This 63-acre property nestled on Porcher Island, near Prince Rupert, offers an opportunity for a wilderness oceanfront retreat. Offering sheltered boat and plane moorage, miles of beaches, coastal tide pools, renowned fishing, and untamed beauty on British Columbia's west coast.
Foreign Buyer Ban does not apply to this property
This pristine 63-acre property nestled on Porcher Island, off the rugged west coast, southwest of Prince Rupert and near the mouth of the majestic Skeena River, offers a unique opportunity for a wilderness oceanfront retreat. Surrounded by Crown land, this trophy property is unique in that is has both protected and exposed oceanfront offering the full west coast experience. Welcome Harbour, the inside protected bay, is over 50 ft. deep and is known for its secure and scenic moorage for both boats and float planes.
A brief stroll from Welcome Harbour on a conveniently constructed walkway, leads you to the equally beautiful western coastline of Oval Bay, offering over 5 km of sandy beach exposed to the mighty Hecate Strait. North of Oval Bay, you will find a number of smaller bays with sandy beaches and ecologically diverse tidal pools. Whether you are watching orcas rub on the sand of Oval Bay, reeling in a salmon off of Edye Pass, or exploring the majestic waters of Welcome Harbour by kayak, this stunning coastal property leaves you and your guests with a feeling of awe.
The property also features two rustic cabins that offer potential for renovation and immediate use as shelters, while you develop the land.
This area attracts anglers from around the world seeking to reel in the trophy sized catches, making this an ideal location for a world-renowned fishing lodge or tourism destination for those seeking adventure in a pristine, untouched paradise.
Oval Bay Welcome Harbour, Porcher Island, North Coast
Access to Porcher Island and this property is achieved by floatplane 15-20 minutes from Prince Rupert, or by boat 1-2 hours from Prince Rupert. This property offers excellent, safe moorage for both boat and float plane.
Porcher Island is one of the protective islands that rim the British Columbia coast and is the eighth largest island on the coast. Situated in Hecate Strait, it is 544 km2 (210 mi2) and is almost square in shape, at 35 km (22 mi) long and 29 km (18 mi) wide. Its northern tip is 26 km (16 mi) south-southwest of the City of Prince Rupert. It is separated from the mainland by Telegraph Passage, which is about 9.6 km (6 mi) in width near the north end of Porcher Island, narrowing to about 4.8 km (3 mi) wide near the southern part by Ogden Channel. Its coastline is deeply indented and mountains on the island rise over 610 m (2,000 ft.) in height.
Porcher Island is sparsely populated. Two communities of note are Hunts Inlet and Iona River. The majority of the properties in Hunts Inlet are used for seasonal recreation; however, there are a number of year-round residences as well. Oona River is considered to be a small working community with seasonal and year-round residents. Employment focuses around logging, fishing and tourism.
The picturesque city of Prince Rupert, across Hecate Strait from the Queen Charlotte Islands, is the hub for BC’s north coast.
The busy waterfront of Prince Rupert, one of the world’s largest deep-water terminals, handles a huge volume of grain, coal, lumber and potash. Forestry, fishing and tourism are the economic mainstays of the approximately 12,200 residents.
Prince Rupert is also the crossroads for travelers to the Queen Charlotte Islands, Alaska, Vancouver Island and Vancouver. There are frequent ferry sailings on BC Ferries through the inside passage south and to Alaska in the north.
This acreage consists of a diverse and rugged vegetation of mostly Western red cedar, Sitka spruce and Western hemlock. Underneath the trees, there is an array of coastal plants including ferns, mosses, lichens and sea asparagus. The trees along the west coast are resilient and able to endure harsh coastal conditions, including strong winds, salt spray and constant battering.
The north coast of British Columbia offers a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Activities around Porcher Island include world renowned salmon fishing, crabbing and bottom fishing. Also enjoy eco-touring around coastal inlets, viewing wildlife or exploring beaches.
Porcher Island is the traditional territories of the Tsimshian and Haida Nations.
Please see the mapping section. All boundaries are approximate and to be verified by the Buyer.
53°59'32.98"N and 130°39'46.11"W
Additional information can be found on the North Coast Regional District website.
DISTRICT LOT 1979 RAANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT
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