The only true example of fjordland on the Pacific Coast. The surrounding area is protected by park land thanks to Conservancy Groups & Government. Extremely rare opportunity to own & be a part of this unique ecological system.
District Lot 3518, New Westminster District, Group 1, PID 015-870-904
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Princess Louisa Inlet is a natural wonder that is a must see. It is absolutely stunning! To completely understand how unique this offering is you first need to know how spectacular Princess Louisa Inlet is and the history of trying to protect the area for future generations to enjoy.
Princess Louisa Inlet (6 km long) is located near the head of Jervis Inlet (77 Km long) Jervis inlet is the deepest fjord on the BC coast with a max depth of 2,402 feet.
A visit to Princess Louisa Inlet is like completely surrounding yourself by magnificent waterfalls. In fact North America’s highest water fall is within Princess Louisa Inlet. James Bruce Falls cascades 2,755 feet down a shear granite rock face which then turns into the world renowned Chatterbox falls which empties into the ocean.
It has been a popular destination from the Pacific Northwest’s boating community for nearly 100 years.
James MacDonald purchased 45 acres in Princess Louisa Inlet in 1927. He rejected an offer from someone who desired to purchase his land in 1953 for $400,000, a fortune back in those days. Instead he gifted his property to the Boaters of the Pacific North West and kicked off a conservation project within the inlet to protect the area for future generations to come. To date, there has been approximately 2,221 acres of land turned into parkland in the inlet.
This particular tract of land consists of nearly 3 sections of land or approximately 1,730 acres. The land stretches from the ocean right beside MacDonald Island (which was purchased by the Princess Louisa International Society in 1972, a non profit organization) right up over the mountain and into the glacier.
This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a significant land holding as an investment as well as for your own personal use and enjoyment.
Princess Louisa Inlet is near the head of Jervis Inlet on the South Coast of British Columbia
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Site seeing is paramount here, I don’t think you will ever get tired of the view of the natural surroundings.
In fact we were in Princess Louisa at the property and it was nice and warm we had to go for a swim. The water temperature for July was perfect.
Hiking, kayaking, fishing, photography and socializing with boaters from all over the world are a few other recreational activities that are evident.
In 1919, James F. MacDonald ("Mac") saw Princess Louisa Inlet for the first time. He purchased some 45 acres at the head of the Inlet in 1927 and built a lovely log cabin. He offered hospitality to all who came through the years.
In 1953 he deeded his property to the boaters of the Northwest, feeling that it was too lovely a spot to be owned by one person and that it should be preserved in its natural state for future generations to enjoy. At that time the Princess Louisa International Society was formed to administer the property. The Society is a non-profit organization governed by an equal number of Canadian and American Directors.
In 1964, when the British Columbia Parks Department declared the entire Inlet a recreation area, the Society Board decided, with Mac's blessing, that the property should be turned over to the Parks Department to become a Class A Marine Park. The Society continues to function as an advisory body and helps with maintenance costs which always run more than the budget of the Parks Department.
In 1970-71-72 a special campaign resulted in the Society raising sufficient money to build a beautiful lodge as a rainy day shelter for boaters and children visiting the Inlet. It was completed in 1972 and named the James F. MacDonald Memorial Lodge.
In 1972 Hamilton Island, about midway up the Inlet, 30.5 acres of low-level land behind the island and a couple of other small islands and rocks totalling 43.5 acres became available. In order to preserve this part of the Inlet in its natural state, the Society moved promptly to acquire this property. With the help of several Society members interested in preserving the Inlet in its natural state and avoiding encroachment by commercial interests, temporary financing was arranged through a campaign to raise the money over and above regular annual dues. The island has been renamed, MacDonald Island.
In 2001, the Society secured options to purchase the remaining freehold land in the Inlet from Weyerhaeuser Canada over a 10 year period.
In 2003, the Society, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and with the generous support of the Tula Foundation, Weyerhaeuser and our members, purchased the 2,221acres immediately surrounding Mac's original lands and added it to the Marine Park.