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    Sidney Island Oceanfront - Strata Lot 90 - Southern Gulf Islands

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 22106

    2.72 acres, 266 ft southwest oceanfront exceptionally nice lot with great views and sunsets. 576 ft2 cottage amid mature fir and arbutus with great views and sunsets great spot while you build your dream. Solar system, water collection and septic.


    2.72 acres ~ 266± ft oceanfront

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    2.72 acres with 266 ft of southwest facing high bank oceanfront. The 576 ft2 cedar cottage has a living room, dining area, bathroom with shower, and sleeping area that are separated by a covered outdoor area which could be closed in and finished. The living area is heated by a wood stove and the sleeping area with a propane heater. The cottage is built in a secluded area that leaves the best building sites to choose from. This will be a great guest house and place to stay and enjoy while you build your dream home.

    It is off-grid and has a solar system with inverter, batteries and generator, water collection system with 4,800 gallons storage, water treatment system, septic system, propane tank and on demand hot water.

    The exceptional lot is quite flat with a gradual westerly slope beautifully treed with mature fir and arbutus. After clearing to open the view and building site you will be blessed with a great supply of the very best firewood.

    The lot is warm and sheltered with spectacular, sunsets, views over Sidney Channel, and at night you can enjoy the distant view of the twinkling lights on Vancouver Island.

    It is a short stroll to the heritage orchard at Springbank Farm, Dragonfly Ponds conservation zone and the common access to Crabtrap Beach with its white sand, wildflowers, and sun-bleached logs it is arguably the nicest beach on the island.

    It is an easy walk or bike ride to the airstrip and Kingfisher Pond—our beautiful and super popular swimming hole. The orchard provides an abundance of delicious apples, and you can watch the peacocks and deer who love it there too.

    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, 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 is 1.5 times the size of Stanley Park.

    Call us 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 of conservation zones
    • No public access to the Strata owned portion of the island
    • No time requirement for building
    • Precious conservation areas
    • Breakwater and expanded communal dock in Miner’s Bay
    • 2,600 ft grass airstrip
    • Miles of sand beaches
    • Excellent network of roads
    • 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 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 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 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. Smaller vegetation includes Scotch broom, fireweed, gorse, wild roses, western fescue, orchard grass, salal, hawthorn and a 50-tree orchard on the common land.


    Whale watching, boating, swimming, paddling, scuba diving, fishing, prawning, crabbing, sailing, photography, bird watching, walking, cycling, exploring, and cruising the Canadian Gulf Islands and the US San Juan Islands.

    Map Reference

    48°35'56.81"N and 123°18'8.82"W

    Tax Details

    $902.53 (2021)
    Strata Fees: $232.80 per month (2021)


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


    PID 026-298-163

    Maps & Plans


    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.