The City of Nanaimo is known as the “Harbour City”. Its central location makes it easy to explore all that Vancouver Island has to offer and provides easy access to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland via BC Ferries, Harbour Air, Helijet and the Nanaimo Airport. Accessibility is definitely one of Nanaimo’s key advantages, as it provides viable commuting options as well as a beautiful place for those who call Nanaimo home.
The City of Nanaimo is home to 90,504 residents, and the surrounding regional district is home to an additional 146,000. Originally a coal mining town, the port of Nanaimo has always attracted commercial activity from freighters, ferries, tug boats, and commercial fishing vessels, to sailboats, and recreational watercraft. The real estate and development opportunities in the Nanaimo area are highly diverse, offering everything from waterfront and forest properties to urban condominiums and subdivisions. Whether you’re looking to invest money or time, the Nanaimo area has plenty of opportunities to explore.