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Sonora Island, Lot 1 Owen Bay

Sonora Island, Lot 1 Owen Bay

This 9.93 acre property is situated on the eastern shore of Owen Bay, which is located on the south side of Sonora Island on Okisollo Channel, just above the tidal phenomenon known as “Hole in the Wall”. This is an area rich in marine beauty and activity, popular with boaters who frequent the Discovery Islands.

Offering a licensed dock, cleared building site and driveway, domestic water, easy access and zoning that permits two dwellings this oceanfront acreage is a great consideration!

Lot 1 offers beautiful western exposure, providing sunset views across Owen Bay. The medium bank 350ft shoreline is attractive rock bluff and treed, with a small bench that could potentially accommodate a small building. The property slopes upwards, with a bench just above the middle of the property where a large area has been recently cleared for a building site along with a driveway throughout half of the property.

The property is nicely treed outside of the cleared areas, offering good privacy and abundant natural beauty. Some selective trimming could open the viewscapes from the building site, if desired.

There are two options for access to the property. From the dock at the shoreline, there is a trail which leads to the driveway which starts about a third of the way up the property and winds its way to the building site. The trail from the dock to the driveway is only accessible on foot, and is quite steep, but short. Future improvements to this trail would increase accessibility to the dock.

There is a registered easement for low bank easy access to and from the ocean at lot 3. This access area has been improved with a reinforced shoreline. From this spot an easement road runs through Lots 2 and 3, providing access to the middle portion of Lot 1. This access is wide enough to accommodate a vehicle. The road leads to the driveway on Lot 1, providing good access for bringing in materials and supplies to the building site. This is a major benefit!

Lot 1 also benefits from licensed private moorage at the oceanfront, with a wooden dock and 50x4ft aluminum ramp affixed in place to the shoreline.

A shallow dug well provides domestic water and is situated at the building site for ease of development. There is a locked storage container on site for equipment.

Lot 1 is on the upper portion of Owen Bay, part of a development created in 2004. The back of the property borders Crown Land.

This property offers a variety of options and uses. It would make a great summer camping getaway spot for family and friends, a secluded recreational retreat, or develop it into a substantial coastal homestead. The RU-1 zoning allows one single family dwelling and a secondary dwelling up to 861sqft.

Owen Bay has a long history; at one point it was a thriving coastal community of about 1200 people and home to a school and general store. It has now evolved into a quiet, coastal vacation and recreation community with a small complement of full-time residents. There are government dock facilities located in the bay and weekly barge deliveries which come in at the south end of the Owen Bay Rd.

Sonora Island is one of the Discovery Islands, a group of rugged islands located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.  It is accessible by about a 1-hour water taxi ride from Campbell River on Vancouver Island.  This area offers all types of outdoor recreation and sport activities - fishing, boating, diving, and wildlife viewing, and the availability of seafood such as crab, prawns, clams and oysters are all within this region. The Octopus Island Group Marine Park is only minutes away.

The Discovery Islands waterways connect the Strait of Georgia with Johnstone Strait and the 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.

$299,900 (CAD)
Water (boat or float plane)
Shallow Well
$579 (2023)
Property Influences
Mountain view
Ocean view
Treed lot

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