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    “Take It Easy” at Eagle Bay

    Shuswap Listing No. 18132

    There are options on this south Shuswap property; outstanding lake view estate, group purchase and subdivision opportunity. Access to a nice beach for recreation and boat moorage. Several terraces offer fantastic views. Water rights in place.


    Price
    Reduced $550,000

    Size
    67 acres

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    Description

    With dual zoning in place there are options for this property. The RR1 portion can be subdivided from the main LH portion to create a very nice lake view lot on the foreshore. The remaining 65 acres can be divided into three lake view estate lots, over 20 acres each in size. The property is upward sloping to the south and has several roads built and terraces for buildings sites. Domestic water rights on Rocky Creek are in place. The foreshore has a sandy beach and is where a dock is located. Crown land is accessed from the south west corner of the property with miles of trails that can take you to Herman and White Lakes, Bastion Bay, Sunnybrae and Cinnemousun Narrows. Shannon Beach Community Park borders the west side of the property with walking trails and Marine Park.

    Location

    5410 Eagle Bay Road - Eagle Bay, BC

    Access

    Turn north at the Balmoral Store from the Trans-Canada Highway between Sorrento and Salmon Arm. Follow Balmoral Road, which becomes Eagle Bay Road, for about 23 km. The property is on the right.

    Area Data

    Eagle Bay is located on the southern shores of scenic Shuswap Lake in the Thompson Okanagan region. This small friendly community, with a population around 430, enjoys views to the north of Crowfoot Mountain, panoramic views of the lake, to the east, north and west and the picturesque Copper Island to round out this beautiful location. The warm lake water, sandy beaches, moderate weather and long sunny days create a highly desirable place to live.

    Shuswap Lake, with four different arms roughly shaped like an “H”, all merge with a shallow band of water known as “The Narrows”. 310 km² of water and 1,430 km of shoreline provide virtually endless opportunity to play and explore. With water temperatures reaching up to 21°C mid-summer, there are many months to enjoy the warm lake.

    The largest community close to Eagle Bay is the lakeside vacation community of Sorrento. Sorrento offers opportunities to restock groceries, or purchase items from its well-stocked building center. There are multiple dining options - enough to satisfy a wide range of palettes. Lodging includes motels, resorts, campgrounds and summer cottages. Nearby Salmon Arm provides all the amenities of a larger city. The closest International Airport is in Kelowna, with the closest Domestic Airport being in Kamloops.

    POPULATION and DISTANCES from EAGLE BAY (in order of closest to farthest)

    • Blind Bay, pop. 1,975 - 20 km (20 min)
    • Sorrento, pop. 7,660 - 25 km (26 min)
    • Salmon Arm, pop. 17,150 - 43 km (38 min)
    • Chase, pop. 2,286 - 44 km (40 min)
    • Kamloops, pop. 90,280 - 101 km (1 hr 15 min)
    • Vernon, pop. 48,073 - 101 km (1 hr 23 min)
    • Kelowna, pop. 151,957 - 151 km (2 hr 7 min)
    • Vancouver, pop. 631,486 - 454 km (5 hr)

    Vegetation

    The property supports mature cedar, fir and birch. The areas surrounding this property are predominantly forested with Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, white birch, cedar and poplar. Deciduous trees provide a crazy palette of colour in the autumn while the deep green evergreens showcase the bright splashes of colour.

    Recreation

    Summer Activities

    Shuswap Lake is the centre of all things to do in this area. Eagle Bay has a safe sandy beach for swimming, picnicking or soaking in the summer heat. Houseboats and pleasure crafts of all types give opportunity to spend time on the water, skiing, boarding, tubing or simply relaxing. A full-service marina and store is merely 4 minutes’ away from Eagle Bay by water. Nature buffs and birders can kayak or canoe to a favourite location or head over to enjoy “water access only” campsites. Fishing for Chinook, coho and sockeye salmon, rainbow, lake and Kamloops trout, and burbot are popular pursuits for anglers.

    There are too many provincial parks to possibly cover, all within close range. Each park has its own unique flavour offering camping, exploring and enjoying this gorgeous area. Unlimited hiking and mountain biking trails, and endless ATV roads and off-road trails are nearby.

    White Lake, only 24 minutes’ away, has a reputation for excellent recreational rainbow trout fishing. This lake is one of the top three angling lakes in the province in terms of angler days. Trolling and fly fishing are the most popular.

    Herman Lake, a few minutes’ away, is a serene mountain lake with a unique and diverse ecosystem of woodland and wetland wonders. There is a 50-metre boardwalk protruding over a marshy region of the lake. A trail circles the lake providing views of waterfowl and flowering vegetation.

    Adams River and the Shuswap River both provide excellent rafting opportunities for every age and ability. For a white-water experience one can book an exhilarating trip through the Adams River Gorge. Other river areas provide a more relaxing family experience. Adams River is mostly famous for its world-renown sockeye salmon run late summer where, in peak years, 2 million salmon can spawn.

    Agri-tourism is a growing industry. Supporting this trend are many farms to experience - all within an hour’s drive. There are wineries, berry farms, orchards, cheese plants, dairy farms, corn fields, pumpkin and gourd patches, canning and cider pressing, petting zoos and more.

    Shuswap Lake Estates Golf & Country Club offers a scenic 18-hole professionally designed championship course with undulating greens, sand bunkers, generous fairways and four beautiful lakes. Practice facilities include a driving range, 2 greens and sand bunkers - all only a 24-minute drive away.

    Winter Activities
    After a summer of endless activity, you may feel winter is a time to snuggle by a fire and watch the lake glisten as fresh snow falls. If this isn’t the case, you are in luck!

    Silver Star, Sun Peaks and Revelstoke Mountains are all world-famous mountain resorts within a 2-hour drive from this property. Whether your passion is to ski race, hit the moguls or cruise the corduroy groomed - you’re in luck. Closer to home, back country Nordic and snowshoe, heli and backcountry skiing offer a wide range of adventure. From the thrill seeker to those passionate about quieter pursuits - you can tailor your on-snow pursuits.

    Crowfoot Mountain, Eagle Pass and Spa Hills all have active snowmobile clubs. They provide miles of groomed trails or, the staging area to head out off-piste exploring.

    Salmon Arm, 40 minutes’ away, offers indoor activities from pools, curling and skating rinks, organized sport groups, bowling and so much more.

    History

    The beautiful Shuswap Lake takes its name from the Shuswap First Nations peoples, northernmost of the Great Salishan Family, one of the largest bands in the interior of BC. Once numbering over 5,000, these people were fishermen and hunters, roaming in groups through the vast land of lakes and forests, reaching 240 kilometres to the west, east and north. Harry Brainard was the first orchardist in the area - during the 1890s. James Kinghorn was another pioneer who renamed ‘Trappers Landing’ to Sorrento. James had a penchant for big homes and this original home can still be visited - the Spes Bona. Many other historic sites include vehicle and motorcycle museums, churches and the remains of building that were the once-booming railway of nearby Notch Hill.

    Map Reference

    50°56'3.79"N and 119°10'22.74"W

    Investment Features

    Subdivideable lake view acreage with lake access.

    Services

    Power and telephone at lot line. Water licences in place.

    Tax Details

    $1,087 (2018)

    Zoning

    RR1 & LH

    Legal

    THAT PART OF THE NORTH EAST 1/4 SECTION 3 WHICH LIES TO TTM SOUTH OF THE SOUTH SHORE OF SHUSWAP LAKE AT TTM TIME OF SURVEY OF SAID LAKE, TOWNSHIP 23 RANGE 9 WEST OF TTIE 6TH MERIDIAN KDYD EXCEPT PLANS 86369 AND 4922

    PID 013-981-307

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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.

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