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Cortes Island

Cortes Island is a perfect example of west coast island living. As one of the Discovery Islands off the central eastern coast of Vancouver Island it is popular with boaters and vacationers alike. As one of the two Discovery Islands with ferry access, Cortes also attracts a fair number of people year-round, and has a permanent population of about 1000 people. The relaxed, rural lifestyle attracts a cross-section of society, from old school hippies to new age environmentalists, from burned out city executives to small scale farmers - and everything else in between. There is a strong First Nations history and presence on the island as well as a more recent resource-based history and on-going presence. The island is 130 square kilometres and boasts some beautiful beaches as well as gorgeous lakes. Smelt Bay Provincial Park is a popular summer camping destination. There are three main population areas on the island, where one can find a public school, a medical clinic, a library branch and small community amenities. 

 Access to Cortes Island is a 45-minute trip via regularly scheduled ferry service from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island.  Quadra Island is a short 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River.  During the summer months there is also regular float plane service from Vancouver and Seattle directly into Cortes Bay. 

Cortes Island, Coulter Bay Shellfish Lease

This aquaculture lease and license is located in the southern corner of Coulter Bay, on the west side of Cortes Island. Coulter Island sits at the mouth of the bay. ...
75,000

Cortes Island, 295 Sea Vista Rd

Well Maintained 2000sqft west coast home on 2.4 picturesque acres with bright living spaces, expansive decks, 2 bedrooms, family room, partially finished basement, partial ocean views & beautiful...
299,000

Cortes Island, 777 Sutil Point Road

2.6 acres in Mansons Landing. Well-constructed and attractive 1800sqft building with high-end infrastructure and equipment. Substantial paved parking with lighting. Lots of room for further...
369,000

Cortes Island, Channel Rock, NW1/4 of Section 21

This is a true gem – a picturesque and diverse island acreage in an amazing location on Cortes Island. The property is undeveloped and in its natural state, offering approximately 1700ft of primarily...
585,000

Cortes Island, 1372 Salal Rd.

Cortes Island oceanfront home on 2 acres, along 550ft of shoreline in Gorge Harbour. The residence offers approx. 2280sqft of total finished area with 1560sqft on the main floor and 720sqft...
705,000

Cortes Island, DL1373 Gorge Harbour

This 70-acre property is situated on the eastern shores of protected Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island. It is one of the most diverse private properties on Cortes Island with over 2000ft of protected...
850,000

Cortes Island Channel Rock SW Quarter & W Half of Sec 21

This spectacular 99 acre oceanfront property in two titles, on Cortes Island, is the ultimate in a self-sufficient, environmentally-friendly island retreat. It is situated along the shores of Cortes...
1,450,000

Cortes Island, 398 Smelt Bay Road

This 12.45 acre oceanfront property is adjacent to Smelt Bay on Cortes Island. Smelt Beach is an amazing sandy beach that has beautiful sweeping vistas. A magnificent reef is located out front; home...
1,495,000
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