Brechin Hill Real Estate

Brechin is the hill on your right when you disembark from the ferries at Departure Bay. The neighbourhood includes some funky homes built to enjoy the amazing views of Departure Bay and Newcastle Island; decks are large, windows are tall, roads are steep, and there's a sort of maritime feeling, almost like some areas around Kitsilano in Vancouver.

View Brechin home listings below, or read more about Brechin Hill.

Properties for Sale in Brechin

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345 Newcastle Ave Is Located On One Of Nanaimo'...

Photo of Listing #422133

$1,250,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,240 ft²

Single Family

345 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422133

345 Newcastle Ave Is Located On One Of Nanaimo's Rarest Pieces Of Property, Less Than A Dozen Single Family Homes Sit On Nanaimo's Harbour Front And This Is One Of Them. With The Nanaimo Yacht Club And An Assortment Of Other Marinas At Your Front Door You C...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Luxury Waterfront, Three Storey Townhouse On Na...

Photo of Listing #422652

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,496 ft²


39 Cypress Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422652

Luxury Waterfront, Three Storey Townhouse On Nanaimo's Seawall Overlooking Newcastle Channel And Marinas. The Interior Showcases Floor To Ceiling Windows, Vaulted Ceilings, Granite Counters, Engineered Wood Flooring, Fireplace, Bosch Stainless Steel Applian...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Professionally Designed & Completely Renovated,...

Photo of Listing #421355

$579,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,313 ft²


540 Stewart Ave 506, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421355

Professionally Designed & Completely Renovated, This Waterfront Home Is True Luxury Lifestyle. With A Focus On Maximizing Space, Light & Flow, The Entire Home Has Been Overhauled To The Highest Standard, With Glamourous Results. Offering Views Over Newcastl...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Aamazing 1950's Updated Character Home, With So...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #422449

$519,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,088 ft²

Single Family

1611 Brierley Hill, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422449

Aamazing 1950's Updated Character Home, With Some Ocean Views In The Desired Brechin Hill Neighborhood. Hardwood Floors Throughout The Main Level, New Kitchen Cabinets With Porcelain Tile Flooring In The Kitchen,and Marble Accent Backsplash. New Bathroom Wi...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Panoramic Ocean Views From This Top Floor South...

Photo of Listing #422002

$499,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,240 ft²


33 Mt Benson Street 802, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422002

Panoramic Ocean Views From This Top Floor Southeast Facing Corner Suite! You Will Enjoy The Expansive Views Of The Nanaimo Harbour From Every Room Of This Spacious 1240 Sq Ft 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Penthouse Suite. This Home Features A Large, Bright Open Plan Fi...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Water View Condo In Popular "newport" Features ...

Photo of Listing #422328

$450,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,480 ft²


550 Blue Girl Way 305, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422328

Water View Condo In Popular "newport" Features Include Outside Patio And Front Balcony Overlooking The Channel. 3 Bedrooms Or 2 And A Den, Eating Nook Goes Out To Back Patio. Spacious Master Bedroom With Large Closets And Mirrored Sliding Doors. Master Bath...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Channel View- Over 1100 Sq.ft. Immaculate And G...

Photo of Listing #422732

$319,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,164 ft²


560 Stewart Ave 304, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422732

Channel View- Over 1100 Sq.ft. Immaculate And Gracious Living, Including A Large Entertainment Size Living Room Complete With Gas Fireplace, Oversized Windows And 9' Ceilings Throughout, This Well Cared For 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Contemporary Condo Will App...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Absolutely Immaculate 2 Bedroom And 2 Full Bath...

Photo of Listing #422653

$189,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 980 ft²


1685 Estevan Road 104, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422653

Absolutely Immaculate 2 Bedroom And 2 Full Bathroom Suite In Brechin Views. The Unit Has A Lovely Open Living Area Facing South East With A Private Raised Patio Area For Morning Coffees In The Sun. The Sellers Have Just Finished A Major Renovation Here Incl...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brechin Hill Homes

Ocean views are the norm for homes on Brechin Hill, with about 35-40 multi-family buildings and about 550 single-family homes perched on steep streets running down to the ocean.

This area runs the length of the Newcastle Channel between Departure Bay and Nanaimo Harbour - it's a very central, desirable location - and yet much of it is quiet and cozy, disturbed only by float planes and the horns of the Departure Bay ferry terminal.

The larger portion of this neighbourhood is between the ocean and Terminal Park Mall - on your right for several blocks as you drive off the ferry toward downtown. On this end of Brechin, east/west streets are named for trees: Willow, Chestnut, Maple, etc. The lots in this area tend to be about 6000-9000 square feet, or larger for certain corner properties and lots near the water.

Less quiet is the southern end of Brechin (Newcastle Ave., Vancouver Ave.), closer to downtown and nearer the island highway. For lovers of old-town Nanaimo, this is the best real estate available, matched only by the Old City area. This neighbourhood's streets slope down to the ocean, such that you can usually look down the road and see boats, backdropped by Newcastle Island across a narrow channel. There are a number of apartment buildings and some very fine old homes; this was the original Newcastle Townsite where many of the early 20th century elite built gorgeous estate homes on large lots. These have since been subdivided, but some houses still sit on 10,000-19,000 sqft parcels. If you love mature gardens and fine craftsman homes, this neighbourhood is worth checking out.

Nearest Schools:

  • École Océane
  • Brechin Elementary
  • Cilaire Elementary

Nearest Parks:

Brechin Hill Condos

There are several condos in the Brechin area, from waterfront developments down on Stewart Avenue (the road running between BC Ferries and downtown) to ocean view apartments up on Vancouver Avenue (closer to downtown) and Estevan Road (Terminal Park shopping mall).

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