Sproat Lake Real Estate
Located west of the communities of Parksville, Whiskey Creek, and Port Alberni is Sproat Lake. At 25 kilometers long, this beautiful lake is a desirable destination for summer vacationers and a great place to settle year-round for nature-lovers. With gorgeous waterfront homes, Sproat Lake offers an abundance of outdoor recreation, including swimming, hiking, and water-skiing. Reach out to Carly Carey to begin your search, or click here to read more about about Sproat Lake real estate.
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Sproat Lake Real Estate Highlights
01Boating, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, and so much more
02Lakefront cottages and cabins
03Privacy without compromising location
Sproat Lake Real Estate
Beautiful properties with scenic views. Real estate in Sproat Lake is ideal for those who want to get away from it all. Located just west of Port Alberni, Sproat Lake is home to gorgeous cabin style homes on forested lots.
Encompassing a wide variety of styles, from traditional bungalows to modern cottages, many of the homes in Sproat Lake are located right on the waterfront. A private dock and exceptional views are common features of the real estate in Sproat Lake—and part of why they're so highly desired! Townhomes are also a popular choice in this area, and offer the same great location and amenities.
Sproat Lake At A Glance
Sproat Lake is often a summer destination, for it is known for its outdoor recreation. Residents and summer vacationers love this quiet area for the plethora of things to do, especially by the water. The lake itself is perfect for boating, waterskiing, and swimming, as the water is pretty warm for the area. This region is also home to Sproat Lake Provincial Park, which is a popular campsite.
The Petroglyphs (named "K’ak’awin") are another Sproat Lake attraction, and these stone carvings are thousands of years old. A friendly, welcoming community, Sproat Lake also has its own Community Association that helps keep the area beautiful.
Top Sproat Lake Highlights & Amenities
As mentioned, one of the biggest highlights is Sproat Lake Provincial Park. Divided into the upper and lower sections, these two main campgrounds have gorgeous scenic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The lower campground is open year-round, but reservations for camping must be booked in advance. Sproat Lake Provincial Park offers the following outdoor recreational activities:
- Water skiing
- Scuba diving
The park also has shower and toilet facilities, picnic areas, a playground for the kids, a boat launch, and designated spots for campfires (although stoves are recommended).
More opportunities for outdoor recreation are found all around the Sproat Lake area. This includes Snow Creek Recreation Site and Klitsa Mountain (both located in the west end of the lake), Taylor Arm Provincial Park (and all of its beautiful views!), and Fossli Provincial Park (which is fantastic for a day hike to a stunning waterfall).
Shops and restaurants dot the area around Sproat Lake, but many are found on the Pacific Rim Highway just south of the lake. Tseshaht Market, a convenience store with a gas station, is a popular local business.
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Sproat Lake Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How did Sproat Lake get its name?
A: Sproat Lake was originally named “Kleecoot” (“wide open”) by the Indigenous population of the area. The first reference to “Sproat Lake” is in 1864, and this name comes from Gilbert Malcolm Sproat—a Scottish native who had overseen the construction of the first sawmill in Port Alberni.
Q: How old are the petroglyphs at Sproat Lake—and what do they depict?
A: The petroglyphs are estimated to be (at the very most) about 3,000 years old, but likely less. As for what they are of, we can’t say for sure… but they seem to resemble fish and other creatures!
Q: Can I fish in Sproat Lake?
A: Yes, you can fish in this area! Common types of fish include rainbow and other types of trout, carp, and various other species. However, please review all rules and regulations beforehand.