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    High Efficiency Lakefront Home + Detached Garage – Galena Shores, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 23168

    What an amazing opportunity for your family cottage or perhaps year-round living in a beautiful mountain setting. Brand new beautiful 2,500 ft2 lakefront home with 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms + a detached double car garage on a quality low bank lot with 94 feet of lakeshore. No GST.


    0.82 of an acre

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    What an amazing opportunity for your family cottage or perhaps year-round living … a beautiful 2,500 ft2 lakefront home + a 514 ft2 detached double car garage on a quality low bank lot with 94 feet of lakeshore and just under 1 acre of land (0.82 acres).

    This brand-new lakefront home sits on the picturesque shores of Galena Bay on Upper Arrow Lake. The architect and construction team tastefully created a low footprint cottage assuring energy efficiency and low monthly bills. A high efficiency electric heat pump is the ‘all in one’ heating and cooling system in this home and a propane fireplace adds to the heating capacity as well as the cozy cabin atmosphere in the cooler months. The beautiful, durable James Hardie fiber cement siding provides outstanding insulation and will keep maintenance costs low. Additionally, materials such as 3 panel all weather windows, fire resistant Rockwool Insulation, and an HRV unit help assure your monthly bills are affordable and green conscious.

    The home has approx. 1,250 ft2 on each floor + a large wrap around and covered deck. The home’s exterior measurements are 2,890 ft2 (the interior / livable total of 2,500 ft2 is an estimate).

    Inside the home you will find a nice cottage/lakeside feel with bright white walls, cabinets and solid white doors with tasteful black hardware. The entire home has attractive and hardwearing luxury vinyl flooring to keep you worry free about water or sand coming in from trips to the lake. Add a few pieces of art and your furniture and this place will surely pop.

    The main level has a master bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet and two additional bedrooms. A sliding door separates the hallway between the bedrooms and a bright and open living, dining, and kitchen. Each bedroom has also been sound proofed with insulation on the interior walls allowing one to carry on in the living room/kitchen with little worry of waking the kids or disturbing guests. The hallway to the bedrooms has a large linen closest/ample storage space and a door down to the lower level. Off the hallway is a 4-piece bathroom. The spacious living area has vaulted ceilings, a gas fireplace, and massive triple panel windows looking out upon Arrow Lake and the Glaciated Peaks of the Monashee Mountains. The large kitchen features high-end stainless-steel appliances including an induction stove, wall mounted range hood and large 36” wide French door style fridge. There is also a large central island with siting area, laminate counter tops, gorgeous tile backsplash and lots of cabinets for storage. Access to the deck is via a sliding door as well as a side door with a secure coded entry lock and plenty of closet space for gear and shoes upon entry. The timber framed deck is the ideal place to kick back with a morning coffee or evening beverage of your choice and enjoy the lake views. The deck has been plumbed with a gas line for your BBQ and pot lights for evening lighting.

    The lower level of this home is fully finished with a walk out covered deck area. Here you will find a massive games room, two additional bedrooms, a laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer, utility room and 4-piece bathroom. The games room like above, has significant amounts of built in storage space. There is also full sound-proofing insulation between the main and lower levels.

    Floor plan:

    • Master bedroom with walk in closest and ensuite 4-piece bath
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Linen/Storage Closet with built in shelving
    • Entry closet with built in shelving
    • Living room with gas fireplace/Dining/Kitchen with island
    • Covered wrap around deck
    Lower (walk out)
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Laundry
    • Utility room
    • Games Room with storage closets
    • Storage closet under stairs
    • Covered deck on concrete slab

    Next to the house is a 500+ ft2 double car garage/toy shed.

    The lot is 0.82 acres and gradually slopes towards the lake. A clearing has been opened for lake access and views from the deck and home out to the lake and the Monashee Mountains. One could take the clearing a little further (if desired) and still be in compliance with riparian regulations by removing a few more trees, “fire proofing” the under growth, and limbing some trees. On the lakeside of the lot there is a large foreshore area in addition to the private land with lots of Kootenay Beach to explore. A few adjacent owners have put in floating dock systems, set up a lakeshore gazebo, firepits and sitting areas. Next to the garage is a water stand for future landscaping plans. The landscaping is a blank canvas and ready for you to make it your own.

    General Contractor - Madden Timber Construction / Dave Madden (Nakusp, BC)

    Architect - two73design / Kelvin Skoretz (Revelstoke, BC)

    Galena Shores Community

    A bare land strata development consisting of 62 mountain and lakeside lots. The community has a common boat launch for all owners with a washhouse that has hot showers, laundry facilities, picnic table and storage. The properties are all serviced with underground power, water, sewer, phone service and maintained year-round roads. RV use is only allowed in conjunction with residential use; this is not an RV park. Monthly strata fees are $91.41/month and this includes road clearing, snow plowing, gate maintenance, landscaping of common property, and maintenance of the washhouse / boat launch facility. All lots have underground services so no power lines to look upon. The Galena Shores Water System is a residential water system within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD).


    441 Galena Shores Drive – Galena Shores on Upper Arrow Lake

    Situated 65 kilometers to the south of Revelstoke and 56 kilometers north of Nakusp, you'll find the charming lakeside community known as Galena Shores, reached via a 30-minute drive south from Revelstoke, followed by a scenic 20-minute ferry voyage, followed by a brief 10-minute drive. The free ferry operates hourly and year-round, spanning from the early hours of the morning until midnight. There are 62 properties at Galena Shores and the community is alive with activity year-round, peaking in the summer months. The calm waters of the Galena Bay area are surrounded by mountain wilderness backing onto the Selkirk Mountains and looking across at the Glaciated peaks of the Monashee Mountains, all on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake ... this location and setting is the definition of Beautiful British Columbia.

    Area Data

    Galena Shores is located in the Selkirk Mountains on the shores of beautiful Galena Bay on Upper Arrow Lake. The region is famous for high alpine peaks, hot and dry summers and lots of snow in winter. There are numerous natural attractions such as back country lakes, pristine creeks and rivers and hot springs - some as close as 15 minutes away. Everything from full-service resorts to more natural back country pools are accessible by a short hike. The nearby communities of Beaton (15 mins) and Trout Lake (20 mins) have small populations of less than 60 year-round residents combined. This is an area to appreciate nature, wildlife and outdoor recreation. Revelstoke and Nakusp are the closest towns - Nakusp is 35 mins away, Revelstoke a little further and about an hour including the ferry.


    Slightly more accessible than Revelstoke is the community of Nakusp, only 56 km away and not requiring a ferry for access. Nakusp has a population of 1,700 and offers all your basic amenities, including a community health centre, hospital and vet. The town has a 3,000 ft paved runway, great schools, quaint shops and services and a small but vibrant arts community. Nakusp also fronts on Upper Arrow Lake and has a great marina facility and attractive waterfront.


    Revelstoke is a quaint mountain town located 65 km north of Galena Bay and connected to the same water body as Galena Shores. Coming from Alberta one turns off the Trans-Canada Highway at Revelstoke and then drives south on HWY 23 to the ferry. Revelstoke’s economy is based around tourism, forestry and the railroad. The largest growth sector of late is tourism as more and more visitors come for outdoor adventures year-round. Revelstoke Mountain Resort has the highest vertical drop in North America and some of the deepest and most consistent snow conditions on earth. With a population of close to 10,000, the town offers all the amenities one requires with two grocery stores, numerous shops, restaurants and cafes, all your professional services, spas, a great hospital with emergency service, two new schools and a picturesque and vibrant western style town core.

    Upper Arrow Lake

    The Arrow Lakes are located in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, situated between the Selkirk Mountains to the east and the Monashee Mountains to the west. Arrow Lake is divided into two lakes, Upper Arrow Lake and Lower Arrow Lake, which are widened portions of the Columbia River as it wends its way south to the US border. Originally two separate lakes, the Arrow Lakes became one 230-km long lake with the construction of the Keenleyside Dam in the 1960s. At low water levels the two lakes become separated, once again, although connected by a section known as the Narrows. The shores of the Arrow Lakes feature rocky headlands and steep cliffs, with mountain sides that are heavily forested and rise sharply to elevations around 2,600 metres.


    In summer the boating on Arrow Lake is fabulous, there are lots of interesting excursions - up the long and fjord like Beaton Arm which extends more than 12 km off the main lake body, kayak along the shores of Galena Bay, visit historical sites such as the ghost town of Arrowhead, or just zip around the bay in your boat. Fishing is top notch year-round, but best in the fall/winter months with large rainbows 9-15 lbs. a common catch, dollies are also prevalent, the smaller Kokanee salmon. Extending immediately out of the private roads of Galena Shores are great quadding and dirt biking roads. For those who want to get into the back country even further there are Forest Service Roads that take you up amazing mountain valleys. Or for those who are looking for a scenic route, the drive south to Meadow Creek and Kaslo along Trout Lake and the Lardeau River is one of the best in BC. In late April/May the Gerhard rainbow are spawning at the end of Trout Lake (approx. 1 hour away) and these are the largest trout in the world - a must see! Other summer activities include wildlife watching, hiking, great mountain bike trails, natural hot springs, or just kick back and enjoy the stunning mountain and lake scenery.

    In winter you have some BC’s best winter activities nearby, and a few back country adventure lodges are present in the area. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is approx. 1 hour away and offers world class skiing, heli skiing, snowmobiling, Nordic skiing and of course those awesome hot springs are fantastic in the winter months as well. Some of the best fishing of the year is during the winter months as the lake remains open water year-round. And what better way to spend a snowy winter day than in a hot spring only minutes away.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.


    200 Amp Power

    2 Hot Water Tanks: Use one when small groups are there and keep one on vacation mode and only use when larger groups are present.

    Septic Tank and with pump to community sewage treatment system

    Community Water System overseen by the CSRD

    High Efficiency Forced Air Furnace – High end Samsung Heat Pump. Benefits of heat pumps

    • They provide heating and cooling all in one.
    • They run on clean hydroelectricity, so they'll reduce your household's greenhouse gas emissions.
    • They're up to 300% more efficient than electric baseboard heaters.
    • They're up to 50% more efficient for cooling compared to a typical window A/C unit.
    • Usually less expensive to operate than a natural gas furnace.

    HRV System (LifeBreath)
    What is an HRV … A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) is an air-to-air energy exchanger found in modern, energy efficient homes. Due to the tight construction of new homes, your home can no longer “breathe” on its own. A HRV allows for fresh air exchange by exhausting stale indoor air and supplying an equal volume of fresh air from outside, ensuring high quality indoor air year-round. During smokey days there is an advanced filtration system assuring clean - fresh air. An HRV will transfer a high percentage of heat to the cooler air stream lessening the load on your heating and cooling appliances. HRV’s can help mitigate high indoor humidity during the cooler winter months of the year by exchanging the humid indoor air with the drier air from outside. An HRV will transfer a high percentage of heat as well as moisture, to the cooler, drier air stream lessening the load on your heating and cooling appliances. Ideal for environments with high outdoor humidity and a drier indoor environment.

    Starlink Internet

    Phone - Land line


    Approx. 2,480 ft2 home (exterior dimensions of 2,890 ft2) with 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms

    514 ft2 detached double car garage

    Tax Details

    $1,489 (2023)


    RR1 (CSRD)

    The uses stated in this subsection and no others are permitted in the Rural Residential 1 zone as principal uses, except as stated in Part 3: General Regulations:

    (a) agriculture
    (b) horticulture
    (c) single family dwelling

    The uses stated in this subsection and no others are permitted in the Rural Residential 1 zone as secondary uses, except as stated in Part 3: General Regulations:

    (a) accessory use
    (b) bed and breakfast
    (c) home occupation
    (d) residential campsite
    (e) secondary dwelling unit

    Please Contact Realtor® for Strata Bylaws.


    PID: 028-821-882

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    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.