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Pearse Island Lot 5

Pearse Island Lot 5

Lot 5 is a 1.03 acre oceanfront property situated nicely in Pearse Bay with south-west exposure providing great views and fabulous sunsets across Pearse Passage looking towards Cormorant Island and Vancouver Island. This is an amazing setting, enjoying privacy, sunshine and great views.

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, Alder Bay Resort 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), humpback whales and abundant marine life.

This one acre property offers approx. 100ft of diverse oceanfront, a portion of which is soft gravel in addition to a smooth rock outcrop. The property is predominantly level, with an ever so gentle grade down to the ocean from the road which runs along the back of this and neighbouring properties. It is slightly elevated from the ocean frontage.

The property is beautifully forested with a nice complement of old growth cedar, hemlock and spruce.

Set up and back from the water, the cabin is a well-built structure situated on concrete footings, with cedar siding and a metal roof. It is not fully finished inside, however the heavy lifting has been done and it is fully insulated and prepared with vapour barrier inside.

The cabin offers 560sqft on the main floor with living and dining space across the front of the home, with large windows to enjoy the ocean views, a cathedral ceiling and a cozy woodstove. The cooking area is set up adjacent to the dining area, with counter space, shelving, a double sink and a propane oven/cooktop. Sliding doors from the living area lead out to a 10x20 covered deck, while a back door leads into the kitchen space. There is also an enclosed bedroom on the main floor.

Stairs lead up to a loft providing an additional 240sqft perfect for storage space or additional living or sleeping space.

Create your ideal island retreat and personalize the interior finishing for the walls and ceilings, flooring and the installation of a kitchen. This would also include some minor wiring and plumbing.

Included in the sale are a complement of equipment and tools, for example a brand new on-demand propane hot water heater and a woodstove to replace the current one, as well as an additional complement of sundry items such as furnishings, kitchen equipment, etc.

Current systems include rainwater collection, a solar panel with 12 volt batteries, portable generator, propane cookstove, and an outhouse.

This offering also includes a private dock situated on the dedicated road right of way west of the property. Ownership is shared between the owners of Lot 4 and Lot 5. The walkway is approx. 150ft with a 56x10ft mooring dock at the end. From the road access at the top of the walkway it is approximately 700ft along the common road to the trail leading in to Lot 5. The dock and any boats at it are easily visible from the property and the cabin.

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.


$262,500 (CAD)
Square Ft.
Year Built
Water (boat or float plane)
100ft (approx.)
$1037 (2023)
Property Influences
Private setting
Ocean view
Treed lot
Waterfront ocean

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