This area is located south of the Nanaimo city centre and is known for its small communities. Cedar is also close to the neighbouring areas of Cassidy and Ladysmith. Properties in Cedar are mainly residential and rural, with many acreages and farms that offer a variety of goods and services. Cedar is desirable for its scenic countryside, spectacular views and close access to local parks and lakes. Some of the main highlights of Cedar include McNab’s Produce Farm and Corn Maze, The Mahle House Restaurant, and The Crow and Gate Pub. Other nearby amenities include the Wild Play Element Park and the Nanaimo Airport (YCD).
Cable Bay Trail
This park trail is a must-see for any Island explorer, featuring fantastic ocean views. Gabriola Island and Mudge Island are also easily accessible from this area.
Hermer Provincial Park
This park is located on Holden Lake, south of Nanaimo. This forested park is popular with local residents who come to explore the extensive trail system and the marsh area, which is also a favorite destination for bird watchers.
Nanaimo River Regional Park
This park features a developed network of trails through the forest and along the river, including many opportunities for walkers, cyclists and swimmers. Part of the southern area of the park is also reserved as a wildlife habitat.