Chase River Real Estate

Chase River is a quiet area about 8-15 minutes south of downtown Nanaimo, adjacent to where the highway and parkway (bypass) meet. It has some great shopping amenities at the highway end, including a RONA, Buckerfields, a huge supermarket, gas stations, lots of restaurants, a liquor/beer store, and more. Above and behind the commercial district is a hilly residential neighbourhood 3 square kilometers in size.

As you make your way south along Extension Rd, you are leaving Chase River proper and entering the peaceful Cinnabar Valley area, a dramatic green valley between two ridges. This is a good place for view properties, some overlooking pretty little lakes. This is the closest you can get to the city while still having horses. (Jingle Pot is the other close equestrian option.)

Chase River / Cinnabar is a great choice for families and outdoorspeople. There is lots of greenspace with great trails, and the Nanaimo River is within walking distance (sort of). Chase River Elementary is near the grocery store, so you can just grab your kids after getting stuff for dinner.

In the 1880s, this was a farming community beside the railway. The last bits of those fields are being developed now, but there are still some beautiful old farmhouses around Fourteenth St especially.

See homes for sale below, or to read more about Chase River and Cinnabar Valley real estate, read down below.

Chase River Homes for Sale

20 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

First Time On The Market! 5 Acre Development L...

Photo of Listing #871744

$1,980,000 Active

  • 5 Acres

Land

2330 Extension Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #871744

First Time On The Market! 5 Acre Development Lot Within City Limits In One Of The Fastest Growing Areas Of Nanaimo. R 10 Zoning With The Ability To Build 32 Dwellings And All Services To Lot Line. Located Next To The Swordfern/stonecrop Subdivision In Cin...

eXp Realty

4-plex With Further Development Potential. Poss...

Photo of Listing #877741

$1,299,900 Active

  • 9 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.63 Acres
  • 3,120 ft²

Quadruplex

1678 Extension Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #877741

4-plex With Further Development Potential. Possible Rezoning Could Allow Up To Another 8 Units With Approval. Gross Income Of $$64,320.00. (est) See Noi Statement In Remarks. A Fantastic Holding Property. With .63 Acres, This Mature, Nicely Manicured L...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

It's The One You've Been Waiting For! Located I...

Photo of Listing #875861

$899,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,416 ft²

Single Family Detached

2278 Kingsford Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #875861

It's The One You've Been Waiting For! Located In The Desirable Wexford Creek Neighbourhood, You'll Find This Spacious 6 Bed 4 Bath Main Level Entry Home. The Oversize Custom Windows And 9' Ceilings Brighten The Main Living Areas, Which Open Up To A Rear Sun...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Shop With Two Homes, 1 Ac Lot Within The City. ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #880226

$879,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.93 Acres
  • 1,640 ft²

Single Family Detached

1959 Cinnabar Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #880226

Shop With Two Homes, 1 Ac Lot Within The City. These Homes Have A Country Setting Backing Onto Forestry Land. Both Homes Extensively Remodelled. Enjoy The Beautiful Views Of Cinnabar Valley And Richard Lake From The Oversized Deck. Seasonal Pond With Water...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Quality Built By Dover Bay Construction, This B...

Photo of Listing #875789

$869,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,658 ft²

Single Family Detached

57 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #875789

Quality Built By Dover Bay Construction, This Brand New Fully Finished Residence With A Legal 2 Bedroom Suite, Is Located In A New Chase River Subdivision. Inside Are 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths And Almost 2700 Sq.ft. Of Living Area. The Main Level Has An Open Fl...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Quality Built By Dover Bay Construction, This B...

Photo of Listing #875786

$869,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,643 ft²

Single Family Detached

55 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #875786

Quality Built By Dover Bay Construction, This Brand New Fully Finished Residence With A Legal 2 Bedroom Suite, Is Located In A New Chase River Subdivision. Inside Are 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths And Over 2600 Sq.ft. Of Living Area. The Main Level Has An Open Floo...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Under Construction. This Spacious Home Offers...

Photo of Listing #875646

$869,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,674 ft²

Single Family Detached

1656 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #875646

Under Construction. This Spacious Home Offers 5 Bedrooms And 4 Bathrooms Including A Self Contained 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. 2 Separate Hydro Meters. Led Lighting, Quartz Countertops, Laminate Flooring & Tile. Appliances & Blinds Included In Purchase Price...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Under Construction. This Spacious Home Offers...

Photo of Listing #875597

$869,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,674 ft²

Single Family Detached

1650 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #875597

Under Construction. This Spacious Home Offers 5 Bedrooms And 4 Bathrooms Including A Self Contained 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. 2 Separate Hydro Meters. Led Lighting, Quartz Countertops, Laminate Flooring & Tile. Appliances, Blinds Included In Purchase Price....

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Development Opportunity!!!! This Cozy Hom...

Photo of Listing #879868

$799,900 Active

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

Single Family Detached

24 Thirteenth St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #879868

Great Development Opportunity!!!! This Cozy Home Was Built In 1910 & Has Been The Heartbeat Of The Same Family & Their Pocket Of Chase River For Over 60 Years. However, It’s Now Time To Discover A New Role In This Rapidly Changing Community In South Nanaimo...

eXp Realty

Rare Opportunity To Obtain A Cherished 1936sqft...

NEW Photo of Listing #882855

$749,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.4 Acres
  • 1,936 ft²

Single Family Detached

1624 Centennary Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882855

Rare Opportunity To Obtain A Cherished 1936sqft Family Home On A 17,318sqft Sub-dividable Corner Lot With Room To Build Another Home And/or Substantial Shop With Its Own Separate Access In Sought After Chase River! This Inviting Home Is Located In A Desirab...

Royal LePage Coast Capital - Westshore

Fabulous View Over The Tranquil Cinnabar Valley...

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Photo of Listing #879357

$699,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,967 ft²

Single Family Detached

1966 Kelsie Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #879357

Fabulous View Over The Tranquil Cinnabar Valley. Rich Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floor Throughout Main Floor. Large House With Lots Of Space. Living Room And Dining Room Are Open Concept Together. Quiet Area With Private Back Yard. Close To Southga...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Beautiful Brand New Main Level Entry Family Hom...

NEW Photo of Listing #882726

$689,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,696 ft²

Single Family Detached

1642 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882726

Beautiful Brand New Main Level Entry Family Home! This 1,696 Sqft Quality Built Detached Home On A Duplex Lot Includes 3 Bedrooms Plus Den /office Space, 3 Bathrooms And Would Be Perfect For A Young Family. The Main Level Consists Of An Open Floor Plan ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Why's it called Chase River?

Marsh at Chase River, NanaimoIn the very earliest days of Nanaimo and the Colony of Vancouver Island, Governor James Douglas sent a gunboat from Victoria to apprehend two murderers, one of which was hiding in a First Nations village on the lower Nanaimo River. The murderer fled through the snow and made his way up a small river. A party of soldiers and HBC guides gave chase, and found him in his hiding place because they heard the click of his flintlock rifle (which failed to fire because the snow had made the powder wet). The man was hanged at Gallows Point on Protection Island. 

Then in 1863, coal was discovered along the banks of the Chase River, setting the stage for decades of activity at the Chase River mines (near what is now Park Avenue Elementary School, as well as near Petroglyph Park and the Chase River Estuary).

Along bus routes? There is one bus (#7) that comes down here from Nanaimo, about every 70 minutes (more during peak morning/afternoon hours).
Nearby parks: Extension Ridge, Morden Colliery Park, Nanaimo River

If you have any questions about Chase River or Cinnabar Valley real estate, please contact me!

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