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Top luxury properties from Vancouver Island to Edmonton

Frank O'Brien & Tanya Commisso, Western Investor, July 30, 2018

Each summer Western Investor surveys the high-end real estate market to present our selection of trophy properties available across Western Canada.

With most price points well above $2 million this is an exclusive altitude but also an inspiration to all of us aspiring to ascend to ownership of such properties. This year we found an incredible selection of luxurious listings, indicative of the higher inventory in the residential and recreational markets this year.

The properties profiled here were still available as of press time.


Isleview Road, West Vancouver

List price: $22.18 million

A breathtaking near-10,000-square- foot waterfront masterpiece, this private gated estate in West Vancouver has fully landscaped grounds and shoreline on Howe Sound. From the grand open-view entry to the home’s interior with fine materials and craftsmanship, this open concept has formal and family living spaces, and a dream kitchen. There is a professional home theatre with an ocean view, and entertainment-sized patios with an oceanfront pool. It was completely rebuilt in 2015.

Listed by Shirley B. Sun, Re/Max Master Realty, West Vancouver.


Seven-acre riverfront estate, Edmonton

List price: $11.8 million

5620 Whitemud Road is a 5,266-square-foot luxury house on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton, that is sited on seven acres already approved for a multi-family gated community. An adjacent one-acre parcel is also zoned for multi-family and can be bought with the package. Or you could keep the entire package as a “generational estate” in the upscale Riverbend community.

Listed by Sally Munro of Century-21 Platinum Realty, Edmonton.


Painted Boat Resort, Sunshine Coast

List price: $10 million

Painted Boat Resort, Spa and Marina is an award-winning waterfront resort in Pender Harbour on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. Featuring  quintessential West Coast architecture, the popular resort provides 31 spacious two-bedroom villas, complemented by first-class amenities that include a restaurant, spa, marina and banquet facilities. Originally developed in 2007 for quarter-share ownership in the 31 individual villas, Painted Boat is the top-rated resort on the Sunshine Coast.

Colliers International has listed the majority of the resort, which includes 68 of the 124 quarter-shares, the spa, the restaurant and a marina with more than 50 slips.


Pitt Lake, 700 acres, Metro Vancouver.

List price: $6.16 million

This investment property within the Lower Mainland includes more than 700 acres with seven separate titles located on the north end of Pitt Lake.The riverfront property is a fly-fishing paradise and offers numerous recreational opportunities. The views are breathtaking with snowcapped mountains, fronting the Pitt River near Maple Ridge.

Listed by Niho Land & Cattle Company, New Westminster.


Grouse Nest, 83.5 acres oceanfront, Sooke.

List price: $6.98 million

The Grouse Nest at Atwater Landing is a spectacular Vancouver Island oceanfront sub-dividable estate encompassing 83.5 acres on the well-protected Sooke Harbour. It features  about a mile of shoreline. The 15,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom lodge is a legendary property whose history dates back to the 1930s.

Grouse Nest is located in Sooke, a thriving bedroom community 40 kilometres from downtown Victoria. The area is currently undergoing a boom in residential and commercial development. Sooke supports medium-density mixed-use development on thesite.

Listed by Ron Neal of the Neal Estate Team, Victoria.


Lamb Island, Sunshine Coast.

List price: $2.99 million.

A private one-acre island just two hours from downtown Vancouver on the Sunshine Coast offers two homes and a private dock. The main house is a West Coast contemporary with two bedrooms, two baths and a massive patio. The second home has two bedrooms and a big patio with hot tub. Deep-water moorage can handle a 40-foot boat.

Listed by Jay McInnes of Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd., Vancouver.