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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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2445 Godfrey Rd, Nanaimo

$2,249,000

2445 Godfrey Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,342 SqFt 903,870 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 965169

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty LD

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3449 Hallberg Rd 37, Nanaimo

$348,500

3449 Hallberg Rd 37, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 929 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 967201

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun)

New
1572 Seabird Rd 32, Cassidy

$289,900

1572 Seabird Rd 32, Cassidy

3 Beds 1 Bath 0 SqFt 3,921 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 966931

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

3449 Hallberg Rd 58, Cassidy

$109,900

↓ $5,100

3449 Hallberg Rd 58, Cassidy

2 Beds 1 Bath 694 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 964484

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty LD

3449 Hallberg Rd 46, Nanaimo

$249,900

3449 Hallberg Rd 46, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 956 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 963982

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty LD

1410 Spruston Rd, Nanaimo

$1,450,000

1410 Spruston Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 4 Baths 1,551 SqFt 41,818 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 964232

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

1170 Spruston Rd, Nanaimo

$949,900

1170 Spruston Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,169 SqFt 90,170 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 964386

460 Realty Inc. (LD)

1310 Spruston Rd 21, Nanaimo

$305,000

↓ $15,000

1310 Spruston Rd 21, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,248 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 964309

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Pkvl)

1280 Scotchtown Rd, Nanaimo

$1,499,000

1280 Scotchtown Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,269 SqFt 90,605 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 963850

eXp Realty

3495 Buffalo Trail, Nanaimo

$719,000

↓ $30,000

3495 Buffalo Trail, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,750 SqFt 23,523 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 963628

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

1850 Nanaimo River Rd, Nanaimo

$1,174,900

1850 Nanaimo River Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,294 SqFt 104,109 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 963106

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

2500 Myles Lake Rd, Nanaimo

$1,499,999

↓ $99,901

2500 Myles Lake Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,423 SqFt 219,978 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 961392

460 Realty Inc. (NA)



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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