Nanaimo, “Harbour City” Vancouver Island Real Estate.


In Nanaimo I feel like there are still houses for sale that can be bought, renovated and sold for a profit. In the Vancouver Real Estate market it seems like its all been done and that opportunity no longer exists but in the Vancouver Island Real Estate market there are still many homes for sale that could be purchased, renovated, placed for sale and sold.

Nanaimo is a lively port city stacked with waterfront Real Estate that lies on Vancouver Island’s eastern coast, approximately 111 km north of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. It is approximately 55 Km to the west of Vancouver. The Strait of Georgia separates the island from the mainland. The city’s central location on Vancouver island makes for a straight forward commute south to Ladysmith, Duncan and Victoria, and also north to Parksville, the Comox Valley and Courtenay. Cowichan and the Carmanah valley lie to the west. Naniamo has been called the “Hub city” due to being a gateway not only to Vancouver island locations but also to the nearby Gulf Islands like Valdes, Gabriola, Galiano, Salt Spring and Protection. The Departure Bay ferry terminal, which is within the city, runs many regular sailings to the Lower Mainland on a daily basis.

Among the many reasons to consider Nanaimo as a great place to work, to live, to own a house and to establish and operate a wide variety of businesses is the strong people oriented community spirit: With its vibrant arts, music, poetry and entertainment sector there are numerous events throughout the year (see the list below!) that attract locals and visitors alike. The ‘Old City Quarter’ is worth checking out for its specialty and boutique shops, spa and acupuncture services and delightful cafes.

The town takes pride in its heritage: The Bastion, a 1853 wooden canon tower, is accessed via the Harbour front walkway. Just to the south of the city, the Morden coal mine has its very own heritage preservation society. It was an early enterprise which employed many folks and helped shaped the Nanaimo Real Estate market. This founding industry was eventually replaced by forestry and now the tech sector is growing rapidly.

Enjoy the many amenities of the downtown core, go on an heritage walk or bike tour, hike the scenic trail systems that wind through the surrounding natural landscape, Check out nearby Newcastle island with its great trails and marine provincial park. It’s not surprising that houses for sale in Nanaimo sells quickly when priced properly!

If you are looking for a Nanaimo Realtor to assist with buying or selling a home in Nanaimo, look no further and call Vancouver Island Realtor Jurgan Turner.


According to the 2016 census – 90,504 people

Average age- 44.8

Average family size- 2.3 persons per dwelling

Source- 2016 census

First Nations:  Snunéymuxw – Coast Salish

Private dwellings – over 38,800 homes




Westwood Lake

Long Lake

Cathers lake

Brannen Lake

Green Lake

Diver Lake

Holden Lake

Quennell Lake

Harewood Lake

Mckay Lake

Lucid Lake

Overton Lake

Richard Lake

Myles Lake

Barsby Lake

Lost Lake

Boomerang Lake


Sports Teams


Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club

Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club

Nanaimo United FC

Nanaimo Riptide Swim Team

Kings Of The Court Basketball League


Golf in Nanaimo


Nanaimo Golf Club

Pryde Vista Golf Course

Beban Park Golf Course and Driving Range

Eaglequest Golf Center

Cottonwood Golf Course

Winchelseaview Golf Course

Fairwinds Golf Club


Parks in Nanaimo


Country Hills Park

Petroglyph Provincial Park

Bowen Park

Neck Point Park

Colliery dam Park

Beban Park

Beach Estates Park

Jackpoint and Biggs Park

Westwood Lake Park

Nob Hill Park

Pipers Lagoon Park

Harewood Centennial Park

Mansfield Park

Third Street Park

Linley Valley Cottle lake Park

St. Georges ravine Park

May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park

Sugarloaf Mountain Park

Departure bay Centennial Park

Brookwood Park


Swimming Pools in Nanaimo


Nanaimo Aquatic Center

Kin Pool Bowen Park


Community Centers in Nanaimo


Oliver Woods Community Center

Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors at Bowen Park Complex

Nanaimo Aquatic Center

Makerspace Nanaimo

Beban Park Social Center

South Nanaimo Community Event Center

Extention Community Hall

Beacon House

Spencer Place

Nanaimo Disability Center

Islamic Center of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Ice Center

Nanaimo Recreation Center

Pleasant Valley Social Center

Beban Park Recreation Center

Beban Park Games Room

German Cultural Center


Churches in Nanaimo


Nanaimo Alliance Church

Oceanside Church Nanaimo

St Pauls Anglican Church

Presbyterian Church St Andrews

First Baptist Church

Brechen United Church

St Andrews United Church

Christ Community Church

Maranatha Foursquare Gospel Church

St Philips Anglican Church

The Meeting Place Church

St Peters Roman Catholic Church

Life Church

Neighbourhood Church

St Pauls Lutherian Church

Generations Church

Trinity United Church

Departure Bay baptist Church

Eagle Mountain Church

Church Of Nazerine

Islamic Center of Nanaimo

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