Mill Bay Houses for Sale
Search all Mill Bay Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Mill Bay is a neighbourhood in Malahat, BC. If you have always wanted a hobby farm, look no further than the Mill Bay community. Owning chickens or other small livestock is not uncommon on acreages in this area.
There are new subdivisions with beautiful house listings, and it is easy to find an ocean view property, as Mill Bay is so near to beaches and the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Mill Bay properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Mill Bay
Many families make their homes in the Mill Bay neighbourhoods, as do working artists and recent retirees. It has a lovely, rural ambiance that offers a taste of inspirational, quiet country living. If you are an investor or somebody seeking a vacation or weekend home, Mill Bay is an incredible place to buy. Your real estate agent can show you cute, urban-style cottages, quaint mid-century houses, or grand estates surrounded by trees, friendly neighbours, and world-class views.
Although condos and townhouses are not typical in the Mill Bay neighbourhoods, this area is still much more affordable than many nearby communities. Living the laid-back Vancouver Island lifestyle is easy when you buy a home in this Cowichan Valley community. With incredible real estate for sale, owning a home in this idyllic wine country is as easy as asking your real estate agent to show you listings in the Mill Bay/Cowichan Valley area.
About Mill Bay
Mill Bay is a charming seaside village and commuter town with around 5,100 residents. It is on the southeastern shore of Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley Regional District, just 30 km north of Victoria, the capital of BC, Canada.
Named for the sawmill built in 1961, Mill Bay is better known as a haven for artists today. Mill Bay is a fine place to live for those who appreciate the quiet life, featuring beautiful views, including panoramic vistas of the southern Gulf Islands, Mt. Baker, and the Saanich Peninsula. There are parks, oceanfront trails, and beaches to walk, cycle, and explore throughout this incredible community and popular wineries and cideries operating throughout the Cowichan Valley.
The Mill Bay Shopping Centre is home to amenities and shops, from law offices, grocery stores and coffee shops, to the Cowichan Press office. There is a liquor store, post office, pharmacy, library, medical offices, laboratory services, physiotherapy, restaurants, a pet supply store and much more, all in one convenient location.
Mill Bay has a BC Ferries ferry route to Brentwood Bay on the Saanich Peninsula as an alternative to the Malahat Drive on Highway 1. This is known as the “relaxed” way to commute to Victoria or the famous Butchart Gardens and is an excellent way for cyclists to make the trip without braving the Malahat Drive pass.
Schools in Mill Bay include the Frances Kelsey Secondary School public high school, the Mill Bay Nature School, and Brentwood College private high school. Neighbouring towns include Shawnigan Lake and Cobble Hill, with Duncan being the largest nearby community. All services and necessities are available in Duncan, including schools, a hospital, etc. Any specialty services or medical care is easily accessed in Victoria.
Things to Do in Mill Bay
Go Beachcombing at Old Mill Park, Boatswain Bank and Mill Bay Beach
The waterfront parks of Old Mill Park, Boatswain Bank at Cherry Point, and Mill Bay Beach are easily accessible along Mill Bay Road. You may find treasures such as sea glass, petrified wood, beautiful rocks, and shells. Remember to dress according to the weather conditions, even if beachcombing in the hot summer months, ensuring you keep hydrated and wear sunscreen.
As a bonus, the Mill Bay Nature Park is a lovely place to spend the day, featuring amenities like a picnic area, plenty of parking, beach access, a viewing platform, trails, and seasonal public portable toilets.
Take the Boat Out, Learn to Kayak, or Have Lunch at the Marina
The Mill Bay Marina is a well-established local marina for boaters. It has recently been renovated, adding services and amenities like free WIFI, shower and laundry services, dedicated power and water at every slip, and an eatery, the Bridgemans Bistro. Blue Dog Kayaking instruction, tours, and rentals are also offered in the marina.
Go Camping at Bamberton Provincial Park
Bamberton Provincial Park is a popular destination for salmon anglers, canoers and kayakers, with warm water suitable for swimming and boating around the Saanich Inlet. This is a 28-hectare park featuring numerous trails and a 225-metre-long sandy beach. You can watch waterfowl, eagles, osprey, seals, and intertidal life at low tide.
The park has a picnic area with dozens of tables and an abundance of arbutus trees, notable because of their bright red trunks with peeling bark. These trees are found only on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland coast. There is also a vehicle-accessible campground with 52 first-come, first serve and reservable sites. Open year-round, this park is bustling in the summer, so late spring or early fall may be the best time to visit.