Nanaimo Division of Family Practice

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Why Nanaimo?

"Living in Nanaimo provides a community of colleagues to work and play with and a natural landscape to explore." - Dr. Laura Barron

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(Image: Dr. ​Ryan Kurytnik and family) 

Living in Nanaimo you get the best of both worlds: a rural setting with all the amenities of city living. The best part is, compared to neighbouring cities, Nanaimo's real estate market remains reasonably stable and you can choose from waterfront, lakefront, or start a farm if you prefer. For a night out, Nanaimo boasts a variety of performing arts theatre options, the most popular being The Port Theatre which also hosts the Vancouver Island Symphony. 

Quick Snapshot of Nanaimo Community

  • Welcoming region of approx. 100, 000 residents (approx. 11% unattached)

  • Variety of practices to choose from will ensure YOU practice how you want YOU want

  • 14 clinics in town ranging from small, family-run to large complex care facilities

  • Addictions medicine, corrections, family planning, sports medicine, obstetrics, resident teaching/mentoring, community work, and more!

  • Your choice of private, public and French immersion schools, community colleges, and university in town

  • Affordable real estate, low mortgage rates to finally get the home and lifestyle you have been working for

  • ​Diverse population, nearly a quarter of new residents to Nanaimo are from outside of Canada

For more information on Nanaimo see the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce's Nanaimo Business Resource & Relocation Guide or contact them directly by t. 250.756.1191 or email or visit their website

Real Estate & Professional Services

Nanaimo has the ability to give you and your family not only the dream home but also lifestyle you have always been looking for. 

Please visit our  Core Loyalty Program page to setup a real estate tour, purchase or finance a vehicle, plan a family trip or more from trusted community partners supporting our local physicians and families. 

Contact us for assistance or a list of short-term rentals for your visit or relocation. 


Nanaimo has a mixture of schools for primary to university to choose from so you can ensure your child(ren) get the education that fits their learning best. 

Private: Aspengrove School 
Private Christian: Nanaimo Christian School 
Montessori: Four SeasonsDiscoverTrillium
Public: School District 68 - ElementarySecondary and French ImmersionCollege: Sprott Shaw College
University: Vancouver Island University  
University: University of Victoria  
*Just over an hour drive south of Nanaimo

Community Events

Look HERE for updated Community Events in Nanaimo!  

Other links with upcoming events:

Harbour Living

Thrive on the Island

The Port Theatre

Farmer's Markets

Island Roots Winter Farmer's Market

Indoors @ Pleasant Valley Hall; Wednesdays 3-6pm

Summer Farmer's Markets to start up again in Spring 2019!

Community Groups

Looking for things to do and people to meet? Follow these links to find groups in Nanaimo that are Free to join!

Meetups Nanaimo

Hiking Buddies

Fishing for Fun


Useful Links

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society & Immigration Welcome Centre  

Tourism Nanaimo

Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Ready to make the move? 

Contact us today, by email or t. 250.591.1200