Breakwater Island Gulf Islands, BC

Property Facts & Highlights

  • 65 acres of private estate nestled in the heart of the Gulf Islands and on the edge of the world-famous Salish Sea
  • Accessible by boat, private float plane or helicopter
  • Hydro-Electric power supplied via a submarine power cable from nearby Gabriola Island
  • Four large storage tanks as well as filtration, pressure and pump facilities for excellent fresh water
  • Situated just off Gabriola Island, Breakwater Island is perfectly protected from adverse weather
  • Made up of four separate land titles

Welcome to Breakwater Island, a stunning 65-acre private paradise on the edge of British Columbia's renowned Salish Sea. This park-like private island represents an opportunity to purchase one of the BC coast's true legacy islands. Breakwater Island is a rare treasure, a remarkable treat that captures the soul of the renowned Gulf Island environment.

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Property in detail

Just a stone's throw from Silva Bay on Gabriola Island, which has two marinas and scheduled float plane service to Vancouver, the island has all the infrastructure needed for further enhancement. There are four separate land tiles, each of which can accommodate a primary residence and a guest cottage. Perfect as a family legacy or to gather friends and partners.

The island currently has two residences, a spacious workshop with extensive vehicle and vessel storage capacity, and the luxury of foreshore rights with your private yearround dock and pier.

Breakwater Island is perfect for those seeking accessible natural beauty, complete privacy, and convenience alongside a creative investment.

The breathtakingly beautiful landscape resembles a national park, with expansive meadows stretching as far as the eye can see. The wooded areas are home to majestic eagle nests, and the rolling grassy terrain offers sweeping panoramic views in all directions, creating a peaceful and enchanting, truly spellbinding environment.

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Island Overview

Countless Benefits:
Breakwater Island presents an exceptional opportunity with four distinct land titles, allowing the construction of four main residences and four cozy guest cottages, making it an ideal retreat for extended family, and guests, or the sale of lots to likeminded neighbours.

This spectacular island features a deep-water concrete dock, providing secure moorage for large yachts and boats. The recently restored pier enhances the waterfront infrastructure, while the presence of a concrete boat launch on the island's west side, offers easy access to launch boats of various sizes, a rare feature due to the difficulty of obtaining new approvals for such facilities.

The island is home to two distinct residences. The owner's charming single-story, two-bedroom original log home offers spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia, the Coast Mountains, and Vancouver at night. The second is a two-bedroom caretaker's residence overlooking the dock and views towards Silva Bay. The island also includes a state-of-the art workshop equipped with three-phase power and an insulated, heated storage warehouse ideal for boats, vehicles, and equipment.

Exceptional Location:
Hassle-free accessibility: Breakwater Island is just a 5-minute boat ride from Silva Bay Marina, and as a home base for Gulf Island Sea Planes, provides daily scheduled flights to and from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Arrive in style in just 15 minutes from YVR.


Breakwater Island currently has two residences offering cozy and comfortable accommodations.

Breakwater Log House

The larger of the two houses, Breakwater Log House, is situated on the northeast corner of the island, providing miles of breathtaking views across the Strait of Georgia, the Coast Mountains and other islands in the Flat Top Group. Built by hand in 1933, the log house is about 1,200 square feet and has been recently renovated and provides modern conveniences not typically expected in a character log home. The authentic design of the log house has been carefully maintained with large logs, including bark, forming the inner and outer walls. The rustic, yet modern, house boasts a beautiful fireplace with two original totem carvings supporting the mantle. There are two working fireplaces in the home and two full bathrooms.

Breakwater Stone House

Facing northwest towards Silva Bay is the smaller of the two houses, Breakwater Stone House. The Stone House has two bedrooms and one bathroom, plus a full kitchen and front and back patios. The residence is a perfect guest or caretaker’s residence overlooking Gabriola Passage and the private dock and wharf.


The workshop provides ample room for boat storage and vehicle maintenance. The building is heated and insulated with poured concrete foundation and concrete floors. There is also a 20’ x 20’ water room with four large storage tanks as well as filtration, pressure and pump facilities. Finally, a 20’ x 60’ outside covered carport area provides for wood and vehicle storage.

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