Protection Island Real Estate

Protection Island is a rare and beautiful kind of place; it's rare because it's a little island right in the city's harbour, with no bridge leading to it. Imagine the result: a typical Georgia Strait island with tall forests and sandstone tidepools - waterfront homes, many of them quite affordable - only a 5-10 minute boat ride from downtown!

The catch? Access is by boat only. If that sounds totally awesome to you, then I'm really happy to tell you about Protection Island. I spent two amazing years on the Island, and would love to help you buy or sell a home there. Contact me or view Protection Island homes for sale below.

Kids running on the beach, Protection IslandIt's an extremely rare downtown waterfront property situation. Even though the island is "downtown", most areas are very quiet, the city noise being dulled by the thick forest that still covers most of the island. But you can take your canoe, skiff, kayak, yacht, or sailboat right into the downtown marina at any time. The crossing only takes ten or fifteen minutes for a kayak, and five minutes for a power boat. But you don't need a boat; the passenger ferry takes just ten minutes and it runs hourly.

Family oriented: This is very much a Gulf Island, which means that alongside the retirees and their fancy boats, there are also lots of young families. School-day ferry passage for the local kids is funded by the school board, and the island's floating pub also has a restaurant area for families. The island is a wonderful place for kids to grow up.

Protection Island Properties for Sale

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Waterfront Home With Private Dock And Detached ...

Photo of Listing #440698

$985,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.45 Acres
  • 1,870 ft²

Single Family

141 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #440698

Waterfront Home With Private Dock And Detached Workshop. Custom Built "post And Beam" Home Faces West With Views Of The Ocean, City And Mountains. Open Concept Great Room With Vaulted Ceilings, Full Height Windows And Skylights. Douglas Fir Finishings, Mapl...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Walk-on Waterfront Home With Private 2-bedroom ...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #437595

$899,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.3 Acres
  • 4,035 ft²

Single Family

192 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #437595

Walk-on Waterfront Home With Private 2-bedroom Suite. Faces East With Spectacular Views Of The The Ocean, Mountains And Gabriola Island. Open-concept Kitchen And Great Room With Wood Burning Stove. Upstairs Are 2 Large Bedrooms Each With An Ensuite. Private...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

South-facing Waterfront Home With Beautiful Oce...

Photo of Listing #442997

$745,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.39 Acres
  • 2,236 ft²

Single Family

220 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #442997

South-facing Waterfront Home With Beautiful Ocean Views, Easy Beach Access And Well-maintained Gardens. Covered Deck And Stone Patio Overlook Beach. Private Terrace Below Has Solid Retaining Wall And Launch Pad For Kayaks. Large Yard Includes Shade Trees, F...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Panoramic Ocean View From This South-facing Wat...

Photo of Listing #442995

$680,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.27 Acres
  • 964 ft²

Single Family

208 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #442995

Panoramic Ocean View From This South-facing Waterfront Property. Large Deck Overlooks Ocean With Gabriola And Jack Point In Background. Easy Beach Access Via Well-built Stone Steps And Retaining Wall. Lush Greenery Offers Privacy From The Road And Neighbour...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Enjoy Spectacular Sunrises And Sunsets From Thi...

Photo of Listing #433372

$585,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.35 Acres
  • 638 ft²

Single Family

204 Colvilleton Trail, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #433372

Enjoy Spectacular Sunrises And Sunsets From This Beautiful Waterfront Property. This Well-maintained Modest Home Has A Bright Kitchen With Views Of The Harbour And Mountains. The Cozy Living Room Has A Wood Burning Stove And Offers Views Of Gabriola Island....

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Extremely Rare South West Facing Waterfront Lot...

Photo of Listing #436130

$525,000 Active

  • 0.48 Acres

Lots/Acreage

161 Colvilleton Trail, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #436130

Extremely Rare South West Facing Waterfront Lot! If You Have Been Waiting To Build Your Dream House On Ocean Front, & Love Sunshine- Here's Your Chance! Almost All Waterfront In Nanaimo Is North West Or North East Facing, So This Truly Is A Once In A Lifeti...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Fully Renovated, 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath Home That Is M...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #442343

$475,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,371 ft²

Single Family

128 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #442343

Fully Renovated, 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath Home That Is Move-in Ready! All New In 2017/18: Exterior & Interior Paint, Roof, Windows, Trims, Doors, Lighting, Baseboard Heaters, Dishwasher, W/d, Bathtub, Toilets, Faucets And Electric Fireplace Insert. Open Concept Kitc...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Ocean Front Property With Spectacular Ocean And...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #437701

$459,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.27 Acres
  • 500 ft²

Single Family

90 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #437701

Ocean Front Property With Spectacular Ocean And Mountain Views; Only 10 Minutes To Downtown Nanaimo. Cabin Is Connected To Nanaimo City Water And Sewer. High Speed Internet, Shaw Cable And Hydro. There Is A Fire Hydrant At The Edge Of The Lot. Large Lot (0....

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Here's A Fantastic Opportunity To Build Your Fu...

Photo of Listing #440024

$449,000 Active

  • 0.24 Acres

Lots/Acreage

212 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #440024

Here's A Fantastic Opportunity To Build Your Full Time Or Vacation Getaway Home On Beautiful Protection Island! This Waterfront Property Faces South East And Will Have Wonderful Sun Exposure For Most Of The Day. With Views Across To Gabriola Island You Will...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Inland Lot On Protection Island With Partially ...

Photo of Listing #445796

$160,000 Active

  • 0.22 Acres

Lots/Acreage

136 Pirates Lane, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #445796

Inland Lot On Protection Island With Partially Built Home. Foundation Poured (2018), Septic Tank And Water Line In Place (to Be Connected To City Sewer And Water). Building Plans For 2 Story Home Approved By City And Transferable Upon Purchase (453 Sqft Mai...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Partly Cleared And With Ocean View Potential, T...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #441326

$123,000 Active

  • 0.19 Acres

Lots/Acreage

115 Captain Morgans Blvd, Protection Island, BC

MLS® #441326

Partly Cleared And With Ocean View Potential, This Lot Is Located Opposite One Of Protection Island's Most Beautiful Waterfront Parks. From A Second Storey Home You'll Have Ocean Views And Enjoy Wonderful Sunrises. This Property Comes With A Very Useful Tar...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Gently Sloping Site With Parkland Beyond, Locat...

Photo of Listing #438616

$118,000 Active

  • 0.22 Acres

Lots/Acreage

83 Captain Morgans Blvd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438616

Gently Sloping Site With Parkland Beyond, Located On The East Side Of Protection Island In A Quiet Neighbourhood With Established Homes. This Rural Setting Is An Exciting Opportunity To Build Your Dream Home Or Holiday Cottage. Protection Island Has Limited...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Protection Island Homes

In the past few years, Protection Island real estate has become a very hot investment market. Yet the island's lifestyle is still coloured by those whose ancestors settled here, and nature-loving retirees, and hipster students with a passion for each morning's crossing by kayak, on their way to the university.

The home styles on the island are a hodge-podge of log homes, cottages, waterfront cabins, luxury homes, and crafty bungalows, scattered along the island's few (gravel) streets. The island is connected to the city's water supply, and has full power/hydro as well as phone and cable access.

Protection Island homes near the Gap separating the Island from Newcastle Island

Some views from Protection Island:

View of Nanaimo from Protection Island

View of Nanaimo across the harbour from Protection Island community docks.

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There are some great parks here. Most people who daytrip to the island will ride over on the ferry or in their own watercraft, park at the floating Dinghy Dock Pub, and then decide whether to visit the pub/restaurant before or after they walk around the island.

Spyglass Lookout park, Protection Island

You can walk to Newcastle Island from Protection Island at low tide! In fact, planning to visit Protection at the lowest tides is a great idea, especially if you want to enjoy sunny weather at the very north or very south ends of the island. Did I mention I once swam to Protection Island?

Protection Island Location

Access to the island is either via your own boat, or by a little passenger-only ferry that runs from the marina near Port Place Mall.

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