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Nanaimo Waterfront Real Estate

Along the east coast of British Columbia’s beautiful Vancouver Island, discover the trendy city of Nanaimo!

Incorporated in 1874, Nanaimo has become one of the island's most esteemed cities, and it’s easy to see why. Home to picturesque waterfront properties, countless dining options, fascinating art galleries, intriguing museums, and a stunning seaside scenery to match – who wouldn’t want to call this inviting oceanfront oasis home?

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Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $856K
Lowest Priced Home $115K
Highest Listing Price $11M
Total Property Listings 534
Avg. Days On Market 55
Avg. Price/SQFT $472

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About Nanaimo Waterfront

A classic West Coast community, Nanaimo boasts an abundance of natural beauty, offering a little something to everyone.

Featuring some of Canada’s most captivating flora and fauna, explore the wickedly wild terrain among mature forests, sandy shorelines and freshwater lakes.

Luscious landscapes await the adventure seeking souls, where golfing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, whale watching and camping are among just a few of the ways you can get outdoors.

And, you can look forward to bringing your furry friends along as Nanaimo features 12 off leash dog parks!

As Nanaimo is surrounded by wilderness, the community is committed to maintaining and protecting the environment, so it can be enjoyed by generations to come. 

And, as Nanaimo residents are such an active bunch, their dedication to conserving their beautiful city comes as no surprise!

If you’d like to be part of a vibrant & supportive neighbourhood, Nanaimo is the place for you.

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Nanaimo Waterfront Lifestyle

From entertainment, to education, sports, recreation and even to art, Nanaimo truly boasts a diverse range of activities.

For example, the art lover can count on a vibrant culture, with festivals, concerts, shows, theatre and more.

If you’d rather explore some local parks instead, the following are some great places to choose from.

  • Mafeo Sutton Park: overlooking Nanaimo’s famous harbour, this park makes a great destination for playground playdates, walking or enjoying a picturesque picnic.
  • Mansfield Park: this well used park features a playfield area, playground and even a fun water feature! Upgraded in 2013, your adventure awaits!
  • Bowen Park: Nestled in the heart of the city, there are so many amenities to choose from at Bowen Park. Playgrounds, sports fields (such as tennis courts and volleyball fields), horseshoe pits, and in the summer, an outdoor swimming pool, are just a few of the things you can look forward to on your visit to Bowen Park. 

If you’re keen to spot some wildlife, the duck pond is a great place to start – there are over 350 species of waterfowl.

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Nanaimo Waterfront Activities

From boating to hiking, there's much to see and do around Nanaimo all year-round. Of course, the city's excellent waterfront location combined with its friendly, welcoming community means that there are a number of events that residents and visitors can partake in. See some of the most popular events, both on the water and in the heart of the city, below:

  • Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival
  • Great International World Championship Bathtub Races
  • Nanaimo International Jazz Festival
  • Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival
  • Nanaimo Marine Festival

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Nanaimo Waterfront Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are waterfront properties a good investment?

A: A beautiful beach home can often bring an excellent return on investment. And, when you call such an incredible place home, there’s no need to travel far to enjoy a vacation (your home is all the escape you need!). You could also rent our your place for additional income, but it's crucial to check with City Hall first to ensure your area qualifies for vacation rentals.

Q: Where on Vancouver Island is a good place to purchase a waterfront home?

A: If this page doesn’t leave you convinced that Nanaimo is a perfect place for a waterfront property, start browsing oceanfront listings to discover for yourself all that they have to offer.

Q: How do I find the right waterfront property to suit my lifestyle?

A: It starts with using a real estate agent who’s an expert in the area, and having grown up in Nanaimo, there’s no better person than Carly Carey to find you your perfect waterfront home.

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If you would like to discuss your central Vancouver Island real estate questions from Lake Cowichan through Qualicum and everywhere in between, please reach out. I love talking about Naniamo real estate and I can’t wait to meet you to discuss your next home with you.