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17.17 Acre Hobby Farm - Sunshine Coast, BC
17.17 Acre Hobby Farm - Sunshine Coast, BC
Wilderness privacy 20 mins from city services & shopping and 15 mins from Desolation Sound Marine Park. Includes attractive country home, huge shop, gardens, sauna, pasture & mature timber. Year-round creek meanders through entire property.
  • Size: 17.17 acres
  • Price: NEW PRICE $549,000
  • 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 farm is a gem! The approximately 4.5 acres of improved land includes mature gardens, fruit trees and fenced fields for animals. The remaining acres are largely mature forest, with beautiful Wilde Creek meandering through the entire property.

The 1,800 ft² country home is attractively sited with fenced pastureland on all sides. Inside the bright, spacious kitchen, a breakfast bar overlooks the property while two cooking stoves, one electric and one heated by wood, stand ready for food production. Ample counter space makes this truly a Cook's Kitchen. A cozy Vermont Castings (approved) wood stove warms the generous living/dining room, which has glowing floors of local maple. The master bedroom has warm fir flooring while ceramic tile is laid in the kitchen and bath.

There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor, including the master bedroom with en-suite and claw-foot tub. The 3 attic rooms above are currently used as an additional bedroom, an office/craft room and a shelving/storage area.

The pastureland, gently sloping to the south, is ready for raising livestock and growing produce. Not far from the creek, sand filtered well water (water licence in place) is pumped to service the house.

The 30 ft x 35 ft metal shop/barn also has water and power. Mature second growth adds to the property's beauty and can add to farm income when selectively logged. The wood fired sauna sited next to the creek allows owners to shed the day's stress outdoors in nature, completely undisturbed.

This property is within the Qathet Regional District (formerly Powell River Regional District). The zoning is Rural Mixed Use and, rare today, does not require building permits. Interestingly, this parcel is NOT located within the Agricultural Land Reserve, allowing owners to consider subdivision potential.

Location :

7457 Wilde Road - Powell River, BC, V8A 0C5

This property is located on the Supernatural Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, just 20 minutes north of Powell River and 15 minutes south of Lund, which is the gateway to world-renowned Desolation Sound Marine Park and Savary Island, known as the Hawaii of the North for its miles of white sandy beaches.

Access : Daily scheduled flights arrive in Powell River from the Vancouver South Terminal in a scant 25 minutes. Ferry service is also available from both Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Alberta visitors can travel via West Jet from Calgary to Comox-Courtenay and take a ferry directly to downtown Powell River. From Powell River the property is a scenic 25 minute drive north along Highway 101, then up the hill at Wilde Road to find this unique coastal hobby farm.
Services :
  • Septic
  • Electricity
  • Water (Conditional Water Licence No. C072259)
Recreation : Recreation options are huge! A hiking trail goes right by the property and both ocean and lake fishing/swimming are minutes away. Visitors are drawn to Lund Harbour for dining, boating, fishing, and kayaking, while the famous white beaches of Savary Island are a short boat ride from the Lund Wharf.
Area Data :

Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park
Just around the corner (8,256 hectares) is British Columbia’s largest marine park. It includes more than 60 km of shoreline, several offshore islands and a gradually rising upland that contains a number of lakes, waterways and waterfalls. Unwin Lake, a 173 hectare body of fresh water, is the parks largest lake. Set back to the north and east Coast Mountains soar to more than 2,400 metres. The warm waters surrounding the area teem with sea life. Ideal for swimming, scuba diving and feasting on your catch of the day, salmon, cod, prawns, crab, clams and oysters. Plenty other tasty morsels lie beneath on the oceans floor; to acquire them you must put on your scuba gear and get a little wet.

Enjoy easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The area boasts more than 50 fresh water lakes surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine coastal forests. Inland Lake is known for its level, 14 km trail which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. You may prefer a day of paddling the calm, clear waters of a peaceful lake, or you can take on the challenge of a 35 miles (57 kilometres) canoe route which includes 8 lakes and five portages. Dinner is fresh and never far away as the region's lakes teem with trout and at certain times of the year, steelhead salmon!

Hike, Bike and Climb
The Sunshine Coast's thousands of hectares of untouched forest and coastal mountains make for unbeatable mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing. Thousands of kilometres of off-road access and trail networks facilitate easy day trips to scenic view points, lakes, rivers, streams and surrounding mountains.

The 106 miles (170 kilometres) Sunshine Coast Trail accommodates everyone from day hikers to ultra-marathoners. Easy to get to with more than twenty access points along the way, hikers are rewarded with abundant wildlife, gorgeous lookout points and stunning westerly views of the Strait of Georgia and its emerald islands. The trail is extremely well maintained and hikers can take advantage of camping facilities and lodging located along the route.

During the spring and summer months take advantage of guided hikes, or let the local hiking club introduce you to some of the region’s most popular wilderness trails. Maps and detailed information regarding hiking routes and activities are available 20 minutes away at the Powell River Visitor Centre.

There are numerous biking routes well suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced off-road riders.

Dive Destination
Known internationally as the "Dive Capital of Canada" the Upper Sunshine Coast was rated by Rodales Dive Magazine as the “#1 Best Overall Dive Destination in the World" for 2006. A predator-free dive habitat, the coastal waters boast a visibility range of up to 30 metres (98 feet). Especially clear waters during the winter months make for excellent viewing of the area’s wolf eel and giant octopus. One of the area’s leading diving attractions is located in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, a 2.5 metre (8 foot) bronze statue of a mermaid located in 18 metres (59 feet) of water attracts dive enthusiasts from around the world. Other dive sites include several wrecks, the Okeover Caves and numerous coastal boat dives which highlight the diverse and colorful underwater world of the BC coast.

Powell River is a gateway to many destinations in the surrounding area including Texada Island, Desolation Sound and Savary Island.

The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon in front of your ocean view acreage and grill your catch on the barbecue that evening. Whether you are reeling in a salmon or jigging for cod, fly fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout and steelhead salmon or trolling for kokanee in one of the region’s spectacular lakes, you will not be disappointed! This pristine ocean waterfront sanctuary offers up prawns a mere 300 feet off shore. Crab, clams mussels and oysters are also abundant in the area.

BC's west coast abounds with wildlife. While relaxing in this pristine natural environment you may glimpse a great blue heron stalking its morning catch along the shoreline, observe a playful otter family darting in and out of tidal rocks, or watch deer wandering through an open meadow. Eagles and ospreys soar on the warm ocean breezes; below porpoises, killer whales or grey whales might break the surface of the water as they traverse the coast. Seals and sea lions are seen on a regular basis.

The region is known for its exceptional bird watching. Loons, mergansers, wood ducks and harlequins are but a few of the waterfowl that make their home along the coast. In the spring tiny ruby red rufous hummingbirds dart from flower to flower; great owls watch silently in the forest, and in the fall pale chevrons of snow geese move across the sky, heading south for the winter. Nature, pure and unspoiled, awaits you.

Savary Island
Savary Island is located within close proximity and is renowned for its miles of white sandy beaches. The island itself is largely composed of sand. Savary is about five miles long and averages half a mile wide. Low-lying Savary is ideally situated in the rain shadow between Vancouver Island and the Coastal Mountains.

The tides moving from the north and south of Georgia Strait meet just north of Savary. The southern tide is warm and the waters move less. This results in generally warmer seas. This water flows over Savary's sun baked sandy shelf producing the warmest water north of Mexico.

Texada Island
A 25-minute drive from your base camp to adventure is the ferry terminal to Texada Island. The island offers spectacular beaches, fine dining, superb arts and crafts gallery located just around the corner from the ferry terminal, and hours of swimming delight in the crystal clear aquamarine waters of the abandoned limestone quarries. Load the car up with kayaks and bikes, or simply walk onto the ferry. Head for the beaches and trails at Shelter Point Provincial Park and don’t miss a walk on Gillies Bay, famous for its Sandcastle Festival in early August.

Okeover Inlet
Make your way to Okeover Arm Provincial Park, the oyster capital of Canada. Okeover is a 10-minute drive from base camp to adventure. Hand pick beautiful oysters on the beach or just sit back and marvel at sunset while you dine on the catch-of-the-day at one of the region's finest restaurants, The Laughing Oyster.

History :

Lund is a quiet village about 17 miles north of Powell River, and the physical ending point (or, as argued by locals, the "starting point") of Highway 101, which stretches to Chile, South America. The Historic Lund Hotel symbolizes the heart of Lund, and to marine traffic it is the symbolic gateway to beautiful Desolation Sound Marine Park.

The area that is now Lund has been known to the Coast Salish peoples for thousands of years and was a village site of the Tla'amin (formerly Sliammon) people. The village of Klah ah men was home to dozens of families and a desirable location as it was accessible by land and sea, so approaching visitors could be detected from afar.

Further, both I hohs (Savary Island) and Tohk natch (Okeover Inlet), plentiful in shellfish, salmon and land mammals, were only short paddles away. Fresh water was ample as were Cedar trees, the main material source in the production of tools, shelter, clothing and more. Ceremonies, both spiritual and social in nature, were held at Klah ah men, and included dance, song and recreational games that were a major part of Coast Salish culture.

In 1889, Fred and Charlie Thulin arrived from Sweden looking for a better life in the new "land of opportunity". The brothers first set eyes upon the area that would later become Lund while sailing by on the side-wheeler tugboat Mermaid on their way to find employment logging in Pendrell Sound. Shortly thereafter, Fred and Charlie settled in the area they named Lund, after the University town of the same name in their native Sweden, immediately building a wharf, logging the bay, piping in water and converting suitable land on the settlement to farm land.

In 1892, a post office was established, one of only two north of Vancouver at the time. A general store was constructed and shortly thereafter the first passenger and mail boat began making regular stops at Lund, tying it to the world. By 1895, the brothers had built Lund’s first hotel, which held both the first hotel license and the first liquor license to be issued north of Vancouver. A bottle of the best scotch was available for $1.50 and the basement of the hotel housed a jail cell, primarily used to “accommodate” any drunken rowdies patronizing the hotel. By 1905 the Thulins had purchased the first donkey engine seen up the coast, built their first steamboat, "City of Lund", and expanded their chain of stores to the Tla'amin (formerly Sliammon) Village and to where the present day Townsite is. As coastal traffic continued to increase, in 1905 the Thulins began the construction of a second hotel, The Malaspina, which in 1918 was renamed the Lund Hotel after the original building was destroyed by fire.

In November 1999, the Sliammon First Nation (now Tla'amin Nation) and a local businessman purchased the property and commenced extensive renovations, reopening the doors in the spring of 2000. In March of 2016, the Tla'amin Nation purchased 100% of the shares and full ownership of the hotel. In April 2016, the Tla'amin Final (Treaty) Agreement was ratified and the hotel is now situated on treaty settlement land. The hotel features 31 renovated guest rooms that range from budget friendly units to lavish ocean front suites, all of which offer clean, bright decors and modern amenities. The pub and restaurant offer decks that feature unobstructed views of Malaspina Straight as well as spectacular menus. During the warmer months, guests may dine on the spacious waterfront decks, savoring the ocean breeze and the bustling activity of Lund Harbour. The General Store offers a quintessential central town store experience with fresh produce, deli service, hardware and liquor sales. Historic photos grace the walls of the entire hotel, telling the story of the hotel and Lund, as only those immortalized by the camera could truly tell it.

Zoning : Rural Mixed Use Zoning. Qathet Regional District (formerly Powell River Regional District). Electoral Area 'A' Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 500. CLICK HERE for zoning info.
Legal :

Block F, Except Portions in Plans 17446 and 18686, East 1/2 of District Lot 4745 Plan 11388

PID 016-072-707

Taxes : $2,055.73 (2018)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°55'7.47"N and 124°37'23.92"W
Listing # : 18294