The area of Uplands is well-known for its beautiful views, including sights of Long Lake, Mount Benson and the nearby ocean. Uplands Drive is a major residential road that starts at the end of Departure Bay Road and curves northwest past the Nanaimo North Town Centre. This area is popular with professionals and families for its standard house styles and easy access to local parks, most notably the natural area of Linley Valley and the new Oliver Woods Community Centre. Properties in the Uplands area are mainly residential, with many properties including large lot sizes due to the hillside landscape.
Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park
This wilderness park features many trails that lead through varied terrain, from valleys to rocky hills. Located between Departure and Hammond Bay, the city manages only a portion of this parkland so it’s best to stick to the designated trails.
Long Lake is a very popular place for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and general boating. During the summer months you will find the lake abuzz with activity. The shore is lined with stunning homes, many of which feature their own private docks.
Loudon Park and Trail
This park is a popular spot for swimming and water sports, located alongside Long Lake.
This neighbourhood park features a playground and an open grass area.