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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. 

CENTRAL NANAIMO

Central Nanaimo is also known as the Hospital District.

DEPARTURE BAY

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

OLD CITY

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

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

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

LANTZVILLE

Located north of Nanaimo, Lantzville is close to many other neighbouring areas. Lantzville is a picturesque neighbourhood with a friendly, local atmosphere.

BRECHIN HILL

This neighbourhood is known for its fantastic ocean views, as it’s located near Departure Bay. 

CEDAR

This area is located south of the Nanaimo city center and is known for its small communities. 

DIVER LAKE

This area is located north of Nanaimo, along the Island Highway between Country Club Mall and Nanaimo North Town Centre. 

HAMMOND BAY

This neighbourhood includes some of the best views and luxury homes in Nanaimo. 

PLEASANT VALLEY

Close to North Nanaimo, this area is popular due to its rustic atmosphere and close proximity to urban amenities.

SOUTH NANAIMO

South Nanaimo features excellent ocean views and easy access to many city amenities, including the Vancouver Island University and Downtown Nanaimo.

UPLANDS

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

EXTENSION

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

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

NORTH JINGLEPOT

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

SOUTH JINGLEPOT

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

NANOOSE

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

QUALICUM

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

PARKSVILLE

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

LADYSMITH

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