Great Central Lake Houses for Sale
Search all Great Central Lake houses for sale and real estate listings below. Great Central Lake is a rural neighbourhood in Port Alberni, BC, and is one of the finest jewels on Vancouver Island. A well-kept secret, Great Central Lake is, in fact, one of British Columbia’s most beautiful warm water lakes. Great Central Lake is 35 kilometers long, with an area of 49 square kilometers, making it the third largest lake on Vancouver Island.
Beautiful lakefront properties line the lake and offer an unbeatable summer destination. From swimming, kayaking and fishing, Great Central Lake is truly a hidden gem. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Great Central Lake, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Port Alberni real estate experts today!
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Real Estate at Great Central Lake
Properties in the Great Central Lake area are scarce, seldom being offered and always in demand. Those wishing to own a home or property on Great Central Lake are limited to four options: an RV at the Trestle RV Resort, named after the historic train trestle crossing part of the lake; a floating home along the banks of the lake; one of the unique and few private islands; or an acreage/farm a few minutes drive from the lake.
Those lucky enough to have properties in the Great Central Lake area of the Alberni Valley often pass them down to their family members through generations. That being said, where there is a will, there is a way! Patiently waiting for the right timing and opportunity will pay off in spades for those willing to pursue this spectacular dream.
About Great Central Lake
Carved by glaciers during the last ice age, the lake is long and narrow, beautifully nestled beneath low mountains, with majestic second-growth forests hugging nearly the entire shoreline. This makeup has allowed Great Central Lake to remain so wild and natural.
Great Central Lake is home to large (by Vancouver Island standards) trout. It is also the headwaters of the Stamp River, world famous for Steelhead and Salmon fishing. It is common to see Black Bear, Sitka Deer or Racoon traipsing along the water’s edge. The lucky visitor to Great Central Lake may also catch a glimpse of a Cougar or Vancouver Island Wolf!
In an increasingly hectic world, Great Central Lake offers an oasis to get away from it all. It is a place where time slows down, and priceless memories are made. Great Central Lake’s warm waters provide the perfect place to enjoy adventures of the human variety. Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and wake surfing are all common summer activities on the lake. You will find the perfect terrain for hiking, camping and ATV-ing.
Two of Great Central Lake’s most popular destinations are Della Falls and Dorothy Creek. Standing an imposing 440 meters above sea level, Della Falls are the highest waterfalls in all of Canada. Dorothy Creek’s glacier-fed streams have formed a natural waterslide into the lake. Both stunning and iconic destinations are jewels of the Alberni Valley and gems that area locals absolutely treasure!
Things To Do at Great Central Lake
The title of this section ought to read, What ISN’T there to do in Central Lake? The list is endless and limited only by the imagination of the individual. Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, jet skiing, canoeing, and even skinny dipping under the light of the full moon are options awaiting you when you visit this wonderous place! The warm water lake will invite you in the moment you arrive, and you will already be planning your next visit before you leave.
Activity on Great Central Lake revolves around the Great Central Lake RV Resort and Marina. Set along the shoreline, the resort offers serviced seasonal RV sites, a boat launch with moorage, and a traditional Jamaican Jerk Hut open during the summer. Marley’s Joint is so popular that they often sell out of food an hour after they open, so make sure to get there early! Great Central Lake RV and Marina & Marley’s Joint are owned and operated by Mark and Danielle Marley and pay homage to none other than the great Bob Marley himself. In fact, Mark and Bob share a family bloodline!
A water taxi service can whisk your party to the Della Falls hiking trail to help get your adventure to the world-famous falls. A relatively new operation, this service has made Della Falls more accessible than it ever has been. A fiercely guarded local secret for years, the locals of Port Alberni have finally opened their arms to sharing this epic destination hike with the world. It is just too gorgeous not to share!