Chase River is south of Nanaimo on Hwy 1 heading for Victoria. A quiet semi-rural community but still conveniently close to downtown, ferry terminals and the Nanaimo Parkway; it attracts families and couples looking for more affordable real estate prices. Homes are a mix of solid, beautiful old farmhouses in the country-side and eclectic post-war homes, although the neighbour has undergone changes over the last few years with the addition of several newer developments. Due to the new activity, housing prices have started to rise; but there are still some good deals in the area.
Chase River Elementary School
1503 Cranberry Ave., Nanaimo, BC
Cinnabar Valley Elementary
1800 Richardson Road, Nanaimo, BC
South Wellington Elementary
1536 Morden Road, Nanaimo, BC
Park Ave., Elementary
395 Eighth St., Nanaimo, BC
John Barsby Secondary
550 7th St., Nanaimo, BC
Chase River Estuary Park - Park just south of downtown with 1.3km of trails. Features: boardwalk, viewing areas, seating areas, and shaded gravel trails. Boardwalk leads park visitors over the tidal mouth of the Chase River to view a diverse range of birds, Chum and Coho Salmon seasonally.
Colliery Dams Park - Large park with designated dog off leash area 6am-10am and then again 4pm to dusk daily. Features: trail system, waterfall, and fresh-water swimming (no lifeguard on duty).
The Nanaimo River Estuary - Estuary south of downtown. Features: plant life, wildlife and bird watching, and salmon rearing area.
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