Nanaimo and Vancouver Island Real Estate
Nanaimo enjoys one of the mildest climates in Canada with mild, rainy winters and cool, dry summers. Due to it’s location in the immediate lee of the Vancouver Island Mountains, it is a little warmer and drier than the city of Vancouver. It’s also located beside a sheltered harbour that is home to ferry and seaplane terminals and a number of private marinas and docks and appeal so the many boaters in the area. It is a popular gateway to Vancouver Island from Vancouver and only a 90 minute drive from Victoria, B.C. which is convenient for high street shopping or entertainment.
This area is home to Vancouver Island University and has hundreds of local and international students graduating every year from its bachelor, masters, and trades programs. Nanaimo has a growing technology sector that compliments the traditional Island industries of tourism, forestry, and fishing.
Locals are immersed in a thriving art and music community. Even the regional library is part of the scene with a dedicated DIY creative lab where people can publish their own books on a digital press or learn how to use a variety of creative softwares and other tools.
Nanaimo has the amenities of a big city with a small town feel. If you live here already, you’ll know what we mean. If you’re considering a move to Nanaimo from Vancouver or Victoria, you’ll be delighted to know that everything you need is right here in sunny Nanaimo.