Uplands Drive is a major two-lane residential road that begins at the higher part of Departure Bay Rd behind Country Club Centre, and curves its way northwest past North Town centre. A nice area, with neighbourhoods developed from the 1970's-90's for upper-middle-class professionals with families. The neighbourhood is maturing nicely, having already protected the local Linley Valley nature area, and with popular ocean parks just minutes away.
Properties in Uplands often perch on rocky hillsides, or they occupy the dark spaces at the bottoms of small ravines. It's an exciting area to look at homes in. The uneven topography makes for some large lot sizes, and many of the homes in Uplands are Nanaimo's best view homes, overlooking Long Lake, Mount Benson, or even the ocean.
- Uplands Park Elementary - 3821 Stronach Dr., Nanaimo V9T 3X4 - 250 758-3252; fax: 250 751-0635, Principal Peter Skipper, Secretary Stella Robinson; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 313 students
- Rock City Elementary - 3741 Departure Bay Rd., Nanaimo V9T 1C5 - 250 758-2434; fax: 250 758-4831, Principal Lillian Carefoot, Secretary Debbie Babcock; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 315 students
- Wellington Secondary - 3135 Mexicana Rd., Nanaimo V9T 2W8 - 250 758-9191; fax: 250 758-3352, Principal Steve Thompson, Vice-Principals Lisa Peace and Carol Girard, Secretary Judy Willett; Grades 8 to 12: 1032 students