Welcome to Central Nanaimo

With an abundance of parks, dining, activities, and shopping, Central Nanaimo is a wonderful neighbourhood for those looking for convenient living in the heart of the city. Homes in this area are reasonably priced, making this neighbourhood a perfect fit for first-time buyers and investors.

In the core of central Nanaimo, Beban Park attracts locals with all it has to offer. Featuring the best children’s playground in the city, a swimming pool, an ice rink, soccer fields, and the grounds that host the VIEX, there is something in Central Nanaimo for just about everyone.


This neighbourhood was settled mostly in the 1970s and ’80s. While many houses are the standard box form, there are also some funkier character homes around Rosstown Rd.

The Rosstown Road neighbourhood is a common favourite for families due to its convenient location. This sub-area is only a ten-minute drive to downtown, and even less to the biggest malls.

This area is also home to a Co-Op gas bar, SPCA, and a St John’s Ambulance training centre. There are several medical facilities and urgent care clinics in and around this area.

Rosstown Road is southwest of Country Club mall, south of Labieux Rd.

Central Nanaimo Listing
A listing in Central Nanaimo



Brechin Elementary – 510 Millstone Ave., Nanaimo V9S 5A9 – 250 754-7523
Cilaire Elementary – 25 Cilaire Drive, Nanaimo V9S 3C9 – 250 758-7941
Coal Tyee Elementary – 2280 Sun Valley Dr., Nanaimo V9T 6P1 – 250 729-0450
Forest Park Elementary – 2050 Latimer Rd., Nanaimo V9S 2W5 – 250 758-6892


Woodlands Secondary – 1270 Strathmore St., Nanaimo V9S 2L9 – 250 753-2271

French Immersion:

Ecole Quarterway Elementary School – 1632 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo V9S 1G6 – 250 754-6845


For more information regarding schools in the area visit www.sd68.bc.ca

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