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 pr
ovincial 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

Departure Bay Listings

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  • 4196 Departure Bay Rd in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Retail for sale : MLS®# 934538

    4196 Departure Bay Rd Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 4B7
    Main Photo: 4196 Departure Bay Rd in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Retail for sale : MLS®# 934538
    $1,700,000
    Commercial Sale
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    934538
    COR3 zoned 10000+ sqf of Development opportunity. Great Location. Currently used as owner operated Thrift Store, and leased Second floor with 8 spacious offices. Good neighbour Thrift store and its inventory+assets included. Daycare, EV charging station, club, hotel, Multi family dwelling, Restauant, Single family dwelling permitted. More details
    Listed by Harley Shim and Brayden Klein of Sotheby's International Realty Canada
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 2737 Keighley Rd in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Row/Townhouse for sale : MLS®# 937047

    2737 Keighley Rd Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 5X8
    Main Photo: 2737 Keighley Rd in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Row/Townhouse for sale : MLS®# 937047
    $599,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    937047
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,738 sq. ft.
    Village on The Green is a sought after gated community of 52 residences conveniently located in beautiful Departure Bay. Curb appeal, mature landscaping & an active 2 level clubhouse are just a few reasons why homes rarely come up for sale in this resort-like community. The floor plan offers over 1200 sq ft of living on the main which includes a spacious primary bedroom with walk in closet & ensuite. 495 sq ft on the upper floor includes a large den that overlooks the main floor, second bedroom with access to a deck & 4 piece bath that's ideal for guests. The kitchen offers ample counter space & cupboards plus a bright eating nook. The separate dining & living room with vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace is the ideal layout for entertaining. Enjoy the privacy of your deck that backs onto a nice green space. A convenient storage room & crawl space are ideal for storage & the single car garage & driveway offers room for 3 vehicles. Measurements are approximate & data should be verified. More details
    Listed by Tony Smith of RE/MAX of Nanaimo
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 500 2980 N Island Hwy in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Business for sale : MLS®# 943288

    500 2980 N Island Hwy Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 5V4
    Main Photo: 500 2980 N Island Hwy in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Business for sale : MLS®# 943288
    $74,900 /sqft
    Commercial Sale
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    943288
    Here is your chance to become the next owner of this European Deli that was established in 1998. Yes 25 years in the same location and great north Nanaimo highway exposure with lots of easy parking. Perfect opportunity for a family or person that wants to be the boss and is tried of be told what to do. It is the staple delicatessen of central Vancouver Island featuring a culmination of European products, fresh deli meats ,delectable cheeses along with many homemade and local baked goods such as meat pies, apple pies, carrot cakes, muffins and world famous Nanaimo bars. They also do a strong take out and catering business. Also an opportunity to set up coffee and snack on the deck located at front of store. Current owner is willing to help with all aspects of the business to provide a smooth transition to the new owner. Assumable lease is in place. Now is your chance. Make the move today ! More details
    Listed by Clem Remillard of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 102 1225 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Row/Townhouse for sale : MLS®# 943860

    102 1225 Manzanita Pl Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 5S2
    Main Photo: 102 1225 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Row/Townhouse for sale : MLS®# 943860
    $799,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    943860
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,875 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 1225 Manzanita Place. These 5 energy efficient townhomes are centrally located within Nanaimo’s Rockwood Heights development. Perched on a bluff, steps from the vast Linley Valley Parklands, these units enjoy picturesque views of Departure Bay and Mount Benson. Each unit offers lock and leave convenience with a generous floorplan that includes dual primary bedrooms on the top floor, an entertainer’s kitchen, and dining room along with flex space/third bedroom on the main floor. Adding to these unit’s appeal, homeowners can enjoy oversized glazing, south facing balconies on both floors, secured underground parking for two vehicles, and storage for outdoor sporting equipment. More details
    Listed by Tom Richey of Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 2725 Departure Bay Rd in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 945428

    2725 Departure Bay Rd Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9S 3W9
    Main Photo: 2725 Departure Bay Rd in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 945428
    $1,450,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    945428
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,367 sq. ft.
    Live by the sea in this updated, generous & cozy home at Departure Bay Beach & Park. Just like Ambleside in West Vancouver you will enjoy each morning giving you a new scene over the bay, welcoming you to the day... sipping your coffee on the front porch. Take your morning walk on the waterfront promenade while you keep an eye over the bay for those elusive orcas! This 5 bedroom 3 bath home boasts an extra, private accommodation for guests with it's own entrance. Fully updated with permits you must come see this home! Outside you will find the landscape lends itself to several unique areas - from a quiet reading grotto to a private garden patio for summer BBQs and social get togethers. Complete with a garden shed and a powered workshop. You are just steps away from Drip - w/best americano in town, park and playground, the beach, paddle boarding with out driving anywhere! With the current community plan there is room for future development potential too. Come and see for your self now! More details
    Listed by Ron Neal and Lynnell Sarkilahti of RE/MAX Generation - The Neal Estate Group
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 2830 Haliday Cres in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 947055

    2830 Haliday Cres Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9S 3M9
    Main Photo: 2830 Haliday Cres in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 947055
    $1,225,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    947055
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,299 sq. ft.
    Welcome to your west coast dream home! Located just minutes away from Departure Bay Beach, this exquisite property offers breathtaking ocean views and a private in-law suite. This main level entry home offers an open-concept layout and spacious Living Areas. The living room boasts large windows that maximize natural light, and a cozy gas fireplace. The master bedroom is also on the main level and offers a serene sanctuary with ocean views. There is a spacious ensuite bathroom, complete with modern fixtures and a soaking tub. The in-law suite features its own entrance, superior sound proofing and over-height ceilings. Outside you will find an outdoor space designed for entertainment and relaxation. The large deck area provides the perfect spot for dining, sunbathing, or simply enjoying the view. The yard below has in-ground sprinklers and is fairly flat, and fully fenced. This home offers a double car garage, RV parking, and an efficient gas furnace . All info and data approx. More details
    Listed by Shannon Gorgichuk of RE/MAX of Nanaimo
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 1630 Loat St in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Land for sale : MLS®# 947219

    1630 Loat St Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9S 3L4
    Main Photo: 1630 Loat St in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Land for sale : MLS®# 947219
    $524,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    947219
    Rare & large infill lot with beautiful ocean views. Situated atop the hill overlooking Departure Bay nearby islands, mountains & There is a shed on the road frontage . Located within walking distance from Departure Bay beach. This lot is 7200 square feet, or .17 of an acre with a gentle slope from front to back and lots of mature trees. “ The land here is fairly flat and very useable. The view and location are truly unmatched and the opportunities here are rare to come by. Reach out to secure this one and plan your new home or investment. More details
    Listed by Jay Deleskie of 460 Realty Inc. (NA)
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 1228 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 949152

    1228 Manzanita Pl Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 0L7
    Main Photo: 1228 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 949152
    $1,300,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    949152
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,713 sq. ft.
    Welcome to luxury in Rockwood Heights!This home is the pinnacle of West Coast Architecture presented to you by NS Homes,known for their outstanding quality and craftmanship.As you step inside,you will notice the attention to detail with high-end finishes that define this luxury build. Engineered wide plank oak flooring sets the stage,exuding elegance and durability.The kitchen is a dream,featuring quartz countertops,high end appliances,and ample cabinet space.Cozy up by the natural gas fireplace in the living area,where large windows frame views of the surrounding mountains and ocean.The open-concept design allows for flow between the living, dining, and kitchen areas.The exterior of these homes is a testament to quality craftsmanship, with hardi plank and stone cladding that not only enhances curb appeal but also ensures long-lasting durability.Dont miss the freedom to tailor the interior to your design vision,creating a space that truly reflects your style. All measurements approx.. More details
    Listed by Kelly Whitton of RE/MAX of Nanaimo
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 3574 Oakridge Dr in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 950024

    3574 Oakridge Dr Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 1M4
    Main Photo: 3574 Oakridge Dr in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 950024
    $1,799,888
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    950024
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,587 sq. ft.
    Experience coastal luxury in this Departure Bay home overlooking Shack Island. Over $700,000 in upgrades transformed this 4,587 sqft space, providing ample room for your family. Upon entry, elegance merges seamlessly with modern design through the blend of tile and wood flooring. The gourmet kitchen, boasting high-end appliances and a spacious island, caters to culinary enthusiasts and entertainers alike. With two fireplaces and a sunken dining room exuding elegance, this home creates an inviting atmosphere for gatherings. Offering 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, including 4 ensuites, convenience reigns supreme. Two heat pumps ensure year-round comfort, while five decks offer stunning views for entertainment and relaxation. The main level spans 2750 sqft, with the lower level encompassing 1837 sqft of living space and an additional 603 sqft for storage. Resting on a ½ acre of land, this property defines coastal living, inviting you to embrace luxury amidst nature's splendor. More details
    Listed by Roger Beck of RE/MAX of Nanaimo
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 202 2700 Norwell Dr in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Office for sale : MLS®# 950016

    202 2700 Norwell Dr Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 1X3
    Main Photo: 202 2700 Norwell Dr in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay Office for sale : MLS®# 950016
    $1,212,250
    Commercial Sale
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    950016
    Unveil your business potential in Nanaimo's thriving hub with our 1865 sq ft professional space at the award-winning Norwell Corner Building. This 2-story gem features striking architectural details, including a glass curtain wall that follows the property's rounded lines. Enjoy maximum exposure in the city's central location, complemented by easy accessibility, abundant parking, and a large elevator. Built by one of Nanaimo's esteemed builders, this space is primed for your business vision. Elevate your brand and operations in a space where architectural sophistication meets practical functionality. Your future begins here at Norwell Corner. More details
    Listed by Jenn Tonsi of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 106 1217 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 950449

    106 1217 Manzanita Pl Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 0L7
    Main Photo: 106 1217 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 950449
    $1,099,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    950449
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,871 sq. ft.
    Luxury 3 bdrm ( +den) & 4 bath. Experience modern living at its finest, including a stylish open concept main floor, luxurious high end finishing, natural landscaping & eagle eye view of the ocean & mountains. 1860 sqft of living space incl upgraded appliances, quartz countertops, grand island & 5 piece ensuite in primary bedroom with vaulted ceilings, natural gas heating/air conditioning, fireplace, 2 car garage, 3 decks & a natural gas bbq hook-up. Additionally, the flex room has rental potential with a separate entry, bathrm. Modern & intimate location is nestled in a quiet & picture perfect location amongst walking paths, trails & close to a 600 acre park & close to all amenities including shopping, schools, golf & trans. More details
    Listed by Carol Warkentin and Bailey Ellis of RE/MAX Generation (LD)
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
  • 103 1217 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 950561

    103 1217 Manzanita Pl Na Departure Bay Nanaimo V9T 0L7
    Main Photo: 103 1217 Manzanita Pl in Nanaimo: Na Departure Bay House for sale : MLS®# 950561
    $1,149,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    950561
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,199 sq. ft.
    DEPARTURE BAY LUXURY. Uncover this enchanting 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home spread across 2199 sq ft. The open design adorned with superior finishes unveils captivating ocean and mountain vistas, melding luxury with comfort. The gourmet kitchen brandishes upgraded appliances, quartz surfaces, and a grand island, ideal for any culinary aficionado. The primary bedroom showcases a 5-piece ensuite, personal spa sanctuary. Revel in the modern amenity of gas heating/AC, a feature fireplace, and a 2-car garage - with plenty of space for toys and a workshop to tinker. The decks and sheltered patio with BBQ hook-ups beckon leisurely afternoons alfresco. A distinctive flex room with a separate entrance and bathroom offers potential rental revenue or a private guest refuge. Nestled in a serene setting, close to walking paths and the 600-acre Linley Valley park, this home is a treasure for those seeking a downsized, nature-imbued lifestyle. A substantial bonus- GST has been paid. More details
    Listed by Shawn McDonald and Kristin McDonald of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    DEANA BAUMEL PREC
    MICHAEL PETERSON PREC
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