A Treasured Location

Harbourview District: Urban Convenience at Your Doorstep. Centrally located, it’s a 10-minute walk to the city center. Hullo Fast Ferry’s Downtown Nanaimo to Downtown Vancouver service is also within walking distance, and it’s a short drive to key destinations: 20 minutes to North Nanaimo, 10 minutes to BC Ferries, and 15 minutes to Nanaimo International Airport

Noel Brown - Turtle Metal Carving
Noel Brown - Turtle Metal Carving

Unparalleled Accessibility

Harbourview District is a truly walkable community, located conveniently on the edge of downtown Nanaimo. With green space, pathways, and generous sidewalks, inset street parking, bike paths, and easy access to the highway, Harbourview District offers unparalleled urban living. AREA Highlights: Multiple bike lanes, geared for cyclists; wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks; short walk to downtown; street parking; easy access to the Island Highway; great pathway connectivity between buildings and the surrounding community; on-site commercial retail space.

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MIN WALK TO THE FAST-FERRY YOUR SPEEDY CONNECTION TO VANCOUVER

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MIN WALK TO VIBRANT DOWNTOWN NANAIMO WHERE YOU WILL FIND RETAIL SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND SO MUCH MORE

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MIN WALK TO HARBOUR AIR CONNECT TO VANCOUVER

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HOUR DRIVE VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA BUSTLING CAPITAL CITY

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MIN DRIVE TO WORLD CLASS HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS

Restaurants

  1. FireHouse Grill
  2. White Rabbit Coffee
  3. Coach and Horses
  4. The Breakfast Nook
  5. Flavours of India
  6. Milton Street Public House
  7. The Vault
  8. Zala Thia
  9. Cold Front Gelato 
  10. Gabriel’s
  11. Craftfare
  12. Modern Cafe
  13. Melenge
  14. White Sails
  15. Cliffside

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

35. Deverill Park

36. Harbourfront seawall

37. Port Theater

38. Mine Memorial

39. Nanaimo Museum

40. Maffeo Sutton Park

Retail

16. Arbutus Books

17. Guava/Om Boys

18. Archer and Arrow

19. Cayo Fashions

20. Fascinating Rhythm

21. Quintessentials

22. NYLA

23. Common Foundry

24. Gallery Merrick

Services

25. HeliJet

26. Harbourair

27. Gabriola Ferry

28. London Drugs

29. Thrifty foods

30. Medical Arts Clinic

31. TD Canada Trust

32. CIBC

33. Scotia Bank

34. Network Hub

Harbourview District Brief Timeline

Courtesy Nanaimo Archives

Snuneymuxw First Nations’ winter village and burial site dates back nearly 3,500 years. Their traditional longhouses dotted the shores in what is now Nanaimo’s South-end, and its people fished the nearby estuary.

1300AD

1850

Emigrating Europeans, hoping to make their fortunes in the burgeoning coal-mining industry, made Nanaimo’s South End its most populous district. Before long, Haliburton Street was home to a thriving community of residences, salons and hotels.

Courtesy Nanaimo Archives

Courtesy Nanaimo Archives

Esplanade Mine No. 1 commenced operation at the end of Milton Road. It was the largest coal mine operation in the area until it shut its doors in 1937.

1883

1887

May 3, 1887 two explosions at Mine No. 1 killed 150 miners, including 53 Chinese labourers. The tragic event is, to this day, the worst mining disaster in our province’s history.

Courtesy Nanaimo Archives

Nanaimo 1950s

Courtesy Nanaimo Archives

In the 1950’s, many of the South End’s residential homes were demolished to make way for stores, motels, and services providing for the area’s developing commercial businesses.

1950

2018

Parkshore Projects breaks ground on its inaugural building, Outlook.

Parkshore Projects, in partnership with urban architect D-Ambrosio, design rendering for the master-planned community, following the guidelines of the area’s current zoning and official community plan.

2019

2021

Harbourview District welcomes their first residents with the completion of Outlook.

Outlook panorama
Noel Brown - Turtle Metal Carving

Snuneymuxw Master Carver Noel Brown contributes  Harbourview District’s first public art installation at the entrance to Outlook. A second carving of a Sea Wolf (Orca) is featured inside the lobby.

2021

2022

Harbourview District’s second building, Prospect – North takes rise, and ground broken for South building.

Prospect building north