178 Acres (72 Hectares)
District Lot 5018, New Westminster, Group 1, East Redonda Island, Land District 37
This is a very unique and beautiful property. The view of the channel in the foreground with sailboats and motor yachts going by and the snow-capped mountains in the background is breathtaking. Some of the shoreline is rocky while some areas, particularly two small bays, have nice sandy/small gravel beaches. There are a number of old roads leading from the shore up the mountain to several benches with great views. The west side of the property rises steeply with some rocky bluffs. The eastern part of the property, near the ocean, has some very large, level benches which slope towards the ocean. In the centre of the property, close to the ocean, on the largest bay, there are the remains of a small log cabin near the back of a once cleared field. The field has overgrown with scattered alder throughout. There are three or four nice creeks running through the property into the ocean with several small waterfalls.
All that remains of the old homestead is the walls of an old log cabin.
The property is located on the south-east shore of East Redonda Island in the Homfray Channel, just northeast of Desolation Sound, and 43 km (27 miles) northeast of Campbell River. Campbell River is 176 km (110 air miles) northwest of Vancouver, located on the east shore of Vancouver Island on Discovery Passage.
Plane – Approx. 43 km (27 miles) northeast of Campbell River, about 15 minutes flying time.
Car and Boat – In Vancouver take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay-Langdale (Gibsons), crossing time 40 minutes, travel north on Hwy 101 for 84 km (52 miles) to the ferry at Earls Cove – Saltery Bay, crossing time 50 minutes. Continue north on Hwy 101 to Lund 54 km (33 miles). In Lund, water taxi service is available to the property ((604) 483-9749).
Alternate Route -From Campbell River, take the ferry to Cortes Island and Squirrel Cove. From Squirrel Cove, take your boat northeast through Desolation Sound to the property, about 24 km (15 miles).
In the summer a person can view numerous sailboats and powerboats going by this property. Attractions for the Campbell River area include 18 Discovery Islands, a bird sanctuary, Mt. Washington ski resort, a salmon hatchery, three museums and four Provincial Parks. Strathcona Park, which is 500,000 acres of wilderness, provides swimming, marine life, picnicking and an extensive system of hiking trails. Campbell River area is known for its excellent salmon fishing, around Cortes Island and in Desolation Sound. One bay on the property has lots of clams in the sand and mussels attached to the rocks while oysters can be seen on the bottom of the ocean. This is one of the largest oyster producing regions in Canada. In Pendrell Sound the water temperatures are uncommonly warm, as high as 78F – 26C degrees in the summer. Homfray Channel in front of the property is known for its excellent red snapper fishing. Some Americans who stopped in the largest of the three small bays stated that, in front of the property, was an excellent shrimping grounds and they had caught a full bucket in a short time. Wildlife consists mainly of black-tailed deer. There are also a number of racoons and land otters.
This area is well known for the summer playground for some very rich individuals from Canada and the United States. They have built or are building multi-million dollar homes, some equipped with private airstrips and golf courses. East Redonda Island is approx. 10 miles by 7 miles in size and this property is one of only two deeded parcels making it a very private and exclusive parcel of land. Desolation Sound, 14.4 km (9 miles) southwest of the property is a favoured boating area for locals as well as for boaters from Vancouver, Victoria and the United States. A favourite overnight sheltered moorage for many boaters is “Laura Cove” and “Melanie Cove”, 6.4 km (4 miles) south of the property.
The nearest small community is Squirrel Cove, with a few stores and marina. There is a small store/marina facility 17 km (11 miles) southwest of the property, called Refuge Cove. There are several small built-up communities in the area, such as Squirrel Cove, Whale Town and Mansons Landing. To the north and east are ranges of mountains with visible areas of snow. These mountains range from 5,000-6,000 ft in height. The highest point on East Redonda Island is Mount Addenbrooke, at 5,140 ft. above sea level. Many creeks drain into the ocean from these mountains, Homfray Creek, Forbes Creek and Lloyd Creek being the major ones.
Campbell River, population approximately 28,000, also known as the Salmon Capital of the World, is situated on Discovery Passage, on the north-east coast of Vancouver Island, facing the islands of Quadra, Cortes, Read and Redonda. The major industries of this area are forestry, fishing, mining, and tourism. The climate of this area is very moderate with an average monthly maximum of 65 degrees (18.6 Celsius) in the summer and 45 degrees (7.2 Celsius) in the winter making it a popular place for retirement.
Cortes Island, just across the channel, is where the big salmon congregate in early autumn. This 116 square mile island is accessible by ferry (16 car and 150 passenger capacity) and offers fantastic scenery, the freshest air in the world, idyllic beaches, and great fishing. This island boasts only two “stop signs” and is very popular with the tourists in the summer months.
Most of the accessible areas were logged some 20-25 years ago. The areas that were not accessible still have old growth timber with one small area with fir up to five feet in diameter. There are some small areas of aspen that were not logged. The areas that were logged now have a second growth of new trees that are growing very rapidly. Forestry officials from the area told us that this was one of the best new growth of trees that they had ever seen in this entire area.
RU-3 in accordance with By-Law 1382 of the Quadra Island Zoning By-Law 1990