Welcome To South Nanaimo

With ocean views, loads of character homes, and affordable living, South Nanaimo is a neighbourhood close to the Old City and University District. Homes for sale in South Nanaimo include waterfront properties, investment opportunities, modest family homes, and new developments. Given its affordability and close proximity to Vancouver Island University, the South Nanaimo neighbourhood attracts students, young families, and investors.

Residents of South Nanaimo find this neighbourhood exceptionally convenient, with many amenities in the area. University Village Mall in Harewood offers a grocery store, drug store, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Dollarama, and more. In addition to accessible living, there are several beautiful nature parks nearby. Colliery Dam, Morrell Sanctuary, and Buttertubs Marsh are just some of the many great places to enjoy some fresh air and easy walking trails.


A charming and relaxed old suburb of Nanaimo, Harewood occupies the relatively flat space between Vancouver Island University and the hill that drops to Downtown. As an old neighbourhood, Harewood has all kinds of character homes. As you pass through Harewood, you will notice miners’ cottages, as well as large old farmhouses from when this was Nanaimo’s frontier a hundred years ago.



  • Bayview Elementary– 140 View Street, Nanaimo V9R 4N6 – 250 754-3231
  • Fairview Community – 205 Howard Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3R3 – 250 753-3418
  • Georgia Avenue Community – 625 Georgia Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3W3 – 250 753-1044
  • Park Avenue Community – 395 Eighth St., Nanaimo V9R 1A9 – 250 754-5591


  • Career Technical Centre – 355 Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3K5, Phone: 250 740-2032
  • John Barsby Community – 550 7th St., Nanaimo V9R 3Z2 – 250 753-8211
  • Learn@Home 8-12 – 355 Wakesiah Avenue (Rooms 254 and 256), Nanaimo V9R 3K5 – 250 740-2038; toll free 1-866-740-2037
  • Nanaimo District Secondary – 355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3K5, 250-740-2000

French Immersion:

  • Nanaimo District Secondary – 355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3K5, 250-740-2000

For more information on schools in this area visit www.sd68.bc.ca

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