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Nanaimo Real Estate

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Nanaimo Real Estate

Benefits of Living in Nanaimo


Nanaimo is a central city on Vancouver Island. It is known for having excellent shopping options, a variety of real estate options, an airport, and acts as a hub for the BC Ferries. This oceanside city has a long history on Vancouver Island and a population of about 100 000 people. This is an ideal place to live for many reasons. Here are a couple of our top reasons to live in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo waterfront walkway with boats in the marina and street lamp and shrubs lining the walkway
BC Ferry crossing ocean with blue skies in the background

Nanaimo is Great for Travellers


The harbour city of Nanaimo is one of the main transportation hubs on Vancouver Island. Located centrally on the eastern side of the island means that it is perfectly placed for travel.

Visitors from all over the island can drive to Nanaimo within a few hours and have access to an airport and the BC Ferries, in which the boat to North Vancouver is one of the most popular routes.

Couple walking down walkway of shopping mall

Some of the Best Shopping Options on Vancouver Island


People from all over Vancouver Island, such as Tofino, Port Alberni, Parksville, Ladysmith, and Duncan all make the drive to Nanaimo because the shopping is that good.

North Nanaimo contains one of the best shopping districts on the island. Woodgrove Centre contains over 140 stores for your shopping convenience. This is truly the definition of a “one-stop shop” because there are stores for gifts, groceries, clothing, and anything else you can think of! Large chain stores in and near Woodgrove make the entire region desirable to shoppers. Chapters Indigo, Costco, Michael’s, and Cabelas are a few of the larger chains that have established themselves in the area.

If you love to shop or love getting all your shopping done at once, then Nanaimo might be the place for you.