Welcome to College Heights!
As the name suggests, College Heights is perched on a magnificent Ridge, just above Vancouver Island University College (VIU). From here you can peer down onto Nanaimo, with stunning views of the Georgia Strait and the white-capped mainland mountains.
The larger homes that grace College Heights are often situated on steeper lots, with interesting terraced yards & decks. They manage to maintain an urban feel while still being close all amenities. Just minutes from downtown, and of course, the university, this area also boasts Westwood Lake, a jewel of a park that has it all; sparkling clear waters to swim, fish and kayak in, short and long lakeside pathways where you can hike or bike to glorious views of the lake and Mt. Benson, and of course a fabulous beach area where kids can play while you work on your tan.
Colliery Dams are just a stone's throw away, also boasting beaches and lakes to cool off in. This area too, has great biking and hiking trails. Morrell Sanctuary and Buttertubs Marsh are yet two more wonderful areas where you can stretch your legs and breath in the smells and sights of nature.
Need something more challenging? A short car ride away, and you can take a rope ladder down to majestic Ammonite Falls, hike up to the magnificent massive crack in the Earth called The Abyss, or really give yourself a workout, and head to the top of Mt. Benson.
Refresh yourself after in one of the area's many and varied watering holes, including the neighbourhood's Jinglepot Pub and Millstone Winery. Or purchase apples at the Westwood Orchard and make your own cider! Hungry? The area has many restaurants, including Baby Salsa, Gateway to India, Hot Chai, and of course the Discovery Room at VIU.
Take home apples from Westwood Orchards
IClimb to the top of Mt. Benson
Bayview Elementary- 140 View Street, -Kindergarten to Grade 7
Fairview Community - 205 Howard Ave. - Kindergarten to Grade 7
Georgia Avenue Community - 625 Georgia Ave. -Kindergarten to Grade 7
Park Avenue Community - 395 Eighth St.- Kindergarten to Grade 7
Nanaimo Christian School - 198 Holland Rd - Kindergarten to Grade 12
Career Technical Centre - 355 Wakesiah Avenue
John Barsby Community - 550 7th St.
Learn@Home 8-12 - 355 Wakesiah Avenue
Nanaimo District Secondary - 355 Wakesiah Ave. -Grades 8 to 12
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