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

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, 1309 Gorge Harbour Road

10.55 acre property with approx. 545ft of shoreline along the eastern shoreline of Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island. Gorge Harbour is one of the most protected island harbours anywhere on the coast. ...
$515,000 (CAD)

Cortes Island, 320 Huck Road

This appealing oceanfront property is a unique package: a beautiful 12.12 acres with user-friendly beachfront and sunny southwest exposure in protected Whaletown Bay on Cortes Island. The property is...
$995,000 (CAD)

Cortes Island, 185 Seavista Road

This beautiful 7 acre oceanfront property is located on the southwest shoreline of Cortes Island only minutes from the ferry service in Whaletown Bay. The property enjoys sunny, south-west exposure,...
$1,400,000 (CAD)