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13.51 Acre Oceanfront with 1+ Acre Marina - Lund, BC
13.51 Acre Oceanfront with 1+ Acre Marina - Lund, BC
Oceanfront acreage with small commercial marina within Lund Harbour. Previously licensed seafood processing facility, large owner’s residence, multiple rental homes and an RV park. Situated in one of BC’s most sought-after destinations.
  • Size: 13.51 acres (588,495 ft2)
  • Area: VANISLANDSC
  • Price: $2,500,000
  • Listing Agent: Jason Zroback - jason@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 1-604-414-5577

  • Listing Agent: Jamie Zroback - jamie@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 1-604-483-1605
Description :

Commercial and residential waterfront acreage with private marina situated within the sheltered waters of Finn Bay within Lund Harbour, Gateway to Desolation Sound. Over the years, this property has been the home and place of work for the current owner.


The core commercial activity on the property has long been as a licensed seafood processing facility. Though the facility is shut down and does not generate any cash flow at this time, it is only by choice because the owner has retired. The facility could be re-licensed and be put back in operation. The facility is approx. 7,000 ft2, complete with large walk-in freezers/coolers, refrigerated saltwater storage tanks, salt water intake, processing areas and administration areas on the second floor. The demand is excellent and whether a new owner chooses to lease out the facility or run it themselves, there is great potential to generate significant cash flow by operating the facility.


Additional revenue sources come from 3 rental homes and 7 serviced RV sites with central washrooms/shower/laundry facility. The marina has +/-150 feet of moorage space. The foreshore lease is roughly 1.2 acres in size. Though the marina is functional, the floats are old and will need to be replaced at some point in the future. One should consider expanding or redesigning the marina to maximize the available space within the foreshore area. Moorage is in high demand in Lund and maximizing moorage space should be looked at.


There is a 2,400 ft2 3 bedroom custom-built owner’s residence with an 800 ft2 fully self-contained guest or rental suite in the basement with a fantastic view out over the bay, complete with a swimming pool and hot tub. In addition, there are two large workshops that can either be used or rented for additional cash flow.


The property faces south and is connected to the Lund Community water and sewer system. It has 3-phase power and 2 quality drilled wells that are both approx. 500 feet deep with excellent quality water and flow rates.


If a new owner is considering repurposing the property due to its size, location, servicing and the marina, the property has excellent potential to be converted into a tourism commercial based business as a hotel or lodge guiding operations. In addition, it is also possible for the property to be developed into some form of residential units.


Lund is one of the most popular regions on the entire coast of British Columbia, and is a bustling hub for tourism, recreationalists and commercial fisherman alike.


Primarily used as a staging area and service hub for tourism outfitters, recreational property owners and commercial fisherman, the area is a popular destination to enjoy the natural surroundings and explore the coast.

Location :

9995 Finn Bay Road - Lund, BC


This property is in Finn Bay within the historic community of Lund, which is 17 miles north of Powell River. Lund is situated at the gateway to world renowned Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park and Savary Island, known as the Hawaii of the north for its miles of white sandy beaches.

Access :

Daily scheduled flights arrive in Powell River from the Vancouver south terminal, a 25 minute flight. Ferry service is also available from Vancouver and Vancouver Island.


Alberta visitors can travel via West Jet from Calgary to Comox-Courtenay and take a ferry directly to downtown Powell River. From Powell River the property is a scenic 25 minute drive north along Highway 101.

Improvements :
  • 3,200 ft2 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with jetted bathtub
  • Detached workshop
  • 2-car garage
  • Swimming pool
  • RV parking
  • Additional accommodations
Investment Features :
  • Unlicensed Seafood Processing Facility
  • Marina
  • Rental homes
  • RV sites
  • Potential redevelopment site
Services :
  • 2 drilled wells
  • Community sewer system
  • Community water system
  • 3-phase power
Area Data :

Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park
Just around the corner (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 park's largest lake. Set back to the north and east, Coast Mountains soar to more than 2,400 metres. 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.


Lakes
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 mile (57 kilometre) canoe route which includes 8 lakes and 5 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 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 kilometre) 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.


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 30 metres (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 in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, a 2.5 metre (8 foot) bronze statue of a mermaid located in 18 metres (59 feet) of water, 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.


Powell River is a gateway to many destinations in the surrounding area, including Texada Island, Desolation Sound and Savary Island.


Fishing
The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon right out of your front door. 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. Prawns, crab, clams, mussels and oysters are also abundant in the area.


Savary Island
Savary Island is located within close proximity and is renowned for its miles of white sandy beaches. 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 sun baked sandy shelf, producing the warmest water north of Mexico.

History :

Lund is a quiet village about 17 miles north of Powell River and the physical ending (or, as argued by locals, the "starting" point) of Highway 101, which stretches to Chile, South America. The Historic Lund Hotel symbolizes the heart of Lund, and to marine traffic it is the symbolic gateway to beautiful Desolation Sound Marine Park.


The area that is now Lund has been known to the Coast Salish peoples for thousands of years and was a village site of the Sliammon people. The village of Klah ah men was home to dozens of families and a desirable location as it was accessible by land and sea, so approaching visitors could be detected from afar.


Further, both I hohs (Savary Island) and Tohk natch (Okeover Inlet), plentiful in shellfish, salmon and land mammals, were only short paddles away. Fresh water was ample as were cedar trees, the main material source in the production of tools, shelter, clothing and more. Ceremonies, both spiritual and social in nature, were held at Klah ah men, and included dance, song and recreational games that were a major part of Coast Salish culture.


In 1889 Fred and Charlie Thulin arrived from Sweden, looking for a better life in the new "land of opportunity." The brothers first set eyes upon the area that would later become Lund while sailing by on the side-wheeler tugboat Mermaid on their way to find employment logging in Pendrell Sound. Shortly thereafter, Fred and Charlie settled in the area they named Lund, after the University town of the same name in their native Sweden, immediately building a wharf, logging the bay, piping in water and converting suitable land on the settlement to farm land.


In 1892 a post office was established, one of only two north of Vancouver at the time. A general store was constructed and shortly thereafter the first passenger and mail boat began making regular stops at Lund, tying it to the world. By 1895 the brothers had built Lund’s first hotel, which held both the first hotel licence and the first liquor licence to be issued north of Vancouver. A bottle of the best scotch was available for $1.50 and the basement of the hotel housed a jail cell, primarily used to “accommodate” any drunken rowdies patronizing the hotel. By 1905 the Thulins had purchased the first donkey engine seen up the coast, built their first steamboat "City of Lund" and expanded their chain of stores to Sliammon Village and to where the present day town site is. As coastal traffic continued to increase, in 1905 the Thulins began construction of a second hotel, The Malaspina, which in 1918 was renamed the Lund Hotel after the original building was destroyed by fire.


In November 1999 the Sliammon First Nation and a local businessman purchased the property and commenced extensive renovations, reopening the doors in the spring of 2000. Although further improvements and expansion are planned, the hotel currently boasts 27 well-appointed guest rooms and the new pub and restaurant feature unobscured ocean views, as well as spectacular menus. During the warmer months guests may dine on the spacious waterfront decks, savoring the ocean breeze and the bustling activity of Lund Harbour. Historic photos grace the walls of the entire hotel, telling the story of the hotel and Lund as only those immortalized by the camera could truly tell it.

Zoning : Lund Residential (Single & Multi-Family) - See page 26 & 27
Powell River Regional District Zoning Bylaw 500 (Electoral Area A OCP) CLICK HERE for zoning details.
Legal :

Lot H District Lot 4193 Plan 18045
PID 007-218-486


Commercial Foreshore Lease File #0308737 (Expires Jul 21, 2042) District Lot 3232, Group 1, New Westminster District
Taxes : $8,773.00 (2017)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°59'15.17"N and 124°46'15.89"W
Listing # : 18022