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Rural Coastal Community

Saltair Real Estate

Located on the Vancouver Island coast, between the communities of Ladysmith and Chemainus, Saltair is a rural, unincorporated area known for its tranquil, peaceful lifestyle and secluded properties. Saltair alternates between small, residential neighbourhoods, and parks and campgrounds, so those who live in Saltair appreciate its natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The community is home to two large parks and a long stretch of beach, making Saltair an excellent vacation destination. Contact Carly Carey today or click to read more about Saltair real estate.

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Forest Cottages
Waterfront Homes

Saltair Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $650K
Highest Price $1.7M
Total Listings 9
Avg. Days On Market 77
Avg. Price/SQFT $585

Property Types (active listings)


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Ocean Views & Acreage

Saltair Real Estate Highlights

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    Waterfront location with views of the sea or surrounding forest
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    Parks & green spaces for hiking, walking the dog, camping, and more
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    Small-town atmosphere with welcoming neighbours
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    Quick drive to larger communities in the area
Life In SaltairSaltair provides the perfect rural escape for homebuyers searching for a laid-back lifestyle and scenic views.
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Waterfront Cottages & Forest Cabins

Saltair Real Estate

The small community of Saltair is found right off the of highway, nestled into the forest. Real estate in Saltair consists of single-family and manufactured homes, as well as vacant lots and land for sale.

Because of Saltair's prime waterfront location and rural denomination, homes for sale range from the typical West Coast style cottages to luxurious (often in wood or imitation construction) cabins, both of which range from more traditional to more modern designs. Homes for sale are situated on private lots with mature trees, or in the suburban residential neighborhoods on the east side, with views of the ocean being both desirable and rarer to find on the market.

Additionally, with vacant lots often available, homebuyers may choose to design and construct their ideal home as a full-time residence, or as a second, vacation home.

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Traditional Constructions
Gorgeous Nature Views
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Arts, Parks, & Recreation

Saltair Lifestyle

Saltair has typically attracted a range of prospective buyers, primarily artists and nature-lovers searching for a small, peaceful community in which to permanently reside.

Saltair residents are quite active in their community, with events throughout the year. The Saltair Community Centre, located right in the heart of it all, has a daycare program, as well as a quilters group and an an arts group, and events have included art exhibitions, local artisans' markets, and the Saltair Seedy Sunday—showcasing gardeners and horticulturalists in the community.

Saltair has its faire share of small shops and businesses, including a cafe, a bookstore, and a supermarket, which are located along 1A (Chemainus Road). This road also connects residents to the communities of Chemainus in the south and Ladysmith to the north.

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Artsy Vibe

Top Saltair Highlights & Amenities

As Saltair is an oceanfront community, residents enjoy the area's beaches—with six access points in total. The Lagoon (Davis Lagoon officially) is located in the north end, and is a popular launching spot for kayakers. The beaches in Saltair are, as typical of the area, pebbly for the most part, although some become more sandy during low tide. In the warmer months, the beaches are great to take a stroll along, or even go swimming. This area is also recognized for its wildlife, so those who visit may be able to spot birds, crabs, or larger animals such as otters.

One of the biggest highlights of Saltair is its gorgeous parks. Saltair Centennial Park is part of Saltair Community Centre, and features a playground, basketball courts, two baseball diamonds, and tennis courts. Diana Princess of Wales Wilderness Park is the large forested area in Saltair, which first opened in 2001. At 32 acres in size, this park has beautiful walking/hiking trails through the old-growth forest. Stocking Creek Park is perhaps the community's most recognizable attraction, as it showcases stunning waterfalls along its forest trails. This is considered one of the must-see highlights of the area.

There are even more outdoor recreation opportunities just outside of Saltair, most notably Upper Banon Creek Falls and Holland Lake to the west.


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Stocking Creek Lower Waterfall in Saltair, BC
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Saltair Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How large is Stocking Creek Park?

A: Stocking Creek Park is just over 36 acres in size, and is generally considered a short, easy hike by those who visit. Dogs much be leashed, but they are allowed on the trails.

Q: What is the Chemanius Art Group?

A: The Chemanius Art Group is a club that meets at the Saltair Community Centre for the purpose of creating and showcasing works of art.

Q: How rural is Saltair?

A: This depends on the area! Although rural in comparison to cities such as Nanaimo, Central Saltair is the most developed, and has a definite small-town feel. In contrast, the south end comprises farmland and undeveloped areas, primarily.

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