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 60, Nanaimo

$339,900

1572 Seabird Rd 60, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,448 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 903492

460 Realty Inc. (LD)

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1310 Spruston Rd 21, Nanaimo

$410,000

1310 Spruston Rd 21, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,248 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 902661

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Pkvl)

2540 Elk Trails Way, Nanaimo

$1,599,999

2540 Elk Trails Way, Nanaimo

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,552 SqFt 216,929 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 901794

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

1350 Timberlands Rd 20, Nanaimo

$179,000

1350 Timberlands Rd 20, Nanaimo

1 Bed 1 Bath 408 SqFt 2,614 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 901789

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Pkvl)

2085 Midora Rd, Nanaimo

$1,200,000

↑ $100,000

2085 Midora Rd, Nanaimo

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 718,740 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 901419

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

1560 Shaldor Pl, Nanaimo

$1,349,000

1560 Shaldor Pl, Nanaimo

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,054 SqFt 23,523 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 901621

RE/MAX of Nanaimo - Mac Real Estate Group

635 Church St, Nanaimo

$624,700

↓ $25,000

635 Church St, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,323 SqFt 12,197 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 901483

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

2510 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

$999,900

2510 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,176 SqFt 39,204 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 900362

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

2129 Minto Ave, Nanaimo

$749,000

2129 Minto Ave, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 954 SqFt 8,712 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 897526

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Pkvl)

1572 Seabird Rd 28, Cassidy

$349,900

1572 Seabird Rd 28, Cassidy

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,506 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 897896

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

1515 Sontera Rd, Nanaimo

$1,447,400

↓ $116,324

1515 Sontera Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 5 Baths 3,604 SqFt 111,950 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 896440

eXp Realty

47 River Terr, Nanaimo

$1,396,000

↓ $103,000

47 River Terr, Nanaimo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,000 SqFt 27,879 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 895542

eXp Realty



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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