Canada’s most westerly province offers stunning vistas and inspiring excursions to its visitors. For some, Vancouver’s sushi restaurants and Victoria’s farmer’s markets are the draws; for others, it’s the West Coast’s majestic natural surroundings that spark a sense of possibility and adventure. From lakefront properties to mountainside retreats to remote woodland getaways, these five properties prove every corner of Beautiful British Columbia has its own wonder waiting to be discovered.
A Riverside Gem in Squamish
If you struggle to choose between a lakeside getaway or a scenic mountain range escape, take heart: this luxury home in Squamish delivers both. Enjoy the changing seasons and breathtaking beauty of nature in this private and tranquil haven, an unrivalled riverside estate. The home’s contemporary interiors bring light and a sense of spaciousness in from the outdoors.
A Golf-Adjacent Escape in Vernon
Modern comforts compliment a picturesque natural backdrop at this resort home in beautiful Vernon. With golf course views, this three-bedroom townhome property is ideal for the recreational athlete. These brand new townhomes provide central access to the amenity-rich and active all season lifestyle. The home features a deck off the living area and kitchen/dining to enjoy the views. With the mountains in the distance and gardens close at hand, there’s little reason to ever leave this relaxing outdoor living space.
A Waterfront Oasis on the Shuswap
‘Idyllic’ is the first word that comes to mind upon viewing this luxurious waterfront property on Shuswap Lake. This home features walk-out access to the lake with plenty of deck space for entertaining. Fish, swim, or launch a boat from the dock, and gather around the island in the big and bright open-concept kitchen to plan outdoor adventures and prepare meals. The home’s seven bedrooms ensure that guests will fit comfortably. There’s plenty of space for movie nights, games, or evening drinks. This property extends a welcome to all comers, and trips to the lake are sure to become a summer staple.
Tranquil Living in Tofino
If the solitude and serenity of a secluded forest appeal to you, the setting of this timeless home may be a perfect fit. Overlooking Jensen’s Bay, this home is nestled among the trees on a 1.07 private old-growth acre lot. While offering all the benefits of a remote escape, this home is just a short trip to nearby Tofino, ensuring that outdoor adventures are available no matter the season.
Off-Grid Timber Haven in Ladysmith
The lush green forest surrounds this ultra-private property. Directly adjacent to the Seymour Arm, it’s hard to believe this gorgeous home is off-the-grid living, with in-floor heating throughout and all the fine luxurious features from the open floor plan with gourmet kitchen, complete with a 5 burner propane cooktop, to the built-in electric oven, large granite island with gorgeous wood cabinets. Explore the expansive network of forest trails taking you past towering cedars and Douglas firs.
Acres of space, the tranquil sound of wind whistling through the trees, and a serene morning dip in a crystal-clear lake are just a few of the reasons to explore homes in the wilds of British Columbia. The true wonder of each unique property is yours to discover.
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This article was originally published on August 12, 2019 and has been updated on December 15, 2020.