This neighbourhood between Diver Lake and the Nanaimo Parkway (Hwy 19) is quiet and convenient – less than a 15-minute drive to anywhere in the city. Most homes here are split-levels and ranchers built in subdivisions with lots of families.
Residents need not go far to reach countless restaurants, shops and services on Bowen Road and the Island Highway. Recreation is also close by. Diver Lake Park is within walking distance of many homes here and the beach at nearby Long Lake is a popular hangout in summer. For long-distance cyclists and joggers, the Parkway Trail is easily accessed at the northwest edge of the Diver Lake neighbourhood.
Coal Tyee Elementary
Forest Park Elementary
Uplands Park Elementary
Wellington Secondary School (jazz academy)
Parks & Recreation
Diver Lake Park – trails, BMX track, fitness circuit & playground
Long Lake – beach, canoe/kayak club & playground
Beban Park/Community Centre – indoor pool/fitness centre, sports fields, ice arena & programs
Parkway Trail – multiuse trail that runs alongside Nanaimo Pkwy (Hwy 19)
Shops & Services
Country Club Centre – Best Buy, Save On Foods
North Town Centre – Canadian Tire, Lowes, London Drugs
Bowen Rd. – restaurants, shops & services
Nanaimo North Medical Clinic
Library – Wellington branch
Hospital: 7 min.
Downtown: 14 min.
South end: 14 min.
North end: 11 min.
Vancouver Island University: 12 min.
Nanaimo Airport: 21 min.