Pleasant Valley is bordered by Mostar on the South side, Island Hwy on the east and Brannen Lake on the west side and then Aulds Rd to the North, and is a beautiful area. Brannen Lake Campsite is easily accessible by paved road from the Nanaimo Parkway Exit 24. The Wastelands, home to the Nanaimo Motor Cross Association, hosts a number of events throughout the year including Island Series races, open houses, organized practice days, race schools, clinicsand other events. Super Store, Home Depot, Remax of Nanaimo and North Town Centre are all within minutes of this community.
- Pleasant Valley Elementary – 6201 Dunbar Rd., Nanaimo V9T 2P2 – 250 390-4027; fax: 250 390-2107, Principal Kathy Bergman, Secretary Gail Raper; Kindergarten to Grade 7: 318 students
- Dover Bay Secondary – 6135 McGirr Road, Nanaimo V9V 1M1 – 250 756-4595; fax: 250 751-3405, Principal John Blain, Vice-Principals Deborah Marshall and Chad Lintott, Secretary Colleen Gale; Grades 8 to 12: 1351 students
- Aspengrove School – 7660 Clark Drive, Lantzville, British Columbia, Canada V0R 2H0 Phone: (250) 390-2201 Fax: (250) 390-2281