Bowser Real Estate

Deep Bay BC Houses for SaleSearch all Bowser Real Estate & Homes for Sale below. Nestled in a serene rural setting, Bowser boasts larger properties dotted with a mix of older and newer houses, offering everything from affordable to luxurious living options. With a marina nearby and beautiful waterfront properties, residents enjoy easy access to recreational activities on the water.

Despite its rural ambiance, Bowser features convenient amenities like Tomm's Food Village, Bowser Builders' Supply and Magnolia Court strip mall. Propeties rely on septic systems and have a combination of well and municipal water sources. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Bowser properties come on the market. Read more about Bowser real estate.

Homes for Sale in Bowser BC

Bowser MLS Real Estate Listings April 14, 2024
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Bowser Real Estate

In Bowser, you’ll find large oceanfront properties that can span multiple acres—offering some of the most affordable oceanfront property on Vancouver Island. The views of Denman and Hornby Islands, the Salish Sea, the mountains of the mainland, and more give properties in Bowser illustrious charm, particularly at sunrise and sunset. There are options in Bowser for real estate investors looking for large, waterfront homes, whether to serve as a primary residence, a vacation property, or income-producing rental properties. 

The interest in real estate in Vancouver Island’s small communities has been on the rise recently, as real estate investors search for more affordable alternatives to the main areas of the Lower Mainland and Victoria. In recent years, the cost of homes in Bowser has increased, but you’ll still find large, relatively affordable family homes on good-sized lots. Homes built in the 1980s and 1990s in Bowser often feature as many as four or five bedrooms, on lot sizes of a half-acre or more, making them excellent options for raising a family away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

The most exciting opportunities in Bowser may come in the form of undeveloped lots. In the Salish Estates neighbourhood, you’ll find lots that are ready to be built upon, totally level, and hooked up to Bowser’s services. Given that these properties often have beach access and are located directly on the ocean, there may be no better place to build your dream home. The generous size of these lots means you’ll have options in terms of additional structures, whether in the form of workshops and guesthouses or income-producing rental properties if zoning legislation allows. Those involved in fishing—whether commercially or recreationally—will find the undeveloped lots offering ambitious investors the ability to build a home with ideal access to the ocean. 

About Bowser

Located along the east coast of Vancouver Island—along the scenic Old Island Highway route—you’ll find the small community of Bowser. This oceanside neighbourhood is known for its excellent fishing and clam and shellfish digging. Bowser can be found within the region known as Lighthouse Country, across the Strait of Georgia from Hornby and Denman Islands. 

Bowser is located within the Nanaimo Regional District, under an hour from Nanaimo—Vancouver Island’s second-biggest population area—by car. To the north, it’s around half an hour to the city of Courtenay and all of the amenities the beautiful Comox Valley has to offer. 

Bowser is a charming, unique community that attracted attention nearly a century ago for having a bartender dog at the Bowser Hotel that served clients and took their payment—even bringing change. Today, it’s a great jumping-off point for a range of outdoor excursions, including cave exploration, scuba diving, kayaking, camping, and much more.

Things to Do in Bowser

Explore Horne Lake Caves

Heading west towards the centre of Vancouver Island will take you to one of Vancouver Island’s most unique attractions—Horne Lake Caves Park, which offers several guided cave tours for every skill level. The guide’s knowledge enhances your appreciation of the interesting formations and structures. The Riverbend tour is recommended for young children and inexperienced cave explorers, as it’s relatively short and unchallenging. There are multi-cave tours that involve more challenging climbing and navigating for those looking for more adventure. The dirt road to the caves is known to be bumpy, so make sure your car is in good shape before making your way to the Horne Lake Caves.