WHETHER IT’S A CONDO, A TOWNHOUSE OR A RANCHER SET ON A SPRAWLING ACREAGE–HERE ARE A FEW OPTIONS
Campbell River has long been touted as the salmon capital of the world with trophy fishing – but that is being eclipsed by the Vancouver Island community’s reputation as not only a place for outdoor pursuits, but as a wonderful place to work and raise a family. Recent listing: A newly updated rancher with ocean views sits on a half-acre and features more than 2,000 square feet of living space. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus an ensuite with a jetted tub. The backyard has ocean views, fruit trees and a triple driveway that’s big enough to park an RV. MLS®445952. $689,800
Located on the popular Sunshine Coast, Powell River is a playground for outdoor adventure along with its increasingly vibrant cultural amenities. Spend your day kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, fishing, hiking or stop by one of the cultural events or festivals. Recent listing: This Paradise Valley home sits on more than two hectares and is just minutes from town. The home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a master bedroom walk-in closet. The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances and a large pantry with French doors that lead into the family room and an adjoining new deck. MLS®13594. $680,000
Nanaimo is located on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island–one of the longest shorelines in Canada. The burgeoning craft breweries and restaurants are adding to a growing list of attractions, including this city’s proximity to hiking, fishing and winter sports. Recent listing: With almost 2,500 square feet of living space, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Hammond Bay has spectacular views of the Georgia Straight. The property is close to shopping, schools and restaurants. MLS®445675. $674,900
This winter wonderland is close enough to the resort municipality of Whistler but with properties that are not as expensive. Winter features not only skiing and snowmobiling, but also cross-country skiing and winter fishing. Recent listing: A three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in a central location features 1,400 square feet and views of Mt. Currie. $639,000. Click for more details.
Big White, Silver Star and Apex are three resorts within a short drive from Kelowna–and that’s just for winter activities. Kelowna is a large centre surrounded by wineries, spas and shopping. Recent listing: The second tower for One Water Street is selling and this new development features resort-style amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fire pits, health clubs and an entertainment room. Floor plans range from studios to three bedrooms. Many units range between $500,000 to $700,000. Click for more details.
Penticton is well know for its beaches and water activities, but nearby Apex Mountain offers winter-season options that include night skiing, a tube park and an NHL-sized skating rink. Penticton is also attracting buyers escaping the high cost of living in the Lower Mainland. Recent listing: A three-bedroom, four-bathroom home in the popular area for Uplands School has many upgrades including new deck railing, rewiring and painting. The home sits on a lot of more than 10,000 square feet and has a large backyard with a pergola that has been wired. MLS®174614. $679,000.
Wasa Lake has a reputation for being the warmest lake in the East Kootenay. Close to the Fort Steel heritage site and with sandy beaches. Wasa Lake is touted for its water activities–and its local community. The nearby larger centre of Cranbrook is about 30 minutes away. Recent listing: A rustic, rancher-style waterfront home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, vaulted ceilings and a wraparound deck with views of Wasa Lake, which is located north of Cranbrook, B.C. The home is also right next to Wasa Lake Provincial Park. MLS®2432478. $679,900