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    Interesting 72 Acre Waterfront on the East Side of Lasqueti Island

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 20072

    Has road access (not developed) ... Private bay ... Could be subdivided ... Heavily treed with native flora ... No services.


    Price
    $825,000

    Size
    72 acres

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    Description

    The property is pretty much as Mother Nature intended, has never been developed and is a beautiful mix of native trees and rocky outcrops. A small bay could be utilized for a breakwater and dock. There are no services to the property as there is no Hydro on the island and Lasqueti only has a passenger ferry with several scheduled crossings a day (approx. 45 minutes). Water is gathered during the rainy season and stored in tanks. This is pretty much wilderness and the property is untouched, Lasqueti has a population of approx. 400 interesting people. Road access could be developed from the south.

    PS . . . A sister property to the north, Listing 20071, consists of 78 acres and share a common property line running east/west. The two parcels can be purchased together as a share sale, this would create a holding of almost 150 acres and 3,300± feet of waterfront with two nice bays for your enjoyment.

    Size

    72 acres (appox.1,300 ft x 2,300 ft) with 850± ft along the water

    Location

    Located on the east shore of Lasqueti Island 80 km northwest of Vancouver.

    Access

    A passenger-only ferry connects the island to the community of French Creek, near Parksville. The ferry makes two to three runs per day, five days per week, weather permitting.

    Vegetation

    Mix of drier west coast flora, including arbutus, Douglas fir. Manzanita, Rocky Mountain juniper and small patched of prickly pear cactus among others.

    Recreation

    Kayaking

    The eight little bays and the many secluded beaches along Lasqueti’s shoreline are fabulous for exploring by kayak or boat. If you bring your own kayak with you, BC Ferries will treat it as hand baggage, and no fee is charged.

    Biking

    The gravel roads on Lasqueti Island are popular with mountain bikers, and for those who journey the 15-km length of Lasqueti Island, the ride winds up in Squitty Bay Provincial Park. You’ll be ready to drink from the freshwater pump in the park’s picnic area by the time you arrive.

    Squitty Bay Provincial Park

    Squitty Bay Provincial Park offers picnicking and swimming, located 9 miles (15 km) south of the ferry dock at False Bay. Picnic tables are arrayed among the spray-shaped forest of Douglas fir and strawberry arbutus (madrona). This idyllic location overlooks two narrow coves where the water is clear, green, and warm in summer months. A portion of the park is fenced off to protect it from the feral sheep that graze all over the island. Years ago, a small meadow was cleared above the beach at Squitty Bay, where there are still signs of an old orchard.

    History

    Lasqueti Island was occupied by Natives from the Pentlach Band at the time of the first settlement by Europeans in 1860. Aboriginal artifacts have been found on the island, and middens (ancient mounds of discarded shellfish shells) can still be found near many of the island’s beaches. The island was named in 1791 after Juan Maria Lasqueti, a prominent Spanish naval officer.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°27'47.28"N and 124°10'44.44"W

    Investment Features

    The property may be subdivideable.

    Services

    None.

    Improvements

    None.

    Tax Details

    $2,587.11 (2019)

    Zoning

    LB (Land Based). See Lasqueti Island Land Use Bylaw No. 78, 2005/strong>.

    Legal

    THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 2 LASQUETI ISLAND NANAIMO DISTRICT SHOWN ON PLAN DEPOSITED UNDER DD 50805I EXCEPT PLAN EPP76939

    PID 009-718-117

    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.

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