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A Significant Island Acreage with both Oceanfront and Lakefront.

70 acres on the eastern shores of Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island: one of the most unique & diverse private properties on the island.

Over 2000ft of protected oceanfront & over 1400ft of lakefront on Anvil Lake. Anvil Creek bisects the property & flows out into Gorge Harbour. The oceanfront features include a secluded bay, peninsula, rock outcrops & an islet.

The topography of the upland is diverse, low bank oceanfront, mix of level areas along the ocean-side as well as along Anvil Creek & the wetlands to the west, rising gently through the property leading to approx 1470ft of shoreline on Anvil Lake. This is the only private property bordering Anvil Lake.

The acreage is fully forested primarily with mature 2nd growth trees. A beautiful forest setting that includes dramatic slopes, moss covered rock bluffs, ferns & a diverse mix of indigenous vegetation typical for this region. The surrounding land is Crown Land.

Abundant wildlife & ducks & other waterfowl, eagles, ravens, osprey, beavers complement the property. There is no road access or services to the property. Boat access & independent living ‘off the grid’ is what this property is all about. There is a dock to tie up to but no ramp.

There are 3 structures on the land. The primary dwelling is a West Coast Contemporary style 2-level structure nestled into the forest & situated adjacent to a picturesque wetland area along side of Anvil Creek. A rustic structure & habitable. The 2nd dwelling is modest & situated closer to the ocean. The 3rd structure is a small 12x16 float cabin shell / sleeping room.

Cortes Island has a population of around 1000 people. A relaxed rural lifestyle is evident throughout. Amenities and services include general stores, fuel services, seasonal restaurants, a public school (K-9) and a medical clinic. The island provides sandy beaches, gorgeous lakes and miles of shoreline to explore.

The Discovery Islands are considered a major gateway to the very popular Desolation Sound region. For the outdoor enthusiast it is one of the best jumping off points for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, prawning, kayaking and hiking.

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.