Join the best & brightest young business professionals in Nanaimo

Upcoming Events

YPN Happy Hour! Old City Station Pub

September 29

The YPNs membership is growing! Come join us for a beverage at the Old City Station Pub on Thursday, September 29th at 5:30pm! Meet some new people, expand your network and share some cheers!

POSTPONED: Try it! Kayaking!

August TBD

YPN Evening Kayak Tour
Take some much deserved relaxing time out with friends and colleagues, and take in the views, learn about Nanaimo's history...all from directly on water stopping for photos along the way. Push off from shore with us as we explore the coastline of Saysutshun Island, discover wildlife and bask in the evening sun. Look to take in possible sightings of river otters, harbour seal, and bald eagles.
Thank you to Coastal Expression & TRAK
for providing kayak rentals and experienced guides!

Water bottle
Quick-dry breathable clothing such as nylon (avoid wearing jeans)
Windbreaker or Rain jacket for cooler evenings
Sandals / Water shoes are preferred (no bare feet)
An experienced sea kayak instructor
Hard-shell kayaks and performance sea kayaks for your use
Drybags for storing your personal items

This trip is led by experienced Guides
This tour will be facilitated by one or two of our local Vancouver Island-based Guides, depending on the number of registered participants. Our Guides are experienced leaders in the outdoor industry.

Brechin Boat Ramp Launch (beside SeaAir)
Participants would park near Brechin Boat Launch
First come, first served! Email to RSVP and receive link to waiver.
Must reserve ahead!
Only 12 spots available!

A little more about TRAK:

Meaningful Conversations with Yash

September 13

Topic for September:
What is the ego, and why is it so involved in my life?
Ego means "I" in Latin, and egoism means the motive to act in one’s self-interest, and someone who is behaving egoistically is simply pursuing his or her own goals, as we all do.Why is it then generally considered bad to have an ego?
Lets chat more about Ego:
- What does Ego mean to you? How have you dealt with ego in your personal and professional life?
- Is having an ego a good or bad thing?
- Finding the right ego
- Ways to work on taking out the bad ego
- How do you deal with others egotistic behavior?

Venue: Lendlab Mortgage Inc, 360 Selby St #105, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R5
Date: 13th September,2022
Time: 5.30-7pm

Healthy Hour Walk!

September 8

Take a leisurely stroll around Westwood lake to get your heart pumping and enjoy the sunshine before the days get shorter! Join us for some light exercise, great conversation and meet some new people!


About Us

The Young Professionals of Nanaimo (YPN) is a not-for-profit organization working toward creating a vibrant and connected network of Nanaimo’s top young professionals, entrepreneurs and employees.

Our membership is comprised of some of the best and brightest business professionals in Nanaimo under the age of 40. Whether you are new to Nanaimo, or are simply interested in expanding your professional network, the YPN is a great way to get connected!

The Amazing Race

All YPN members are welcome and encouraged to join the Amazing YPN Race. From September to April there will opportunities to participate in fun, friend-building, not-that-challenging challenges. Collect challenge points in a race to become the Amazing YPN Champion and the Amazing YPN Champion Team. There is no cost to participate.

Meet The Team