About the communities I service . . .


TheĀ City of Nanaimo, named after the first nations village of “Snenymos” is situated on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Our mild year-round climate boasts an average of only 37 inches of rainfall a year. A haven for tourists, Nanaimo is rapidly becoming the preferred retirement centre of the Island.

Virtually unlimited year round recreation, ie. fishing, golfing, hiking, world renowned scuba diving, art galleries, 800 seat Port Theatre, the Harbourfront Walkway, are just some examples of the activities for you to ponder.

Nanaimo, being the “Harbour City”, boasts shopping, (Woodgrove Mall, is the largest on Vancouver Island), educational facilities (Malaspina College), and medical facilities, (Nanaimo Regional Hospital) of size and quality normally associated with much larger cities.

Our natural, inner harbour, is not only picturesque, but is a haven to BC Ferries, deep sea freighters, seaplanes and pleasure crafts alike. Coast Realty’s representatives would be pleased to show you why we consider “The Hub of Vancouver Island”, Nanaimo to be so unique.

Port Hardy

Port Hardy was named after Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, former captain of H.M.S. Victory. With a population exceeding 5000, this turn-of-the-century townsite is now the largest community in the region and the bustling terminal for B.C. Ferries’ service to Prince Rupert and the Queen Charlotte Islands via the Inside and Discovery Coast Passage sailing routes.

Port Hardy is the largest community of the North Island, with many facilities. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, as well as shopping and exploring the local arts and culture scene.

Port McNeill

TheĀ town of Port McNeill is a thriving community on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island. Established in 1937, Port McNeill was named after William McNeill, a Boston-born explorer for the Hudson’s Bay Company.

As well as being the centre of North Island logging operations, the town’s sheltered harbour is also a launching point for sportsfishing enthusiasts who test their skills in the maze of waterways between Vancouver Island and the mainland.


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