Clayoquot Sound Oceanfront:


Lot 43, Hot Springs Cove, BC

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  • Sold on 2015-11-16
  • Property AddressLot 43, Hot Springs Cove, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront

Clayoquot Sound

Lot 43, Hot Springs Cove, BC, Canada


2.07 acres of oceanfront property priced $33,000 below government assessed value. Trail access from the property to the Natural Hot Springs at Hot Springs Cove for free. 26 miles North of Tofino in World Famous Clayoquot Sound.

Within this development there are 51 properties approximately half of which have cabins situated on them. There are very few unimproved lots left and this property is priced $33,000 below the Government assessed value representing considerable value.

The rear boundary of the property fronts onto common property. This area has been set aside for natural green space and it is an ideal privacy buffer. The common property hosts walking trails through the forest. A trail network have been constructed which connects all the properties and the government warf which makes access to this particular lot extremely easy. It’s an easy walk to the government warf and beyond to the hot springs. A full time caretaker looks after the trail networks and keeps an eye on things. 

There are plenty of areas to choose from as potential building site locations. 

For servicing most people are using water catchment systems for domestic water. As your construction progresses a septic system should be installed. With modern day technology you can have the comforts of home in this fantastic environment from alternative power generation sources and building design. 

Hot Springs Cove owners are a diverse mix of people who share a common interest: a love for nature and the outdoors, and their desire to preserve the beauty of this property for future generations. This bare land strata is comprised of 207 acres and 51 strata lots located north of Maquinna Provincial Park on the Openit Peninsula at Hot Springs Cove BC. Currently there are nine remaining strata lots for sale. 

For the price this is fantastic value as an investment but the true value will come from its use with family and friends.

Location :

40 km North West of Tofino British Columbia
Access : The property is water or air access only from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove located on the Openit Peninsula. There are charter companies based in Tofino for both means of access. Private craft can also depart from Tofino. Please contact Listing broker to make arrangements. There are 3 flights daily from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove.

There are many water taxi services to Hot Springs Cove year round, with more available from March through October on whale watching tour boats that visit Hot Springs Cove almost daily. The Hesquiaht Band runs a water taxi service to and from Tofino on their 14 passenger boat called The Matlahaw. 

Improvements: None
Services : None
Recreation : A mecca for the outdoor enthusiast, the area is extremely rich for outdoor adventure. Site seeing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, surfing, beach combing and at the end of the day relax in the nearby hot springs.

Area Data :

Hot Springs Cove

A short walk from the property is Hot Springs Cove, an awesome hot spring still enjoyable in its natural state, located in Maquinna Provincial Park at the northern end of Clayoquot Sound. The boiling spring water bubbles up from deep in the earth and cascades down a small cliff into a series of natural layered rock pools, cooled by the incoming Pacific Ocean surf, each pool slightly cooler than the one above it. At high tide the surf surges up into the two lower pools creating a unique blend of hot and cool water. This tidal action also flushes the pools twice daily, so they are always noticeably clean. The spring water is very hot (47 degrees Celcius, 117 degrees Fahrenheit), and is clear with just a faint smell and taste of sulphur. For the few that can stand the intense heat, a natural shower underneath the waterfalls is simply awesome! Let your tensions evaporate with the steam, at any time of the year. Rejuvenate your soul in these wonderfully scenic surroundings. Soaking in the rocky pools with a mountain rising overhead is a magical experience.

This soothing, natural wonder is open year-round and is accessible only by air or by sea (one-hour water taxi ride from Tofino). The hot springs are reached by an easy hike on a 2-km attractive wooden boardwalk trail from the dock. A selection of transport packages is offered out of Tofino, combining aerial sightseeing, camping, whale watching and kayaking with the magical experience of a mineral steam bath surrounded by old-growth rain forest. Hot Springs Cove is a refreshing stop for kayakers paddling through the Flores and Vargas Islands, and for those seeking a less strenuous visit, accommodation can be sought at a nearby lodge operated by the Hesquiat First Nations.

Guests of the lodge are permitted access to the two-mile, well-marked, wilderness trail to Tsamata Beach, to spend time strolling through the uncut forest and exploring the undisturbed shoreline. There are huge ancient cedars, towering Douglas firs, and spruces, some draped with Spanish moss. The air is thick and humid, and everything is lush, damp, green and growing. Hot Springs Cove is a very popular attraction on the west coast, so a visit during fall and winter will provide more privacy. The mineral water sustains numerous micro-organisms that could affect your eyes, ears and throat, and protective footwear is recommended in the rock pools - rubber-soled aquashoes are best. Bathing suits are not always worn.

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Camping is not permitted on the peninsula portion of the park where the hot springs are located. Wilderness camping is permitted in the remainder of the park. A private campground, operated by the Hesquiat First Nation, is located just north of the government dock.

Tofino and Ucluelet are two gems secluded on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. At Tofino's doorstep is the Clayoquot Sound region, a world UNESCO biosphere reserve. This area boasts one of British Columbia's most prized nature reserves, Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino offers the best way to experience BC's pristine wilderness first hand.

Over the winter months, storm watching is popular. You will find competitive rates on accommodation during these quieter months. We recommend you reserve accommodations well in advance of Tofino's busy summer months. Planning ahead will ensure you find the cabin, condo, vacation rental, or resort suitable to your needs. Tofino offers a variety of outdoor activities for visitors. Whale watching, hiking, surfing, hot springs excursions and beach combing are just a few popular activities at Tofino's doorstep.

Zoning :

Seasonal Cottage (SC) District

  • Web Link to Alberni-Clayoquot Zoning Bylaws: CLICK HERE (Pages 42-43)
  • Web Link Building Permit Application: CLICK HERE
Legal : Lot 43, Plan VIS6527, District Lot 1371, Clayoquot Land District, Together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the strata lot
PID 027-442-080
Taxes : $518.72 (2009)
Boundaries : See maps
Listing # : 13134

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Buyers should verify any information provided that is important to them to their sole satisfaction. Our best efforts have been made to provide the most current and accurate information from sources believed to be reliable.
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