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    Sidney Island Oceanfront - Strata Lot 109 - Southern Gulf Islands

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 23151

    Sunny 2.94 acres with 274 ft west facing oceanfront, fir, cedar & arbutus, cleared to provide views & year-round sunshine to gardens, & building site. 10 m2 office, sauna, 7.5kW generator, inverter, batteries, 10,000-gallon water storage. Ready to enjoy now and build your dream.


    2.94 acres ~ 274 ft oceanfront

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    This 2.9-acre property with 274 ft of west facing oceanfront blessed with sunshine from morning to sunset, is west coast environment at its finest.

    The towering fir, cedar and arbutus has been carefully cleared to provide sunlight to the food gardens, building site, dappled sunshine to the rest of the property and visuals out over the beautiful Pacific waters.

    From the 16 ft picnic table, the snow-topped Olympic mountains gleam in the distance and the panoramic view over Sidney Channel and James Island spans from Craptrap Beach to the south and the Marine Park Lagoon to the north.

    The highly productive vegetable garden has 4 table beds, 3 raised beds, 4 fruit trees, asparagus, blueberry and marionberry beds. All gardening uses a hügelkultur method to promote water retention and nourish the plants and could easily move to low maintenance gardens by planting mostly perennials.

    A well-built 10 metre square office with sink and fridge sits on the north side of the property, lovely sauna and sea can storage container. A 7.5kW Onan generator with inverter, batteries and 10,000 gallons of water storage allows new owners to come to Sidney Island for recreation or to start building their dream home or cottage.

    Sidney Island is the most southerly Gulf Island and BC’s best oceanfront value with a rock breakwater protecting its 67-slip community dock, private 2,600 ft airstrip, miles of sandy beaches and trails, super popular swimming hole, heritage orchard, full time island caretaker, 107 acres of conservancy zones, managed forest, and a real sense of community. The 1,343 acres of common property shared by the owners of the 111 lots on Sidney Island is larger than Stanley Park.

    Call Rich Osborne 604-328-0848 to arrange a visit to see Sidney Island and this very special property.


    • Strata title ownership
    • 1,762 acres private property
    • 300 acres of strata lots
    • 1,343 acres common property
    • 11.6 acres Limited Common Property
    • 107 acres Conservation zones
    • No public access to the strata owned portion of the island
    • No time requirement for building
    • Precious conservation areas
    • Breakwater and 67-slip communal dock in Miner’s Bay
    • 2,600 ft grass airstrip, best in the Gulf Islands
    • Miles of sand beaches
    • Excellent network of roads
    • Managed sustainable forest
    • Cellular telephones work on much of the island
    • Island Caretaker


    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.


    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 southeast 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 Sidney Island strata owners. Water taxi service is available from Sidney. Sidney Island is a private island all visits must be arranged in advance. Call Rich Osborne 604-328-0848

    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 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:

    • fallow deer
    • bald eagles
    • hawks
    • black-tailed deer
    • turkey vultures
    • mink
    • woodpeckers
    • hummingbirds
    • 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, and gray whales.

    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 protected for the fortunate few who share in its ownership. It is a private island with no public access to the 1,760 acres of land owned by the strata corporation. The 1,343 acres of common property shared by the owners of the 111 strata lots is larger than Stanley Park.

    The result is an amazing diversity of properties with low, medium, and high bank oceanfront, virtually every possible exposure, varied topography, beautiful views, 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. 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 almost entirely of quaternary drift deposits—unconsolidated sand and gravel deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago—which form the sandy coastline.


    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 50-tree orchard on the common land.


    Hiking the miles of trails and beaches on Sidney Island swimming in our wonderful swimming pond, fishing, prawning, crabbing, whale watching, boating, kayaking, paddling, scuba diving, photography, bird watching, walking, cycling, exploring, and cruising the Canadian Gulf Islands and the US 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.

    Map Reference

    48°36'53.42"N and 123°18'53.22"W

    Tax Details

    $1,514.09 (2023)
    Strata Fees: $253.58 per month (2022)


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


    Lot 109, Section 9, Sidney Island, Range 1W, North Saanich District, Strata Plan V1S5122 together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the Strata Lot as shown on form 1 (see plan as to limited access)
    PID 026-298-376

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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.