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    Furnished and Renovated Ocean View Cottage - Ocean Falls, BC

    Central Coast Listing No. 24136

    Imagine spending summers enjoying ocean views, world class fishing, clean air and fresh water in quaint coastal home. This very affordable, 3-bedroom home in Martin Valley/Ocean Falls is well maintained, furnished, newly renovated and move-in ready.

    Foreign Buyer Ban does not apply to this property

    Reduced $158,900

    0.16 of an acre

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    Situated in Martin Valley, Ocean Falls on the Central Coast, this affordable, charming coastal home offers the perfect place to call home or spend your vacations. The fully furnished rancher/bungalow offers a full kitchen, dining room and living room all with new windows and an amazing ocean view. The home is also complete with 3 bedrooms, a 4-piece bathroom and a perfectly appointed utility room, perfect for storing your fishing gear.

    Recently renovated, the home offers a newly finished deck, new, freshly painted siding, new flooring, tongue and groove pine on the ceilings/walls and all new double pane windows. Other upgrades include a CSA approved wood stove, new water lines and a UV filtration system for the water.

    This move-in ready property offers the perfect place to spend a peaceful summer fishing, relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.


    75 Highland Drive Martin Valley - Ocean Falls, BC


    Approximately 480 km north of Vancouver, 170 km northeast of Port Hardy and 88 km west of Bella Coola in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Ocean Falls is perched beside the deep waters of Cousins Inlet, 24 km from the open Pacific Ocean.

    BC Ferries provides public access to most of the Central Coast Communities including Ocean Falls. During the summer months, The Northern Sea Wolf operates on the Discovery Coast Passage Route and stops in Ocean Falls on a weekly basis. You could also charter one of the many local boat charter companies or a small float plane.

    However you come to the Central Coast, getting there will be a big part of the adventure.

    Area Data

    Ocean Falls is in a prime location sitting in the center of the spectacular and scenic Central Coast. It is one of the most breathtaking and remote areas, surrounded by misty fjords, massive mountains, old growth rainforests and the wild Pacific Ocean.

    Ocean Falls also has some of the best fresh water in BC as well as the cheapest dock rates on the Central Coast.

    The community of 55 full-time residents and up to 50 or more additional, seasonal residents is divided into two neighbourhoods. The Ocean Falls town site is on the right and Martin Valley is on the left. The road between them is approximately 1.5 km. You can just see a bit of water above the town site, this is Link Lake which is 18 miles (25 km) long and has great fresh water fishing. There is a hydroelectric dam and waterfall just above the town site that provides power to the town.

    Mail is delivered once per week by plane and groceries are by barge and ferry delivery every two weeks. Boat fuel can be purchased off of the barge when it is in.

    The community hosts a community garden, a small convenience store, gift store as well as a salmon festival at the end of August. The Government dock offers water, Wi-Fi and power for vessels of any size.

    Year-round, short term rental accommodations are available.

    This area is also part of what is known as “The Great Bear Rainforest,” one of the world’s greatest wildlife areas. This area hosts healthy populations of all wildlife species that were present since 1793. The Coast Mountain Range has isolated many wildlife populations from the rest of North America. As a result, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to many subspecies and genetically unique populations such as the spirit bear and the coastal grey wolves.


    Ocean Falls is in a prime location sitting in the center of the spectacular and scenic Central Coast. It is one of the most breathtaking and remote areas, surrounded by misty fjords, massive mountains, old growth rainforests and the wild Pacific Ocean. If you love adventure in the outdoors, you will truly love this place. The recreation possibilities are endless from hiking Mount Caro Mario, exploring the Martin Valley trail, fly-fishing and camping on Link Lake, kayaking on the ocean or enjoying some of the best salt water fishing in the world.


    The Heiltsuk natives inhabited the coastal region surrounding Ocean Falls for more than 9,000 years. In 1903, the Bella Coola Pulp and Paper Company surveyed the area for hydro power potential of the site. In 1906, following the company's acquisition of 260 acres (1.1 km2) of land clearing began for the town and three years later, a sawmill, hospital and school were established. In 1912, the dam was erected and the pulp mill began operating. The Ocean Falls pulp and paper mill was the largest mill in British Columbia for many years. Ocean Falls' population numbered 250 in 1912 and grew to 3,500 by 1950. By 1970, the number of inhabitants had dropped to 1,500 and by 1990, only about 70 people, mostly loggers, remained.

    The profit structure of the original investment changed considerably during the mill's many years of operation. Low labor costs, inexpensive hydro power and low infrastructure costs made the Ocean Falls mill a viable proposition. Nevertheless, the remote location, rising labor costs and the high cost of operating a town site made further investment unattractive. The Ocean Falls pulp and paper mill was a very large and complex production facility and modernization costs were prohibitive.

    By the early 1970s, the facility was inefficient and uneconomical. The owner at that time, Crown Zellerbach, decided to close the plant and effectively shut down the town by March 1973. The provincial government bought the town and mill at a minimal cost a few weeks before the planned closure and kept the mill operating until 1980. The Ocean Falls mill thus joined the ranks of other older, remote pulp and paper mills in British Columbia and finally shut down during the latter part of the twentieth century.

    Today, much of the town has been demolished, and many of the remaining buildings are in decay. Nevertheless, Ocean Falls maintains a residential community and a social network of former residents.

    Map Reference

    52°21'38.49"N and 127°43'14.98"W


    • Community water
    • Community sewer
    • Forced air and wood heat
    • Internet
    • Community hydro

    Tax Details

    $767.76 (2024)




    Lot 9, Block L, District Lot 1159, Range 3, COAST DISTRICT, PLAN 9250
    PID 004-639-952

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