Whonnock Houses for Sale

Search all Whonnock houses for sale and real estate listings below. Whonnock is a rural neighbourhood in Maple Ridge, BC, about a 15-minute drive east of the town centre. Residents enjoy a multitude of outdoor recreational activities, including Whonnock Lake, Whonnock Lake Park and several hiking trails. 

For those looking for large properties away from the bustle of the city, Whonnock can be an appealing choice. Home buyers will find modest ranchers tucked among trees, farmhouse styles with wrap-around porches, and custom-style homes with detached workshops and barns. It is not uncommon to see your neighbour driving down the road on a tractor or four-wheeler. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Whonnock, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Maple Ridge real estate experts today!  

Newest Whonnock Real Estate Listings 

Whonnock MLS Real Estate Listings April 19, 2024
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$1,003.26
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$1,699,000
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9 Properties

Real Estate in Whonnock

More urban areas of Maple Ridge, including Maple Ridge Town Centre, have been seeing rapid development in recent years, including plenty of new condo and townhouse units. However, Whonnock remains relatively undeveloped, and the available properties tend to be situated on large lots of land, some forested and others more agricultural in nature. 

In 2022, Whonnock saw the sale of 27 single-family homes. Data sourced from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) for the same year indicates an average list price of $2,012,600, with the average sale price slightly lower at $1,905,150. Notably, these single-family homes achieved an average sales rate of 95% in relation to their listed price during 2022. Moreover, the typical time these homes spent on the market was approximately 54 days.

Whonnock is popular as a bedroom community for those who wish to work in Vancouver but live outside the city, and it’s easy to see why. In Whonnock, you’ll find properties on lots with a handful of acres or more at a similar price to what detached homes on tiny lots in Vancouver tend to go for. These wooded Whonnock properties often feature beautiful old-growth trees in addition to creeks, streams, and ponds on the properties.  

In the area near Whonnock Lake Park, there tend to be huge lots available that offer almost unlimited potential to real estate investors looking to build their dream home in a secluded area. Dewdney Trunk Road runs through the area just to the north of this part of Whonnock, offering easy transportation to the surrounding neighbourhoods. Some of the properties in this part of Whonnock are not within the Agricultural Land Reserve, which means they aren’t restrictively zoned, making them versatile for real estate investors with ambitious building plans in mind. Situated within proximity to Whonnock Lake and Whonnock Elementary, properties in this part of the neighbourhood are excellent for growing families. 

In the southern portion of Whonnock near the Fraser River and Silvermere Lake, you’ll find beautiful custom homes built on beautiful large lots. These large modern homes were often built with details to maximize their owners’ enjoyment of the stunning natural landscape, including deck areas, oversized windows, and vaulted ceilings. Auxiliary structures, including workshops, barns, and greenhouses, make properties in this area perfect for those looking to work on personal projects from home. Those interested in gardening and landscaping will have all the space they need. 

About Whonnock

Maple Ridge is often on the radar of home buyers looking for a community in the Lower Mainland that offers some rural charm and better affordability than areas like Vancouver. One of the most idyllic little neighbourhoods in Maple Ridge is Whonnock, located along the north banks of the Fraser River. 

Whonnock is located around a ten-minute drive east of the core area of Maple Ridge, along the Lougheed Highway, which conveniently runs through the neighbourhood. Other largely rural nearby neighbourhoods include Albion to the west, Websters Corner to the north, and Ruskin to the east. Kanaka Creek Regional Park can be found slightly further to the north of Whonnock, while Glen Valley Regional Park is just on the other side of the Fraser River. 

The Whonnock area is home to a rich history of First Nations communities living in the area for thousands of years. The first European settlers arrived in the area in the mid-1800s, and the area began picking up steam around 1885 when a railway station along the transcontinental railroad began operating in the neighbourhood. The operation of this railway station caused considerable growth in the community, resulting in the construction of some of the only post offices, schools, and stores in the area. 

Things to Do in Whonnock

Whonnock Lake

In the warmer months, one of the most popular spots in the area for getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine is Whonnock Lake Park. The park has a swimming area, a sandy beach and is surrounded by peaceful hiking trails. Whonnock Lake is stocked each year with Rainbow Trout, making it a great place for peaceful fishing. The park is well-equipped for summer days with the family, as it features a gazebo that can be reserved in advance for barbeques and gatherings. 

Sunflower Cafe

Whonnock is a very rural community, and you won’t find much in terms of commercial activity in the area. However, one excellent place for unique dining experiences in Whonnock is the Sunflower Cafe at Yellow House Farm. The Sunflower Cafe uses fresh, local ingredients grown on the farm and offers excellent brunch and dinner menus. The cafe also offers cooking classes and farm tours, making it a perfect destination for those interested in recipes that incorporate locally grown produce. The cafe can also be booked for special events and offers high-end options, including live music.

Golf at Eighteen Pastures

Whonnock is a spread-out neighbourhood with plenty of green space, so it’s little surprise that the area is home to some quality golfing. Eighteen Pastures is an excellent golf course that winds through beautiful forested areas, offering scenic views and well-designed holes that are challenging and accessible to players of all skill levels. A public golf course, Eighteen Pastures, is available to everyone, and it has reasonable green fees and special weekly deals that make it an inexpensive place to work on your game.