Sproat Lake, named after entrepreneur and colonial official Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, is a lake in central Vancouver Island. Roughly cross-shaped with four arms, it is over 25 kilometres in length, but has 300 kilometres of shoreline. Home of the last Martin Mars type waterbombers, and near Port Alberni, Sproat Lake is a popular summer recreational area for the Alberni Valley. Highway 4 runs along its scenic north shore.
In addition to a number of lakeside residences, the lake has three provincial parks on its shores: Sproat Lake Provincial Park, Taylor Arm Provincial Park, and Fossli Provincial Park.
Although Sproat Lake is best known for being a scenic vacation spot, it is known to most archaeologists as a site left over by Archaic people no older than 11,000 BCE. The bow and arrow reached the region sometime early in this period, between 750 and 100 (cal) BCE (Blitz 1988; Pettigrew 1990; Ross 1990). The K’ak’awin petroglyph may represent a mythical or actual sea creature from ancient times. Many believe that they were carved by ancestors of the Nootka people from British Columbia, but there is no concrete evidence pointing to them. Not much is actually known about the people who created them.
Spectacular Sproat Lake Estate! When only the best will do, this prime, south facing, executive home has everything you could ever dream of! Extremely private and surrounded by majestic trees, this custom built home is located on the preferred Stirling Arm Crescent and features a picturesque pebble beach with large double slip wharf and 14' x 30' covered area. A beautiful aggregate driveway leads you to this unbelievably stunning 4 bedroom, 6 bath home with stamped concrete courtyard. Glass French doors open into this luxury, open concept home with solid western cedar finishings throughout. The gourmet kitchen has custom solid walnut cabinets with split cut burl detail, granite counter tops, large island, breakfast bar and breakfast nook beneath the west turret w/deck access. Private, spacious master bedroom has deck access & is beneath the east turret. Exceptional opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful lake on Vancouver Island in one of the finest homes!More details
VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY on Sproat Lake! This amazing piece of land has never been offered before on the market and showcases 93.54 acres with +/- 820 feet of waterfront! This is such an amazing opportunity for developers or just a lover of Sproat Lake that wishes to have their own piece of paradise! This property means a lot to the seller and her family who have shared with me their favorite attributes about this beautiful piece of land and are as follows: Clean water, great swimming, wonderful views, nice cliffs for jumping, good camp site & a beautiful forest for walking. The Sproat Lake OCP has designated the property as a residential use which supports a 2.47 acre minimum lot size where no water or sewer servicing is provided & a 0.6 acre minimum lot size for subdivision where either communal/community water or sewer are provided. There are no water or sewer services provided in the area so that would need to be considered as a condition of any development. Don't wait!!!More details
THREE STOREY WATERFRONT home on Sproat Lake! Immaculate 5 bed, 3 bath modern home on beautiful Sproat Lake. Open concept floor plan, spacious kitchen area with a large island and floor to ceiling stone fireplace in living area with endless natural lighting. Beautiful glass railing deck with outstanding lake and surrounding mountain views. Bonus Feature; Fully finished 1 bed, 1 bath, self contained in-law suite! Nicely landscaped property with green space, garden and a fire pit area just a few steps away from the pebble beach. New dock with covered boat slip, double garage as well as an in house workshop with much more in this executive home!More details
RIVERFRONT PARADISE. Custom built westcoast contemporary home with over 3500 square feet of finished living space situated on five acres of private riverfront, this is the ultimate executive retreat for river fishers and nature lovers alike. The house features an open kitchen with built-in appliances and adjoining eating nook, a large family room with floor to vaulted ceiling stone fireplace, skylights and lots of windows, a more formal living room and dining area and office on the main floor. Upstairs there are three very large bedrooms, master with picture window overlooking the river and two piece ensuite, two other bedrooms with a shared balcony and a large games room in the loft area overlooking the floor below, perfect for entertaining. An attached double garage with adjoining shop and a detached double garage and carport, an extensive concrete patio area, a fenced raised bed garden area, a circular drive with lots of parking and the Sproat River at your doorstep, wow!More details
Spectacular Sproat Lake! Oversized windows facing the lake provide breathtaking, panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the two tiered deck that boasts a hot tub and raised garden beds. The upstairs portion of this 2783 sq ft home features a large master bedroom that opens to a deck facing the lake, ensuite with jet tub - 3 good sized bedrooms and a 4 piece bath. Downstairs provides plenty of natural lighting throughout the updated cherry wood kitchen, glass enclosed dining area and spacious living room with wood fireplace. A cozy family room, office, laundry and 2 piece bath complete the downstairs. With summer just around the corner, this property has everything you need to enjoy lake living.More details
Spectacular Estate. This 5,850 sq.ft. Tudor style home sits magnificently on a stunning 1.61 acre lot in the Sproat Lake area. The building of this home was a labour of love by a Danish Master Carpenter, and the quality imported materials, hand crafted features, and attention to detail are evident throughout. The home enjoys four storeys as well as a bonus room over the double garage. Two of the more stunning rooms in the home include: the living room with exposed handcrafted trusses, a feature fireplace with yew wood mantle and green marble, and stained glass windows; and the family room with fireplace crafted from yellow cedar and marble and stained glass windows. The grounds are truly a work of art that include eight sprinkler zones covering an estimated 350 rhododendron and a variety of other flowers, shrubs and trees. The large sundeck constructed with wooden pegs, the gazebo with etched glass walls, and water feature round out this impressive property.More details
ESCAPE TO PARADISE! 1.28 acres of private property on beautiful Sproat Lake boasts astounding views of both the mountains and the crystal clear waters of Sproat Lake with 95' of water frontage. Fill your heart with warmth as you enter this newly updated, country style home featuring five bedrooms plus den, 3 bathrooms and plenty of space to entertain family and friends. Enjoy sitting in the sun room drinking your coffee while watching the sun rise or bbq your family dinner on the brand new deck and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the captivating views. Detached 12'x30' garage/workshop, 365 sqft deck, gazebo, 322 sqft boathouse, 80 sqft shed, two attics, crawlspace storage and plenty of space for all your toys with a serene setting amongst all the trees are only a few mentions to this lovely home and property. Only 15 minutes drive to town or just over an hour to either Nanaimo or Long Beach. Location, price and privacy completes the package making this home true paradise living!More details
VIEWS !!- Perched on a beautiful 4.17 acre property ,this 3 bed + bonus room, 3 bath home is a must see. Walking through the font doors, you will notice the 22ft vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful paint scheme , 3 piece bathroom with gorgeous custom wood countertop, and sunken family room. Up two stairs you will find the kitchen featuring custom cabinets, granite countertops and back splash, tiled floor, island bar again, and eating nook with access to the 80 ft long deck just steps away. There is a grand formal dining/living room, with propane fireplace. The main floor also boasts the spacious master bedroom featuring lots of natural light, walk in closet, 6 piece ensuite with tiled floors, separate tub and walk in shower, and access to the deck and hot tub, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. Upstairs is an area perfect for guests featuring two bedrooms, bonus room, and 3 piece bathroom. Also features a 675 sq ft studio, and 1020 sq ft 2 bed, 1 bath cottage.More details
Sproat Lake Waterfront Retreat! Transform your dreams into reality with this strata titled, 5 bed, 4 bath home located on 0.15 of an acre with double and single garage and a dock. The main floor features an open concept living that includes a living room with woodstove, family room, kitchen with 3 bar seating and dining area that opens to large deck surrounded by built-in benches and a hot tub. A spacious master bedroom on the upper floor boasts double closets and a beautiful ensuite with a tile encased, jetted soaker tub, double sinks and separate shower. 4 extra bedrooms and 2 baths complete the upper floor providing plenty of space for company. 3 of the 5 bedrooms open to a partially covered deck overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. Take advantage of this opportunity before its too late.More details
Lake life at a bargain price. This 3 bedroom cabin on a 5 lot strata features vaulted ceilings, slate floors, recessed lighting and a river rock fireplace. The open concept living room opens up onto the wrap around deck where the entertainment possibilities are endless. Outside has a two 2 car garage and a shower outside to help you finish off your endless lake days.More details