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 Kootenay Association of Realtors, strong sales of residential and commercial real estate continue to be the trend in 2021. 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: lakeside living.

East Kootenay

Waterfront acreage in Baynes Lake
Beautiful acreage situated between two lakes - $649,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Adjacent to both Baynes Lake and popular Lake Koocanusa, this property features 195 feet of waterfront and beautiful views. Possible uses include building a single-family dwelling or duplex or using the property for recreational purposes.

Waterfront acreage in Canal Flats 
Whitetail Lake, Canal Flats - $350,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This beautiful waterfront acreage is partially treed and features a drilled well. Add in some off-grid options for power and internet and you could have the ideal lakefront retreat. Whitetail Lake is known for exceptional fly-fishing opportunities.

Waterfront acreage in Golden 
26+ acres off Highway 95 - $2,499,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Adjacent to the Columbia Wetlands nature reserve, this private 26-acre waterfront property on the Columbia River includes a beach house and a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with an in-law suite. The huge shop can be utilized for a business. The recreational opportunities are endless—prime hunting, fishing, river paddling, golfing and winter activities. The property is not zoned.

Waterfront acreage in Wasa
568 acres with private lake - $1,999,900

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Enjoy spectacular views of the nearby Rocky Mountains from this massive 568-acre property that features its own private lake. Surrounded by Crown land but only two kilometres off the highway, this acreage has many potential uses. With rezoning, the land could be developed into multiple lakefront lots, an RV campground or a recreational property. Build a dream home on the acreage and it could be your own private waterfront Kootenay estate.

West Kootenay

Waterfront acreage on Kootenay Lake 
Massive waterfront and forested acreage - $5,200,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This gorgeous property features a combination of 25 acres of waterfront and 61 acres of forested mountainside. There’s a rustic two-bedroom cabin on the property, fruit trees and fertile land ready for growing. Water supply is not a problem with three water licenses and an existing well on the property. There’s potential for subdividing the land, establishing a business or building your dream home and own private retreat.

Waterfront acreage in Castlegar
Waterfront acreage on Arrow Lake - $499,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This Kootenay retreat, close to both Nelson and Castlegar, features almost 12 acres fronting beautiful Arrow Lake and 330 feet of lakefront. The zoning on this property allows for a wide range of possible uses including private residential or vacation homes, horticulture and farming applications.

Waterfront acreage in Castlegar
Off-grid living on 9 acres on Lower Arrow Lake - $360,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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Truly get away from the world with this gorgeous 9-acre property located on Lower Arrow Lake. The area is completely off-grid, meaning any power would have to be solar- or generator-based. High-speed internet is available through Columbia Wireless. Selective logging has been done on the acreage, creating road access and potential building sites.

Waterfront acreage in Revelstoke - SOLD
8+ acre lake and mountain view property on Upper Arrow Lake - $595,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This property boasts privacy and spectacular views, yet is only 25 minutes away from downtown Revelstoke. The 8.85-acre lot fronts onto Upper Arrow Lake and has a private forested driveway. Plans for a custom 2,800-square-foot home are available.

Waterfront acreage in Nelson - SOLD
Unique 97-acre lakefront estate on Kootenay Lake - $3,950,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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With six land titles, 97 acres of land and waterfront that spans the north and south shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, this is a truly unique offering. This property also boasts two homes, an historic guest cottage, detached workshop, storage shed, private dock, expansive gardens and trails, and beautiful white sand beaches. This turn-key offering includes all furnishings and other items.

Waterfront acreage in Nelson
Multiple use property just outside Nelson - $799,000

Scenic lake and mountain vista.

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This 65-acre property consisting of waterfront and mountainside land offers plenty of opportunity and scope for development. Septic and two building sites are already approved on the waterfront section. The property is located just outside the Nelson city limits, which makes residential or recreational developments an attractive possibility with appropriate zoning. 

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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