About us



If you are looking for a pub with a great history, good food and great service look no farther than the Windward Pub.

Dean the owner comes from a long line of pub owners, fourth generation to be exact. The Windward Pub opened its door in 1983 with two sister pubs located on Vancouver Island. How about the fact that the Windward Pub was the first pub in Nanaimo to introduce the all famous “wing nite”. I may also add that we still continue this wing nite craze twice a week. We invite you to our pub to check out our nautical artifacts that we have displayed in our pub. While you are here check out our great home-style restaurant food, great beer selection and top notch service.


Community Involvement

At the Windward Pub we offer an array of events, many charitable. The owner is very involved with the Nanaimo Area Land Trust and supports The Nanaimo Hospital Foundation. The pub is partnered with Sysco Foods to help support Loaves and Fishes with donations of baby formula and can goods donated every month. The Windward Pub employees like to support many local causes such as Haven House, our local SPCA, and Salvation Army. With great customer involvement we have sponsored families during the holidays. Our local Nanaimo theatre group holds a meat draw every Friday night before our weekend entertainment begins. The Windward Pub is very involved with local sports by sponsoring our Nanaimo Clippers and VI Raiders. Windward Pub also supports two dart teams, a curling team and the Windward pub’s mixed slo-pitch team the Mud Sharks.

Windward Pub staff photo