Chase River is semi-rural and is clustered around the old railway beside the Nanaimo River Estuary. The homes in Chase River are charming old models with larger lots and pockets of new growth throughout.

As more people are appreciating the peaceful community living, being only minutes to town, both ferry terminals, Nanaimo Parkway and numerous outdoor adventure trails and amenities, this is a great community to raise a family just outside the city. Traditional styling and street designs that encourage walking and playing in the local parks.


Cinnabar Valley

Cinnabar Valley is a peiceful community surrounded by valley and mountain views between Chase River and Extension. This community is known for having nature as your backdoor while local shopping amenities and nessessities are only minutes away. There is an abundance of hiking, biking trails and parks.

This area is steadily growing with new constructed homes offering legal suites for families just getting into a home. Many homes are situated high on the slopes of either ridge where there’s a lot of great views of the valley and beyond. This area is a great community where neighbours know each other.


Parks in the Area

Chase River Estuary Park

Richards Marsh Park

Cinnabar Valley Park

Elaine Hamilton Park

Nanaimo River Estuary


Schools in the Area

Elementary (K to Grade 7)

Chase River Elementary – 1503 Cranberry Ave, 250 754-6983: 168 Students

Cinnabar Valley Elementary – 1800 Richardson Rd, 250 716-1030: 260 Students

South Wellington Elementary – 1536 Morden Rd, 250 754-2873:


Secondary (Grade 8-12):

John Barsby Secondary – 550 7th Street, 250 753-8211: 710 Students

Nanaimo District Secondary – 355 Wakesiah Ave, 250-740-2000: 1051 Students

Cedar Community Secondary – 1640 MacMillan Rd, 250 722-2414

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