98 acres / 4,300 ft lakefront on Powell Lake, Sunshine Coast. No zoning, No building permit process. Ideal group purchase. Incredible opportunity to own one of the very few deeded properties on this crystal clear, warm fresh water recreational paradise.
The best kept secret on the Sunshine Coast is Powell Lake. A crystal clear fresh water lake that stretches into the Coastal Mountain Range from the ocean (45 km). The mountain views surrounding the lake and from the property are amazing. The property is located in an area called “Rainbow” by the locals. This area is the calmest part of Powell Lake and also the warmest. In the summer months the water can reach temperatures in the mid 70’s. Typically 3 or 4 degrees warmer than the rest of the lake.
Powell Lake has been a popular place for recreation since the 1930’s. Still to this day there is very little private property on the lake. Most of it is Crown land which makes this offering very attractive. Because there was no private land available people constructed float homes on the lake to enjoy as their summer cabins. Roughly 20 years ago the Government placed a moratorium on the lake to stop construction of new float homes as there are roughly 250 of them today. Prior to the moratorium, float home owners were squatters without any legal entitlement to occupy the area where they had anchored their float home. Once the moratorium was in place the Crown began an annual lease program for each float home owner which is the current system used today. Because these float homes are on water, the likelihood cabin owners will ever be able to purchase the area where the cabin is situated is very slim to nil. There are only a select few that own private land on the lake, most of which are parcels that are roughly 1 acre in size.
This 98 acre property is likely the largest land holding to be put up for sale in the last 75 years on Powell Lake. This offering represents a unique opportunity. In every investment scenario you consider you will always have the use and enjoyment of the land. Whether your idea is to purchase the property with family or friends and construct cabins, there is plenty of room for everyone, which would make this a very cost effective way for everyone to have a fantastic recreational get away. Or perhaps you will recognize that ownership of deeded land is a big commodity on the lake, one that has the capability to appreciate in value and warrants subdivision of the property so that newly created parcels of land can be sold to an anxiously awaiting market. Or perhaps you have an idea for a commercial tourism venture and have been looking for the right location. The opportunities this property represents are almost limitless. Currently there is no zoning or building permit process.
The property has great utility and an abundance of low bank waterfront and usable space and is southern exposed. There is a dock in place and a barge landing area for on and off loading equipment and supplies.
You will see from the maps and the pictures there is roughly a 5 acre cut out from this District Lot. This is a separate property that originally was the corporate retreat for MacMillan Bloedel but is now in private hands. 20 lb rainbow trout have been caught from this lake!
|Location :||Powell Lake is a short 10 minute ride from downtown Powell River. Once at the lake the property is roughly 25 minutes by boat.|
|Access :||Contact Listing Agent|
|Improvements :||Dock, barge landing area and internal road system.|
|Investment Features :||Group or special interest purchase, potential subdivision, no zoning or building permit process.|
Protected by Vancouver Island to the west, the Strait of Georgia is a boater’s gateway to the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world. Due to the mild temperatures and warm pacific currents of the Strait of Georgia, boating is a year-round activity on the Sunshine Coast. Discover Savary Island, laced with long white sand beaches and the gorgeous deserted bays of Hernando, Redonda and Cortes Island in the calm, warm waters of Desolation Sound.
Protected waters make the Upper Sunshine coast a prime destination for ocean kayaking and canoeing. Popular spots include Jervis Inlet, Chatterbox Falls, Hardy, Nelson, Savary and Cortes Island, the Copeland Islands Marine Park and the numerous islets and quiet bays of Desolation Sound. Eco-tours, kayak and canoe rentals for day trips as well as fully outfitted, guided expeditions can be booked locally.
Enjoy easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The region 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 mile (57 km) 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!
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. 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.
Fish and Seafood
The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon from your doorstep; 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. If you would prefer a guided fishing experience, the Powell River Visitor’s Centre can provide names and contacts for local companies offering fishing charters and eco-tours.
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. 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 next door to Paradise Cove in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, an eight foot bronze statue of a mermaid located in 59 feet 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 BC coast.
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 kilometres of off-road access and trail networks facilitate easy day trips to scenic view points, lakes, rivers, streams and surrounding mountains.
The 106 mile (170 km) 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.
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.
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.
|Area Data :||Powell River
With a population of 18,000, this friendly seaside town offers ‘big city’ amenities and luxury services without the ‘big city’ parking and traffic hassles.
A full-service hospital, medical, dental, chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy clinics, health and beauty spas, a newly renovated recreation complex, full banking facilities, marine services, outdoor guides and outfitters, plus a wide range of retail outlets, art galleries, gift shops and fine dining are all within easy access.
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.
|Legal :||District Lot 3906 New Westminster District Group 1 Except Plan BCP7222 & Except Lot A Plan 3122R
|Taxes :||$1,683.32 (2008)|
|Listing # :||12252
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