Why I moved from Calgary to Nanaimo


Barrington Heights is a stunning adult-oriented community surrounding one of the most beautiful parks in Nanaimo. This area is an oasis filled with wildlife, nature and a spectacular pond that has to be seen to believe. Opportunities to buy a townhome in this development are scarce as the residents rarely find a reason to leave.

All of the townhomes encircle a tranquil water feature filled with koi fish, turtles, and frogs enjoying the sun in this hidden community. Walking paths, seating areas, and hammocks can be found throughout the property, allowing residents to take a quiet stroll, read a book, or sit and enjoy all the sounds of nature all day long.

The residences found in this development offer a tremendous amount of

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671 Colonia Drive is a stunning home nestled on a 1/3 acre corner lot complete with a natural creek running through the property in beautiful Ladysmith, BC.  Backing onto Holland Creek Park, you'll have access to the endless rivers, waterfalls and trails, which makes this area extremely desirable. The 6.5 km trail that leads around the park will bring you to Heart Lake, a quiet destination to commune with nature.


The Trails

mushrooms growing off a tree on Holland Park Trail

6.5 km of well-maintained trails lead around the park and up to Heart Lake.

The River

Stunning river running through Holland Park starting at Heart Lake.

The Falls

A breathtaking waterfall that can be seen from the trails around Holland Park.

Built-in 2011, This 3000

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Are you looking for a premium RV lot that allows full-time residency in one of the most scenic areas of Vancouver Island?

Overlooking Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, This community offers all the amenities of a luxury resort for a low monthly strata fee. This includes a pool, hot tub, tennis courts, clubhouse, and access to one of the best recreation areas on central Vancouver Island, Westwood Lake Park.


The Clubhouse

Enjoy the expansive lounge with TV, pool table, exercise room, full-service kitchen and Cardroom (poker table).

Lake Access

Access to Westwood lake is footsteps away from the resort. Enjoy all the lake has to offer from the private entrance.

Pool & Hot Tub

The pool and hot

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January 2019 Real Estate Report

Homes still moving fast to eager buyers! 

Sunset over Mount Benson in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Average Single Detached Home Price, January 2019

  • $700K $600K $500K $400K $300K $200K
  • $366K Jan. 2015
  • $386K Jan. 2016
  • $512K Jan. 2017
  • $522K Jan. 2018
  • $544K Jan. 2019
Average homes sale price compared to the previous four years of sales data.

Average Price by Property Type:

Property Type Sales Avg Sale Price
Single Family 55 $544,902
Single Family Water 3 $694,000
Condo  24 $323,921
Patio Home 6 $405,549
Townhouse 10 $294,170
Lots/Land 4 $270,175


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November 2018 Real Estate Report

Great time for Home buyers in Nanaimo! 

Sunrise from Sugar Loaf Mountain over looking Departure Bay in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Average Single Detached Home Price, November 2018

  • $700K $600K $500K $400K $300K $200K
  • $380K Nov. 2014
  • $402K Nov. 2015
  • $472K Nov. 2016
  • $531K Nov. 2017
  • $532K Nov. 2018
Average homes sale price compared to the previous four years of sales data.

Average Price by Property Type:

Property Type Sales Avg Sale Price
Single Family 76 $532,299
Single Family Water 2 $709,786
Condo  19 $294,170
Patio Home 4 $455,250
Townhouse 12 $389,558
Lots/Land 10 $359,150


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October 2018 Real Estate Report

Fewer New Listings makes buyers make hard decisions 

Nanaimo fisherman at Swy-a-lala Lagoon Park

Nanaimo Average Single Detached Home Price, October 2018

  • $700K $600K $500K $400K $300K $200K
  • $378K Oct. 2014
  • $391K Oct. 2015
  • $476K Oct. 2016
  • $526K Oct. 2017
  • $563K Oct. 2018
Average homes sale price compared to the previous four years of sales data.

Average Price by Property Type:

Property Type Sales Avg Sale Price
Single Family 121 $559,149
Single Family Water 3 $659,936
Condo  32 $342,388
Patio Home 7 $532,313
Townhouse 22 $352,182
Lots/Land 2 $241,250
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1433 Reef Road: Open House

Sunday, October 21st - 11am and 3 pm

1433 Reef Road a luxury home in Nanoose Bay British Columbia

Are you looking for the perfect home on Vancouver Island when you retire? This modern West coast home built by Vancouver Island Pacific Homes Ltd. offers the latest in technology, energy efficiency design, all within an open concept home that makes the most of the 2273 sqft of finished living space.


Come to the open house on Sunday, October 21st between 11 am and 3 pm PST.

Found in the Beachcomber Community, this quiet area of Nanoose is on a peninsula offering ocean views to most all residents. The residents commonly take morning walks, greeting each other and waving as you drive by. Along the streets, people are seen gathering and talking as they enjoy the ocean

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Discover Bowen Park

Dozens of activities in one location 

Sign with multiple arrows pointing to different attractions at Bowen Park

Residents of Nanaimo have many amazing green spaces to visit, one of which is Bowen park. Established in 1918, Bowen Park has so many fantastic sights and activities that new residents to Nanaimo should be sure to explore to discover all this inspiring location has to offer.

Found in the heart of central Nanaimo off of Bowen Road and Wall Street, Bowen Park has a single lane road covered by a beautiful canopy of trees, called Millstream Parkway, that allows visitors to slowly drive through the park to familiarise themselves with the area. Many active seniors use this road for there morning and afternoon walks as the terrain is smooth and the route has lovely scenery. 


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Photo of the Live Stream seen by thousands of Nanaimo ResidentsLike many Nanaimo residents, I was alerted to the situation at Rutherford School via Facebook live streamer  X Local - Nanaimo. I was shocked to see that protestors are on the roof of the closed Rutherford School along Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

On the live stream, I could see police on the scene checking the doors of the school to see if they can gain entry. During this time, someone in the crowd stated that a window was left open on the opposite side of the school and that how the trespassers gained entry. Being from Nanaimo, I could recognize multiple locals in the crowd gathering to see the spectacle. 

During this time, a protested on the roof started speaking through a bullhorn and expressing his anger with the Canadian

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September 2018 Real Estate Report

Buyers are more modest with offering prices

Nanaimo Harbour at sunrise in fall

Nanaimo Average Home Price

  • $700K $600K $500K $400K $300K $200K
  • $378K Sept. 2014
  • $391K Sept. 2015
  • $476K Sept. 2016
  • $526K Sept. 2017
  • $563K Sept. 2018
Average homes sale price compared to the previous four years of sales data.

Average Price by Property Type:

Property Type Sales Avg Sale Price
Single Family 98 $582,115
Single Family Water 6 $1,663,250
Condo  21 $319,905
Patio Home 3 $449,600
Townhouse 17 $338,112
Lots/Land 1 $301,000

Average Price of Other

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