Brechin Hill

Brechin Hill

Real Estate

Brechin Hill is small section of Nanaimo that overlooks Newcastle Island and part of the Nanaimo Harbour. The area is an older community so you will find an eclectic mix of homes in their original state or completely renovated, some dating back to the early 1900s. Newer condominiums have been developed along the seawall, which are within walking distance of the Downtown area and the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. With a variety of homes in Brechin Hill, the community is funky and holds a lot of character.


Brechin Hill houses numerous waterfront restaurants, such as the Irish pub Calros O’Bryan’s, The Bayshore Restaurant and Patio, and Beefeaters Chop House & Grill. If you’d like to venture farther, Downtown Nanaimo offers a greater selection of local cuisine and entertainment. For boating enthusiasts the Nanaimo Yacht Club has space to store and dock your boat. From there, you can explore many of the gulf islands in day trips or overnight adventures. Along the same strip you can rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddles boards, and purchase guided tours.


• Brechin Estates Park
• Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park
• Barney Moriez Park
• Nanaimo’s Seawall

• Brechin Elementary
• Cilaire Elementary
• Ecole Quarterway
• Wellington Secondary