Live Your Golden Years in the Nanaimo, Parksville BC Area

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What is the lifestyle like in Nanaimo and Parksville?

Nanaimo and Parksville is located 1.5 – 2 hours north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada.

Lifestyle preferences vary greatly from person to person. That said, both Nanaimo and Parksville are generally considered to be quiet and relaxed communities with a strong focus on outdoor recreation.


What is the Real Estate Market like in the Nanaimo area?

The real estate market in the Nanaimo area can be very competitive. Homes in the area can range in price from around $250,000 to over $1 million.

The local Real Estate expert is the Neal Estate Group, their team of Top Real Estate Agents can help you with great information, and market insights and help you find your dream retirement home.

What are the Golf Courses like in the Nanaimo, Parksville area?

There are many great golf courses in the Nanaimo, Parksville area. Some of the most popular ones include Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, Pheasant Glen Golf Resort, and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course.


Is There Good Fishing near Nanaimo?

Nanaimo is in the Salish Sea and is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. There are many communities including Rock Bay, Cedar, Lantzville and Gabriola Island that give you great access to fishing areas. There are also many small lakes and rivers throughout Nanaimo which provide really good freshwater fishing opportunities.

 
The Strait of Georgia forms the mainland side of Nanaimo with Greater Victoria on Southern Vancouver Island. The Gulf Islands lie in the strait between Vancouver Island and B.C.’s mainland Coast Mountains. Many anglers enjoy exploring all the different islands for great fishing experiences.

 
Englishman River Falls Popular day walking and Hiking area.

Englishman River Falls is just north of Nanaimo and west of Parksville. There are many trails in the area and Englishman River Falls is a beautiful spot to explore and is very popular for day hikes, scenic views, bird watching and outdoor photography.


Scuba diving on Vancouver island

Is often perceived to be really cold, but this is a common misconception. The average water temperature is actually fairly warm, around 18 degrees Celsius. (59 degrees Fahrenheit)

 
A popular scuba diving destination for beginner divers is Maple Bay near Duncan BC. Pacific Water Sports Dive Shop is located in Duncan just a few Kilometers from away. Maple Bay is a natural, sheltered body of water  it is a safe summer diving location  with a series of interesting dives for all levels of divers. There are several dives suitable for both new and experienced scuba enthusiasts with many opportunities to see nudibranchs, sea anemones, copper rockfish, rock crab, lingcod, octopus and other marine life that inhabit this area.


If you are thinking of relocating to Vancouver Island or just have a bunch of questions contact Ron Neal and the Neal Estate Group they are always willing to help.

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