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Because… life is better on the lake!

Sometimes, we can’t even believe that we have one of the most beautiful lakes on Vancouver Island right in our backyard! Beyond its mesmerizing beauty, the lake has much to offer; like fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and more! If you’re new to outdoor sports (or maybe just have two left feet) not to worry – on Sproat Lake you don’t have to be an expert; we have a variety of clubs and companies for lessons and rentals. 

Here are a few of our faves:

Sproat Lake Canoe Club caters to both recreational and competitive paddlers all year. The Club hosts events and races, as well as has training and coaching available for those who are new to the sport or looking to enhance their skills.

Stand up paddle boarding

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So surprised and honoured to receive the award for Real Estate Business of the Year - 2016 tonight at the 2016 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards! Thank you to my beautiful wife Erin Chase Koszegi, our kids, our fantastic team, and to Port Alberni for all of your ongoing support. - Dave  

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Exclusive Access to Amazing Discounts For Your Next BC Dream Vacation!

When is the last time you went on a rustic yet luxurious West Coast getaway? Our friends at Simply Beachfront have a fantastic opportunity for our clients to make these holidays more affordable.

Simply Beachfront is a website to help you save time and money by finding your next waterfront getaway or family vacation. No more need to sort through hundreds of non-waterfront properties to find those beachfront gems. Plus, they have amazing Travel Perks – great deals on fabulous West Coast activities and accommodations.

Whether you want to bliss out at the spa, go on a fishing expedition with the guys or surf the day away, Simply has oceanfront, lakefront and riverfront

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Port Alberni and Sproat Lake are some of Vancouver Island’s gems – a small town that offers residents everything from outdoor adventure, boating and fishing, to restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Homeowners know that it provides everything they need, and here at the Dave Team, we are seeing that the Port Alberni and Sproat Lake Real Estate market is thriving with more and more out-of-town buyers.    2015 has been busy. In October, we handled three times more volume than in October 2014. This is evident by the number of sold signs around Port Alberni and on the lake.  Just like the area, we’re growing and working with more buyers, helping them find and buy their dream home. And hey, who wouldn’t want to live here?   The MLS benchmark price…
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Drinkwaters Social House had their official opening last week at Sproat Lake Landing, which was met with great success! Dave and his family attended and were thrilled to see the venue was packed and full of happy customers. Drinkwaters was created in response for a local demand for a best-in-class dining experience in the Alberni Valley, and offers a relaxed lakeside lounge overlooking the beautiful Sproat Lake as well as a more refined dining room with a view of the majestic Mount Arrowsmith.  

 The social house works closely with local farmers and suppliers to provide a farm to table approach to their menu, which their Chef Jackson calls a ‘rustic focus’. Choose form 8 different beers on tap or select a bottle of BC’s finest wines to complement your

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Sproat Lake is the magical home of countless unforgettable memories made with family and friends. The crystal clear blue waters surrounded by lush, rolling mountain forests make for the perfect setting for relaxation and serenity. Kids and adults alike enjoy swimming in the mild waters, and adventurous souls eagerly anticipate the fishing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, canoeing, and kayaking each year. 

For this reason, we are so pleased to announce the launch of our new Sproat Lake Real Estate Community page that we have just launched on Facebook! This page was created by our team as a fun way to connect with the Sproat Lake community we love so much. Our team is known to be a fixture at the lake during the warmer months with our families and

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There are many reasons why Vancouver Island was voted one of the ‘World's Top Ten Islands’ in 2014 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. It has an abundance of rain forests, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes that include a vast range of wildlife species. Sproat Lake is the most beautiful and most popular lake among tourists and Vancouver Island residents.

Located just off the north shore of Highway 4, it is over 25 kilometers in length with more than 300 kilometers of shoreline and a surface just shy of 10,000 acres. Its azure water is surrounded with mountains that are filled with lush forestry, being warmed by the Port Alberni Valley

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Outdoor winter activities

The province's warmest fresh water destination, Sproat Lake, with all its trails and provincial park camping sites, provide an undeniably popular spot in the summer months. Locals and visitors from around the globe come to our pacific west coast to experience the outdoors, sporting life and heritage that have put the Alberni Valley on the map.

But Sproat Lake isn't just for those seeking a great place to cool off, fish, and paddle when the weather's warm. The lake and surrounding valley offers year-round recreation and outdoor winter activities when the snow falls, and our rolling tree-canopied landscapes are dusted in white. Check in with the Alberni Valley Outdoor Club for updates on hiking or browse the options below and find some fun things to do

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