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

9 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

Attention Developers! Rare Opportunity To Own ...

Photo of Listing #860408

$899,900 Active

  • 5 Acres

Land

2300 Extension Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860408

Attention Developers! Rare Opportunity To Own 5 Acres Of Land Within The City Limits Of Nanaimo. Zoned R10. Development Potential Or Hold For Future Development. Located In Chase River A Fast-growing Area With Schools, Shopping, And Most Amenities. Easy A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To This Chase River Home Boasting 5 Bed...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #862760

$789,000 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,956 ft²

Single Family Detached

2285 Kingsford Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862760

Welcome To This Chase River Home Boasting 5 Beds And 3 Bathrooms Plus A 2 Bed 1 Bath Legal Suite! A Split Level Entry With High Ceiling Greets Your Entry Into This Family Home. The Kitchen And Bathrooms Feature Granite Countertops And Tile Flooring. The M...

eXp Realty

Here Is Your Chance To Own A Beautiful Main Lev...

Photo of Listing #862642

$689,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 2,628 ft²

Single Family Detached

1937 Kells Bay, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862642

Here Is Your Chance To Own A Beautiful Main Level Entry Home Set In A Rare And Magnificent Setting Backing Onto A Natural Marsh In Popular Cinnabar Valley! This Spacious 3 Bed, 3 Bath+ 2 Den Home Takes Full Advantage Of The Unique Setting With Serene Views ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Brand-new 2,215 Sq. Ft. Basement Entr...

Photo of Listing #862843

$659,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,215 ft²

Single Family Detached

1639 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862843

Beautiful Brand-new 2,215 Sq. Ft. Basement Entry Residence Quality Built By Colwood Homes And Located In The Recently Completed Roberta Meadows Subdivision. Close To Many Local Amenities Including Schools, Shopping, Restaurants, Etc. Situated On A No-throu...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Accepted Offer. Beautiful Brand-new 2,215 Sq. F...

Photo of Listing #862765

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,215 ft²

Single Family Detached

1623 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862765

Accepted Offer. Beautiful Brand-new 2,215 Sq. Ft. Basement Entry Residence Quality Built By Colwood Homes And Located In The Recently Completed Roberta Meadows Subdivision. Close To Many Local Amenities Including Schools, Shopping, Restaurants, Etc. Situat...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Accepted Offer. Beautiful Brand-new 2,215 Sq. F...

Photo of Listing #862761

$639,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,215 ft²

Single Family Detached

1627 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862761

Accepted Offer. Beautiful Brand-new 2,215 Sq. Ft. Basement Entry Residence Quality Built By Colwood Homes And Located In The Recently Completed Roberta Meadows Subdivision. Close To Many Local Amenities Including Schools, Shopping, Restaurants, Etc. Situat...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Upper Level Patio Home With Peekaboo Ocean View...

Photo of Listing #857769

$339,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,092 ft²

Row/Townhouse

158 Bowlsby St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #857769

Upper Level Patio Home With Peekaboo Ocean Views. This Lovingly Maintained 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Unit In The Desirable Newport Vista Village Is The Ideal Home For Retirees Looking For A Place To Relax! Bright And Open, This Upper Floor Unit Has A Large Living ...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

Carefree Senior (55+) Living In Seabreeze Manuf...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #851930

$119,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 938 ft²

Manufactured Home

25 Maki Rd 48, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #851930

Carefree Senior (55+) Living In Seabreeze Manufactured Home Park Located In Chase River Just South Of Nanaimo And Just A Short Drive To All Amenities Including Shopping, Recreational, Restaurants Etc. Features Include 2 Spacious Bedrooms, One 4-piece Bath, ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautifully Maintained And Renovated Mobile Hom...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #860072

$114,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 650 ft²

Manufactured Home

1226 Lawlor Rd 19, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860072

Beautifully Maintained And Renovated Mobile Home Now Available With A Bright And Clean Atmosphere Offering 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, And Approximately 650 Square Feet Of Living Space. Numerous Updates Include New Cabinets, Brand New Appliances, Countertops, H...

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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