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 

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

  • 15 clinics 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 options for enhanced practice opportunities

  • Diversity of schools including private, public and French immersion, community colleges, and university

  • Affordable real estate, low traffic and a community full of opportunities for family fun and social engagement

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

For more information on Nanaimo visit the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce! 

Nanaimo Business Resource & Relocation Guide

Email or visit their Website 


Real Estate & Professional Services

Nanaimo boasts a stable real estate market with affordable housing options and beautiful historic or newly developed neighborhoods. 

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. 


Education

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 Immersion

College: Sprott Shaw College, Discovery Community 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

Things Nanaimo


Farmer's Markets

Nanaimo Markets

Island Roots Winter Farmer's Market

Indoors @ Pleasant Valley Hall; Wednesdays 3-6pm


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 call (250) 591-1200.