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    Ten Acre Ocean View Wilderness Property Two Hours from Vancouver - Galiano Island

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 20223

    Quiet and private view acreage at the south end of Galiano. Lots of large mature timber, meadow and building site at the lower elevation, a seasonal creek, and a higher elevation portion with impressive views over the Straight of Georgia.


    Price
    $419,000

    Size
    10 acres

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    Description

    Located at the South end of Galiano Island, this is one the few remaining undeveloped acreages along Georgia View, a very low-density area of the island overlooking the Straight. The entrance way opens up into an attractive meadow surrounded by large mature cedar and fir that would be an ideal spot for a house, cabin, or shop. From there, the driveway winds upslope to a series of plateaus at the top of the property that have well-established ocean views with lots of opportunities for expansion. Several small off-grid cabins and outbuildings have been established at the upper portion of the acreage, storage building is in place at the lower meadow. A seasonal creek runs the entire length of the property.

    Considering its proximity to Vancouver, this property has a very rural and almost wilderness feel to it. There are healthy stands of impressive second growth fir, cedar, and hemlock on the property and several spectacular old-growth fir specimens. The upper portion has a large stand of alder along the creek. Lot 1 is bordered by another 10-acre property to the east, and large forest lots to the south and west.

    There is lots to explore in the neighborhood. The property is adjacent to the 190 acre Galiano Community Forest and within walking distance to a number of beach accesses along Sticks Allison. Georgia View is one of the quietest and flattest roads on the island making it an ideal spot for walking the dog or taking a stroll.

    Zoning allows for the construction of a main house and cottage plus out buildings. Drilled well and driveway in place.

    Location

    Galiano Island

    Access

    Located at the end of Georgia View on the high side, approximately 15 minutes from the BC Ferries terminal at Sturdies Bay.

    Area Data

    Galiano Island

    (population 1,258±)

    Galiano Island is a beautiful wooded island with miles of beaches and hiking trails to explore. There are over 60 public beach accesses on the island. Located on the west side of the Strait of Georgia it is 27.5 km long, 6 km at its widest point and 1.6 km across at its narrowest point. It is separated from Salt Spring Island by Trincomali Channel.

    On the western side of the island there are a series of sandstone caves. The island is northwest of Mayne Island, northeast of Salt Spring Island and southeast of Valdes Island. Galiano has a unique fragile environment which is home to over 130 species of birds and many rare and protected plants. Despite being the first stop off the Tsawwassen ferry, Galiano retains an undeveloped, secluded character. The community and its supporters have purchased several areas as ecological reserves including Mt. Galiano and Bodega Ridge, whose rocky bluff is unique in Western Canada.

    These ecosensitive areas will be kept as forests in perpetuity by the Galiano community for the enjoyment of all. Kayak the surrounding waters, or discover wildlife sanctuaries and watch killer whales, seals and otters playing offshore. There are many amenities on Galiano including interesting craft galleries and craft shops, one gas station, grocery stores, a pub, a hardware store, restaurants and a few stores at the south end of the island near the ferry terminal at Sturdies Bay. In addition, there are artisans and little treasure spots dotted throughout the island.

    Vegetation

    Heavy coastal timber with meadow and salal understory.

    Recreation

    There are abundant hunting and fishing opportunities in this area but there is literally something here for everyone. Whether you’re beachcombing or bird watching, walking or hiking, mountain biking—it’s the perfect place to live or enjoy an adventure vacation. Climb Mount Galiano and see for miles and miles. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver Island, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The day-use area of Montague Harbour Marine Park offers a wonderful sandy beach. Although not exactly warm, the shallow waters here are bearable for swimming. You can walk along the peninsula until you find another white shell beach of your own. Other swimming areas with beach access are at Georgeson Bay, Cain Bay and Retreat Cove. Active Pass and Porlier Pass offer excellent scuba diving, sports fishing, and kayaking.

    Kayaks, boats and mopeds are rented out of Montague Harbour Marina. Of all the southern islands the rugged and spiny Galiano Island has the most well-organized mountain biking trail system. Bluffs Park is the site of some spectacular views and the beginning of a network of trails and roads around Mount Galiano. From Sturdies Bay Road go south on Burrill to Bluff Road, then west from here to the park and beyond. Traveling between the Southern Gulf Islands and Northern Gulf Islands can be accomplished in small hops. Each of these islands is a world unto itself, each with its own history, culture and colourful characters—each island deserves at least a day or two for exploring.

    There are abundant hunting and fishing opportunities in this area but there is literally something here for everyone. Whether you’re beachcombing or bird watching, walking or hiking, mountain biking—it’s the perfect place to live or enjoy an adventure vacation. Climb Mount Galiano and see for miles and miles. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver Island, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The day-use area of Montague Harbour Marine Park offers a wonderful sandy beach. Although not exactly warm, the shallow waters here are bearable for swimming. You can walk along the peninsula until you find another white shell beach of your own. Other swimming areas with beach access are at Georgeson Bay, Cain Bay and Retreat Cove. Active Pass and Porlier Pass offer excellent scuba diving, sports fishing, and kayaking.

    Kayaks, boats and mopeds are rented out of Montague Harbor Marina. Of all the southern islands the rugged and spiny Galiano Island has the most well-organized mountain biking trail system. Bluffs Park is the site of some spectacular views and the beginning of a network of trails and roads around Mount Galiano. From Sturdies Bay Road go south on Burrill to Bluff Road, then west from here to the park and beyond. Traveling between the Southern Gulf Islands and Northern Gulf Islands can be accomplished in small hops. Each of these islands is a world unto itself, each with its own history, culture and colorful characters—each island deserves at least a day or two for exploring.

    Map Reference

    48°54'27.31"N and 123°23'6.06"W

    Services

    Hydro at lot line. Drilled well.

    Improvements

    Well, driveway, two small cabins, out buildings. Rain catchment and cistern.

    Tax Details

    $1,690 (2020)

    Zoning

    R2

    Legal

    Lot 1 Plan VIP30670 District Lot 29 Land District 16 Portion GALIANO ISLAND
    PID 001-237-373

    Maps & Plans

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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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