SOUTH NANAIMO

SOUTH NANAIMO

South NanaimoIf downtown Nanaimo is going to be something to shout about, South Nanaimo is going to be a very interesting place for investors. South Nanaimo is best used to describe the land between Nob Hill andPetroglyph Park. South Nanaimo offers ocean views, blocks from downtown, loads of character homes, and minutes from the University.

Nanaimo’s appeal for an aging Canadian population and certainly because of the building-out in North Nanaimo, there’s a major push to develop “the South End”. We’re already seeing people with better plans for these lush old properties and the vintage homes, many of which have stunning ocean views. The South Ward had a lot of miners’ cabins and rich Victorian homes overlooking the harbour and the estuary. Many of the original homes are still in place.

The name South Nanaimo can apply to everything south of downtown, including the District of Chase River, to the Nanaimo River Estuary.

HAREWOOD

HarewoodA 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 old “character” homes, including miners’ cottages and large old farmhouses from when this was Nanaimo’s frontier a hundred years ago.

University Village mall in Harewood provides the convenience of a Quality Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks, Bakes-Jarvie Insurance and more. Colliery Dams, Morrell Sanctuary, Buttertubs Marsh are great places for a jog or nature walk.

AREA SCHOOLS:

Elementary:

  • Bayview Elementary– 140 View Street, Nanaimo V9R 4N6 – 250 754-3231; fax: 250 754-2336,Principal Diane McGonigle, Secretary Vicki Hiltz; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 159 students
  • Fairview Community – 205 Howard Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3R3 – 250 753-3418; fax: 250 741-1250, Principal Gregg Halfyard, Secretary Anette Hjort; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 259 students
  • Georgia Avenue Community – 625 Georgia Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3W3 – 250 753-1044; fax: 250 741-1324, Principal Shelley Green, Secretary Lori Jones; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 293 students
  • Park Avenue Community – 395 Eighth St., Nanaimo V9R 1A9 – 250 754-5591; fax: 250 754-5818, Principal Karina Younk, Secretary Doreen Letham; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 246 students

Secondary:

  • Career Technical Centre – 355 Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3K5, Phone: 250 740-2032; fax: 250 740-2040, Principal Scott Saywell, Vice-Principal Kim Hart, Secretary Debbie Churchill
  • John Barsby Community – 550 7th St., Nanaimo V9R 3Z2 – 250 753-8211; fax: 250 753-2430, Principal Robyn Gray, Vice-PrincipalsKaren Proctor and Dave Travers, Secretary Krista Barker; Grades 8 to 12: 709 students
  • [email protected] 8-12 – 355 Wakesiah Avenue (Rooms 254 and 256), Nanaimo V9R 3K5 – 250 740-2038; toll free 1-866-740-2037; fax: 250 740-2043, Principal Scott Saywell, Vice-Principal Kim Hart, Secretary Peggy Geluch
  • Nanaimo District Secondary – 355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3K5, 250-740-2000; fax: 250-740-2020, Principal Jill Bailey, Vice-Principals David Birnie and Cheryl Garrett, Secretary Cathy Geneau; Grades 8 to 12: 1051 students

French Immersion:

  • Nanaimo District Secondary – 355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo V9R 3K5, 250-740-2000; fax: 250-740-2020, Principal Jill Bailey, Vice-Principals David Birnie and Cheryl Garrett, Secretary Cathy Geneau; Grades 8 to 12: 1051 students