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    Affordable 10 Acre Oceanfront - Von Donop Inlet, Cortes Island

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 19069

    Stunning 9.98 acre water access only recreational property surrounded by Háthayim Marine Provincial Park. Easily accessed from Cortes & Quadra Island or Campbell River. Many building sites to choose from. Kayak, fish & prawn minutes from the property!


    9.98 acres

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    Stunning 9.98 acre water access only oceanfront property located in Von Donop Inlet at the northern end of Cortes Island. This property is surrounded by Háthayim Marine Provincial Park and the Discovery Islands.

    Access, services and amenities are close by on Cortes and Quadra Island. Most of the foreshore is very nice low bank or beachfront. A dock would not be achievable on this property, but the location in the Inlet is protected and a mooring buoy could potentially be achieved.

    There are many potential building sites to choose from and there is a shared well available. This is an ideal recreational property as you can kayak, fish and prawn minutes from the property. Call to book your appointment to view today!


    Von Donop Inlet is located at the northern end of Cortes Island. Von Donop Inlet can be entered by northern Sutil Channel.


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    Area Data

    Háthayim Marine Provincial Park

    Size: 1,277 hectares

    With its long, narrow sheltered inlet, Háthayim Marine Provincial Park in the Discovery Islands is a popular anchorage for recreational boaters. Located on the northwestern tip of Cortes Island, the inlet can be entered from northern Sutil Channel.

    This undeveloped marine wilderness park encompasses lakes, estuaries, a salt water lagoon and the old-growth forest Coast-Salish First Nations call “Háthayim.” Wilderness camping is permitted and the area is popular with cruising boats seeking remote tranquility in this beautiful area. The park features a number of secure anchorages providing protection from the elements. Von Donop Inlet is located at the southern terminus of the scenic Inside Passage. This mostly sheltered route has been popular with boaters for thousands of years.

    Today, yachts and kayaks have replaced hand trollers and dugout canoes as the methods of travel through the western route of Discovery Channel, where Ripple Rock made passage sometimes treacherous, or through the eastern approach through Yuculta Rapids.

    Cortes Island

    Cortes Island is part of the traditional territories of the We Wai Kai, Kwiakah, Homalco, and Klahoose First Nations, with the office of the Klahoose First Nation located on the island. The island's southern tip is also part of the traditional territory of the Tla'amin Nation people.

    Cortes, which is in the Sayward Land District, is 25 km (15.5 mi) long, 13 km (8.1 mi) wide, and 130 km2 (50 mi2) in area. It has a population of 1,042 permanent residents (2006 census). Cortes Island lies within Electoral Area B of the Strathcona Regional District, which provides water and sewerage systems, fire protection, land use planning, parks, recreation and emergency response.

    The island was named in 1792 during the expedition of Galiano and Valdés, presumably after Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico.

    Access to Cortes Island is by plane or ferry. By plane through a non-profit private airstrip Cortes Island Aerodrome on the south end of the island, or by seaplane to many of the island's protected harbours; by ferry from Quadra Island, which is itself accessed from Campbell River on Vancouver Island via BC Ferries.

    Whaletown, Squirrel Cove and Mansons Landing are communities on the island. Desolation Sound is off the east shore of the island. Forestry, fishing and mining have featured in its history. There is also a campground at Smelt Bay Provincial Park.


    Háthayim was named Von Donop Inlet by Captain Daniel Pender of the Royal Navy, who conducted extensive hydrographic surveys in the area from 1860 until 1879. The name commemorates Victor Edward John Breton Von Donop, RN. Von Donop, a midshipman, arrived aboard HMS Charybis at Esquimalt in 1862. Charybis, a ship of 21 guns, had been dispatched to Canada from China at the time of the American Civil War when it seemed possible that hostilities might break out between Great Britain and the United States. Since it was first surveyed, this quiet inlet has contributed to the economy of British Columbia. Evidence of past logging and settlement is inconspicuous, as much of the area is being reclaimed by nature.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50° 9'32.80"N and 124°58'12.02"W



    Tax Details

    $518.96 (2017)


    RU-1 (Rural One) - Cortes Island Zoning Bylaw, 2002 (#2455) (Electoral Area B).

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


    Lot 3 District Lot 903 Sayward District Plan VIP79952 (see plan as to limited access) /
    PID 026-505-797

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    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.