Julia Island Gulf Islands, BC
Property Facts & Highlights
- Seven acre private island.
- Two bedroom cabin and a deep water protected dock.
- Easily accessible from Vancouver Island and the Mainland by boat or float plane.
Julia Island is a very well located 7 acre private island, situated at the entrance to the popular Montague Harbour Marine park on Galiano Island. Offering a cozy two bedroom cabin and well protected deep water dock, Julia Island is an excellent value in today's private island market. Easily accessible, the island has a gentle topography and excellent options for a new home if so desired. This island was sold to a local Vancouver family.
Property in detail
Julia Island is located off the southwest quarter of Galiano Island at the southern entrance to the popular Montague Harbour Anchorage and Marine Park. In fact, this seven acre private island forms part of the chain of islands that demarcate the western shores of the Montague Harbour area.
Montague Harbour boasts one of the Gulf Island’s most popular marine parks offering sand and clamshell beaches, mooring buoys, and camping. Montague Harbour also contains a government dock and the year-round Montague Harbour Marina; complete with ample moorage, a restaurant, convenience store and marine fuel.
Improved with a two bedroom cabin and a deep water protected dock, Julia Island enjoys a gentle topography with excellent low bank water access beach at the north end, which is perfect for launching smaller boats.
As with many of the Gulf Islands, Julia Island is also easily accessible from Vancouver Island and the Mainland by boat or float plane.Show MoreSee Less Details
Julia Island is situated in BC’s gorgeous Gulf Islands. Just to the west of Galiano Island and immediately south of Parker Island, the Island offers incredible views over Trincomali Channel to the west, and the varied array of vessels that pass by to and from Montague Harbour.
Completely off grid, the Island provides a two bedroom cabin of approximately 1,000 square feet, several outbuildings, and a protected 30 foot dock with deep water access. The cabin is situated on the protected east side of the Island looking towards Galiano and offers a direct line of sight to the dock. A separated Bunkie and large covered deck, complete with fireplace and cooking grill create an idyllic spot for summer get-togethers or to simply watch the world go by.
Although the existing cabin is completely functional, a new owner might elect to build a new residence on another portion of the Island, capturing more sun exposure, and views of the Channel and the beautiful west coast sunsets. Regardless of where an owner chooses to build, at approximately seven acres in size the Island’s gentle topography offers a variety of choice building sites.
Julia Island is unique in that it offers excellent water accessibility and largely level and undulating topography. The north end of the island slopes gently into crystal clear waters, creating a natural boat launch and swimming spot. Secluded coves and small white shell beaches are interspersed with picturesque sandstone rock formations and ledges, making exploration of the foreshore a fascinating experience. The island is forested with a mixture of mature Fir, Gerry Oak, and Arbutus trees.
The Island currently has a generator for power complimented by propane for lighting, fridge, and hot water. Water is provided by a rainwater collection system.
Continued technological improvements in solar systems, inverters and energy storage have made setting up a large scale passive energy storage system quite easy and inexpensive. These systems are sophisticated enough to power anything from a small cabin to a large, fully equipped home. Considering the layout and orientation of the island, a combination of wind and solar power systems will likely function best for winter and summer use.
Fresh water can continue to be provided via a rainwater collection system while sanitary services can be accommodated by an in-ground septic system. The island should have sufficient soil to provide for a drainage field.