Departure Bay is a beautiful oceanside single family and smally multi-family complex neighbourhood, a bowl-shaped valley rising from a large well looked after beach frontage, swimming area and community centres. Departure Bay’s natural beauty consists of some funky old homes down by the beach, some modest split-levels, condos, and a lot of semi-luxury to luxury homes perched around the shoreline and high on the rocky bluffs, with stunning ocean and mountain views. Residentail areas here are generally well established with winding, tree-shaded streets and an abundance of green space.

Enjoy watching the float planes, BC Ferries, Nanaimo yearly Bathtub races and many other water sports being just minutes from town. Located at the upper ridge of Departure Bay is Nanaimo Golf & Country Club a majestic course surrounded by tall everygreens, willow and maple trees. This area offers West Coast living at its best.



Parks in the Area

Beach Estates Park

Departure Bay Beach

Kin Park

Linley Valley

Pipers Lagoon

Rutherford Ridge

Sugar Loaf Mountain


Schools in the Area

Elementary (K to Grade 7):

Cilaire Elementary - 25 Cilaire Drive, 250 758-7941: 205 Students

Departure Bay Elementary – 3004 Departure Bay Road, 250 758-6541: 205 Students

Rock City Elementary – 3741 Departure Bay Rd, 250 758-2434: 315 Students

Learn@Home K-7 – 3004 Departure Bay Rd: 250 758-6892


Secondary (Grade 8-12):

Welington Secondary – 3135 Mexicana Rd, 250 758-9191: Students 1030


French Immersion (K-7)

Ecole Quarterway Elementary – 1632 Bowen Rd, 250 754-6845: 386 Students


Francophone – School District 93:

The Conseil scolaire francophone has 38 schools across the province. 1951 Estevan Rd. 250 714-0761


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