City Center-Protection Island real estate guide & listings for sale

City Center/Protection Island offers a calm ambience and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. The noise levels in this part of the city are low, as the streets tend to be reasonably tranquil. Lastly, it is easy to reach public green spaces in the neighbourhood, since there are around 20 of them nearby for residents to explore, including Maffeo Sutton Park and Bowen Park.


Travelling on foot is reasonably practical for property owners in City Center/Protection Island, although common amenities such as post offices or hardware stores can be an extended walk away. The public transit service in this part of the city is not very frequent. Thankfully, homeowners have access to approximately 20 bus lines, and it is straightforward to find a nearby bus stop from most properties. However, the preferred method to navigate City Center/Protection Island is very often a car. Finding a parking spot is quite easy.


About 60% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and 40% are owners. In this area, roughly 45% of buildings are small apartment buildings, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and single detached homes. Around one third of properties in this part of the city were constructed before the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes.


Property owners in this part of the city will value that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. In addition, this part of Nanaimo is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat, and a limited selection of cafes is available as well. Regarding education, in City Center/Protection Island, parents and their children will generally be able to access daycares and primary schools on foot. However, there are no high schools in this part of Nanaimo.

Neighbourhood Listings

GINA PEARCE, Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)
MLS® #: 433372


204 COLVILLETON TRAIL, Protection Island, BC, V9R 6R1

2 bed|1 bath|638 sqft|house
Gus Batal, RE/MAX Masters Realty


104 Esplanade Street 202, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 0C5

2 bed|2 bath|1290 sqft|condo
GAIL SJOSTROM, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
MLS® #: 446547


402 - 75 BRYDEN ST, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1A4

2 bed|2 bath|1376 sqft|condo
MLS® #: 449049


602 - 38 FRONT ST, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 0B8

2 bed|2 bath|1204 sqft|condo
GORDON HALKETT*, Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.
MLS® #: 449124


2302 - 154 PROMENADE DR, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6Y3

3 bed|2 bath|1744 sqft|condo
GORDON HALKETT*, Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.
MLS® #: 449848


303 - 154 PROMENADE DR, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6Y3

2 bed|2 bath|1180 sqft|condo
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