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    Sidney Island Oceanfront - Strata Lot 53 - Southern Gulf Islands

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 22101

    1.88 acres with 279 ft oceanfront great sunrises and views across Miner’s Channel to Mount Baker. Gradually sloping lot has a driveway, 2 cleared building sites on level benches a shared well and septic system. Best priced lot on Sidney Island.


    1.88 acres - 279± ft oceanfront

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    Strata Lot 53 is 1.88 acres with 279 ft of east facing oceanfront sloping gradually toward the water with some nice level benches and good building sites. One building site will allow you to be totally private from the road but high enough to get late afternoon sun and to enjoy incredible sunrises and views across Miner’s Channel to Halibut Island, Haro Strait and beyond to Mount Baker.

    Significant site preparation has been done including clearing 2 building sites on level benches, the driveway is in and there is a good shared well and septic system. A geo-tech report and survey completed in preparation for building are available.

    Located on Greenleaf Lane, it is in easy walking distance of the Sunrise Conservancy at Hamley Point and Red Snapper Beach.

    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, by far the best in the Gulf Islands, miles of sandy beaches, super popular swimming hole, heritage orchard, full time island caretaker, precious 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 larger than Stanley Park.

    Call us to arrange a visit to see Sidney Island and this incredibly 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 of conservation zones
    • Breakwater, 67 slip communal dock, kayak launch, 3 mooring buoys
    • 2,600 ft grass airstrip is the best in the Gulf Island
    • Miles of sand beaches
    • Excellent network of roads
    • Miles of hiking trails
    • Private island with no access to the public
    • No time requirement for building
    • Managed sustainable forest
    • 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.

    Area Data

    Sidney Island

    Unique in British Columbia and 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. Sidney Island 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
    • black-tailed deer
    • bald eagles
    • hawks
    • owls
    • turkey vultures
    • woodpeckers
    • hummingbirds
    • great blue herons
    • Javanese peacocks
    • river otters
    • mink
    • 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 has 111 bare land strata lots totaling about 300 acres and ownership includes the strata lot and a proportionate interest in the 1,343 cares of common property and the other assets of the Strata Corporation.

    Most importantly Sidney Island is private, there is no public access to the strata corporation property, the people you meet are either owners or their guests.

    The result is an amazing diversity of properties with low, medium, and high bank oceanfront, virtually every 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 which is now the Sidney Spit National Park Reserve. This area comprises about four hundred acres and encloses a broad lagoon of sheltered water bordered by a long spit of sand. There are mooring buoys, a small government dock, and facilities for picnicking and camping.


    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.


    Whale watching, boating, swimming, paddling, scuba diving, fishing, prawning, crabbing, sailing, photography, bird watching, walking, cycling, exploring & 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 businesspeople 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°36'17.25"N and 123°16'25.99"W

    Tax Details

    $804 (2021)
    Strata Fees: $232.80 per month (2021)


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


    PID 026-297-795

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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.