Police say the man was crossing Dufferin Crescent around 5:30 p.m. PT Friday when he was struck by a car driven by an 80-year-old woman.
The man, whose name has not been released, was rushed to Nanaimo Regional hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Investigators say the man was not in a marked crosswalk when he was hit and was wearing dark clothing.
Neither speed nor alcohol were factors.
Charges are not expected against the driver.