Welcome to the old city!
The old city is a unique neighbourhood - unlike any other in Nanaimo. It houses the significant majority of the older homes and historical character in the city - a city that was one of the first established in the province in the 1800s. Most of the rest of Nanaimo was built in the post-war era, especially since the 1970s. Our neighbourhood is complex and diverse, with homes ranging from very low cost to highly desirable renovated heritage homes. Our residents value the character of the old city and feel a sense of stewardship towards its importance. NOCA is a not-for-profit association and is recognized by the City of Nanaimo as the neighbourhood association for the old city neighbourhood.