmentally conscious residential and commercial cleaning company. Bringing the clean to you at affordable, competitive pricing. Based in Ladysmith. Serving the Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Cinnabar, Lantzville region of Vancouver Island. Tel: 778.879.9926 or Email

Cowichan Computer Whisperer
Cowichan Computer Whisperer is an in-house technical support and general computer services for Cowichan Valley and beyond, provided by a trans-friendly computer professional.


Dutch Wren Plumbing

Dutch Wren has over 12 years experience as a Red Seal Plumber & Class B Gasfitter. Residential/Commercial repairs and new installations.


Harbour City Doulas
Nanaimo’s only collaborative doula practice, focused on unbiased and non judgemental support from experienced doulas dedicated to enhancing your experience.


Red Orca Powersports and Marine – Ally
We are a locally owned small engine repair shop, specializing in motorcycle and outboard motors, but more than happy to work on any small gas engine.


The Vault Café
This local downtown gem is a safe space. Cosy, delicious food/drinks, fabulous events calendar, and lots of photo opportunities with their unique outdoor space.

We live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples – Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, and Stz’uminus – and pay respect for that privilege. Huy ch q’ua.

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