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Seaside Golf Course with Development Potential - Sandspit, Moresby Island
Seaside Golf Course with Development Potential - Sandspit, Moresby Island
Imagine your own golf course with 1 km of oceanfront on 80 acres. Located in the friendly community of Sandspit, on Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii. There are numerous uses or potential development opportunities. It is also a great holding property.
  • Size: 80 acres
  • Area: MNCOAST
  • Price: $750,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

This 80 acre property offering is on two titles; one that has the clubhouse, a portion of the golf course and a wooded area. The second property has most of the golf course, a 4-bedroom home and offers 3,250 or 1 km of oceanfront.


The property is zoned A1, with a minimum parcel size of 15 acres. The property is located within the community of Sandspit that may offer rezoning potential to R-1 that has a minimum parcel size of 1 acre. Much depends on community support and what is viable.


This is a great holding property for long-term investment or an outstanding estate property.

Location : 342 Copper Road & 342 School Road - Sandspit, BC
Access :

From Skidegate, Graham Island take the Alliford Bay Ferry. Travel straight on Alliford Bay Road for 13 km. Turn right onto School Road. The property starts about 1 km from the turn at the Willows Golf Course Clubhouse and is on both sides of the road reaching the ocean.


Alternatively, Air Canada runs regular flight service to Sandspit. Car rentals are available.

Improvements : Clubhouse and 2,080 ft2 4 bedroom home.
Investment Features : Exceptional, rare investment. Numerous potential uses, plans or outstanding holding investment.
Recreation :

Fishing
Fishing is the most popular year-round sport in Haida Gwaii. Anglers are drawn by the world-class salmon fishing, as Haida Gwaii Islands are the first land mass encountered on the migratory path of Pacific Chinook, coho, and chum salmon as they journey from the Arctic feeding grounds to their spawning grounds in the Pacific Northwest. Salmon fishing is seasonal while fishing for just about everything else is a year-round sport - freshwater cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden inland, salt water lingcod, red snapper, or halibut (all subject to regulation changes).


Fishing is excellent in the Sandspit area, with bluejacks, spring salmon and halibut caught off Sandspit Bar and Sachs Creek. Pinks and coho are caught in South Bay and Haans Creek. The Deena River supports a good steelhead run during early spring, and good coho salmon fishing in October and November.


The best lake and river fishing on Moresby Island are found in Mosquito Lake (named after the Second World War bomber not the insect itself) and Skidegate Lake, both of which are known for cutthroat and Dolly Varden. Copper River has a sea-run of cutthroat and Dolly Varden between May and July. Coho run the river from mid-September to mid-October.


Ecotourism
Ecotourism provides an abundance of adventure. Charter tours include viewing ocean wildlife, from orcas, Pacific gray, humpback and minke whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, harbour porpoises, Dall’s porpoises, harbour seals and Steller‘s sea lions. Landscape with ancient village sites, remote beaches, intertidal life, old growth rainforest, bird watching for the millions of breeding birds (including puffins) or beachcombing on remote islands are a sampling of additional tours.


Kayaking
Kayaking the entire east coast of Haida Gwaii is prime. The most popular area to paddle is the eastern side of Moresby Island. It abounds with tiny islands, coves and sheltered coastline. Without knowledge of using charts, compass, currents and weather, an experienced guide is recommended.


Camping
Camping on Moresby Island includes Forest Service campgrounds, Gray Bay, Sheldens Bay and Mosquito Lake. Mosquito Lake offers a boat launch, day-use area and excellent trout fishing. Moresby Camp is the favoured location to launch small boats and kayaks to explore the Gwaii Haanas/South Moresby Park Reserve. Camping in Gwaii Haanas is permitted as long as there is little to no impact on the environment. Camping is not permitted at particularly sensitive cultural sites or important bird-nesting areas.


Golfing
Golfing includes The Willows Golf Course which was one of the original homesteads in Sandspit. The Willows is a relaxing 5+ km, par 72 course. The Oceanside Golf course on Copper Bay Road has 18 tees, 9 large greens on a combination of oceanfront and natural forest terrain.

Vegetation :

The San Christoval Mountains form the backbone of Moresby Island, rising to 1,123 metres at Mount de la Touche. The higher elevations of this range are dominated by mountain hemlock and alpine tundra. The lower elevations are mainly cedar, pine and western hemlock. The southern portion of Moresby Island is low and densely wooded.


The distinct island flora and fauna have evolved over thousands of years. The species here often differ from those found on the BC mainland, and many common continental species are not found on the islands at all or have evolved into unique subspecies. Because the islands are situated along the Pacific flyway, dozens of species of migrating birds stop here in spring and fall.


The islands are rich in wildlife in the sky and sea, and on the ground. Among the native species, expect to see black bears and river otters, birds such as bald eagles, Steller’s jays, and peregrine falcons, and many ocean creatures from grey whales and killer whales, to jellyfish and starfish.

Area Data :

The Hamlet of Sandspit is located on the northeastern tip of Moresby Island. The Haida Gwaii islands are accessed by ferry from Prince Rupert to the Skidegate Landing Ferry Terminal on Graham Island, by air from Vancouver to Sandspit and by air from Prince Rupert to Sandspit. The Sandspit Airport is the major transportation gateway to Haida Gwaii offering charter and regularly scheduled passenger services, air ambulance, and other services. A 20-minute ferry ride connects Graham and Moresby Islands.


Sandspit has an 80-berth small craft harbour and boat launch ramp at Haans Creek, 3.5 km west of the village centre, catering to commercial and recreational boats and serves as a good base for fishing. This is the prime departure point for the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve by air or water. There are no other roads throughout most of the island other than a logging road south of Sandspit which follows the coastline to Copper Bay. Ecotourism, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife charters, and scuba diving are prominent charters.


Sandspit’s annual rainfall averages from 120 to 140 centimeters. Average monthly precipitation is concentrated from October to January. November is the wettest month, averaging about 20 cm, most of which is rain, rarely snow. May through June are drier, with July being the driest, having an average of 4.5 cm of rain.


Sandspit amenities include a visitor centre, camping, hotel, Airbnb, B&B, vehicle rentals, restaurants, postal, grocery and liquor stores.

History :

Sandspit’s history goes back to at least one ancient Haida Village, Kil, which was situated east of Haans Creek. The settlement of people dates back to when the Haida Village of Kil was situated just east of Haans Creek, 3.5 km from Sandspit. Early in the 1900s the community later developed in its present location with a fish oil processing plant, a fish cannery, ranching, forestry and farming. In 1944, Pacific Mills established here, and settlement grew even more with the influx of more people and commercial enterprises. There is only minimal evidence of the homesteads and commercial enterprises today.


Haida Gwaii (formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands) was officially renamed in December 2009 as part of an historic reconciliation agreement between the Haida Nation and the province of British Columbia. This agreement acknowledged the history of the Haida people. The name Haida Gwaii translates as “islands of the people.” Haida people have lived on the islands for 13,000 years, and currently make up approximately half of the population.

Zoning : A1
Legal :

DISTRICT LOT 163 QUEEN CHARLOTTE DISTRICT EXCEPT A STRIP OF LAND ONE CHAIN IN WIDTH MEASURED FROM HIGH WATER MARK AND EXCEPT PLANS 1869 3785 AND 4248
PID 015-657-272


THE SOUTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 307 QUEEN CHARLOTTE DISTRICT, EXCEPT PLAN PRP44258
PID 015-657-264

Taxes : $3,876 (2019)
Map Reference : 53°14'25.52"N and 131°48'38.07"W
Listing # : 19231