South Nanaimo

South Nanaimo

Real Estate

South Nanaimo’s boarders are quite vast and you’ll find there are varying views on its whereabouts because it encompasses many neighbourhoods. The general area covers from the south of Downtown to the beginning of Cedar. Neighbourhoods like Harewood, Chase River, University District, and even the Old City Quarter are often referred to as South Nanaimo. Dating back to Nanaimo’s coal mining era, the area offers many beautifully restored character homes and opportunities to renovate fixer-uppers in need of a flip. In the past, South Nanaimo had a reputation for being a rough part of town, but recent developments have attracted a new demographic. With its mix of older and newer homes, South Nanaimo has a lot to offer homebuyers who are looking for affordability and character. The area also has a large rental market, so buyers looking for investment opportunities should start their search in South Nanaimo.


Minutes away from the Downtown core, residents in South Nanaimo are often within walking distance to local restaurants, shops, music, and entertainment. If you like the outdoors the Waterfront is a great place to visit with children or as a couple. The area contains green spaces, a park, beach and water access, a crabbing dock, and paved walkways. For everyday essentials and groceries Port Place Mall houses Thrifty Foods, London Drugs, CIBC Bank, Dollarama, and casual dining.


• Harewood Centennial Park
• Colliery Dam Park
• Chase River Estuary Park
• Petroglyph Provincal Park
• Nob Hill Park
• The Waterfront


• Bayview Elementary
• Ecole Pauline Haarer Elementary
• Barsby Secondary