It is a neighbourhood known for serenity, farming, recreation and access to some of Nanaimo’s most spectacular attractions. Westwood Lake is a favourite swimming beach in the summer with year round highly used walking/running trail circumphrasing the lake (11km). Mt Benson is also popular for it’s intense biking/hiking trails leading to the summit, once there views go on forever. Another great trail to hike is to Ammonite Falls a spectacular waterfall which can be viewed from top hiking to the base. If your into skiing, wakeboarding or tubing then Brannen Lakes for you, located just off the Parkway.
Homes in the Jinglepot area come in a variety of shapes and styles, with lavish equestrian properties shouldered up to modern split-levels, across the road from solid farm homes. The new developments popping up generally feature large lots with room to grow. This is remarkably rural area, especially when one considers its proximity to both downtown and the big-box convenience of the north end of town.
Parks and Attractions
Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite
Elementary (K to Grade 7):
Mountain View Elementary – 2480 East Wellington Rd, 250 753-2831: 361 Students
Secondary (Grade 8-12):
Nanaimo District Secondary – 355 Wakesiah Ave, 250-740-2000: 1037 Students, English & French Immersion & Automotive
John Barsby Community – 550 7th St, 250 753-8211: 663 Students, Football