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    Lakefront Sanctuary (No Zoning) on 5 Acres of Serene Kootenay Lake Splendor - Procter, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 23074

    Nestled along the pristine shores of Kootenay Lake, this exceptional 5-acre lakefront property has no zoning & allows for further development. At present there is a cozy 2,500 ft2 residence. Land has 800 feet of lakeshore, a gorgeous creek, & mature forest.

    Reduced $1,600,000

    5.04 acres

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    Nestled in the picturesque Harrop/Procter area, this lakefront property is conveniently located a short distance from the main road on the south shore of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. This is the ideal setting for those looking to escape the city's hustle and bustle and perhaps construct a small lakeside resort or keep it all to yourself and build a private lakeside estate. The existing residence provides a place to spend some time while building and or planning to build. A free cable ferry operates 24/7, offering seamless connectivity between the area and the main thoroughfare to Nelson. The ferry ride across is just 5 minutes and runs on an “on demand” basis. With breathtaking views of the water and surrounding natural beauty, this is truly the perfect place to unwind and immerse oneself in the tranquility of the great outdoors.

    Situated on a sprawling 5-acre plot (no zoning), the property boasts an impressive 800 feet of private low bank shoreline, inviting you to explore the water's edge, launch a kayak, or simply appreciate the serenity of the environment. A babbling creek meanders through the land, adding an additional touch of natural charm to this already captivating setting. The creek splits the land into a 4 acre and 1 acre plot, the home sits on the 4-acre side. There is a bridge over the creek. On the 4-acre side and off to the side of the cottage is a beautiful forest area to explore. The 1-acre side is also forested and a great place for guests to park their RV a camp out or perhaps a guest cabin.

    With no zoning, one could look into adding some cabins or yurts, the short-term rental demand is strong, or maybe look at a small RV set up.

    At present there is a 2,500 ft2 residence that is owner occupied year-round. The property also encompasses several functional outhouses to meet various needs. These include a woodshed for firewood storage, a car shed to protect your vehicle from the elements, and a spacious 46 x 46 ft workshop with an attached container for extra storage. Whether you're a hobbyist, craftsman, or simply require additional space, this workshop is the perfect solution.

    One of the many unique aspects of the Harrop/Procter area is the small, welcoming community that exists here. Embrace the warmth of your neighbors while still reveling in the sense of seclusion and privacy this property provides. Additionally, the region is home to an abundance of free-roaming wildlife, making for memorable encounters with nature that can be appreciated by all ages.


    Upon entering the 2,500 ft2 cottage, you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting interior boasting three spacious bedrooms. Two of these are primary-sized bedrooms, each featuring its own en suite bathroom for optimal comfort and privacy. The cottage also includes a third full-sized bathroom, ensuring there's ample space and amenities for all your guests. In addition to the generous bedroom accommodations, the cottage offers a separate office area for those who need a quiet, dedicated workspace during their stay. With superb Internet access available throughout the property, working remotely or staying connected with loved ones has never been easier. A separate laundry room further enhances the convenience and functionality of this beautiful cottage. Entertaining and relaxation go hand in hand in this exquisite getaway, featuring two water-facing decks. The first is a full-length enclosed summer deck, perfect for enjoying warm evenings while savoring the panoramic views. The second, an open-sided full-length deck, provides a more immersive experience with the outdoors, where you can soak up the sunshine or stargaze in the refreshing evening air.


    7315 CPR Road - Procter BC


    Take the Harrop/Procter ferry to the South Shore on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Drive off the ferry and carry on for 6 km on Harrop Procter Road, it will wind to the left. Look for Baxendale Road on the left, turn left here and drive to the end and across the train tracks. Take a quick left after the tracks and drive to the end of the road. The land starts around the CPR 119 sign (white).

    Area Data

    Kootenay Lake, nestled within the Kootenay Rockies of southeastern British Columbia, is a breathtaking natural wonder that captivates visitors and residents alike. Spanning over 104 kilometres in length and 3 to 5 kilometres in width, this lake is a major tributary of the Columbia River system. The Kootenay Lake region boasts diverse ecosystems, supporting a variety of wildlife, including ospreys, herons, bald eagles, and kokanee salmon. The crystal-clear waters, stunning shorelines, and the majestic Selkirk and Purcell Mountain ranges serve as a picturesque backdrop to a multitude of recreational activities and scenic getaways.

    Nelson, a charming town located on the western arm of Kootenay Lake, is often referred to as the "Queen City" due to its remarkable collection of preserved heritage buildings. Rich in culture and arts, Nelson has evolved into a hub for artisans, musicians, and entrepreneurs. The town's vibrant atmosphere is enhanced by an array of cafes, restaurants, and boutiques that line its historic Baker Street. Nelson's welcoming community and picturesque setting have made it an idyllic destination for those seeking a serene yet engaging experience.

    The surrounding area of Kootenay Lake offers boundless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The region is home to many provincial parks, such as Kokanee Glacier, Pilot Bay, and Lockhart Beach, which provide extensive hiking trails, wildlife viewing opportunities, and picturesque spots for picnicking and camping. During the warmer months, water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing are popular pastimes, while the colder months transform the area into a winter wonderland perfect for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

    For those who seek a more leisurely pace, Kootenay Lake's shorelines offer several sandy beaches that provide the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sunbathing, swimming, or simply taking in the magnificent views. The lake's famed Ainsworth Hot Springs, featuring a naturally heated mineral pool and a horseshoe-shaped cave, invites visitors to unwind and rejuvenate in its therapeutic waters. The region's wineries, orchards, and farmers' markets further enhance the area's charm, offering opportunities to indulge in local culinary delights and artisanal creations.

    In addition to its natural allure, the Kootenay Lake region hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating arts, music, and culture. Some notable events include the annual ArtWalk, the Kootenay Festival of the Arts, and the Starbelly Jam Music & Arts Festival. With such a rich assortment of recreational opportunities and a vibrant community, Kootenay Lake and its surroundings continue to be a beloved destination for visitors seeking solace, adventure, and inspiration.


    Situated along the shores of Kootenay Lake and surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, Nelson offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to suit all tastes and preferences. From thrilling outdoor adventures to relaxing cultural experiences, visitors and residents can choose from a plethora of activities that showcase the natural beauty and vibrant atmosphere of the area.

    Water Activities

    Kootenay Lake is a haven for water enthusiasts. The lake provides ample opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, paddleboarding, and fishing. The waters are home to many fish species, including rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and burbot, making it an angler's paradise.

    Hiking and Biking

    The region boasts an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging backcountry treks. Trails such as Pulpit Rock, Kokanee Creek Park, and the Great Northern Rail Trail offer stunning views and diverse terrain, suitable for all skill levels.

    Skiing and Snowboarding

    Nelson is renowned for its exceptional winter sports opportunities. The nearby Whitewater Ski Resort is famous for its deep powder, diverse terrain, and short lift lines, catering to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Backcountry skiing and snowboarding are also popular in the region, offering access to untouched terrain for the more adventurous.

    Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

    Winter enthusiasts can explore the area's pristine snow-covered landscapes through snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Local trail systems, such as the Nelson Nordic Ski Club trails, provide groomed routes for classic and skate skiing.


    Golfers can enjoy Nelson's scenic mountain courses, such as Granite Pointe Golf Club and Balfour Golf Course, which boast impressive views and well-maintained greens.

    Rock Climbing

    The region's varied rock formations make it an attractive destination for climbers. With numerous sport climbing and bouldering areas like Kinnaird Bluffs, Waterline Walls, and Grohman Narrows, climbers of all skill levels can find suitable routes.

    Hot Springs

    A visit to the nearby Ainsworth Hot Springs is a must for relaxation and rejuvenation. The natural mineral pools and unique cave provide a soothing retreat amid stunning mountain scenery.

    Arts, Culture, and Heritage

    Nelson's vibrant arts scene can be explored through numerous galleries, studios, and heritage sites. The annual ArtWalk, Touchstones Nelson Museum, and Capitol Theatre showcase local talent and history.

    Festivals and Events

    The community regularly hosts events and festivals, including the Kootenay Festival of the Arts, Starbelly Jam Music & Arts Festival, and MarketFest, which celebrate music, arts, and local vendors.

    Dining and Shopping

    Nelson's downtown core, centered around historic Baker Street, is home to a variety of cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops, offering visitors a taste of local flavors and a unique shopping experience.


    The history of Nelson and the Kootenay region dates back thousands of years, with Indigenous peoples, such as the Ktunaxa, Sinixt, and Okanagan, inhabiting the area long before the arrival of European settlers. These Indigenous communities had a deep spiritual connection to the land and relied on its abundant resources for sustenance and trade. They established complex societies, with intricate systems of governance, language, and customs that continue to influence the region's culture and history today.

    The discovery of gold in the 1860s ignited a flurry of interest in the Kootenay region, with prospectors, settlers, and entrepreneurs flocking to the area in search of fortune. The establishment of mining camps and towns was instrumental in shaping the region's growth and development, as they transformed the once-remote wilderness into a thriving network of settlements. Nelson, initially known as Salisbury, was founded in 1888 as a small mining community on the shores of Kootenay Lake. The town quickly became a vital transportation and supply center for miners, as well as a hub for commerce, with steamboats plying the waters of Kootenay Lake, and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway line, which connected Nelson to the rest of Canada.

    The decline of the mining industry in the early 20th century led to an economic and population shift in Nelson and the Kootenay region. Many residents turned to forestry, agriculture, and hydroelectric power generation for employment, as these sectors began to play an increasingly significant role in the region's economy. Nelson's strategic location, coupled with its burgeoning industries, allowed the town to retain its importance as a commercial center, while the establishment of sawmills, orchards, and the West Kootenay Power Plant further diversified the region's economy.

    In recent years, Nelson and the Kootenay region have undergone a transformation, as the area has become known for its thriving arts, culture, and outdoor recreation opportunities. This change has been driven in part by the influx of artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs who have chosen to call Nelson their home, drawn to its charming heritage buildings, stunning natural surroundings, and vibrant, welcoming community. Today, Nelson serves as a symbol of the Kootenay region's resilience and adaptability, with its rich history and cultural tapestry continuing to shape its evolution as a thriving, modern community.

    Map Reference

    49°36’59.15”N and 116°59’31.42”W


    • Drilled well – approx. 25 feet deep
    • Septic
    • Hydro power
    • Cell service
    • Wood stove - WETT certified


    • 2,500 ft2 cottage
    • Woodshed
    • Car shed
    • 46’ x 46’ workshop with container storage

    Tax Details

    $2,181.90 (2022)


    No zoning.
    Property is also in the ALR.


    PID 026-428-776

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