Old City Quarter, Nanaimo Harbour

Living in Old City Quarter

The Old City Quarter area is a neighborhood that features a mix of shops, cafes, and businesses located in historic buildings dating back to the late 1800s. As one of the key heritage areas of the city, it is a wonderful place for history buffs to visit and serves to add a charming note to the downtown core.

Some of the most popular features of the Old City Quarter include:

  • Nanaimo Waterfront Promenade
  • Maffeo Sutton Park
  • Nanaimo museum
  • The Bastion
  • Port Theatre

Home Styles

In this area of the city, you will find an array of buildings ranging from the late 1800s to newly built condominiums and properties. The area has managed to keep its original character charm even with the new builds, which makes it attractive for those preferring an older-style home.

Old City Quarters is one of the areas in Nanaimo that offers the most amenities within a short distance as well as great access to the city transit system – making it an ideal area to live for the individual that is without transportation vehicle.


With some of the most amazing ocean views in the city accompanied by the close proximity to all amenities of the downtown core, the Old City Quarter is a popular area for families, young professionals, and businesses alike to settle.

Some of the most notable views in the area include that of Newcastle- and Protection Island, both of which are only short boat rides away from the beautiful Nanaimo Harbour, and where many nature lovers enjoy taking their kayaks in the warmer months.

One of the most noted parks in the area is Maffeo Sutton Park, where you will find a newly updated playground for the younger family members, as well as many popular events held in the “Folk Fest” area of the park.

If you feel like Old City Quarter is the place for you and your family to settle down, check out the homes for sale in this fantastic area below or give us a call and ask for the Scott Parker Team at 250-751-1223 or email [email protected]

Schools near Old City Quarter

French Immersion:

For more information on schools in the area go to www.sd68.bc.ca