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    Phillips Arm at the Entrance to Cordero Channel

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 23084

    180 acres with approx. 6,400 ft of quality oceanfront at the entrance to Cordero Channel across from Shoal Bay. The property faces SW with excellent sun exposure & has a fantastic maturing forest & creek. This is a trophy oceanfront property in a prime location on the BC coast.


    180 acres ~ 6,400± ft oceanfront

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    Introducing a stunning property of 180 acres located at the entrance to Phillips Arm on the Eastern shore, with excellent sun exposure and southwest facing. The property boasts a magnificent shoreline of approximately 6,400 feet in length, which generally consists of low bank frontage with mixed foreshore, ranging from gravel beaches to solid granite.

    There is still some evidence of the old dock to the property. The area has excellent protected deep water at all or most locations of the property. Approximately 2 acres of the property are cleared at the location of the dock, providing adequate room for on and off loading of supplies, equipment and machinery. There are also a few roads constructed on the property, but they are overgrown.

    Towards the central portion of the property there is a 5-6 acre leveled area that was cleared a number of years ago that has since grown back over. One of the previous owners set up a little sawmill. The state of the mill is unknown. At the time, there was a 25 kW turbine with about 600 feet of pipe that was buried into a year-round stream, providing electrical power for the property when the mill was in operation.

    The property has a significant volume of timber, consisting of cedar, fir and hemlock. The lay of the land starts from the shoreline, which goes from a flat and gently sloping area, mostly usable, to high elevations up the mountainside, which becomes harder to access and not so practical for use. There are valuable gravel deposits on the property for road upgrading, site and branch development. Numerous building locations offer spectacular views of magnificent coastal sceneries and sunsets.

    While there is a salmon farm on one side of the property, the moorage is exceptionally sheltered, and the farm is a good security measure for absentee owners. The farm also provides an excellent insight into the protected nature of the moorage. The salmon farmers rarely come to shore, and the right of way they have to 1,000 feet of shoreline is only in place to give the farm legal right to be there.

    This exceptional property offers numerous features, such as the extensive shoreline, creek, exposure, location, recreational benefit, valuable timber and gravel resource. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to own a piece of paradise.


    The property is on the eastern shore of Phillips Arm at the entrance to Cordero Channel across from Shoal Bay on East Thurlow Island.


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    Area Data

    Campbell River

    Campbell River is located at the 50th parallel on the east coast of Vancouver Island approximately mid-point between Victoria, which lies 175 miles to the south, and Cape Scott 175 miles to the north. This strategic location makes Campbell River the natural hub of Vancouver Island. Population is approximately 30,000. Since the turn of the century Campbell River has been known as a resort and sport fishing centre, though the major industry is forestry, and mining is also important to the area’s economy. It is well prepared to accommodate visitors with many hotels, motels, resorts, campgrounds, restaurants and shopping facilities.

    Shoal Bay

    During the gold rush in the late 1800s, Shoal Bay, with as many as 5,000 people, was the most populated village on the BC coast. Before the gold rush, the district of Thurlow was a center for commercial logging, with people having lived there since the early 1800s, and one of the largest sawmills on the coast operated at Shoal Bay.

    Sonora Island

    Thurston Bay Marine Park was established in April of 1970 and is on Sonora Island, open all year with no fees and no facilities. Anchorage behind Block Island is quite protected. The park is undeveloped except for a trail to Florence Lake. There are several small, attractive beaches. This park is a "Class A" park which means it enjoys the highest protective status in law. They are intended to preserve outstanding natural, scenic and historic features for public recreational use. No commercial or industrial exploitation is permissible except as necessary for planned recreational use.

    Quadra Island

    This 276 sq km (full facility) island has a population of 1,962. It has several sheltered harbours and islands and islets dot its coast. Like Campbell River, it’s a good fishing and diving area and also has many lakes. There are communities at Quathiaski Cove and Heriot Bay. There are no provincial campgrounds, but there are commercial campsites, lodges, fishing resorts, cottages and other accommodations.


    There is a quality stand of immature and mature forest.


    The Phillips Arm, Cordero Passage area offers excellent salmon fishing, kayaking and sightseeing. There is also good trout fishing in nearby Phillips River and lake.


    The property has been privately owned for a significant period of time and used for private use, but primarily as a holding property.


    Please see mapping section – all boundaries are approximate.

    Investment Features

    Timber and gravel resource





    Tax Details

    $1,493.43 (2022)


    RU-3 (Rural Three) Strathcona Regional District, Quadra Island Zoning Bylaw No. 1213 (1990)

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


    District Lot 1743, Range 1, Coast District
    PID 009-897-291

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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.