Community between Nanaimo and Parksville and close to the famous Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park with endless trails, amazing camping and spectacular ocean beaches and views. Nanoose Bay is named after a First Nations band. The Schooner Cove Marina has approximately 400 berths and is a proud destination for many boaters throughout the Pacific Northwest. If you are adventuresome, check out the Ghost Town of Red Gap which was the site of the Straits Lumber Mill from 1912 to 1942. Today beautiful homes,a lush golf course and vibrant community enjoy the scenic and natural beauty of this special community. Any hunger or thirst can be quickly satisfied at the Rocking Horse Pub just be sure to arrive early on Roast Beef day!