Nanaimo (Vancouver Island, V9R 5J6)
1. Chase River / Extension / Gallows Point Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
In November 1852 Peter Brown, a young Orkneyman employed as a shepherd in the Saanich area, was murdered by two Indians. One of them, a Cowichan, was soon captured.
2. Departure Bay Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
So named by J.D. Pemberton in 1852 because it was the site of an abandoned Indian village. During his survey Pemberton also spotted that here was a good exit for ships leaving Nanaimo harbour.
3. Harmac Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Harmac - After H.R. MacMillan (1885-1976), founder of the H.R. MacMillan Export Co. Ltd. (now part of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.), which in 1948 built the pulp mill here.
4. Nanaimo (City) / Dodd Narrows / Duke Point / Harewood / Holden Lake / Jack Point / Nanoose Harbour Your Host(s): Municipal Administration, Phone: (250) 754-4251 - Leave a Public Review
Dodd Narrows - After Captain Charles Dodd, who came to the Pacific coast in 1835 as second officer on the HBC'S steamboat Beaver, which he commanded from 1843 to 1852. Subsequently he became a Chief Factor in the Company's service.
5. Nanaimo Land District / Mount Benson / Hammond Bay Your Host(s): Municipal Administration, Phone: (250) 390-4111 - Leave a Public Review
After Dr. A.R. Benson, a physician in the service of the HBC between 1857 and 1862. Lieutenant Charles Wilson, RE, remembered Dr. Benson as 'a great character, never seen without a pipe in his mouth &
6. Newcastle Island Marine Park Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Newcastle Island - In 1853, very aware of the importance of the coal discovered in this area, the HBC officers surveying Nanaimo harbour named this island after Newcastle-upon-Tyne, proverbial for its exports of coal.
  7. Cameron Land District - Leave a Public Review
  8. Cedar Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  9. Cedar Land District - Leave a Public Review
  10. Cinnabar Valley Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  11. Cranberry Land District - Leave a Public Review
  12. Drumbeg Park - Leave a Public Review
  13. East Wellington Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  14. Extension Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  15. Hemer Park - Leave a Public Review
  16. Hudson Rocks Ecological Reserve - Leave a Public Review
  17. Morden Colliery Historic Park - Leave a Public Review
  18. Mountain Land District - Leave a Public Review
  19. Nanaimo River 2 - Leave a Public Review
  20. Nanaimo River 3 - Leave a Public Review
  21. Nanaimo River 4 - Leave a Public Review
  22. Nanaimo Town 1 - Leave a Public Review
  23. Newcastle - Leave a Public Review
  24. Petroglyph Park - Leave a Public Review
  25. South Wellington Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  26. Starks - Leave a Public Review
  27. Stockett - Leave a Public Review
  28. Wellington Land District - Leave a Public Review
29. Gabriola / Descanso Bay / Gabriola Island / Orlebar Point (Gabriola, 7km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Spanish for 'rest' or 'ease.' Galiano and Valdes left a record of how they came to give this name in June 1792 to this haven on Gabriola Island:
  30. Gabriola Island 5 (Gabriola, 7km) - Leave a Public Review
  31. Gabriola Sands Park (Gabriola, 7km) - Leave a Public Review
  32. Ma-Guala 6 (Gabriola, 7km) - Leave a Public Review
  33. Pirates Cove Marine Park (Gabriola, 7km) - Leave a Public Review
  34. Sandwell Park (Gabriola, 7km) - Leave a Public Review
  35. Wakes Cove Park (Gabriola, 7km) - Leave a Public Review
  36. Boat Harbour (Cassidy, 13km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
37. Cassidy / McKay Peak (Cassidy, 13km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
After Tom Cassidy, who arrived here frorn Iowa in 1878 and was soon joined by his wife. A son later took over the farm and worked it until most of the land was needed for the airport.
  38. Douglas Land District (Cassidy, 13km) - Leave a Public Review
  39. Arbutus Grove Park (Lantzville, 14km) - Leave a Public Review
  40. Jayem (Lantzville, 14km) - Leave a Public Review