Rocky Mountain real estate: 10 waterfront acreages in the Kootenays

Check out our list of diverse waterfront acreages that can be found in the southeast corner of B.C.

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Lake and mountains in background.

The Kootenay region is popular for its abundance of beautiful lakes. It’s this trait that makes waterfront real estate especially popular as well. — Photo courtesy realtor.ca

According to the Association of Interior Realtors, average home prices continue to climb but the Kootenay region is still more affordable than many other areas of the province. The region has always been lucrative in terms of people looking for more value for their investment money, and of course, the numerous lakes and beautiful scenery only add to the attraction.

Check out our list of 10 waterfront acreages dotted across the Kootenays. These properties are all diverse in terms of both cost and what they offer: vacant land, development and business potential, existing homes or perhaps the site of your dream home. What they have in common is they all offer what many people find most desirable in real estate: waterfront living.

East Kootenay

Waterfront acreage in Canal Flats 
172 acres bordering on Provincial Park - $3,400,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Epic backcountry views, stunning vistas, fresh mountain air—for the person who wants to get away from it all, this property doesn't get better. The well-kept 1,500 square foot log cabin is serviced by a drilled well, septic, solar power and propane and wood heat. The property backs onto White Swan Provincial Park and features endless exploration and recreational opportunities. 

Waterfront acreage in Jaffray
1.7 acres of lakefront on Rosen Lake, $1,789,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Enjoy the legendary Kootenay lifestyle right from your own doorstep with this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow that backs onto Crown Land. The beautifully maintained house features custom hardwood kitchen cabinets and island, a vaulted ceiling and natural gas fireplace in the living room, open-plan living and a wrap-around deck. 

Waterfront acreage in Canal Flats
Waterfront community living on Columbia Lake, $1,999,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This 7-bedroom, 5-bathroom open-plan living home is situated in one of the most desirable waterfront communities on Columbia Lake. With 100 feet of waterfront and a private dock, there’s plenty of scope for entertaining and recreational pursuits. The triple oversized garage has plenty of space for powersports toys and vehicles.

Waterfront acreage in Windermere  
Beautiful waterfront on Windermere Lake, $2,140,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Enjoy summertime adventures on the lake with this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom property as your homebase. The open-concept home is perfect for family living and features wall-to-ceiling windows in the vaulted living room that captures the wonderful lakeview. There is a 2-door boathouse to store your watercraft and a nicely landscaped grassy area to relax on warm summer nights.

West Kootenay

Waterfront acreage near Nelson
Forested acreage with 100 feet of lakefront - $899,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Enjoy gorgeous Kootenay Lake views from the deck of this well-kept 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom family home. The property features 1.36 private acres, including lake access, a sandy beach and a new dock. The house has a beautifully remodeled kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a large covered patio and a hot tub to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Waterfront acreage in Silverton
Beautifully landscaped lakefront property - $1,500,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This lakefront home could be your year-round private retreat. Located on the shores of Slocan Lake, this property offers a beautifully landscaped half-acre lot, a well-kept home, a double garage, RV pad and outbuildings. Potential to subdivide may be a possibility with municipal approval.

Waterfront acreage in Salmo
Affordable creekfront living - $310,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This small creekside acreage features a 2-bedroom, 1-bath home and is centrally located to world-class skiing and recreational pursuits. This beautiful property offers huge potential for improvements—this could be your new year-round Kootenay homestead.

Waterfront acreage near Trail
Beautiful park-like setting on the Columbia River - $785,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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A family home, a guest cottage, a triple-car garage with plenty of room for toys, plus a beautiful park-like acreage just steps from the Columbia River—what more could you ask for? This unique, well-kept house features an open-plan concept, large, bright rooms and high ceilings.

Waterfront acreage near Nakusp
Stunning log home on 7+ acres - $985,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This 4,000+ square foot log home sits amongst a mature pine forest, offering maximum privacy. The house offers 5 bright bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an open-concept kitchen and living area and a walkout basement. Outside, the property features organic gardens, fruit trees, a large shop and views and access to Arrow Lake. This could be your Kootenay dream home!

Waterfront acreage in Nelson
Gorgeous lakefront property across from Lakeside Park - $1,275,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

— Photo courtesy realtor.ca

Enjoy lakefront living right in the heart of Nelson city limits. This immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features 300 feet of waterfront and a private beach. Buy as an investment property or even apply for rezoning—keep the existing home as a vacation rental and build your dream home. The possibilities with this gorgeous property are endless.

Julie Matchett

Julie Matchett is a writer and content coordinator for KPI Media. She ranks as a 7 on the Introversion vs. Extraversion scale out of 100, which might help to explain why she chose a career of quiet contemplation as opposed to public speaking. View all of Julie Matchett’s articles

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