Malahat Proper Houses for Sale
Search all Malahat Proper Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Malahat Proper is a neighbourhood in Malahat, BC. Life in Malahat Proper on Vancouver Island offers a rural lifestyle in an affordable community near Victoria, featuring homes with incredible unobstructed ocean views and waterfront properties for sale.
If you love hiking, biking, and forest living, the Malahat Proper area is right for you. It is a safe, quiet neighbourhood where secluded homes have breathtaking views. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Malahat Proper properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Malahat Proper
Single-family detached houses on acreages and luxury homes can be found in Malahat Proper. Because of the sparse community, surrounded by wilderness, you will not likely see townhouses, condos, or apartment buildings. Your realtor can help find you freehold bare land for sale, a newly built, large house on a treed lot, a rural estate, an updated character home or midcentury build, an arts and crafts house, or a single-story bungalow to suit your needs.
When living in Malahat Proper, there is room for your family and pets to play and grow in nature, providing an idyllic rural lifestyle. There are spacious homes with large windows to take in the natural light and the incredible mountain and water views, kitchens with newer appliances, homes with outdoor hot tubs, water features and steam rooms. You may even purchase a property with your own naturally occurring waterfall. Buying land to build your dream home at an affordable price is possible in this community.
About Malahat Proper
Malahat Proper is a small neighbourhood located in steep, rugged terrain in the Cowichan Valley with mature forests and steep cliffs, just a twenty-minute drive from BC’s capital city, Victoria, with boundaries touching the Shawnigan and Helmcken land districts. Residents of this community have easy access up and down Vancouver Island along the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), making it a fantastic bedroom community for those who work in Victoria, Duncan, Mill Bay, or Shawnigan Lake. This area gets more snow than most Vancouver Island communities in the winter and receives more sunshine in the warmer months. Much of the western portion of the Malahat area is undeveloped.
Moving to Malahat will allow you to live close to nature without removing you from all the amenities and necessities of the city. There is a gas station, Malahat Fire Rescue, and small businesses within the Malahat area. Other amenities and services, such as doctors, schools, and grocery stores, are a convenient short drive away.
Things to Do in Malahat Proper
Visit the Malahat Skywalk
The Malahat Skywalk is a gorgeous 600m “TreeWalk” through an Arbutus and Douglas Fir Forest, leading to a ten-story spiralling tower that rises 250 metres above sea level. Climb to breathtaking heights on this architecturally interesting feature. If you are feeling brave, step onto the “adventure net” suspended across the centre of the spiral tower. You may walk back down the ramp to return to the ground or take a ride down the 20-metre spiral slide. There is a welcome centre at the bottom where you can buy your tickets, use the bathroom, and visit the gift shop and café.
The Malahat Skywalk is accessible for all ages. It is wheelchair-friendly, with ramps and gentle slopes so all can enjoy the views of Finlayson Arm, Mount Baker, and the Saanich Peninsula. Open seven days a week with late-night Saturdays during the summer. This attraction is available year-round, rain or shine, so it is recommended to bring an extra layer of clothing as it becomes chilly at the top.
Go to Split Rock Lookout Viewpoint
A short drive from the neighbourhood of Malahat Proper is Split Rock Lookout. There are two pull-offs to choose from to get to this viewpoint, with the first being the most popular. From this lookout point at the summit of the Malahat, you can see incredible views of Brentwood Bay and the southern Gulf Islands – Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Salt Spring Island, Pender Island, and Saturna Island.
Watch the Salmon Run at Goldstream Provincial Park
Goldstream Provincial Park is a temperate old-growth rainforest, with 600-year-old Douglas Fir trees and western red cedar, alongside arbutus, hemlock, alder, and maple trees. There are two waterfalls, numerous hiking paths, an interpretive centre, an abandoned gold mine, and an estuary where Bald Eagles are common, especially during the salmon run. Trails range from accessible, wheelchair-friendly paths to difficult paths through forest uplands, leading to the peak of Mount Finlayson.
From October to December, thousands of Chum Salmon fill the river as they return to their origins to spawn. The salmon run is a popular tourist attraction, and there are plenty of observation platforms and riverside trails from where you can view this natural phenomenon.