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Departure Bay Homes for Sale

Departure Bay real estatePerched on the hills around the protected harbor that gives the area its name, Departure Bay real estate offers beautiful ocean-side properties in a quiet, suburban area. The beachside area offers great character homes, waterfront condos, and modest split level homes. Further up the hillside overlooking the water there are larger semi-luxury to luxury properties that are truly a sight to behold for the high-end property seeker.

Departure Bay will be familiar to anyone who has passed through Nanaimo, as it is the home of the BC Ferries terminal and a panoramic view of the area is presented to ferry passengers as they approach the dock. Departure Bay homes for sale present the city of Nanaimo’s first impression on millions of visitors every year, and the natural beauty and central location of the area is one of the reasons that many have chosen to settle here.

The Variety of Departure Bay Properties

The slopes surrounding Departure Bay are dotted with some of the most beautiful homes that Nanaimo has to offer. The natural amphitheater created by the bay ensures that a large number of the properties have spectacular ocean views. A Departure Bay property owner can look out of their windows almost any time of day and see  one of the majestic passenger ferries passing by on its way to or from the Departure Bay terminal.

Depoarture Bay homes for sale offer a tremendous variety to the homebuyer interested in quiet suburban living. The condos and townhomes up the hill and closer to the highway offer great value for starter homes and are close to shopping and transportation. Throughout the area, large single family homes on generous lots are available for new and expanding families, boasting close proximity to a number of schools from elementary to high school.

Bayside Life in Departure Bay Real Estate

In terms of quality of life, it’s hard to beat living by the sea. Proximity to beaches, temperate weather, wonderful views, the list goes on and on. Departure Bay homes for sale can give you your own piece of oceanview property  today without sacrificing any of the big city amenities that are usually absent in a resort community. For beach lovers, the appeal is obvious, but golf enthusiasts will love being just a short walk from the Nanaimo Golf Club, a very highly regarded public golf course. Families with school-age kids will be spoiled for choice with 2 elementary schools and a highschool all in close proximity.

Situated close to the end of the Island branch of the Trans Canada highway and right nearby the Island highway, Departure bay is central to just about any destination on Vancouver Island. Head up island to explore the natural beauty of ancient forests and fishing destinations or travel an hour and a half south for some sightseeing in the historic provincial capitol of Victoria. Whatever your interests, one of the choices from the offered by Departure bay real estate can be the launchpad for all of your future adventures.

Life in Departure Bay History

The Pacific Biological Station at Deparure Bay was established in 1908 by Rev.George Taylor & is the oldest fisheries research center on the Pacific coast of Canada. PBS has been crucial to the study of fish population & salmon stock distribution since inception. Beginning with a single wooden building, the Station has grown into a complex of more than 22 structures, including laboratories, offices, and a wharf for research vessels. Approximately 300 employees in Science & the Fisheries Protection Program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada are employed at PBS. The oldest building on the site was built in 1929 as residence for visiting scientists. The station was designated as a site of national historic significance in 2013. Credit, John Homes @ PBS

Departure Bay Listings

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260 Stewart Ave
Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9S 4C3

Commercial Sale

Main Photo: 260 Stewart Ave in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Multi Family for sale : MLS®# 924607
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Commercial Sale
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Multifamily Site Alert: R8 Multifamily zoned property with a beautiful rancher one block to Nanaimo's renowned seawall with a water view, currently rented for $2500+utilities to wonderful tenants. Close to Departure bay ferry terminal, bus route, shopping centre, all levels of schools, parks, highways. This property comes with plans of 24 units 1 an 2 bedroom units with beautiful ocean views. Seller is in process of applying for the permits. Currently 2 bedrooms+ Den, 1 bathroom, spacious living room with a wood burning fireplace, wonderful floor plan. The house is in exceptional shape. Lots to love in this house including the in-laid character wood flooring, lighting + detailing huge courtyard type doors to verendah. The front and backyards feature several mature trees and bushes. Seller open to offers. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important. Also under MLS 924285
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Commercial Sale
Multi Family
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Na Departure Bay, Nanaimo
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8,712.06 sq. ft.
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998 sq. ft.
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Sewer Connected
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Mountain(s), Ocean, Other
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City of Nanaimo
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Rectangular Lot, Serviced, Sidewalk, Walk on Waterfront
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On Site
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Mar 01, 2023
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Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
Data was last updated May 30, 2023 at 08:05 AM (UTC)
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