West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Recreational Island Properties

Hardy Retreat

Hardy Island
18.7 Acres ,400’Low bank Waterfront
Furnished 3+ Bed Cottage
12×60 Deep Water Dock
Private Stocked Lake


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Sea Ranch

A Fabulous Community

2 Bedroom and Den

Start Your Island Dream  Now


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Rick’s Featured Listings.

Hardy Island Lot 34

Hardy Island Lot 34

11.19 Acres – 1200′ Waterfront
West Facing Yurt


Sunset Estates Lot 8

Sunset Estates Lot 8

Gambier Island
5 Acres – 300′ Waterfront
South West Facing 12x 40 Dock


Fircom Plateau Community

Fircom Plateau Community

Gambier Island
2 X 5 Acre
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Brigade Bay Community

Brigade Bay Community

Gambier Island
4 Waterfront Acreages
Owners Private Marina



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Getting Around Howe Sound

When it comes to getting around the BC coast, most people naturally think BC Ferries. But when it comes to getting around Howe Sound, BC Ferries does not offer car ferry service to many destinations in Howe Sound. You can take a car ferry to Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast, but there are currently no plans for a Gambier/Keats,but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. If you don’t own your own boat (a subject that merits a whole other post for another day), you’ll be relying on the local water taxi and barging services to travel to your property and transport any materials you might need for construction. Once you get the hang of it, using a water taxi service is a casual affair. You pack up the car, drive down to the dock, unload, park, and then swap stories and tips with your fellow islanders for the 20-60 minute ride to wherever it is you happen to be going. The boat drops you off on the dock of your choice along their milk-run that departs from typically Horseshoe Bay, and drops people off at points along Gambier and Keats Island. The water taxi services currently operating in Howe Sound are: Mercury Launch What it offers: Water taxi, charter, barge and propane delivery service Where it operates from: Horseshoe Bay Where it goes: Operates a regular milk run covering the southern half of Gambier Island and Keats Island, which runs Wednesday evening and all throughout the weekend. Charters are also available covering Gambier communities such as Brigade Bay and Douglas Bay. Schedule and rates: Check out their...

How to Book an Island Tour

  Islands, Islands everywhere but how to begin? So the dream of owning an island waterfront acreage or special getaway cabin has moved up the must have list and you are commencing to gather information, and knowledge about Island Real Estate. I have had the pleasure to be a part of many new island explorers’ dreams as they begin their island living investigations. There are many questions that need to be addressed from the simplest of how do we get there to the more complex.. • Where can I moor a boat? • Do I need a boat? • What is a perc test? • What is the typical zoning? • How does off grid power work? • Do I need a building permit? • Who governs the islands? • How do I get a car on the island? • Are their rental restrictions? • Can I install a dock? • How much does a dock costs? • What are typical construction costs? • And so much more…………………………. Please join us for our free 1 hour Howe Sound Islands- Everything You Need to Know Presentation which answers these and so many more questions. We usually schedule the presentations bi- monthly staring at 7:00pm in our West Vancouver Realty office. Give me a call at 604-760-7121 or email me at rick@rickgustavson.com to confirm availability and dates. After participating in the Howe Sound Islands-Everything You Need to Know Presentation we would be pleased to set up and island tour. The presentation provides you with the basic knowledge that will help you to enjoy and better understand the island properties as we...

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Rick Gustavson has developed a successful real estate business with a career spanning over 4 decades selling property in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and the surrounding islands of Gambier, Keats, Passage, Bowyer, and Hardy. From buying or selling, you can be confident that Rick will expertly handle your real estate needs.

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