Welcome to the home page for the Departure Bay Neighbourhood Association. Our community lies on the east coast of Vancouver Island, within the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

Departure Bay forms part of the marine coastline of the Strait of Georgia. Views of the ocean, easy access to the beach and associated recreational opportunities are all major attractions for local residents. The Bay is also an active commercial area being a major terminal for BC Ferries, local seaplane operations and recreational boaters. The Government of Canada operates the Pacific Biological Station on the northern side of the Bay.