Although this neighbourhood does not overlook the ocean, there are still some great water views along Long Lake. Not only does the lake offer some beautiful views but it is a popular area for residents in the summertime. Uplands is a well-established neighbourhood in the city and is one of the most unique when it comes to the landscape. There are lake views and also some tree-lined streets that offer fantastic green views even in the winter.
Schools in the area include:
Dover Bay Secondary – 6135 McGirr Road, (250) 756-4595
École Hammond Bay Elementary – 1025 Morningside Drive, (250) 758-5711
Four Seasons Montessori – 4960 Hammond Bay Road, (250) 758-8979
Randerson Ridge Elementary – 6021 Nelson Road, (250) 758-5076
Rutherford Elementary School – 5840 Hammond Bay Road, (250) 758-5331
Uplands Park Elementary – 3821 Stronach Drive, (250) 758-3252
Parks in the area:
Linley Valley- Linley Valley is a hidden gem in Nanaimo. An hour or two can be spent surveying the main trail or several hours can be spent exploring wetlands, streams, natural woodlands, and meadows and bluffs on the interlinking trails. Cottle Lake is tucked in the forest and is home to ducks, geese and Cutthroat trout.
Oliver Woods Park – Nestled in the forest is the new Oliver Woods Community Centre. This state-of-the-art facility was designed with the natural environment in mind and is located on 3 hectares of park property. Oliver Woods has two gymnasiums, a preschool room, wellness and multi-purpose rooms and a community policing station. Set among the tall timbers is the City’s newest destination playground. This tree house playground includes lookout towers, bridges, spider web climbing structure and much more. An outdoor wellness park featuring a variety of outdoor exercise equipment will be constructed in the near future.
Rutherford Ridge- Rutherford Ridge appeals to all those interested in rock climbing or simply getting their heart rate up! The magnificent views of the city of Nanaimo and the views of the mountain make it worth trekking up the rocky terrain.