Houses for Sale in French Creek, BC
Search all French Creek houses for sale and real estate listings below. French Creek is a neighbourhood between Parksville, BC and Qualicum Beach. French Creek is a quaint marine community on the Strait of Georgia, home to a bustling harbour from which commercial fishermen and charter services operate. Often you will see tuna, shrimp or other seafood signs pointing towards the marina, where you can purchase freshly caught dinner directly from the source.
French Creek offers options for homes with beautiful views out over the Strait of Georgia and nearby islands. Home buyers can purchase an affordable townhome in Saint Andrew's Lane or a patio home in Pebble Beach or Quail's Landing development. The French Creek area is undergoing plenty of new development to meet the increasing demand for oceanfront property on Vancouver Island. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in French Creek, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Parksville real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in French Creek
One new development in French Creek is Creekstone Estates—planned and built by Ballard Fine Homes. Located slightly inland, Creekstone Estates features brand new executive ranchers in the 1,600 sq. ft. range. Typically with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, these homes are excellent for small families, as well as retirees and those looking to downsize. The homes in Creekstone Estates feature high-end appliances and spacious open concept living spaces. Another new development by Ballard Fine Homes, Bayview Estates, is situated right on the ocean, with excellent beach and park access.
In the area around Wembley Road, you’ll find affordable smaller properties in French Creek. Compact one and two-bedroom homes offer excellent potential for retirees, snowbirds, or those looking to establish an income-generating rental or vacation property. Those looking for more room may gravitate towards the homes around Lakes Boulevard and Pond Place. These real estate investment opportunities often have yards that back onto the charming pond and well-maintained yards. This neighborhood’s homes are next to the Morningstar golf course, giving the area its laid-back charm with plenty of green space.
In French Creek, you’ll also find ample opportunities to build your dream oceanfront property. There are plenty of available undeveloped properties that have been fully cleared and levelled. French Creek’s undeveloped lots are ready for you to bring your vision to life, whether you’re looking to build a family home in a laid-back seaside community, an investment property in a promising area, a vacation home, a place to retire, or anything in between.
About French Creek, Parksville, BC
French Creek is a small seaside neighbourhood on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It’s located along the Old Island Highway—a beautiful scenic route that runs along the coast from Nanaimo to Campbell River.
French Creek is a rural neighbourhood with around a thousand residents. It is part of Area G, which also includes the nearby communities of Dashwood and Qualicum Beach and the city of Parksville. French Creek is located between Qualicum Beach to the north and Parksville to the south. It’s under a ten-minute drive or a simple bike ride from French Creek to either Parksville or Qualicum Beach, giving residents access to many amenities.
French Creek is also the access point to nearby Lasqueti Island—a rural island community accessible by a small, passenger-only ferry that leaves from French Creek a few times a day. The trip to Lasqueti Island takes around an hour. Lasqueti Island is a quirky community; it’s primarily undeveloped and does not have power, running off generators.
French Creek is an ideal neighbourhood for those looking to live a laid-back life on the ocean. Avid golfers will be pleased by the handful of quality golf courses a short drive from French Creek. Those who enjoy nautical adventures will appreciate the opportunities for fishing, sailing, diving that the harbour provides access to. French Creek is home to a seafood store, a marine shop, and a charming community pub. In French Creek, you’ll be close enough to larger population centres to have everything you need, but far enough off the beaten path to enjoy rustic oceanside living on Vancouver Island.
Things to Do in French Creek
Visit a Local Pub
In the neighbourhoods along the Old Island Highway, there are plenty of small community pubs where residents come together at the end of the day. The French Creek Marine Pub has excellent food, including special wing nights and prawn nights, and the views from the dining room are spectacular. During warmer months, it’s hard to beat sitting out on the patio and sipping a drink while taking in the beautiful coastal scenery. The French Creek Marine Pub offers live entertainment on weekend nights.
Take a Stroll Near French Creek Harbour
The top local attraction in French Creek is the French Creek Harbour. Watching the fishermen and other commercial enterprises operating at the harbour is fun for the whole family, and strolling along the shore is a peaceful activity at any time of year. The area of the Strait of Georgia around French Creek is known for being teeming with salmon, cod, and halibut, and there are fishing charters that set off from the harbour. Kids will enjoy casting their lines off the French Creek Harbour, while plenty of anglers plan around the annual salmon run near the mouth of French Creek each fall.
Visit Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
A popular spot for outdoor recreation is the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, a short drive of under twenty minutes from French Creek. At the Englishman River, you’ll find beautifully cascading waterfalls, serene old-growth forests, and well-maintained hiking trails that wind near the river. Taking in the raging waterfalls at Englishman River is a treat any time of year, but when it gets hot out, the river’s calm sections are great for swimming, with very refreshing chilly water. Englishman River also has excellent camping facilities that are private and quiet.