Departure Bay Real Estate
Departure Bay is a bay in Central Nanaimo, and its surrounding neighbourhood is also referred to as "Departure Bay." The oceanside views from Departure Bay homes for sale are incredible, as many homes overlook the BC Ferries passing in and out. Lot sizes are often larger in this area and offer a variety of architectural styles, ranging from character, to split-level, to luxury homes. There's also a modest selection of condos and townhomes available.
Departure Bay Condo Stats
|Average Condo Price||$824K|
|Lowest Priced Home||$325K|
|Highest Listing Price||$1.4M|
|Total Departure Bay Listings||19|
|Avg. Days On Market||47|
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Departure Bay Real Estate Highlights
01Surreal views overlooking Departure Bay & Newcastle Island
02A charming variety of homes across refreshingly quiet enclaves
03Vibrant & active community spirit
04Direct access to one of Nanaimo's most popular beaches
DEPARTURE BAY OVERVIEW
The houses for sale in Departure Bay are just minutes from the water, and residents love the easy access to the Departure Bay beach and associated outdoor recreational activities. Water sports enthusiasts enjoy kayaking, boating, swimming, and standup paddle boarding in the area, and there are great nearby hiking spots for the everyday explorer, too! Sitting on the beach watching the sun set and rise is also a wonderful luxury the neighbourhood has to offer.
Proud Community Spirit
The Departure Bay area is known for its sense of community and camaraderie. There is a sense of neighbourliness amongst residents, and its near proximity to the Departure Bay BC Ferries terminal makes transportation a breeze.
Nearby schools include Rock City Elementary, Departure Bay Elementary, Cilaire Elementary, and Wellington Secondary.
Departure Bay Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you swim at Departure Bay Beach?
A: Yes, you can swim at Departure Bay Beach in the designated swimming area during the warmer months. The beach is also great for wildlife watching, beachcombing, kayaking, and more.
Q: How do I get to Departure Bay from Vancouver?
A: We recommend taking the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to the terminal at Departure Bay. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Alternatively, you could also fly in to Nanaimo Airport.
Q: Why is it called “Departure Bay”?
A: The area has had many names over the course of history. It was called “Stiil’nep” by the Snuneymuxw First Nation inhabitants, “Bocas de Winthuysen” by the Spanish explorers, and then later named “Departure Harbour” by the Hudson's Bay Company.