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Affordable 53.76 Acre Rural Property - Texada Island
Affordable 53.76 Acre Rural Property - Texada Island
Ideal property for agriculture, equestrian, or private estate. Includes 2 drilled wells, power, shop and multiple building sites. Within the ALR and currently operating as a 9 hole golf course. Call to book your appointment to view today!
  • Size: 53.76 acres
  • Area: VANISLANDSC
  • Price: $399,000
  • Listing Agent: Jamie Zroback - jamie@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 1-604-483-1605

  • Listing Agent: Jason Zroback - jason@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 1-604-414-5577
Description :

This large rural acreage is within the agricultural land reserve and would make an ideal farm, equestrian or private estate. It is currently operated as a 9 hole 1,889 par 30 golf course. A new owner could keep operating the course or not. The property is mostly cleared and there is lots of additional land currently not utilized.


It would also make a great agricultural property as the current owner has not used any pesticides or fertilizers on the golf course. There is power to the shop on the property, telephone, 2 drilled wells and many building sites to choose from.


Texada Island is the largest of the Gulf Islands and offers a great amount of outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike.


This purchase comes with various mowers and pieces of equipment essential in maintaining the course. There are a couple of existing outbuildings including a workshop for the equipment. Last year the owner put in a foundation and a drilled well for a home.


Call to book your appointment to view today!

Location : Texada Island, BC
Access :

By Car
BC Ferries operates a ferry service on a daily schedule from Powell River across the Malaspina Strait to Blubber Bay on Texada Island.


Powell River is accessed by ferry from the Little River ferry terminal in Comox on Vancouver Island. Powell River can also be reached from Vancouver in the south (4 hours, 88 miles/141 km) by catching a ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, driving from Langdale to Earls Cove on Highway 101 and catching another ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay. Powell River is 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Saltery Bay on Highway 101.


By Air
KD AIR offers 3 flights daily from Vancouver South Terminal to Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island to Gillies Bay Airport on Texada Island. Visit their website at: www.kdair.com

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Services : 2 drilled wells, hydro, telephone, road access
Recreation :

Recreation abounds here with excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, over 250 species for the avid birdwatcher, 9-hole golf course, kayaking from Shingle Beach to historic Jedediah Island Marine Park, skim-boarding and swimming at Shelter Point beach and exploring the newly protected Karsk Caves near Davies Bay.


Try 4x4ing to Anderson Bay Provincial Park with tremendous mountain-high photo opportunities of Malaspina and Georgia Straits along the way. The outdoors can be enjoyed without fear of any major predators, as there are no bears, cougars, wolves or poisonous snakes on Texada.


If scuba diving is your idea of a great holiday, then Texada environs are dripping with life; boasting warm, high-visibility waters. Boaters will find unprotected anchorages in the many bays around the island. Limited protected guest moorage is available at the Sturt (Marble) Bay boat harbour in Van Anda, on the northeast coast of the island.


Boat launch facilities are located at Shelter Point Park and Sturt Bay boat harbour. There is a government dock with tie-up float in Van Anda, close to Texada Market.

Area Data :

Texada Island is the largest island in the Strait of Georgia of British Columbia. Its northern tip is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of the City of Powell River and west of the Sechelt Peninsula on the Sunshine Coast. A former mining and logging area, the island still has a few quarries and old logging roads. It is the largest of the Northern Gulf Islands at some 50 kilometres (31 mi) in length and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) in width, with its length aligned along a northwest-southeast axis. The island is 300.45 km² (116 mi2) in land area and had a population of 1,129 in the 2001 census. The main settlements are Blubber Bay and Vananda.


Visitors to Texada Island enjoy access to a full range of services and amenities including banking, laundry, grocery and liquor stores, golf & tennis, transient moorage at Sturt (Marble) Bay, post offices, shops, galleries and studios as well as two museums to mention just a few.


Visit www.texada.org for island information.

History :

Surviving middens and fish weirs show that First Nations people spent time on Texada long before Europeans discovered North America. These people didn't have permanent settlements on the island, because an ancient legend says the island rose from the sea and will sink again one day. The Sliammon name for Texada Island is Si'yi yen. Don Jose Navarez, a Spanish seaman, sighted and charted the island in 1791. Spanish explorers also named the small island just west from Texada (Lasqueti). While Spain did not have much interest in this area, Britain became a dominant force in the Pacific Northwest. At this time there was little activity along the coast, apart from fur trading, whaling and cutting a few spars for sailing ships. Blubber Bay, which is now the site of the BC Ferry terminal, was so named because it was used by whalers for the processing of their catches. Texada's modern history began in 1871, when iron ore was discovered on the northwest coast at Welcome Bay. That precipitated the boom of exploration on Texada.


Sometime after 1877 marble was found, then in 1880 gold was discovered, where Van Anda is now and The Little Billie Mine began producing gold and copper. Logging has also been prevalent in this area during the late 1800s and 1900s. By 1898 Van Anda had become a boom town! People came from everywhere to live, work and spend their leisure time here. It boasted the only opera house north of San Francisco, had three hotels with saloons, a hospital, several stores and businesses and an illegal distillery flourished in Pocahontas Bay supplying liquor to the United States during prohibition. In 1900 the names of some of the Texada landmarks aptly described island activities at that time; Blubber Bay, Rumbottle Creek, Midas Street and the Bucket of Blood Saloon!


In 1910 the first of three serious fires completely destroyed the major buildings of Van Anda in only forty minutes. The optimism of the boom town led to rebuilding larger, more imposing structures - only to be destroyed by fire again in 1912. The third fire struck in 1917 leaving only Al Deighton's store which was saved by a bucket brigade. The building remains a fixture on the Van Anda waterfront today. Mining continued through the 20th century and today there are still a number of working limestone quarries on the island.

Zoning : Powell River Regional District, Rural, ALR
Legal : DL: 32; LD: TEXADA ISLAND (56); NARRATIVE: EXCEPT PLAN 11504, REM OF N ½ & EXC PL 17831 & 22610
PID 015-449-815
Taxes : $610.51 (2016)
Map Reference : 49°45'37.80"N and 124°36'30.00"W
Listing # : 16282