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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3010 Frost Rd, Nanaimo

$499,000

3010 Frost Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 3,108 SqFt 35,720 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 922168

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

1310 Spruston Rd 1, Nanaimo

$179,900

1310 Spruston Rd 1, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 821 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 921877

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty LD

3560 Hallberg Rd 93, Nanaimo

$239,900

3560 Hallberg Rd 93, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,034 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 921442

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

1100 Spruston Rd, Nanaimo

$1,970,000

1100 Spruston Rd, Nanaimo

1 Bed 1 Bath 1,100 SqFt 2,647,142 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 920974

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

1572 Seabird Rd 50, Nanaimo

$235,000

1572 Seabird Rd 50, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,145 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 920127

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

1554 Hill Ave, Nanaimo

$1,175,000

1554 Hill Ave, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,340 SqFt 20,038 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 920171

RE/MAX of Nanaimo - Mac Real Estate Group

2510 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

$899,900

2510 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,176 SqFt 39,204 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 919818

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

3560 Hallberg Rd 60, Nanaimo

$249,900

3560 Hallberg Rd 60, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,326 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 918287

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

1572 Seabird Rd 60, Nanaimo

$449,900

↓ $20,000

1572 Seabird Rd 60, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,660 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 919173

eXp Realty

1085 Limberlost Rd, Nanaimo

$1,475,000

1085 Limberlost Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,648 SqFt 217,800 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 919044

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

2335 Godfrey Rd, Nanaimo

$849,999

↓ $49,901

2335 Godfrey Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 2 Baths 2,462 SqFt 167,271 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 918863

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

3365 Hallberg Rd, Nanaimo

$1,999,900

3365 Hallberg Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,040 SqFt 729,195 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 916724

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty LD



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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