1939 Heritage Boutique hotel. 9 rooms, Innkeepers residence, restaurant. Located in the only designated National Heritage District in Western Canada. A perfect lifestyle opportunity in one of BC’s finest communities.
|Constructed in 1939 in the Tudor Style architecture this Heritage Hotel features 9 guest rooms, 3 bedroom Innkeeper’s quarters and a restaurant that is currently leased. The structure is well cared for and has many updates. Since 1997 the owners have restored this beautiful building keeping in mind the integrity and history of the structure while updating to modern standards of comfort and convenience. This Heritage Hotel has a unique history and is named after its previous use. The Old Courthouse Inn once housed the “Courts”, Police Station, Jail and all other Provincial Government Services. The roof is approximately 3 years old, the plumbing and wiring has been updated.
There are 3 levels with a combined square footage of approximately 8,550 sq. ft. There is additional space in the attic that is unfinished that has not been accounted for in the stated square footage and could very well be constructed into additional living/rental space. Approximately 4 more units could be constructed. The offering is situated on 4 legal titles of Land. The location features high visibility from Highway 101 for travelers. An important factor to note is the entire Powell River Townsite was constructed around the Paper Mill. It is still in operation today and despite years of economic difficulties the Mill has modified its operations to strictly Pulp and Paper manufacturing which has been a welcomed change from the area residents. As such, The Old Courthouse Inn has seen its fair share of business because of its location.
This is an incredible lifestyle opportunity. The region is famous for its low cost of living, true sense of community, natural amenities for outdoor recreation, services and infrastructure.
|Location :||Powell River on the Sunshine Coast in the Heritage Townsite District|
|Access :||By Car
From Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in Vancouver catch the ferry to the Langdale. Travel along Highway 101 to Earls Cove Ferry. After a short ferry ride you will be on the out skirts of Powell River. Continue traveling along Highway101 through the new town. Continue along Highway 101 until you have reached the original Townsite. From the main Highway you will see The Old Courthouse Inn. You have reached the property. Travel time when driving is Approx. 5 hours.
Daily scheduled flights arrive in Powell River from the Vancouver south terminal, a 25 minute flight. Alberta visitors can travel via West Jet from Calgary to Comox-Courtenay and take a ferry directly to downtown Powell River. The property is located within 10 minutes of the Powell River Airport.
|Investment Features :||Good cash flow and room for expansion|
|Services :||Fully Serviced|
|The area surrounding Powell River is renowned as the "hot spot" for boating, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, sightseeing and an abundance of other outdoor activities.
Enjoy easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The area boasts more than 50 fresh water lakes surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine coastal forests. Inland Lake is known for its level, 14 km trail which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. You may prefer a day of paddling the calm, clear waters of a peaceful lake, or, you can take on the challenge of a 35 miles (57 kilometre) canoe route which includes 8 lakes and five portages. Dinner is fresh and never far away as the region's lakes teem with trout and at certain times of the year, steelhead salmon!
Hike, Bike and Climb
The Sunshine Coast’s thousands of hectares of untouched forest and coastal mountains make for unbeatable mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing. Thousands of kilometers of off-road access and trail networks facilitate easy day trips to scenic view points, lakes, rivers, streams and surrounding mountains. The 106 miles (170 kilometer) Sunshine Coast Trail accommodates everyone from day hikers to ultra-marathoners. Easy to get to with more than twenty access points along the way, hikers are rewarded with abundant wildlife, gorgeous lookout points and stunning westerly views of the Strait of Georgia and its emerald islands. The trail is extremely well maintained and hikers can take advantage of camping facilities and lodging located along the route. During the spring and summer months take advantage of guided hikes, or let the local hiking club introduce you to some of the region’s most popular wilderness trails. Maps and detailed information regarding hiking routes and activities are available 20 minutes away at the Powell River Visitor Centre. There are numerous biking routes well suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced off-road riders. Once again, the Visitor’s Centre is the place to go for detailed maps and trail descriptions.
Golf Year Round
For those who love to golf year round, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. The 18-hole, par 72 Myrtle Point Golf Course and Clubhouse is located in the foothills of the Coast Mountains, this Les Furber-designed course offers four sets of tees for all levels of ability. A fully stocked pro-shop, driving range, putting green and Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association pros ensure a first class golfing experience. Golf cart rentals are available, plus shower-equipped locker rooms. After the game, enjoy a meal at the Orca Bar and Grill. Additionally, there are two a nine-hole courses, Nootka Dunes, and just north of Powell River, Glenrosa.
The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon in front of your ocean view acreage and grill your catch on the barbecue that evening. Whether you are reeling in a salmon or jigging for cod, fly fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout and Steelhead salmon or trolling for Kokanee in one of the region’s spectacular lakes, you will not be disappointed! This pristine ocean waterfront sanctuary offers up prawns a mere 300 feet off shore. Crab, clams mussels and oysters are also abundant in the area.
B.C.'s west coast abounds with wildlife. While relaxing in this pristine natural environment, you may glimpse a great blue heron stalking its morning catch along the shoreline; observe a playful otter family darting in and out of tidal rocks, or watch deer wandering through an open meadow. Eagles and ospreys soar on the warm ocean breezes; below porpoises, killer whales or grey whales might break the surface of the water as they traverse the coast. Seals and sea lions are seen on a regular basis.
International Dive Destination
Known internationally as the “Dive Capital of Canada” the Upper Sunshine Coast was rated by Rodales Dive Magazine as the #1 Best Overall Dive Destination in the World” for 2006. A predator-free dive habitat, the coastal waters boast a visibility range of up to 98 feet (30 meters). Especially clear waters during the winter months make for excellent viewing of the area’s wolf eel and giant octopus. One of the area’s leading diving attractions is located in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, an eight foot (2.5 meter) bronze statue of a mermaid located in 59 feet (18 meters) attracts dive enthusiasts from around the world. Other dive sites include several wrecks, the Okeover Caves and numerous coastal boat dives which highlight the diverse and colorful underwater world of the B.C. coast.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004, Powell River is home to many artists, performers, musicians and writers. Every two years, choirs from around the world arrive in Powell River to participate in Choral Kathaumixw, a four day extravaganza of performances by youth and adult choirs. The Powell River Academy of Music, founded in 1990, has spawned no less than six local choirs, several of which perform and tour internationally. In addition to founding Kathaumixw, the Academy operates the Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific, two weeks of master classes and performances which offer aspiring professional musicians an opportunity to train with internationally renowned conductors and musicians.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Powell River’s Open Air Market operates May through October and features locally grown produce and many other delectable local food items such as freshly milled organic flour, baked goods, B.C. cheeses, flowers and a wide array of crafts. Locals and visitors chat over coffee and tea while enjoying home baked goods and other hot-off-the griddle home cooking at the food tent while listening to local musicians performing on the outdoor stage. April through September cultural and outdoor events include: Festival of Writers; Men’s and Ladies’ Malaspina Open Golf Tournaments; Algerine Passage Sailing Race; Choral Kathaumixw; Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific; Sunshine Music Folk Festival at Palm Beach; Blackberry Festival; art studio and garden tours; Willingdon Beach Sea Fair and the Fall Fair. During the month of August Texada Island plays hosts to tourists who come to enjoy the Sandcastle Weekend and the annual jazz festival, Jazz on the Rocks.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
The Upper Sunshine Coast, from Saltery Bay to Desolation Sound boasts approximately 1,900 hours of sunshine annually. Summer temperatures vary from 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 30 degrees Celsius) while winter temperatures are mild.
|Area Data :||The Powell River Townsite
The Powell River Townsite is a unique coastal community developed in 1910. This Original townsite was designated as a National Historic District of Canada in 1995, one of only seven in Canada and the only one in Western Canada. This designation confirms that the Powell River Townsite is remarkably intact with over 400 original structures contained within the borders of the original 1910 town plan. www.powellrivertownsite.com
Powell River with a population of approximately 20,000 is an increasingly popular community to live because of its low cost of living and a quality of life. So many natural wonders surround this area. From the ocean at your door step to a choice of 100 some odd lakes all within a short drive. Powell River is a full service community with superb infrastructure and services for the entire population.
Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park
Desolation Sound Marine Park (8,256 Hectares) is British Columbia’s largest marine park. It includes more than 60 km of shoreline, several offshore islands, and a gradually rising upland that contains a number of lakes, waterways, and waterfalls. Unwin Lake; a 173-hectare body of fresh water is the parks largest. Set back to the North and East, Coast Mountains soar to more than 2,400 meters. The warm waters surrounding the area teem with sea life. Ideal for swimming, scuba diving and feasting on your catch of the day, salmon, cod, prawns, crab, clams and oysters. Plenty other tasty morsels lie beneath on the oceans floor; to acquire them you must put on your scuba gear and get a little wet. Savary Island Savary Island is renowned for its miles of white sandy beaches and is nickname Hawaii of the North.
The Island itself is largely composed of sand. Savary is about five miles long and averages half a mile wide. Low-lying Savary is ideally situated in the rain shadow between Vancouver Island and the Coastal Mountains. The tides moving from the north and south of Georgia Strait meet just north of Savary. The southern tide is warm and the waters move less. This results in generally warmer seas. This water flows over Savary's sunbaked sandy shelf producing the warmest water north of Mexico.
|Legal :||Lot 16, Block 10, District Lot 450, Plan 6606, Group 1 New Westminster District
Lot 17, Block 10, District Lot 450, Plan 6606, Group 1 New Westminster District
Lot 4, Block 10, District Lot 450, Plan 6606, Group 1 New Westminster District
Lot 5, Block 10, District Lot 450, Plan 6606, Group 1 New Westminster District
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|Listing # :||11114