Brannen Lake, as seen from a small strata subdivision called Brannen Lake Estates. This subdivision includes a waterfront park with a large wharf for exclusive use of the residents.
Brannen Lake, as seen from Brannen Lake Estates. This subdivision includes a waterfront park with a large wharf for the exclusive use of the residents.

Welcome to Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley is in an incredibly convenient area of Nanaimo’s North End. Just minutes away from these homes are the city’s major complexes, parks, and top-tier schools. Families are drawn to this area for the safety and community-minded neighbourhood it offers. Popular nearby attractions include Brannen Lake and Nanaimo’s two major shopping centers, Woodgrove Mall and Nanaimo North Town Center.

Brannen Lake is beautiful and has a public beach and dock, as well as its own boat launch. It also features Brannen Lake Campsite, an attraction for locals and out-of-towners alike. Pleasant Valley is also home to the Nanaimo Motor Cross Association which hosts several events throughout the year including Island Series races, open houses, race schools, and other events.




  • Pleasant Valley Elementary – 6201 Dunbar Rd., Nanaimo V9T 2P2 – 250 390-4027; fax: 250 390-2107, Principal Kathy Bergman, Secretary Gail Raper; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 318 students


  • Dover Bay Secondary – 6135 McGirr Road, Nanaimo V9V 1M1 – 250 756-4595; fax: 250 751-3405, Principal John Blain, Vice-Principals Deborah Marshall and Chad Lintott, Secretary Colleen Gale; Grades 8 to 12: 1351 students

Private School:

  • Aspengrove School – 7660 Clark Drive, Lantzville, British Columbia, Canada V0R 2H0 Phone: (250) 390-2201 Fax: (250) 390-2281

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