Now that spring is in full force in various parts of Canada, more and more people have started thinking about the type of outdoor activities they can pursue in the warm weather. While cycling and hiking are some of the top leisure activities many Canadians engage in, boating is a similarly popular choice.
If you’re also among the people daydreaming about the blissful hours of quality leisure time you’d like to spend on the nearest body of water, we have some good news for you! If you’ve always wanted to own a home with on-site boating facilities, now would be the best time to look around, since the Canadian real estate market is flooded with such properties. The housing supply is especially abundant in the western province of Alberta, home to more than 600 lakes and a myriad of streams and rivers.
Take a look at three examples of Alberta homes for sale with fantastic boating facilities:
#1 41251 Range Road, Braseth Beach, Alberta, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $379,000
Kicking off our list is the most affordable property in the bunch, an inviting 3-bedroom, 2-bath home situated in the highly sought-after Great Lake Resort community in the Braseth Beach real estate market. The listing is located in a gated development complex overlooking a small lake and also enjoying proximity to the much larger Buffalo Lake.
Thanks to a strategic location that offers easy access to streams, canals and other smaller lakes, the 0.5 acre property offers prime boating conditions to hobbyists and professional boaters alike. Besides boating, new residents can enjoy other fun activities, such as fishing, hunting, bird-watching, hiking and exploring all year long. The house is an additional asset, awaiting your finishing touches to make it a homier place for year-round use.
#2 555 Summer Crescent, Rural Ponoka County, Alberta, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, $779,000
Next on our list is this stunning piece of Ponoka County real estate, in the form of a large and luxurious waterfront home built in 2015. The home lies on a 0.21-acre lot in the prestigious Meridian Beach Lake Resort community, on the northern banks of Gull Lake.
The house itself boasts a clever interior layout, with an oversized kitchen, a welcoming living area with a fireplace and enough bedrooms and bathrooms to house guests. The private grounds are well-maintained, featuring a lovely gazebo, gravel paths and easy access to the canal. The latter features a docking area where you can “park” your own watercraft and it offers easy access to Gull Lake, a haven for fishermen.
#3 362 Marina Bay Place, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms $1,150,000
Concluding our list is this exceptional 2,265-square-foot home located in the popular Sylvan Lake real estate market. The only bungalow in the esteemed Marina Bay, the lakefront property comes with such picturesque water views you’ll never want to leave your sun-room.
The house itself features 3 generous bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a spacious living area with a built-in fireplace, and a nice kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. Besides the incredible interior features, the home also offers access to a handful of high-end amenities, such as tennis courts, a boat launch, a boat slip and a prestigious yacht club. Whether you’re looking for boating, water sports, hiking or other leisure activities, you likely won’t be disappointed by the many fantastic opportunities this residence offers.
From what we’ve seen the Canadian real estate market has a number of homes offering boating facilities to new residents. We’d love to hear from you: what type of boating activity do you practice in your spare time and which property of the ones described above would best support it? Share your answer in the comments section below and feel free to keep on browsing for more Canadian housing options!