Tofino, British Columbia

Vancouver Island, located off of Canada’s Pacific Coast and situated north of Seattle, is known for its mild climate, outdoor lifestyle, breathtaking scenery, and thriving arts communities. On Vancouver Island’s southern tip lies Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. With its boat-lined Inner Harbour, neo-baroque Parliament Buildings, grand Fairmont Empress Hotel and English-style gardens, this city is popular with both tourists and homebuyers. With abundant parkland, Vancouver Island is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and camping. The island’s rugged west coast is also well-known for outdoor activities such as surfing and kayaking.

Central Vancouver Island

Stretching along the sheltered east coast of Vancouver Island, the Central Island offers visitors glorious parks, sandy beaches, warm ocean temperatures, tranquil lakes, exceptional golf courses, and fabulous fresh and salt water fishing.

Central Island features Vancouver Island’s second largest city, Nanaimo. A fun-filled and energetic city, Nanaimo is known for its commercial success and lovely harbour. The word “Nanaimo” is derived from the Coast Salish word “Sney-Ny-Mous” which means “meeting place.” Famous for its varied landscapes and more than 24 outdoor parks, Nanaimo boasts one of the most beautiful waterfronts in Canada.

Nanaimo is also the mid-island transportation hub to and from the British Columbia mainland. BC Ferries has daily sailings from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver on the Mainland) and Duke Point to Tsawwassen on the lower British Columbia mainland. This makes Nanaimo easy to travel to, and a great central location to set up base for tours of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

The new Island Highway (Highway 19) hugs the coast from Nanaimo up to Fanny Bay, the northernmost point of Central Island. It’s always a visual treat to look across the Strait of Georgia at landmarks on the mainland and enjoy the miles of scenic, sandy beaches.

North of Nanaimo and just off Highway 19 is the protected harbour of Nanoose Bay. The local marinas, one as large as 400 berths, are a destination for visitors throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the world. The Nanoose Bay area is a vacationer’s paradise, offering a wealth of activities including sailing, windsurfing, fishing, tennis, diving, hiking, canoeing, and much more.

Oceanside

Exiting off Highway 19 onto the Oceanside Route Highway 19A takes you through seaside communities with homegrown hospitality and an abundance of activities and accommodation to choose from. Parksville marks the beginning of Oceanside country with the focus on the outstanding waterfront. When the tide is low, vast stretches of sand beckon to sandcastle builders and beachcombers. As the tide comes in, the water is warmed by the hot sand and is perfect for swimming. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, just south of Parksville, features a fine 2 km sandy beach, wooded stands with great nature trails and birdwatching opportunities. Arts and crafts in the Parksville area are world-renowned and feature a diverse selection of paintings, pottery, and jewelry. Feel free to relax in the sun, play in the water, stroll along the shoreline and play a round of golf. Parksville has something to please everyone.

From Parksville you can head west along Highways 4 and 4A through the pastoral Coombs area toward Port Alberni (Pacific Rim). Coombs old-fashioned country stores are scattered around Coombs Emporium and Frontier Town. The small stores sell crafts, knickknacks and many antiques. Don’t miss the grass-covered roof of the old market that is home to several grazing goats!

Island hoppers can also enjoy Gabriola Island, accessed from Nanaimo by BC Ferries. The island is partly residential but also holds large expanses of forest with abundant wildlife. Long stretches of unspoiled coastline can be explored.

Nanaimo & area communities to explore

Cassidy Coombs Errington Gabriola Island Lantzville Nanaimo Nanoose Bay Parksville Qualicum Beach Traveling to different island climates and natural settings of Vancouver Island is one of the pleasures for visitors to the Central Island region. Shop, eat and sleep in style while exploring a historic harbour city of Victoria. Dine at Canada’s only floating pub and restaurant on Protection Island. Hurtle down forested mountain bike trails. Canoe across placid blue lakes. Smile at the delightful sight of goats on the grass-covered roof of a country market in Coombs.

Nanaimo

Nanaimo

Nanaimo, the Island’s second largest city, has evolved into a lively urban centre with its smartly restored downtown and walkable harbor front.

Many visitors arrive in Nanaimo via its ferry terminals, floatplane services, cruise ship terminal and revitalized airport. Great hiking and cycling trails, kayaking and boating opportunities, ziplines and even a bungy jump zone are within walking distance of downtown. Explore the Old City Quarter before catching a passenger ferry to Protection Island for a pint at Canada’s only floating pub and restaurant. While you wait for your meal, the kids can even fish through the floor of the restaurant.

Outdoor pursuits are available wherever you’re based on the island. Milner Gardens and Woodland is one of Vancouver Island’s favorite public gardens. Scuba divers can explore artificial reefs in Nanaimo’s harbour. Meet locals and their canine companions on beachside promenades. Golfers can roam between 19 courses in the region while their non-golfing partners opt for whatever pleases them: shopping, culinary tours, birdwatching and kid-friendly outings to wildlife and barnyard petting zoos.

Southern Vancouver Island

The South Island includes the pastoral Saanich peninsula and a rugged southwest coastline framed by postcard views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the towering peaks of Washington State’s Olympic Mountain range. With so many must-see attractions, it’s tempting to settle into comfortable lodgings in the city of Victoria (British Columbia’s capital, “the City of Gardens”) and explore this end of the Island at leisure by car or on foot.

Steeped in rich history, the city of Victoria combines old-world charm with new-world experiences. Picturesque 19th century heritage buildings house galleries, boutique shops, cocktail lounges and brewpubs. The year-round events calendar is marked by diverse festivals and a pulsating live-music scene. Victoria has an extraordinary assortment of cuisine, ranging from elegant fine dining to casual bistros, waterfront pubs and gourmet food trucks. Local chefs capitalize on an abundance of Island meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. And drink menus invariably include outstanding locally made wines, ciders, beers and spirits. Pick up the Craft Beer Map from a Visitor Centre to plot a tour of the city’s many taphouses and regional breweries.

From international destinations such as the national historic site of Butchart Gardens to hidden gems like Canada’s oldest Chinatown, your days in the region can be as busy or relaxed as you want. Marvel at the Royal British Columbia Museum’s natural history, First Nations and pioneer exhibits. Shop downtown or visit seaside neighborhoods like Oak Bay and Estevan Village to experience a British High Street experience with a modern twist of style and culinary expertise.

Many visitors unpack at once to wander the city at their own leisure. Other visitors balance the urban pleasures with daytrip excursions. Head north into Saanich for a roadtrip tour of farms and wineries, stopping for a waterside lunch in Brentwood Bay, a visit to one of Canada’s most beloved public gardens or a tour of Sidney’s many book stores and unique boutiques.

The South Island invites spontaneity and unplanned agendas. Although it’s the most populous area on Vancouver Island, it’s still quiet enough to attract residents who treasure peace, serenity and all kinds of holistic opportunities to stay fit and healthy. There are also numerous parks, easy-access beaches, recreation facilities, yoga studios and two of Canada’s best family hiking and biking routes, the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails, available for visitors to enjoy.

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295 Boardwalk Blvd, ucluelet, British Columbia

295 Boardwalk Blvd

Ucluelet, British Columbia

This is a rare opportunity to own a waterfront lot with a cottage that permits nightly rental and give you the ability to construct a second cottage which could house 2 units making this a three unit property. A caretaker unit is also permitted within the zoning. The property is very private with its own stairs and mezzanine to the beach. There is ample parking for your whole family. The cabin features 3 levels with hardwood and tile floors, two sleeping areas, two bathrooms, Jacuzzi in the master. When you finish exploring all this area has to offer relax and watch the eagles and herons fly around from any of the several sitting areas and hot tub. Five minute walk to Terrace Beach, Little Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail. Information package available. (id:31311)

883 sqft

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$599,000
1604 Holly Cres, ucluelet, British Columbia

1604 Holly Cres

Ucluelet, British Columbia

You can't get any more central than this great family home for sale in Ucluelet. This large family home includes many recent interior updates. The home boasts five bedrooms and two bathrooms, one bathroom is newly renovated. The lovely large living room has a vaulted ceiling and large windows, new catalytic wood stove with WETT inspection. There is a new kitchen and dining area, new laundry room all on the main floor. The new kitchen includes a Bosch induction cooktop, Dacor double wall oven, Leibherr fridge and two dishwashers. The downstairs is well suited to a secondary suite with the ability for each home to have a separate garage, entrance and laundry if desired. The large yard has been fenced for privacy and for family activities. Great location close to all town amenities and walking distance to just about everywhere in town. If you are considering a home-based business the L shaped garage has windows and two bay doors. Call for more information or to arrange a showing. (id:31311)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2298 sqft

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$219,500
499 Orca Cres, ucluelet, British Columbia

499 Orca Cres

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Brand new mobile home for sale in the Whispering Pines Park in beautiful Ucluelet. This new 2-bedroom home provides affordable living in a great location and could be your starter home or personal getaway. The two bedrooms are separated by the living space. Master bedroom includes ensuite with large tub and walk in closet. The open plan kitchen and living area is great for entertaining. High efficiency electric furnace to keep you cozy in winter. If you are looking for affordable housing in Ucluelet, this is it. Bank financing available. Price is plus GST. (id:31311)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 840 sqft

RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty (Uclet)

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$229,500
405 Humpback Pl, ucluelet, British Columbia

405 Humpback Pl

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Brand new mobile home for sale in the Whispering Pines Park in beautiful Ucluelet. This new 2-bedroom home provides affordable living in a great location and could be your starter home or personal getaway. The two bedrooms are separated by the bathroom providing a nice sound barrier. The open plan kitchen and living area is great for entertaining and the bay window will allow plenty of natural light into your space. High efficiency electric furnace to keep you cozy in winter. If you are looking for affordable housing in Ucluelet, this is it. Bank financing available. Price is plus GST. (id:31311)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 924 sqft

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$451,000
602 ALBERTO Rd, tofino, British Columbia

602 Alberto Rd

Tofino, British Columbia

Vacant land. Previously cleared, .21 acre lot centrally located minutes walking distance to downtown Tofino/school. Perched up high on a hill, this lot is out of the tsunami zone. Located at the end of a quiet family oriented street, with houses on one side and a park on the other side. This pie shaped lot opens up as you go up the hill, the highest point of the lot will have great potential for views of the inlet and surrounding mountains. Services to the lot line. R1 zoning allows for a single family home with a secondary suite, if developed as such, this property can be compliant for vacation rental use. This is one of the very few building lots available for sale in Tofino, don't miss out on this opportunity to build your Tofino dream home! (id:31311)

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$515,000
904 1971 Harbour Dr, ucluelet, British Columbia

904 1971 Harbour Dr

Ucluelet, British Columbia

This lovely 1050 square foot condominium looks out over the beautiful bright Boat Basin in Ucluelet. It features two bedrooms and two full ensuite bathrooms both with soaker tub/showers. The kitchen, dining and living room are open concept. Just some of the features of this suite are upgraded cork floors, new light fixtures, terra cotta tiles, vaulted ceiling in the living room and nine-foot ceilings everywhere else, a cozy gas fireplace and two sundecks. The unit comes beautifully furnished and equipped and has a full appliance package including a stacking washer/dryer in the storage/utility room. The resort is located on a connected drive to island in the Ucluelet Inlet with a small beach to easily get to the waters of the ten KM long inlet via kayak, stand-up paddle board, etc. There is also an excellent new restaurant on site! The unit can be used as a vacation rental through the onsite rental program, as your vacation home or your full-time residence. (id:31311)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1050 sqft

460 Realty

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$199,000
6 1920 Lyche Rd, ucluelet, British Columbia

6 1920 Lyche Rd

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Exciting opportunity to own a finished commercial space adjacent to Ucluelet's boat basin. The space Is currently used by a fitness studio but the options are almost endless here. Commercial zoned for uses such as office space, retail, art gallery, cafe/bistro, personal services, daycare and more. The unit is just under 900 sq ft, has a finished 2 piece bathroom, front desk area and storage room. Inquire today for more information on this great opportunity. (id:31311)

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$1,100,000
711 Rainforest Dr, ucluelet, British Columbia

711 Rainforest Dr

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Bed & Breakfast house for sale in Ucluelet. One of the most energy efficient homes in Ucluelet built from floor to ceiling with ICF foam and concrete walls. This house is located in Rainforest Estates on just over half an acre of land. Each of the three B & B suites have private entrances, full bathrooms, and outside seating. The B & B suites are all located on the main floor of the house with a service hallway & laundry room accessible from the main entryway. Upstairs you will find a spacious open floor plan with a large gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms & two bathrooms. The forest views from all around including the bay window and private hot tub are a must see. The master bedroom has an ensuite with a vintage soaker tub. The community footpaths all around providing quick connections by foot to central town, the Wild Pacific Trail, community center, schools and more. Please inquire for an information package. (id:31311)

6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom

RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty (Uclet)

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$2,377,000
1027 Jensens Bay Rd, tofino, British Columbia

1027 Jensens Bay Rd

Tofino, British Columbia

For more information, see Multimedia/Brochure below. Beautiful oceanfront 2400 sqft home with a view & 240 ft of waterfront. Located in the quiet neighborhood of Jensen's Bay, this home is situated overlooking the bay with spectacular vistas featuring majestic Meares Island and waterways of nearby Tofino. Expect to see ocean and shoreline wildlife, including bears, eagles, and many other species while enjoying your BBQ on the luxurious wrap around sundeck. Liberal use of glass on the decks enhances the panoramic view. Equally stunning from within the home with its unique vaulted ceiling & expansive windows. This west coast designed home, consists of 3 bedrooms, including a gorgeous large master bedroom which boasts its own deck overlooking the bay, and two queen sized bedrooms on the main floor. Open concept kitchen and living room make for an entertainers delight. Downstairs features a completely self sustained legal suite, large laundry area with spare room potential, & garage. (id:31311)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2419 sqft

Stratten Gates Real Estate Ltd.

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$929,900
325 Peterson Dr, tofino, British Columbia

325 Peterson Dr

Tofino, British Columbia

For more information, see Multimedia/Brochure below. Lovely family home in Tofino. This home offers main upstairs which includes, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, living room. Downstairs you will find a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom full suite/mortgage helper. Large double bay garage, paved driveway with room for an RV. Beautiful views of Meares Island, and only minutes walk to the beach or downtown. New roof and skylights this year. (id:31311)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Stratten Gates Real Estate Ltd.

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$1,250,000
1126 FELLOWSHIP Dr, tofino, British Columbia

1126 Fellowship Dr

Tofino, British Columbia

Gorgeous custom-designed west coast rancher on almost a half acre of forested property. Two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1320 sq.ft. located in a quiet neighbourhood outside of town and only a short walk to the beach. Open concept main living area is bright with ample windows, full of character with the post and beam work. Hot tub for those wet coast days, ample deck for taking in the sun, and a low maintenance landscaped yard. Cozy cabin for long term caretaker rental. Room for a greenhouse and garden. Quiet neighbourhood. (id:31311)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1320 sqft

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$649,900
6 625 Hellesen Dr, tofino, British Columbia

6 625 Hellesen Dr

Tofino, British Columbia

3 bed 3 bath 1426 sf unit in Sea Otter Place, built in 2017 but in brand new condition. Great location, corner unit farthest from the entrance. South facing, bright & sunny main level hosts an open concept kitchen/dining living area, w/2 piece bath, storage room, & direct access to a private rear patio, enjoy your coffee while taking in morning sun surrounded by natural rainforest. Second floor offers a spacious master bedroom, w/his & her closets & a deluxe ensuite w/quartz countertops, heated tile floors, dual sinks and large shower, also on the 2nd floor are 2 more bedrooms & a full bath. Deluxe finishing's include a gourmet kitchen w /quartz countertops & stainless steel appliances, heat pump system that both heats & cools & a cozy electric fireplace. Outdoor storage & parking for 2 cars right in front of the unit. Central location, just minutes walking distance to multiple beaches, and amenities. Perfect family /starter home /vacation property. Short term rentals prohibited (id:31311)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1450 sqft

RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty (Tfno)

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