WELCOME TO NANAIMO

Nanaimo is a city of coastal beauty and island charm, making it the perfect place to call home. As the second largest city on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo offers many urban amenities while still maintaining endless opportunities for relaxed, local living. Nanaimo offers many scenic shorelines, picturesque mountains and beautiful parks that awe both visitors and residents alike. Extensive shopping centers and a thriving local culture show how The Harbour City blends natural splendour and vibrant city life. With BC Ferries located Downtown as well as at Departure Bay and Duke Point, Nanaimo is also easily accessible to mainland British Columbia and the smaller Gulf Islands. By exploring the different neighbourhoods of Nanaimo, you can determine which Nanaimo neighbourhood is right for you.

NORTH NANAIMO

North Nanaimo is a desirable area, close to the city center and a variety of nature trails and beaches. READ MORE

CENTRAL NANAIMO

Central Nanaimo is also known as the Hospital District, as the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is located right on Dufferin Crescent. READ MORE

DEPARTURE BAY

Departure Bay is a scenic, oceanside neighbourhood located above the beach. READ MORE

OLD CITY

The Old City Quarter of Nanaimo is the original core of the city, maintaining many of its unique historical aspects. READ MORE

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

This neighbourhood includes many of Nanaimo’s major education and athletic centres. READ MORE

LANTZVILLE

Lantzville is close to city amenities and has some of the most stunning beaches on Vancouver Island. READ MORE

BRECHIN HILL

This neighbourhood is known for its fantastic ocean views, as it’s located near Departure Bay, and close proximity to BC Ferries terminal. READ MORE

CEDAR

This area is located south of the Nanaimo city centre and is known for its small communities which neighbour areas of Cassidy and Ladysmith. READ MORE

DIVER LAKE

This area is located close to central Nanaimo, along the Island Highway between Country Club Mall and Nanaimo North Town Centre. READ MORE

HAMMOND BAY

This neighbourhood includes some of the best views and luxury homes in Nanaimo. Hammond Bay is a picturesque stretch of hillside located between Departure Bay and Dover Bay. READ MORE

PLEASANT VALLEY

Close to North Nanaimo, the Pleasant Valley area is popular due to its rustic atmosphere and close proximity to urban amenities. READ MORE

SOUTH NANAIMO

South Nanaimo features excellent ocean views and easy access to many city amenities, including VIU and Downtown Nanaimo. READ MORE

UPLANDS

The area of Uplands is well-known for its beautiful views, including sights of Long Lake, Mount Benson and the nearby ocean. READ MORE

EXTENSION

This area is known for its natural scenery and rural communities. Located south of Cinnabar Valley, Extension is also close to Chase River. READ MORE

CINNABAR VALLEY

Known for its natural beauty and attractive homes, Cinnabar Valley features rustic charm and a close proximity to the rest of the city. READ MORE

NORTH JINGLE POT

This neighbourhood has easy access to both Central Nanaimo and North Nanaimo, giving residents close proximity to many city amenities. READ MORE

SOUTH JINGLE POT

This neighbourhood is located close to South Nanaimo, with easy access to the University District and Central Nanaimo. READ MORE

NANOOSE BAY

This area is located north of Nanaimo, situated between Lantzville and Parksville. Nanoose Bay is also near Qualicum Beach. READ MORE

QUALICUM BEACH

Qualicum Beach is a charming seaside area located north of Nanaimo and close to the neighbouring areas of Qualicum Bay, Parksville and Errington. READ MORE

PARKSVILLE

Parksville is located beside the ocean, north of Nanaimo and close to the nearby areas of Qualicum Beach, Errington and Nanoose. READ MORE

LADYSMITH

This area is located south of Nanaimo, close to the neighbouring areas of Cassidy and Chemainus. READ MORE