Protection Island Real Estate

Protection Island is a rare and beautiful kind of place; it's rare because it's a little island right in the city's harbour, with no bridge leading to it. Imagine the result: a typical Georgia Strait island with tall forests and sandstone tidepools - waterfront homes, many of them quite affordable - only a 5-10 minute boat ride from downtown!

The catch? Access is by boat only. If that sounds totally awesome to you, then I'm really happy to tell you about Protection Island. I spent two amazing years on the Island, and would love to help you buy or sell a home there. Contact me or view Protection Island homes for sale below.

Kids running on the beach, Protection IslandIt's an extremely rare downtown waterfront property situation. Even though the island is "downtown", most areas are very quiet, the city noise being dulled by the thick forest that still covers most of the island. But you can take your canoe, skiff, kayak, yacht, or sailboat right into the downtown marina at any time. The crossing only takes ten or fifteen minutes for a kayak, and five minutes for a power boat. But you don't need a boat; the passenger ferry takes just ten minutes and it runs hourly.

Family oriented: This is very much a Gulf Island, which means that alongside the retirees and their fancy boats, there are also lots of young families. School-day ferry passage for the local kids is funded by the school board, and the island's floating pub also has a restaurant area for families. The island is a wonderful place for kids to grow up.

Protection Island Properties for Sale

8 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

This Semi-waterfront Post & Beam Home Invites Y...

Photo of Listing #432099

$520,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,335 ft²

Single Family

43 Cutlass Lookout, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #432099

This Semi-waterfront Post & Beam Home Invites You To Enjoy Ocean Views From Every Room. Surrounded By A Forest Of Fir, Cedar And Arbutus, And Situated Less Than 70' From The Water's Edge, It Affords Many Benefits Of Private Waterfront Living, But Without Th...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Located On Beautiful Protection Island Is This ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #424987

$365,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,770 ft²

Single Family

97 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #424987

Located On Beautiful Protection Island Is This 4 Bedroom Home With Inlaw Suite. Features Include A Beautiful New Kitchen, Cozy Wood Stove In Main Living Area And Suite,a Huge Private Deck Overlooking Towering Fir Trees. This Home Is Close To Beaches, Ferry ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Nestled Away On Protection Island With City Vie...

Photo of Listing #432902

$359,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 784 ft²

Single Family

184 Colvilleton Trail, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #432902

Nestled Away On Protection Island With City Views And Mere Moments Away From A Public Dock, You Will Find This Quaint 784 Sq. Ft., 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Open-concept, Cabin-style Home. Built In 1983 With Major European Influence Upon A Solid Rock And Surro...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

#25 Spyglass Lookout On Protection Island Also ...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #420194

$265,000 Active

  • 0.52 Acres

Lots/Acreage

25 Spyglass Lookout, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #420194

#25 Spyglass Lookout On Protection Island Also Known As Douglas Island. Over 1/2 Acre Of Waterfront On Protection Island. Enjoy Spectacular Views Of The City And The Nanaimo Harbour Front. Walk To The Famous Dinghy Dock Pub, Ferry Terminal A Very Private Pr...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Looking For A Simpler, Calmer Lifestyle In Beau...

Photo of Listing #432351

$250,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 488 ft²

Single Family

33 Captain Kidds Terrace, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #432351

Looking For A Simpler, Calmer Lifestyle In Beautiful Surroundings? This Charming Cottage On Protection Island Could Be The Place For You. This Sweet Home Sits On A Fully Fenced, S.w Facing Lot Just 7 Minutes Walk From A Community Dock & A 10 Minute Ferry Ri...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Your Piece Of Paradise. This 2 Bed/1 Bath Cabin...

Photo of Listing #431132

$234,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 640 ft²

Single Family

116 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #431132

Your Piece Of Paradise. This 2 Bed/1 Bath Cabin Is Located On A Large Lot Surrounded By Trees And Privacy. A Pathway Out The Back Yard Leads To The Beach, 3 Minutes Away. A Very Quiet Area.

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Protection Island Is An Ideal Location For Your...

Photo of Listing #424346

$135,000 Active

  • 0.22 Acres

Lots/Acreage

40 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #424346

Protection Island Is An Ideal Location For Your Vacation Home Or Permanent Residence. It's Your Opportunity To Live In A Serene Park -like Setting With All The Conveniences Of Nanaimo Just Minutes Away. Protection Island Is Part Of The City Of Nanaimo And I...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Protection Island Is Your Opportunity To Live I...

Photo of Listing #429623

$120,000 Active

  • 0.22 Acres

Lots/Acreage

138 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #429623

Protection Island Is Your Opportunity To Live In A Serene, Park-like Setting Surrounded By Beautiful Beaches, With All The Conveniences Of Nanaimo Just Minutes Away. And, As Part Of The City Of Nanaimo, It's Serviced By Municipal Water, Sewer And Fire Hydra...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Protection Island Homes

In the past few years, Protection Island real estate has become a very hot investment market. Yet the island's lifestyle is still coloured by those whose ancestors settled here, and nature-loving retirees, and hipster students with a passion for each morning's crossing by kayak, on their way to the university.

The home styles on the island are a hodge-podge of log homes, cottages, waterfront cabins, luxury homes, and crafty bungalows, scattered along the island's few (gravel) streets. The island is connected to the city's water supply, and has full power/hydro as well as phone and cable access.

Protection Island homes near the Gap separating the Island from Newcastle Island

Some views from Protection Island:

View of Nanaimo from Protection Island

View of Nanaimo across the harbour from Protection Island community docks.

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There are some great parks here. Most people who daytrip to the island will ride over on the ferry or in their own watercraft, park at the floating Dinghy Dock Pub, and then decide whether to visit the pub/restaurant before or after they walk around the island.

Spyglass Lookout park, Protection Island

You can walk to Newcastle Island from Protection Island at low tide! In fact, planning to visit Protection at the lowest tides is a great idea, especially if you want to enjoy sunny weather at the very north or very south ends of the island. Did I mention I once swam to Protection Island?

Protection Island Location

Access to the island is either via your own boat, or by a little passenger-only ferry that runs from the marina near Port Place Mall.

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