When locals talk about "Extension" they refer to a small area southwest of Chase River, hidden away in a little valley. This was the site of a bustling coal town at the beginning of the 20th century.

But the real estate board uses the name to refer to a much larger area running south and including South Wellington, across the Nanaimo River to Cassidy and the Nanaimo airport.

Many people choose Extension (and South Wellington, and Cassidy) for the quiet lifestyle and the ability to get more land for the price - all within close range of the city. Others are the born'n'raised type who have good roots and great memories in these little communities.

Homes & Land in Extension and Cassidy

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1572 Seabird Rd 25, Cassidy

$180,000

1572 Seabird Rd 25, Cassidy

2 Beds 1 Bath 948 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 914590

eXp Realty

1687 Benham Rd, Cassidy

$1,199,000

1687 Benham Rd, Cassidy

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,385 SqFt 43,560 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 913552

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

1735 Manca Pl, Nanaimo

$899,500

1735 Manca Pl, Nanaimo

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,945 SqFt 23,523 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 914066

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

3560 Hallberg Rd 35, Nanaimo

$244,900

↓ $24,100

3560 Hallberg Rd 35, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,036 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 913971

RE/MAX Generation

2515 Elk Trails Way, Nanaimo

$1,439,999

2515 Elk Trails Way, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,797 SqFt 216,929 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 913129

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

2263 Dick Ave, Cassidy

$575,000

2263 Dick Ave, Cassidy

4 Beds 1 Bath 1,989 SqFt 10,455 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 911940

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

3560 Hallberg Rd 31, Nanaimo

$269,000

↓ $10,000

3560 Hallberg Rd 31, Nanaimo

3 Beds 1 Bath 920 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 912270

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

1310 Spruston Rd 15, Nanaimo

$269,000

↓ $10,000

1310 Spruston Rd 15, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 952 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 910962

eXp Realty

2781 Extension Rd, Nanaimo

$349,000

2781 Extension Rd, Nanaimo

1 Bed 1 Bath 504 SqFt 11,762 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 910694

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

3449 Hallberg Rd 47, Nanaimo

$209,000

3449 Hallberg Rd 47, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 915 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 910413

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

565 Nanaimo River Rd, Nanaimo

$899,900

565 Nanaimo River Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,886 SqFt 21,780 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 910196

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

395 Virostko Rd, Nanaimo

$1,699,900

395 Virostko Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,780 SqFt 90,170 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 909458

RE/MAX of Nanaimo



A hundred years ago, residents of Extension might have laughed about the possibility of their town being considered merely a neighbourhood of the rival township of Nanaimo. But when the mines closed, Extension was virtually abandoned by the thousands of workers who had made it a bustling community.

Nearby parks

Along bus routes? Yes.

Nearby Schools

  • Cinnabar Valley Elementary ; 1800 Richardson Rd ; (250) 716-1030
  • Chase River Elementary School ; 1503 Cranberry Avenue ; (250) 754-6983
  • South Wellington Elementary ; 1536 Morden Rd. ; (250) 754-2873
  • Cedar Community Secondary ; 1640 MacMillan Road ; (250)722-2414

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