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    Waterfront Recreational Property - Galiano Island

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 20055

    Beachcombing, fishing, and hunting getaway with abundant blacktail deer. Waterfront acreage with big views on Georgia Straight. 4.94 acres of peace and quiet, walking distance Dionisio Provincial Park.


    Price
    $749,000

    Size
    4.94 acres

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    Description

    Unique waterfront acreage with lots of blacktail deer, great fishing and foraging, and big ocean views across the Salish Sea to the Coastal Mountains. Located three kilometres from the sandy beaches of Dionisio Point Provincial Park and a 30-minute hike to the world class views of Bodega Ridge Provincial Park. 545 feet of low bank sandstone beach, enjoy fishing, hunting, whale watching, kayaking, foraging, chanterelle picking and more. Driveway to lot line and 20 gpm well in place. A perfect location for your dream home, beach camp, or recreational retreat.

    Location

    Galiano Island

    Access

    Property is approximately 25 minutes from BC Ferries 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

    Typical west coast vegetation with a salal understory, fir, cedar, and a few maples.

    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 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.

    Map Reference

    48°58'59.54"N and 123°32'36.19"W

    Services

    • Well
    • Driveway at lot line

    Tax Details

    $3,920 (2018)

    Term

    RR

    Legal

    LOT 2, PLAN EPP48481, DISTRICT LOT 79, COWICHAN LAND DISTRICT, TWP GALIANO

    PID 029-923-921

    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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