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    Sidney Island Oceanfront Acreage - Strata Lot 46 - Southern Gulf Islands, BC

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 21021

    1.7 acres with 216 feet of oceanfront on the east shore of Sidney Island. Cleared building site, 2 well-built 100 ft2 timber frame buildings, shared well, 2 new water tanks and new propane tank.


    1.7 acres ~ 216.7 ft oceanfront

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    This 1.7-acre property has 216 feet of oceanfront on the east shore of Sidney Island where you will enjoy gorgeous sunrises. The view extends across Miner’s Channel to Halibut Island, San Juan Islands, Mandarte Island Bird Sanctuary all the way to Mount Baker.

    The lot enjoys good privacy from the road, substantial site work has been done with a building site cleared and an area opened for the driveway from the road. There are different building sites to choose from depending upon your vision. The property is tiered with potential building site at the top or about midway where the building site has been cleared.

    Two 8’ x 12’ very well-built small timber-frame buildings that can be used for storage. One has “a loo with a view” composting toilet attached. A good well shared with adjacent Lots 44 and 45 is hooked up and provides water to the property.

    The price includes 2 brand new 3,000 US gallon water tanks and a new 500-gallon propane tank which are on site and ready to be hooked up. A new Yamaha 4500i Inverter in the shed on top of the hill provides good reliable quiet power until you get your solar panels installed.

    An easy to access lower bench provides a beautiful flat area to enjoy the oceanfront, watch the boats and whales go by and have a relaxing evening bonfire.

    Sidney Island is BC’s best oceanfront value with rock breakwater, communal dock, the best airstrip in the Gulf Islands, heritage orchard, miles of sand beaches, superb swimming pond, managed forest, the 1,500 acres common property shared by the owners is 1.5 times the size of Stanley Park.


    • Strata title ownership
    • Approximately 288 acres of strata lots
    • Approximately 1,500 acres common property
    • No public access to the strata owned portion of the island
    • No time requirement for building
    • Precious conservation areas
    • Communal dock and breakwater in Miner’s Bay
    • 2,600 ft grass airstrip
    • Miles of sand beaches
    • Excellent network of roads
    • Managed sustainable forest
    • Cellular telephones work on much of the island


    The Strata Corporation equipment consists of an excavator, dump truck, fire truck, ambulance, tank truck, pickup truck, road grader and miscellaneous equipment, some of which is available to Strata owners on a rental basis.


    1324 Greenleaf Lane - Sidney Island, BC

    Sidney Island is at the southern end of the Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. It is about 19 km north of Victoria, 6 km south east of Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula and only 10 km from Roche Harbour on US San Juan Island.


    Access is by boat to the private dock in Miners Bay or by plane to the private 2,600 ft airstrip, both of which are the common property of the strata owners. Excellent water taxi service is available from Sidney via Sidney Island Water Taxi.

    Area Data

    Sidney Island

    Unique in British Columbia, perhaps the world, Sidney Island offers the rare combination of ownership of superb waterfront property with a model of sustainable forestry, limited development of common areas, precious conservation zones and miles of sand beaches. It is blessed with a Mediterranean-like climate, warm summers, mild winters and less than 30 inches annual rainfall. Not only is it one of the most picturesque but was, until the subdivision into 111 strata lots, the last major undeveloped island in the Gulf Islands chain. From every part of the island there are breathtaking views. To the south the perennial snow-covered Olympic Range, to the east the perfect cone of Mt. Baker and the jagged peaks of the Cascades.

    With its wonderful natural habitat few places have as rich a variety of wildlife as Sidney Island, which includes:

    • spotted fallow deer
    • bald eagles
    • hawks
    • black-tailed deer
    • turkey vultures
    • mink
    • woodpeckers
    • humming birds
    • great blue herons
    • Javanese peacocks
    • river otters
    • a rich variety of songbirds, ducks, geese and other waterfowl

    Offshore, the waters support a wide variety of sea life including salmon, halibut, other sport fish, an array of sea birds and waterfowl, seals, sea lions, orcas, humpback, and gray whales.

    Sidney Island comprises 111 bare land strata lots totaling about 288 acres and ownership includes the strata lot and a proportionate interest in the common property of the strata corporation, which includes about 1,500 acres and the common facilities and other assets of the Strata Corporation.

    In our opinion the most important aspect of the development is that the privacy of the strata corporation lands has been maintained, and the natural integrity of the island environment has been protected for the fortunate few who share in its ownership. There is no public access to 1,760 acres owned by the strata corporation, of which some 1,500 acres are common property to the strata lots.

    The result is an amazing diversity of properties with low, medium, and high bank oceanfront, virtually every possible exposure, varied topography, beautiful views, and differing levels of privacy and a range of prices.

    The only land on the island not owned by the Strata Corporation is the northerly portion formerly the Sidney Spit Marine Park and recently named as Canada’s newest National Park Reserve. This area comprises about 400 acres and encloses a broad lagoon of sheltered water bordered by a long spit of sand. Mooring buoys, a small government dock, and facilities for picnicking and camping are provided. The sandy beach with protected waters is excellent for swimming.


    Both Sidney Island and neighboring James Island are geographically unique in that they are the only Canadian Gulf Islands composed of quaternary drift deposits—unconsolidated sand and gravel deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. These deposits form a major part of the sandy west coastline and northern end of Sidney Island while the south easterly half of Sidney Island is bedrock. The rock shoreline protects Sidney Island from the prevailing south east winds.


    The Island supports exceptionally lush and varied vegetation common to the south coastal climatic zone including Douglas fir, white fir, Garry oak, mock cherry, arbutus, red cedar, red alder, balsam, hemlock, aspen, yew, big leaf maple and flowering dogwood. Smaller vegetation includes Scotch broom, fireweed, gorse, wild roses, western fescue, orchard grass, salal, hawthorn and a heritage orchard on the common land.


    Hiking the miles of trails on Sidney Island, cycling, boating, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, prawning, whale watching, boating, swimming in our super popular swimming hole, sailing, photography, bird watching, exploring & cruising the Canadian Gulf Islands and the U.S. San Juan Islands.


    Originally named Sallas Island, in 1859 the Hudson Bay Company, hoping to attract settlers with a more British name, changed it to Sidney Island. Many years ago, the Island was purchased by a group of Victoria businessmen as a private hunting preserve.

    In 1981 the Island was purchased from the last two survivors of the original owners, by Sallas Forest Limited Partnership. In 2005 the subdivision plan was registered converting the island into its current ownership of 111 bare land strata lots.

    Map Reference

    48°36’29.74”N and 123°16’43.45”W

    Tax Details

    $733.02 (2020)
    Strata Fees: $232.80 per month (2020)


    CD-2 Sidney Island Comprehensive Development Zone Capital Regional District and Islands Trust



    PID 026-297-728

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    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.