Nanaimo is one of the most well-known cities on Vancouver Island. It has plenty to offer those who wish to live here. The city has a long history, outstanding recreational opportunities, and quality schools. It is a city to retire into, one to buy a second home in, or the ideal place to raise your family. Take a look at some of the various areas and amenities that Nanaimo has to offer.

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Check out some of the best areas in Nanaimo, based on what you hope to enjoy.

Beban Park is an ideal location for those who want to be close to all of the amenities and recreation this area has to offer. You will find everything from playgrounds for all ages, golf, multi-use trails, various playing fields, and ample outdoor fun. There is also the Vancouver Island Exhibition located here.

If you want to live in a more urban area, consider the Old City Quarter. It is definitely filled with incredible coffee bars and specialty food stores. It's right off Bastion Street. You'll find time to enjoy outdoor art galleries and enjoy the historic charm of the buildings here.

For those who wish to live by the water, Departure Bay is an excellent choice. You will also fin Swy-A-Lana Lagoon Park and Maffeo Sutton Park are excellent options. In these areas, you will also have various amenities, beaches, picnicking areas, and ample boating options. Quennell Lake is an excellent area for those who want to have easy access to freshwater fishing. You'll find smallmouth bass an trout are plentiful here.

What do you hope to enjoy when buying real estate in Vancouver Island? Nanaimo has a unique blend of older communities, upscale and modern neighbourhoods, and more remote, natural areas all of which can provide you with a wide range of amenities. Take a closer look at all of the options available to you in this area.