Ralph Kirby Realtor®   Qualicum Beach;

Parksville;  Nanaimo; Protection Island 

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I have Lived on Protection Island for 15 years.

This is a wonderful community ; I love it here and you may to.

It has a rural feeling, and being an island, there is a comradery you seldomn find.

Just 10 minutes to downtown Nanaimo and from there, a 20 minute float plane ride to downtown Vancouver.

West Jet now flies daily direct from Calgary to Nanaimo.


Come and take a look.  Be inspired.

Deal with an agent who has lived here for 15 years.  Call me.


There are  videos and links below the  properties on Protection Island listed for sale.


Note that all properties have Nanaimo City water and sewer and high speed internet.


Come for a visit.


Take time to wander through Francois' Blog.

These pictures will give you a view of the characters and events of Protection Island.

What a wonderful community.


https://jijifrancois.blogspot.ca/

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 (Several videos are at the bottom of this page, enjoy!)

Protection Island

Protection Island Oceanfront and Inside

Oceanfront homes and inside lot homes that back onto parkland
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Main Photo: 86 PIRATES LANE in Nanaimo: House for sale : MLS®# X4476828
$897,000
Single Family
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
X4476828
Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
2700 Sq Ft Rustic Modern Home On Large, Private Waterfront Property On Protection Island. Unparalleled Views Of Georgia Straight, Newcastle And Gabriola Island. Main Floor Has 3 Large Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Spectacular Vaulted Great Room, And Entrance Way With A... More details
Listed by ICI SOURCE REAL ASSET SERVICES INC.
Main Photo: 192 CAPTAIN MORGANS BLVD in PROTECTION ISLAND: House for sale : MLS®# 465723
$869,900
Single Family
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
465723
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure3,594 sq. ft.
Gorgeous Walk on Oceanfront home with large guest suite! Panoramic ocean & mountain views welcome you from this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home on Protection Island! You'll be mesmerized by this island paradise as you watch ferries, sailboats & delight in the abundant... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
Main Photo: 19 CAPTAIN KIDDS TERRACE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 464659
$475,000
Single Family
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
464659
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
3
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure1,272 sq. ft.
This amazing island home was architecturally designed & built to a Leed Platinum designation. From the birch panel walls to the solid maple floors, all the finishings exude quality & warmth. Arriving through the custom made cedar gate, you enter into the great room to... More details
Listed by Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
Main Photo: 44 CAPTAIN MORGANS BLVD in PROTECTION ISLAND: House for sale : MLS®# 469237
$459,000
Single Family
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
469237
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure1,542 sq. ft.
This beautiful home in the forest, is situated in one of the quietest areas of Protection Island. The gently sloped lot has sunlight filtering through the trees, & beach accesses are a short stroll away. Walk up the front steps to the wide covered porch, & step inside... More details
Listed by Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
Main Photo: 190 COLVILLETON TRAIL in PROTECTION ISLAND: Vacant Land for sale : MLS®# 468114
$189,900
Vacant Land
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
468114
Here's an opportunity to build your Island dream home on one of the most unique islands in Canada. This lot is on a quiet road with lots of sun (South-West exposure). It's perfectly situated to capture a panoramic ocean/city view of Nanaimo from the 2nd floor of any new... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)
Main Photo: 85 PIRATES LANE in NANAIMO: Vacant Land for sale : MLS®# 468355
$164,900
Vacant Land
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
468355
This property faces south, directly across from a beach access trail, and is one of the largest interior lots on Protection Island. A great location to build your vacation home or permanent residence. Protection island is a short ferry ride from Nanaimo and home to a... More details
Listed by Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)
Main Photo: 27 CAPTAIN MORGANS BLVD in PROTECTION ISLAND: Vacant Land for sale : MLS®# 468668
$149,900
Vacant Land
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
468668
Video and sound bite is attached to the listing for virtual viewing. Zoned R3, this fantastic building lot is in one of Protection Islands quietest corners. Ultra private, with a flat building spot on a level lot, just a perfect rise above the road, enough so that no... More details
Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
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Comments on living on Protection Island:


The ferry will be crowded in the summer, but not so much in the winter

-          Cats and dogs will lie in the middle of the road in the summer as will snakes, so watch for them

-          Dogs should be leashed when walking them

-          Kids will run amuck... and that is a good thing... exploring parks and beaches

-          Frogs will chirp – loudly - in the spring from every water hole

-          Bikes are de rigueur as an island transportation method, then golf carts, which need to be licensed

-          The deliberately unpaved roads will develop potholes in the winter, but are groomed a few times per year by the city

-          The bikes, wheelbarrows, and the golf carts in the turnaround area are owned by islanders and not for public use

-          The Pub is open in the summer and the winter

-          There are no stores on the island, but if you occasionally run out of milk or eggs, that is what neighbours are for

-          There is no taxi service on the island, but most people who own vehicles will offer rides

-          We are part of the City of Nanaimo and pay city taxes to them and get building permits from them too

-          There is no garbage collection on the island – you haul it over, you haul it back

-          There is however a recycling service – picked up from your front yard – every two weeks

-          The Protection Island Lions Club collects bottles at various drop-off points around the island

-          There are private barge services to and from the island

-         We can burn garden waste on Friday and Saturdays in April and October and a free verbal permit is required from the Nanaimo Fire Department

-          There is a museum at the south end of the island and an archive run by the Protection Island Cultural and Historical Society

-          There is the Protection Island Neighbourhood Association (formerly known as the Protection Island Ratepayers Association), which you can join

-          The island has a bathtub racing team – Spirit and Intent

-          The Community Garden is a place to cultivate plants and friendships

-          There are multiple bulletin boards around the island, where the usual stuff gets posted: stuff for sale, events, services offered, etc

-          The fire protection service is run by volunteers, but they are well trained and well equipped.  They meet every Tuesday night at the Fire Station and you can join them too

-          Mud Bay has a community dock, always in need of volunteers to help with maintenance, even if you don’t use it

-          We are a Neighbourhood Watch community, do your bit

-          The water on the island comes from Nanaimo, not from a well and is delicious

-          We have access to high-speed internet, phone service, cable and satellite TV and hydro

-          Septic systems need to be pumped about every 3 to 5 years (and filters cleaned at least annually) and can be considered a “step-system” of primary treatment on-site before being pumped out to a line and then over to Nanaimo for secondary treatment (yes it is complicated)

-          All beaches are public and there are designated paths to and from the beach, some are marked

-          There is drop in volleyball on Sunday afternoons in Pirates Park

-          There is yoga on Wednesday afternoon and evening at Beacon House

-          There is an annual ProIsle 360 race around this island – in July – in manual or wind operated small water vehicles (and you can swim too)

-          There is an annual garden tour – usually in June

-          There is a lantern festival – usually in April

-          There is a annual Polar Bear swim – on New Year’s Day – from the beach at the south end – near the ramp

-          There are lots of events at Beacon House – Bathtub race day, New Year’s day, games night, yoga, photo shows, craft fairs, etc

-          There is the occasional house concert, art show, etc.

-          We have talent galore on the island from musicians, authors, woodworkers, artists, potters, builders, rock climbers, gardeners, etc.

-          Mail is delivered daily, except weekends and holidays and you can get a box in one of the banks of mailboxes near your house.  Large parcel pick up is in Nanaimo (new location at 140  Terminal Ave)

      I could go on and on... just ask a neighbour or post a question on ProIsle

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