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    Waterfront Estate Acreage - Qualicum Beach, BC

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 19270

    The last undeveloped waterfront property in an area of luxury estates. Located just a short drive from the quaint coastal town of Qualicum Beach.


    Price
    $850,000

    Size
    6.05 acres

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    Description

    ***Waterfront Estate Acreage*** This property is the last undeveloped waterfront lot in an area of luxury waterfront estates. With 6.05 acres, the zoning allows for a main home plus secondary accommodation. The views across the Strait of Georgia extend from Denman and Hornby Island towards Qualicum Beach with the Mainland Mountains as the backdrop. The perfect location for your waterfront estate home.

    Location

    Widgeon Rd - Qualicum Beach

    Access

    Widgeon Rd is located approximately 10 km (15 minutes) northwest of Qualicum Beach via the Old Island Highway (Highway 19A) with access off of Polgate Road.

    Area Data

    Qualicum Beach is a quaint and unique coastal community located on central Vancouver Island approximately 30 minutes north of Nanaimo. It has a population of approximately 9,000 and is informally considered a twin city with neighbouring Parksville. It is situated at the foot of Mount Arrowsmith, along the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island's eastern coast.

    Qualicum's natural environment and proximity to Victoria and Vancouver have made it a sought out tourist destination, with rental cottages and hotels along its coast. It is also a popular retirement community within close proximity to golfing, skiing, and marina’s.

    Qualicum Beach is served by the coast-spanning Island Highway (Highway 19A), the modern 4-lane Inland Island Highway (Highway 19), an airport and a nearby ferry to Denman, Hornby and Lasqueti Islands.

    Vegetation

    The climate is a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. It has cool, wet winters with 80-85% of the year's precipitation between October and April. With the longest freeze-free period in Canada, at 180 days per year, the area is favourable for agriculture and is within the small coastal Douglas fir bio-geographic zone, which is considered the mildest climate in Canada. This bio-geographic area can support garry oak and arbutus, which do not exist elsewhere in Canada.

    Recreation

    Qualicum Beach offers several natural and outdoor recreation activities. Walk along sandy beaches, enjoy canoeing/kayaking or boating, hiking, golfing, swimming, fishing and the beautiful natural attractions that the area has to offer.

    Cross-country and downhill skiing is also available at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, which is approximately a 75-minute drive north of Qualicum Beach via the Island Highway (Highway 19).

    Natural Beauty
    • Beach
    • Extensive walking, hiking, and cycling trail network
    • Off-leash dog areas
    • Heritage forest
    • Grandon Creek
    Golf Courses
    • Pheasant Glen
    • Memorial Golf Course
    • Eaglecrest Golf Course
    Recreation Facilities
    • Ravensong Aquatic Centre and Community Park
    • Oceanside Place Arena
    • Curling club
    • Lawn bowling club
    • Skate park
    • BMX track
    • Ball fields
    • Playgrounds

    History

    The name "Qualicum" comes from a Pentlatch language term that means "Where the dog salmon (chum salmon) run."

    In May 1856 Hudson's Bay Company explorer Adam Grant Horne, with a group of aboriginal guides, found a land route across Vancouver Island from the Qualicum River to the Alberni Inlet. He also discovered the Haida massacre of local Salish natives. Horne Lake is named after him.

    In 1864 the botanist and explorer Robert Brown led the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition through the area. He found the area deserted as a result of the small pox epidemic of 1862. The first settlers arrived in the 1880s. A road was built from Nanaimo to Parksville in 1886 and extended to Qualicum in 1894. The E and N Railway reached Parksville in 1910 and Qualicum in 1914. H.E. Beasley, a railway official, sponsored the creation of The Merchants Trust and Trading Company which organized the original layout of the town and built the golf links and a hotel in 1913.

    A private boys' residential school, the Qualicum College, was established in 1935 by Robert Ivan Knight. The school grew through the 1960s, but attendance diminished, and it closed in 1970. The structure remains, and though operated as a hotel for many years, it is vacant and proposed for re-development. Its playing fields have been turned into a housing subdivision.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°22'36.51"N and 124°33'0.05"W

    Services

    Hydro to lot line.

    Improvements

    N/A

    Tax Details

    $4,032.80 (2019)

    Zoning

    Single Family

    Legal

    Lot W3 DL 89 Plan VIP1884 Newcastle District Westerly 1/2 of Lot 3 as described on Ct 4894
    PID 006-953-638

    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.