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

16 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Exceptional Walk-on Waterfront Home Situated On...

Photo of Listing #425530

$790,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.3 Acres
  • 2,670 ft²

Single Family

144 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #425530

Exceptional Walk-on Waterfront Home Situated On The East Side Of Protection Island. Enjoy Spectacular Panoramic Views Of The Ocean And Mountains From The Spacious, Open Concept Kitchen, Dining, Living Area And Sunroom With Its Wrap-around Windows. There Is ...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Walk-on Waterfront With Indoor Pool. Oceanfront...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #424108

$718,800 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 2,825 ft²

Single Family

200 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #424108

Walk-on Waterfront With Indoor Pool. Oceanfront View Stretches From Snow Capped Coastal Mountains To The Nanaimo River Including Gabriola Island. Indoor 32 Foot Lap Pool Room Leads To One Of The Two Greenhouses. Enjoy An Invigorating Swim Each Morning. Swim...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

This Beautiful Custom Designed Home Has Vaulted...

Photo of Listing #426451

$650,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 1,227 ft²

Single Family

56 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426451

This Beautiful Custom Designed Home Has Vaulted Ceilings With Floor To Ceiling Windows & Sweeping Views To Calm The Busiest Of Minds! Located On Peaceful Protection Island, This Home Has Been Thoughtfully Planned Out & Meticulously Maintained. The Mudroom/e...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This South West Facing, Walk On Waterfront Home...

Photo of Listing #427060

$629,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 2,087 ft²

Single Family

169 Colvilleton Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427060

This South West Facing, Walk On Waterfront Home Is Situated On Beautiful Protection Island, A Park Like Setting With All The Conveniences Of The City A Short Ferry Ride Away. From Here The View Of The Sheltered Bay Gives Way To Sweeping Vistas Of The Harbou...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Enjoy Spectacular Sunrises And Sunsets From Thi...

Photo of Listing #427273

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 0.35 Acres
  • 638 ft²

Single Family

204 Colvilleton Trail, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #427273

Enjoy Spectacular Sunrises And Sunsets From This Beautiful Waterfront Property. Located On Protection Island, This Well Maintained Home Has A Bright Kitchen With Views Of The Harbour And Mountains, And A Cozy Living Room With A Wood Burning Stove And Views ...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Welcome To Paige Cottage! If You Are Looking To...

Photo of Listing #420763

$439,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 768 ft²

Single Family

99 Captain Morgans Blvd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420763

Welcome To Paige Cottage! If You Are Looking To Downsize, & Condo Living Is Not For You, Or You Crave A More Minimalist Lifestyle - This Might Be Your Opportunity. This Gorgeous Home Has Been Tastefully Renovated Throughout. From The Granite Counters & Tile...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Buy A Waterfront ...

Photo of Listing #424937

$429,000 Active

  • 0.4 Acres

Lots/Acreage

94 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424937

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Buy A Waterfront Lot On Protection Island! With Gorgeous Views Of Newcastle Island And Georgia Strait, Passing Whales And Other Marine Life Will Be Your Neighbours. Tranquil, Beautiful, Yet So Close To Town, Protection Island I...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Here Is One Of The Best Built Home On Protectio...

Photo of Listing #426281

$379,900 Active

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

Single Family

184 Colvilleton Trail, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #426281

Here Is One Of The Best Built Home On Protection Island, This Home Offers 2 Bedrooms, One Bathroom Some Ocean Views.park Close By. Protection Island Is Unique In That The Home Is Serviced By Nanaimo City Water, Sewer And Fire Hydrants, Protections Island Is...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Located On Beautiful Protection Island Is This ...

Photo of Listing #424987

$379,000 Active

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

Single Family

97 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo, 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)

#25 Spyglass Lookout On Protection Island Also ...

Photo of Listing #420194

$280,000 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)

Situated On Protection Island, This Bright And ...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #422241

$265,000 Active

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

Single Family

140 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #422241

Situated On Protection Island, This Bright And Cheery Home Is Your Opportunity To Live In A Serene Park-like Setting With All The Conveniences Of Nanaimo Just Minutes Away. Level Lot Faces West And Receives Plenty Of Sunshine. Perfect Spot For Your Future P...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

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

Photo of Listing #422628

$249,000 Active

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

Single Family

116 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422628

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 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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