Welcome To The Neighborhood of Extension

A hundred years ago, people might have laughed about Extension being considered a neighborhood of the rival township of Nanaimo. It had become a bustling community, even with its own Chinatown. But when the mines closed, this area was virtually abandoned by the thousands of workers.  Today, Extension is pretty, rural, and almost completely hidden. It’s accessible via Extension Rd, just south of Cinnabar Valley — about 17 minutes’ drive from downtown Nanaimo.

Homes in this area present an opportunity for an inexpensive, large building with a big lot. Many people choose this neighborhood for its quiet lifestyle within close range of the city. Others are the born’n’raised type who have good roots and great memories in this little community. A favourite summer spot for locals is Nanaimo River.

Extension neighborhood Nanaimo


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 this area go to www.sd68.bc.ca

To find homes for sale in this area click here! Or give us a call at 250-751-HOME(4663)