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Princess Louisa Inlet
Princess Louisa Inlet
1,783 acres with 4.5 km of ocean frontage & 3 titles of land on the south side of Princess Louisa Inlet. This property adjoins trust land surrounding famous yachting destination Chatterbox Falls. Large timber component & carbon credit potential.
  • Size: 1,783 acres ~ 3 titles
  • Area: VANISLANDSC
  • Price: $3,200,000
  • 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
Size :

District Lot 3516 - 605 acres
District Lot 3517 - 607 acres
District Lot 3519 - 571 acres


Total Acreage: 1,783 acres

Description :

This unique and rare offering consists of nearly three sections of land or approximately 1,783 acres and 4.5 kilometres of ocean frontage. There is a significant timber component that either has fiber value or possible carbon credit offsets.


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) and Jervis Inlet is the deepest fjord on the BC coast, with a maximum 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 waterfall 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.


Princess Louisa Inlet 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 1,783 acre offering is the last significant land holding in the Inlet which is not dedicated as park.


This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a significant land holding as an investment or for your own personal use and enjoyment.

Location : Princess Louisa Inlet is near the head of Jervis Inlet on the South Coast of British Columbia.
Access : Contact Listing Agent.
Improvements : None.
Services : None.
Recreation :

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, so 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.

Area Data :

Jervis Inlet
Slicing deep into the Coastal Mountain Range, Jervis Inlet becomes Princess Royal Reach and Queens Reach with a branch to Princess Louisa Inlet and the famed Chatterbox Falls. A popular recreation destination in Jervis Inlet is Hotham Sound, an isolated and protected warm-water wilderness leading off the north shore of the Inlet. Hotham Sound is ringed by steep mountains and walls of sheer rock, with numerous tumbling waterfalls - majestic Pacific Northwest scenery! Hotham Sound is named after Admiral William Hotham of the Royal Navy, Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean in the 1790s. The peaceful Hotham Sound is a favorite destination for kayakers, who explore the sheltered coves and bays and enjoy wilderness camping amongst the Harmony Islands.


Egmont
Egmont is located at the head of Sechelt Inlet 51 km north of Sechelt and is the closest point you can drive to the properties. Egmont was a small fishing village back in the day and, to some extent, it still is to this day. However, in recent years it has evolved into a port that services recreationalists and contractors that frequent the neighbouring inlets and islands in the area. There is a government marina and two private marinas in the area. Bathgates Marina offers a general store, marine fuel, moorage and accommodation. The Back Eddy has marine fuel, moorage, accommodation and a restaurant/pub.


Sechelt
Sechelt's central location on the southern peninsula of the Sunshine Coast makes it a natural hub for business, culture and tourism. With a population of 9,490, this thriving village is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and a natural seaside beauty that lends a special charm to the attractions and amenities of the Heart of the Sunshine Coast.


The Sechelt area climate is characterized by mild, moist winters and warm, dry summers. Temperatures on the Coast range from freezing in winter to highs of 30°C (90°F) in summer. The annual rainfall is approximately 100 cm (40 in). The Sunshine Coast is sheltered from the open Pacific, and the milder weather patterns result in very light snowfalls in the region.


The Sunshine Coast is split into two portions on either side of Jervis Inlet. Roughly speaking, the southern half between the ferry slips at Langdale and Earls Cove occupies the Sechelt Peninsula, while the northern half between the ferry slips at Saltery Bay and Lund sits on the Malaspina Peninsula.


Nelson Island
Nelson Island is named after Viscount Horatio Nelson, the hero of the British navy. Nelson Island sits at the mouth of Jervis Inlet guarding the secrets of Prince of Wales Reach and Queens Reach. Famous with the yachting crowd for the scenery and anchorages, the area has a lot to offer. It is one of the few spots on the Coast where you can feel the presence of the towering Coast Mountains while experiencing the expanse of the Strait of Georgia. It is a region with a mild, dry and semi-Mediterranean climate.


Powell River
Powell River is a full-service community with a population of 18,000 and is a year-round sea to sky recreation area. It is North America’s premier boating, trophy fishing and diving destination with its world-famous Desolation Sound Marine Park, award-winning marine and wilderness parks, golf courses, recreational facilities, services, shopping, dining, arts and culture.


Miles of hiking trails lead to beautiful lookouts, waterfalls or peaceful lakes which can be viewed along the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail, and numerous recreational areas can be reached by logging roads owned by the logging companies. Boating and sports fishing are ardently pursued as all season sports. Marinas and government docks are available to residents and visitors.


Powell River is known as the “HOT SPOT” for winter diving in North America. The "Mermaid" at Mermaid Cove in Saltery Bay Provincial Park is an extra special attraction. The area also has some of the largest wolf eel and octopus in the world. Canoeing may also be enjoyed on the quiet lakes of Powell River or you can take in the Powell Forest Canoe Route circuit. Ocean canoeing and kayaking are very popular in Jervis Inlet, the Copeland Islands Marine Park, Malaspina Inlet, Okeover Arm and Desolation Sound. For all the nature lovers and sightseers, Powell River has many parks, viewpoints and beaches to explore, and the hiking club will help you take advantage of the many beautiful trails. Bird watching is also unprecedented.

History :

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, covering 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 the members, purchased the 2,221 acres immediately surrounding Mac's original lands and added it to the Marine Park.

Zoning :

RU2 Zone (Rural Resource). SCRD Zoning Bylaw No. 337, 1990. Pender Harbour-Egmont (Electoral Area A).


Additional zoning information can be found on the Sunshine Coast Regional District website.


Properties are classified as Managed Forest Land, visit the Managed Forest Council website for more information.

Legal :

District Lot 3516 Group 1 New Westminster District, PID 015-870-766 Tree Farm No 19, Managed Forest 0489


District Lot 3517 Group 1 New Westminster District, PID 015-870-839 Tree Farm No 19, Managed Forest 0489


District Lot 3519 Group 1 New Westminster District, PID 015-870-847 Tree Farm No 19, Managed Forest 0489

Taxes :

District Lot 3516 - $1,419.04 (2018)
District Lot 3517 - $1,424.83 (2018)
District Lot 3519 - $1,343.91 (2018)


Total Taxes: $4,187.78 (2018)

Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°10'47.75"N and 123°47'7.91"W
Listing # : 18331