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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1310 Spruston Rd 15, Nanaimo

$279,000

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 Single Family Detached MLS® # 910694

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

1350 Timberlands Rd 20, Nanaimo

$89,900

1350 Timberlands Rd 20, Nanaimo

1 Bed 1 Bath 391 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 910579

RE/MAX Generation - The Neal Estate Group

2271 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

$624,900

2271 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,954 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 910491

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)

3449 Hallberg Rd 57, Nanaimo

$249,900

↓ $20,000

3449 Hallberg Rd 57, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 791 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 909944

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty LD

2178 Godfrey Rd, Nanaimo

$799,000

↓ $20,000

2178 Godfrey Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,387 SqFt 9,148 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 909568

RE/MAX Generation

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

3449 Hallberg Rd 15, Nanaimo

$247,900

3449 Hallberg Rd 15, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 670 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 909351

RE/MAX Generation

1554 Hill Ave, Nanaimo

$1,275,000

1554 Hill Ave, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,340 SqFt 20,038 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 909048

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

2510 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

$949,900

2510 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,176 SqFt 39,204 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 908625

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)



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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