Welcome to quirky Nanaimo! Where the people are friendly, the water views are plentiful and the street names are, well, just plain weird at times!
A big thanks to our weird and wonderful former Mayor, Frank Ney! He was a visionary, a leader, and had a wonderful imagination! Not only did Mayor Ney serve as Nanaimo's mayor on and off from the 1970s - 1990s, he was also a real estate developer. You will be able to immediately identify the neighbourhoods he developed or worked on because of their fun themes and unique names.
Yes, Bergen-Op-Zoom Drive is an actual street in the North end of Nanaimo!
In the Hammond Bay/Departure Bay Area of Nanaimo you will find an entire Robin Hood themed neighbourhood. This area was developed in the late 70's…