Fairwinds Community Information

Fairwinds is central Vancouver Island's premiere, master-planned, oceanfront community with over 700 homes and home sites. Fairwinds real estate, whether it's single family, condos, or building lots, is often situated along higher points of land and rocky ridges offering panoramic, sweeping, natural vistas that take in the Pacific Ocean, nearby islands and the surrounding mountains. Homes can also offer spectacular golf course views. Fairwinds sold to Seacliff Properties in 2015. Immediate plans are renovate the Schooner Cove waterfront building site in order to offer an array of convenient shops and services. The intent is to have the building renovated and ready for occupancy by the Summer of 2016.

Photo of Fairwinds Real Estate 2This modern Fairwinds home is accentuated with natural wood finishing and rockery.

This community offers beautiful custom-built homes on undulating, rocky terrain supporting Arbutus and Garry oak trees along with an even drier micro-climate which together make this area so unique and desirable. Fairwinds is a community designed in harmony with the beauty of its surroundings. Owners can build their individually designed dream homes knowing the spirit of this treasured place is embraced through the community's registered building schemes.

Climate

The Fairwinds area has cool wet winters with 80 to 85% of the precipitation falling between October and April. The Nanoose peninsula is also surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides, resulting in less rain (about 33 inches annually) and warmer winter temperatures. Mean daily temperature range from 1 to 3°C (34 to 37°F) in January with cloud and rain from north Pacific air masses dominating the winter weather. This coastal region enjoys this significant climatic benefit from being in close proximirty to nearby Vancouver Island Mountains. As the strongest winds come in from the southwest, this region lies in the rainshadow of nearby Mt Arrowsmith and Mt Moriarty. Clouds heading in off the Pacific drop their moisture over Tofino, Ucluelet and Pt Alberni (ie. about 250 inches) , thereby giving this local microclimate a significantly drier result than both Nanaimo (ie. about 50 inches) to the south and Courtenay/Comox (ie. about 55 inches) to the north. In a normal winter, the strongest winds and perhaps some snow may come in December. Usually by the end of January the crocuses and snowdrops are blooming with Spring heralded in the later parts of February with daffodils.

The area is amenable for almost year-round gardening and golf. Environment Canada rates southeastern Vancouver Island as having the most favourable climate in all of Canada, on the basis of mild winters, abundant sunshine, little fog, light winds and low humidity. Truly a golfer or gardener's paradise!

The Fairwinds community includes the award-winning 18-hole Fairwinds Golf Club, the 20,000 sqft Fairwinds Centre, health club and members facility, and the 360 berth Schooner Cove Marina.

Photo of Fairwinds Real EstateHere is an example of a beautiful low maintenance yard and home with fine architectural design.
Photo of Fairwinds Real Estate 3This Fairwinds real estate, like much in the area, enjoys a highly natural setting and mature landscaping.
Photo of Fairwinds Rockcliffe Park Real EstateA Rockcliffe Park home at Fairwinds.
Photo of Fairwinds Real Estate 4This Fairwinds house boasts a sweeping ocean view, including Southey Island and Lantzville in the distance.
Photo of Fairwinds Real Estate 5Colourful foliage in the boulevard of Sherbrooke Road at Fairwinds in Nanoose Bay.
Photo of Fairwinds Real Estate 6This beautiful Fairwinds home sits right next to the golf course.
Photo of Fairwinds Real Estate 7A gorgeous summer day with the warm sun highlighting some Fairwinds homes overlooking a golf course pond.
Photo of Andover Road And Brickyard Bay ParkAn aerial view of Andover Road and Brickyard Bay Park at Fairwinds in Nanoose Bay.
Photo of Tranquil Brickyard Bay ParkBench on a rocky promenade at Brickyard Bay Park in Fairwinds.
Photo of Building Lot With Golf Course ViewsAerial view of a building lot (outlined in red) overlooking the Fairwinds Golf Course.
Photo of Building Lot With Ocean ViewsAn example of a Fairwinds building lot (outlined in red) with ocean views.
Photo of Mainland Bc Coast MountainsThe view of the mainland B.C. Coast Mountains from a Fairwinds home on Bonnington Drive.
Photo of Fairwinds CentreEnjoy laps in the pool, workout in the gym or play tennis at the Fairwinds Centre.
Photo of Fitness Class At Fairwinds CentreA fitness class, in progress, at the Fairwinds Centre.
Photo of Fairwinds Centre GymThe Fairwinds Centre gymnasium with floor to ceiling windows.
Photo of Fairwinds Centre Salt Water PoolThe beautiful indoor pool.
Photo of Fairwinds Centre PoolGorgeous pool from a different angle.
Photo of Fairwinds Centre 2Welcome to the Fairwinds Centre!
Photo of Fairwinds Golf CourseGolf at Fairwinds can be a year-round experience.
Photo of Fairwinds Golf Course 3Beautiful golf community..
Photo of Golfer’s ParadiseParadise found for golfers at Fairwinds!
Photo of Views To Brickyard BayAerial view of Fairwinds golf course, Brickyard Bay and islands.

The 360-berth Schooner Cove Marina offers easy access to nearby islands, the Strait of Georgia and points beyond.

Photo of Fairwinds Schooner Cove And MarinaSchooner Cove Marina.
Photo of Relax AwhileInviting chairs along the walkway at Schooner Cove Marina.
Photo of BerthsTie up at the Fairwinds Schooner Cove Marina.
Photo of Berths 2Berths at the Schooner Cover Marina at Fairwinds in Nanoose Bay.
Photo of Sailboat Heading Out To Points BeyondHeading out to points beyond!
Photo of Ag10The Amazing Grace and another sailboat near the waters at Fairwinds in Nanoose Bay.

Fairwinds recently invited extensive public consultation when developing a master plan for area development. The community encompasses 1,350 acres in total with about 700 acres currently undeveloped. For the proposed Lakes District neighborhood, Fairwinds plans to set aside over 40% of this area as greenspace including an extensive network of walking trails. This will appeal to all ages.

Photo of Fairwinds Master PlanAerial view of the Fairwinds, Nanoose Bay, and distant Gulf Islands.
Photo of Fairwinds DevelopmentSchooner Cove Marina at the Fairwinds development in Nanoose Bay.

The future Schooner Cove Waterfront Village includes 360 condominium units and will become a valuable asset to the community. Fairwinds has exciting plans for a new restaurant/pub with a variety of interesting shops intended to meet daily shopping needs. This site will become a destination meeting place for all to enjoy! We all look forward to this!


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