Cedar

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Get to Know Cedar

Cedar: Nanaimo’s Rustic Haven for Outdoor Lovers. Located about 10km south of downtown Nanaimo, Cedar is a quaint rural community that first came to life in the 1920s. While it sits a comfortable distance from the hustle and bustle of the city’s downtown, Cedar is particularly beloved by outdoor enthusiasts for its serene and natural setting.

The area is predominantly rural, dotted with farms and large acreages, offering a peaceful lifestyle amidst nature. Among its prized locations is Cedar-By-The-Sea, a neighborhood known for its picturesque coastal charm. Cedar presents a diverse array of property types, making it an ideal choice for young families seeking tranquility and a connection with the outdoors.

For those in pursuit of luxury, the coastal areas around Yellow Point are home to stunning, high-end properties with breathtaking ocean views. Despite its rural ambiance, Cedar doesn’t compromise on conveniences. Cedar Village Square is the community’s hub, equipped with essential amenities like a bank, grocery store, pharmacy, and cafes. Adding to the local charm are nearby restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and the vibrant Cedar Farmers’ Market, making Cedar not just a place to live, but a community to be a part of.

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Schools

Nanaimo Montessori School
945 Waddington Road, Nanaimo, BC
(250) 753-0649

Brechin Elementary
510 Millstone Ave., Nanaimo, BC
(250) 754-7523

Forest Park Elementary
2050 Latimer Road, Nanaimo, BC
(250) 758-6892

Nanaimo District Secondary
355 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC,
(250) 740-2000

*school catchment areas can change without notice; click the school locator link below to verify:
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Beaches and Parks

Beach Estates Park – Most of this park is trail, leading down to a small pebbly beach and the ocean. Features: beautiful waterfalls and ample lush greenery.

Beban Park – Large park with several areas for sports and play. Features: outdoor pool, trails, disc golf course, skate bowl, seniors’ center, 2 picnic shelters with children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, beach volleyball, horseshoes, seasonal petting zoo and duck pond. Trails along the Millstone River lead to a scenic waterfall and rhododendron grove.

Beaufort Park – Park with community garden. Features: tennis courts, walking trails and a year round dog off leash area that is partially fenced.

Hawthorne Park – Named after the English Hawthorne bushes that populate the area, this park is a perfect for an evening jog or walk, alone or with your pet. The park surrounds ponds and has many trail loops to follow.

Bowen Park – Bowen Park offers both sports and tranquility. This particular park stays busy year round because of all the activities it offers. During the summer months the outdoor swimming pool opens up and becomes a great way to cool off on those hot days. During the winter months, the hills are great for tobogganing. All throughout the year the playgrounds and seniors centre are open and keep the park very busy with people from all ages.

Buttertubs Marsh – Two km loop trail around this bird and wildlife sanctuary. Features: observation decks and a tower, and walking or running trail.

Colliery Dam 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).

Living Forest Park – Campground and RV Park –open year round. Features: 50 acres for private, family sized camp sites. Trails, ocean views, bicycling, paddling, swimming, birding, basketball, bocce, beach volley ball.

Westwood Lake – Westwood Lake Park has a much used 5.51 km trail around the lake in the foothills of Mt. Benson. Features: beach area and swimming with lifeguard patrol (June-August), children’s play park, running and walking trails, with shorter trails available towards the south end of the trail. Electric motors and non- powered boating allowed, washroom and change room building on site.

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