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Discovery Islands, DL1445 Dent Island

Discovery Islands, DL1445 Dent Island

Located on Dent Island at the east end of Cordero Channel where it meets Yaculta Rapids, this acreage is in one of the most phenomenal areas within the Discovery Islands region due to the active tidal waters and the close proximity of the BC mainland and Bute Inlet.

This offering of 80 acres encompasses the entire eastern, southern and western shorelines of Dent Island. The shoreline includes three beautiful bays, two of which have exposure to the south-west overlooking Dent Rapids. Mermaid Bay is located on the south-east end of the island with views towards the Yaculta Rapids taking in small islands across to Stuart Island and is well-protected from all winds.

This 80.7 acre property is one of two substantial private titles on 113 acre Dent Island. There is also a strip of land along the shoreline in Mermaid Bay, approximately 3.9 acres in size, which has been subdivided from the parent parcel in order to preserve the access and rights of a historical towboat reserve located in Mermaid Bay. A towboat reserve is a safe haven for tugboats and their tows of logs or barges during times of extreme tides and weather. The towboat reserve may remain as such in perpetuity, however it should be noted that the owner of the upland portion will have the first right of refusal to acquire this property if it should no longer be required as a towboat reserve by the tugboat association.

The land is fully forested in a healthy, second growth forest that is a mix of fir, cedar and hemlock. The shoreline is predominantly typical west coast rocky frontage, however on Mermaid Bay there is a beautiful gravel pebble beach with low bank easy access shoreline and a gentle level topography moving in land.

The topography is relatively user-friendly throughout the entire property, which lends itself well for development. There are numerous options for building sites and locations that enjoy the fabulous views. The land gradually climbs to a height of approximately 180 feet.

This would be an exceptional location for the development of a private coastal island retreat. This area of the Dent, Stuart and Sonora Islands has been developed by an affluent group of owners who have created some exceptional private retreats and corporate resorts as well as a handful of exclusive resorts for guests from around the world such as Sonora and Dent Island Resorts. This immediate area is unlike anything else in the Discovery Islands.

Dent Island is located within a region of the Southern BC Coast that offers a unique array of natural features and access to areas that provide breathtaking experiences. One of the most phenomenal features of this area is the incredible tides. The region is also known for excellent saltwater fishing and offers close access to some of the best freshwater fishing on the coast. There is an abundance of marine wildlife in this area and is within close proximity to the BC Mainland and some of the most spectacular inlets, which are home to a variety of indigenous species such as grizzly bear, black bear, deer and bald eagles.

The Discovery Islands are an archipelago between Vancouver Island and the mainland, whose waters connect the Strait of Georgia with Johnstone Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait. These islands and the intricate watercourses that weave between them are home to some of the most impressive scenery on the BC coast such as snowcapped mountains and deep inlets fed by tumbling glaciers as a backdrop, calm protected channels and picturesque islets, boiling tidal rapids and historical homestead cabins and communities.

$1,200,000 (CAD)
Water (boat or float plane)
$4,891.87 (2020)
Northing: 5585910, Easting: 344287, Zone: 10U
Property Influences
Private setting
Mountain view
Ocean view
Treed lot
Waterfront ocean