Lantzville Foothills (The Foothills)

A cluster of rocky bluffs rise out of the forest, high above North Nanaimo and the wide part of the Salish Sea. As of 2017, ground is breaking for the first phase: about 70 bare-land strata luxury lots with the most breathtaking views available in the Mid-Island region.

The development is simply called The Foothills (there was a previous effort called "Lantzville Foothills" which failed around the time of the Great Recession).

Development phases will span many years and will include more than 730 homes. There will be a retail village in future phases as well as multi-family and higher-density building(s), and larger 2- and 3-acre offerings in the future. As of October 2017, buyers have missed out on the lots offered with Phase I, and will have to check back for updates in the future (want me to send updates to you? contact me)

 if you'd like me to send you specific information about The Foothills as it becomes available. I'm reading all documentation as it becomes available and will be representing buyers.


  • The developer only requires a 10% deposit to purchase a lot.
  • You have approximately 12 months to prepare for your home build while they finish the civil infrastructure construction of the roads, sewer, water, drainage, electric, gas and hookup points.
  • Closing will proceed once all titles are registered after the civil work is completed.
  • All design guidelines must conform to the City of Lantzville Department of Land Bylaws.
  • The first well and water are approved by both Lantzville and Vancouver Island Health Authority for 103 homes.
  • This development falls within the "Pleasant Valley" zone of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board instead of the Upper or Lower Lantzville zones.

View of Mt Benson from Lantzville Foothills

As of April 2017, the foothills are still largely undeveloped, with a system of gated roads and some lot stakes being the only sign that luxury homes will soon start to sprout from the ground. Now is a great time to hike the foothills, especially if you are considering building a custom home!

View of Gulf from Lantzville Foothills

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Where to Park

There are multiple trailheads, but here's the one that might be closest and most straightforward.

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