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BC Oceanfront Realtors Ed Handja & Shelley McKay & Greg du Cloux - waterfront properties & BC islands for sale

Lots 12 & 14 Pearse Island, Johnstone Strait

Lots 12 & 14 Pearse Island, Johnstone Strait

This offering includes two individual titles. Lot 12 is 1.21 acres with 315ft of frontage in Pearse Bay. Lot 14 is 2.39 acres with 442ft of south-facing frontage. This is an off-grid location and the two properties combined provide a number of benefits and maximizes use and enjoyment of off-grid living in what many would consider one of the most amazing regions on the coast. Lot 14 enjoys direct southern exposure and 180 degree views up and down Johnstone Strait and across to Vancouver Island. Lot 12, situated in the bay, provides a location where private moorage facilities could be installed. Both properties are beautifully forested with a complement of mature fir, cedar and hemlock.

The Pearse Islands are a series of seven small, picturesque islands situated at the western end of Johnstone Strait where Queen Charlotte Strait and Cormorant Channel converge. Malcolm Island is to the north, Cormorant Island and the historic Village of Alert Bay are to the west and historic Telegraph Cove, well known for whale watching and eco-tourism, is only a few minutes south. Access points include Telegraph Cove and the town of Port McNeill, which is a full service community located approximately 7 nautical miles to the west on Vancouver Island and provides amenities and marina facilities. Both Port McNeill and Port Hardy to the north have airports.

Pearse Bay was developed in the 1970s with 18 private lots around Pearse Bay and one larger remainder to the east. The balance of this largest Pearse Island as well as the smaller islands in the group are part of the Cormorant Channel Marine Park. The park is one of the best places in the world to view Orcas (killer whales) in their natural habitat.

Lots 12 and 14 are steps away from each other. Lot 12 is nicely separated from Lot 13 by a 40 metre dedicated road area on the western boundary insuring privacy.

Both properties have been untouched since they were created by subdivision in the 1970s and are in their natural state with lush vegetation in addition to the mature forest. The topographies are diverse and typical of the region. This is the first time these lots have been offered for sale since the development was created.

Lot 14 has some level and lower ground towards the centre of the property, backing up to a rock bluff. The rock bluff is the centre piece along the oceanfront approximately 20ft above average mean tide, spanning slightly more than half of the property’s frontage and flanked on each side by a more gradual, easier grade down to two ocean access points.

Lot 12 has easy access from the common access road in the bay, as does Lot 14. Lot 12 has a rising topography towards the centre, sloping down gradually on the east and west. The higher elevation on both of these properties would provide for privacy, expansive viewscapes and more sun exposure.

When these lots were created in the 1970s, there were approximately 6 dug shallow wells throughout the development, however these are marginal. Rainwater collection and drilled wells are utilized on neighbouring developed properties. 

There are two dedicated road access points in the bay. Communication with the neighboring property owners who installed docks would need to be explored. There is the option of installing a private dock for this offering on Lot 12. 

The entire Broughton region of boat access islands has very few privately-owned properties. Therefore, the availability is rare and when does come available they attract attention and sell relatively quickly.

This region brings adventure to your doorstep! The Broughton Archipelago is world renowned for its resident and transient whale populations. The entire region is considered one of the premier kayaking destinations in the world and it also provides excellent fishing, hiking, boating and sport diving opportunities. The region is home to a northern population of resident killer whales (Orcas), and other marine mammals including dolphins, harbour porpoise, porpoise, seals, and wintering sea lions. Other wildlife in the area includes deer, bears, shorebirds, seabirds, loons, and regal bald eagles. Vast numbers of salmon migrate through these waters providing excellent salmon fishing. These lots provide a prospective buyer with a rare opportunity to purchase land in one of the most sought-after whale watching areas in North America. …

Surrounded by the mountains of Vancouver Island to the west and the Coast Range on the mainland of British Columbia, the remote islands of the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park are undeveloped and provide outstanding wilderness coastal experiences. The region also provides access to the many channels and inlets on the central mainland coast of BC, which are only accessible by boat.

$600,000 (CAD)
Water (boat or float plane)
Lot 12 - 315ft / Lot 14 - 442ft
Property Influences
Private setting
Mountain view
Ocean view
Treed lot
Waterfront ocean
Walk on waterfront

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