Welcome to the Neighborhood of Chase River
Traveling south from Nanaimo this is the first distinct settlement you’ll encounter, it is sometimes incorrectly identified as South Nanaimo. Clustered around the old railway, Chase River is semi-rural and located beside the Nanaimo River Estuary. Many homes in the area are charming old models. A Chase River home would make sense for a family, couple or bachelor looking to live in a quiet area. Only minutes from downtown Nanaimo this location is ideal. As Nanaimo builds out, Chase River will be prized for its location.
This is a very pleasant community between Chase River and Extension, about ten minutes south of downtown Nanaimo. Cinnabar Valley is a green place between two ridges, and parts of it are very old and interesting. Most of the residents of Cinnabar Valley work in Nanaimo. Many homes are situated high on the slopes of either ridge. This gives a lot of great views of the valley and beyond. The bus comes from downtown Nanaimo every hour or so giving you access to the cities amenities.
Nanaimo River is a favorite place to spend hot summer days, located only minutes from Cinnabar Valley. There are plenty of areas to choose from, depending on what you are looking for!
Chase River Elementary– 1503 Cranberry Ave., Nanaimo V9R 6R7 – 250 754-6983
Cinnabar Valley Elementary – 1800 Richardson Road, Nanaimo V9X 1C9 – 250 716-1030
John Barsby Community – 550 7th St., Nanaimo V9R 3Z2 – 250 753-8211
Nanaimo District Secondary – 355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3K5, 250-740-2000
For more information on schools in the area go to www.sd68.bc.ca