Nanaimo’s North end is one of the newest neighbourhoods in the city. Some of the older houses in this area are only 20 or 30 years old, which is quite young compared to Nanaimo properties in the south end or Old City. The north end is full of new developments due to the need for more homes in the area and amenities such as schools, shopping centers, restaurants and grocery stores continue to draw home buyers out this way.
Schools in the area:
Aspengrove School – 7660 Clark Drive, Lantzville, (250) 390-2201
Dover Bay Secondary – 6135 McGirr Road, (250) 756-4595
Four Seasons Montessori – 4960 Hammond Bay Road, (250) 758-8979
McGirr Elementary – 6199 McGirr Road, (250) 758-8946
Randerson Ridge Elementary – 6021 Nelson Road, (250) 758-5076
Rutherford Elementary School – 5840 Hammond Bay Road, (250) 758-5331
Parks in the Area:
Eagleview Park- Located near Linley Valley, Eagleview Park is filled with trees native to the island. Enjoy the bird watching and a walk along the trails shaded by tall firs and arbutus trees or challenge yourself to an adrenaline-charged bike ride on the different paths.
May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park – May Richard’s Bennett Park has a something for everyone! Here you’ll find the popular Rotary Skate Park, tennis courts, great walking trails, a playground, soccer and ball fields. Home to the Nanaimo Hornets Rugby teams and Nanaimo Football it’s a busy place on the weekends for field sports.
Roxanne Park- This family oriented park is home to a large playground installed in 2006 by the volunteers in the Parks program. Enjoy the fresh air while kids climb the climbing structure and enjoy the slides.