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Rare Freehold Oceanfront Lot up the Indian Arm North of Vancouver

  • Select Property type: Sold
  • DESCRIPTION: Remarkably serene and beautiful oceanfront lot ready for development. This 1.35-acre site features some of the best views money can buy, and is only a short boat ride from Vancouver and surrounding municipalities. Towering trees, lush vegetation and off-the-dock salmon fishing makes this waterfront oasis an affordable slice of heaven.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 19295
  • PRICE: $325,000
  • SIZE: 1.35 acres


A spectacular opportunity to acquire a beautiful development property.  Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and leave road and ferry traffic behind for the tranquility of scenic Indian Arm—Vancouver’s secret backyard retreat.

This charming 1.35-acre lot can be found only a 15-minute water journey from Deep Cove and is complete with mature trees, mountainside terrain, lush vegetation and fresh brook water with your Provincial water licence.  The natural beauty and unspoiled ecosystem all seem awe-inspiring considering your proximity to Vancouver.

Adjacent to Mount Seymour Provincial Park, the breathtaking views from your property will never be compromised nor your peace and quiet disrupted.  With existing dock infrastructure, water rights and septic all that is left to do is design and build you and your family’s dream home.


This lot is located 7 km from Deep Cove and roughly 20 km from downtown Vancouver as the crow flies.  It is the most northerly lot out of 14 and is accessed via boat up Indian Arm (see site plan contained in the photos).


Boat access only.


While the subject property is certainly private, it is by no means isolated.  The village of Deep Cove is located about a 15-minute water journey to the south.  There you will find quaint shops, restaurants and bars plus some of the Lower Mainland’s most notable hiking trails.

Surrounding Deep Cove is the district of North Vancouver, and further to the west you will find the City of North Vancouver.  There you will find access to numerous retail amenities and large chain grocers to stock up on supplies between trips.

Heading east you will pass Port Moody, which is about a 30-minute trip by boat from the subject property.  Port Moody features an abundance of parks and activities to keep you and your family busy!


Coastal mix of deciduous trees and conifers.


Indian Arm is a salt-water fjord that extends approximately 20 kilometres north from the Burrard Inlet.  Underdeveloped mountain slopes, untouched provincial parks and close proximity to Vancouver provides the fortunate few residents with access to the big city, as well as serene natural landscapes offering countless outdoor activities.

The subject property alone offers boundless activities including off-the-dock salmon fishing (5 varieties), rock cod and bottom fishing, shrimping, crabbing, bird watching (79 species including eagles), kayaking/canoeing, scuba diving and hiking.

Some notable destinations near the subject property include (south to north):

  • Belcarra Park (great for summer picnics and hiking trails)
  • Hamber Island (private island with breathtaking residence)
  • Deep Cove (beautiful seaside village)
  • Quarry Rock (impeccable hiking trails with great views)
  • Boulder Island (keep an eye out for Eagles)
  • Jug Island (arguably the best beach on Lower Indian Arm)
  • Grey Rocks (private island featuring a beautiful home)
  • Bedwell Bay (unique houses along the shoreline)
  • Racoon Island (small in size but with a nice beach at low tide)
  • Twin Island (overnight camping is permitted on the north island)
  • Power station (gothic-style construction circa 1900)
  • Silver Falls (2/3 up Indian Arm)
  • Croker Island (picturesque large island with steep cliff sides)
  • Granite Falls (spectacular place to camp)
  • Wigwam Inn (notorious hotel with an interesting past – not open to public)


Indian Arm has a long history of its own as a recreational destination.  In the early 1900s regular excursions plied these waters with holidayers or day trippers going to resorts “up the arm.”  These resorts no longer exist, but general and dinner cruises are still an important part of some visitors’ itineraries.  Indian Arm is an important hunting and fishing area for the Coast Salish First Nation, including the Tsleil-waututh (Burrard), Musqueam and Squamish bands.  Their traditional use of the area is evidenced by pictographs found in the park.  The historic Wigwam Inn, at the north end of the inlet, was once a luxury resort that attracted customers travelling by steamship up Indian Arm.


49°22’53.65″N and 122°52’50.54″W


  • Max. 5,813 ft2 house size allowable under zoning
  • End lot adjacent to Provincial Park
  • 112 ft of waterfront
  • Freehold land
  • In the hazard free zone
  • Provincial water licence in place
  • Existing registered septic field


  • Septic
  • Water


RS2 – Single Family Residential 12000 Zone

District of North Vancouver Zoning Bylaw 1965




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