Sailcone Lodge For Sale BC.

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The most spectacular wildlife viewing and scenery in North America. Saicone lodge is a wilderness wildlife viewing lodge located in the centre of BC's rain forest coast offering, grizzly bear watching, black bears, orcas, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, eagles and salmon and halibut fishing. Situated on Minstrel Island, in Knight Inlet, Canada's longest fjord.

Price: $650,000 Canadian ($450,000 without the Glendale lease).

A small, owner operated American plan style resort accommodating only ten persons. Catering to an exclusive and loyal clientele who appreciate personal service, warm hospitality and the most spectacular wildlife viewing and scenery in North America. Operating June through October.

Sailcone Lodge [previously Knight Inlet Lodge] caters to many North American, European and Asian vacationers who regularly travel around the world in search of unique vacation experiences. The potential for the lodge is to expand its exposure to this higher end of the travel market through targeted marketing to increase its revenues and in the process, further insulate its income from fluctuations within the worldwide travel market.

Investment Features: The purchase includes:

  • Glendale Lease. A lease allowing Grizzly bear viewing in the world famous Glendale River spawning channel from August 25 to October 16 for 5 guests and 1 guide. There are only 2 other outfitters with similar leases.
  • A commercial angling guide license allowing for 48 fisherman days on the Kakweiken River at the head of Thompson Sound.
  • Foreshore Lease for dock facility at the lodge.
  • 2 waterfront lots on Minstrel Island totalling 1.85 acres.
  • Lodge facility that sleeps 10.
  • 1 - Two Bedroom Cottage
  • 1 Small Beachfront Cabin with ensuite
  • 4 Cabins for Workshop and Storage"
  • 3 X 17’6" Double Eagle boats for fishing and Orca viewing.
  • 1 X 18’6" Double Eagle boats for fishing and Orca viewing.
  • One crab and prawn boat.
  • One Grizzly bear viewing skiff.
  • Websites –
  • A complete equipment and View Asset List.

A wilderness resort in the centre of a rich wildlife area on the rain forest coast of BC. Grizzly Bear viewing is the main attraction with side interests for guests viewing a rich diversity of other wildlife including Ocas or Killer Whales and salmon and halibut fishing. This resort is small enough to be owner operated and exclusive enough to generate a substantial income from a clientel that is somewhat insulated from the vageries of the economic condition of the world. Guest activities include salmon and river fishing, bear viewing, whale and wildlife viewing, hiking.

Two waterfront lots (1.85 acres), the lodge accommodating 10 guests, 1 cabin with ensuite, a dock with foreshore lease in place and all the related equipment included in this purchase.
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Location: Minstrel Island is located 16 nautical miles up Knight Inlet. Approximately 20 nautical miles northeast of Telegraph Cove.

Access: Fly-in or boat access only. Daily float plane service from Campbell River [1/2 hour] or boat access from Vancouver Island [at Eve River] - 45 minutes.

From Nanaimo to Campbell River: Follow the signs north on highway 19, approximately 1.5 hours.

Topography: Thousands of years ago the glaciers created island archipelagos, protected bays and massive fjords. The mild climate created by the Pacific Ocean and a backdrop of high mountains have combined to create what is known as the North Pacific Rain Forest coast and a great abundance of wildlife.

Minstrel Island, located 16 nautical miles up Knight Inlet, has about six miles of shoreline and is a quiet, almost deserted, island on the salmon runs. The salmon head up Knight Inlet to feed on herring and to spawn.

Knight Inlet is a giant fjord. Knight Inlet cuts eighty miles through the remote Coast Range of Mountains. At the head of Knight Inlet lies Mt. Waddington, the highest mountain located totally within British Columbia. The area is a coastal wilderness with mountainous, huge waterfalls, ice fields, Grizzlies and plentiful wildlife.

Fish Blackfish Sound, Queen Charlotte Strait and Johnstone Strait for Chinook, Coho and Pink salmon, Halibut and ground fish. The Kakweiken River offers Steelhead fishing. All combined, the islands, fjords, mountains, wildlife and rainforest coast provide fishermen with some the best remaining spectaculare wilderness fishing still available on the BC coast

Johnstone Strait boasts one of the largest Orca (killer whale) populations worldwide. The Orcas (killer whales) of Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight (Michael Biggs Marine Sanctuary) are made of many pods totalling approximately 200 whales inlcuding residents, transients and offshores. Porpoises, bald eagles, auklets, ears, seals, dolphins, black bears and sea lions are regularly spotted by Sailcone Lodge guests.

Grizzly bears appear from their hibernation starting in April. Grizzlies converge on the salmon spawning streams in August in the Glendale River to stock their fat reserves in preparation for winter ahead.

Legal Description: Lot A, Plan 12236, DL 648 Coast Range 1 Land District
Lot B, Plan 12236, DL 648 Coast Range 1 Land District

Taxes: $1,224.51 (2007) (includes both properties)
Zoning: Not Zoned