Departure bay has some amazing oceanviews and some very high end homes the closer you get to the waterfront. There is a nice mix of old and new in Departure Bay and the location is great; close to Departure Bay ferry terminal, downtown Nanaimo with lots of access to grocery shopping and malls close-by. There are some beautiful parks in the area; access to Linley Valley which is one of Nanaimo’s hidden gems is in your backyard. In Linley Valley you will find acres of hiking trails with some spectacular viewpoints. Along with Linley Valley, Sugarloaf Mountain Park, and Departure Bay beach are two other hot spots in the area.
- Rock City Elementary – 3741 Departure Bay Road, (250) 758-2434
- Departure Bay Elementary – 3004 Departure Bay Road, (250) 758-6541
- Cilaire Elementary – 25 Cilaire Drive, (250) 758-7941
- Wellington Secondary – 3135 Mexicana Road, (250) 751-0126