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NUCHATLITZ FAQ'S & TESTIMONIALS

Below are answers to commonly asked questions in regards to how Nuchatlitz Island is structured. You can download the full FAQ's & Feature sheet here. 

WHO OWNS

NUCHATLITZ ISLAND?

It is owned by a corporation, made up of private shares/lot. Please see supplements ‘Nuchatlitz Articles’.

NOTES REGARDING THE CORPORATE  SHARES

& ARTICLES:

  • You’re buying a share of the company

  • Shares in the corporation were originally divided 12 ways.

  • There are currently 12 shares owned by 10 people (2 have exercised their first right of refusal and bought double shares)

  • The lands are shared but you have the right to occupy your share. Total acres on the island are approximately 56-57 and everyone gets approximately 4-5 acres.

  • There are no mortgages available. In the company articles it states that you can’t use the company property for collateral.

  • Joint ownership is allowed, there can be as many as 3 joint owners.

HOW MUCH ARE THE MAINTENANCE FEES?

  • Properties are all considered equal in value and the land is divided 12ways

  • Properties are individually assessed by BC Assessment - each ownerpays they’re portion

  • All taxes and a legal fees paid go to the treasurer and they pay BCAssessment, legal fees, maintenance fees ect.

  • Maintenance fees are approx. $750 in addition to property taxes.

HOW DO YOU GET TO NUCHATLITZ ISLAND?

The easiest way to get there is by water taxi from Tahsis or by float plane from Gold River.

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES:

          Address: 141 Boston St, Tahsis, BC

          Phone: (250) 218-1145

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         Address: 800 Mill Rd, Gold River, BC

         Phone: (250) 283-2255

HOME FEATURES & FUNCTIONALITY:

HEAT:

• Main House- Wood Stove

• Guest House-Wood Stove

• Workshop- Wood Stove

 

GARBAGE, RECYCLING & COMPOST:

• Tahsis and Zeballos both have excellent recycle and garbage facilities.

• Burnable items in the wood stove, compost veggies, and give meat/fish scraps to the crows.

 

POWER:

• 1.5 kW solar panels and 7.5 kW diesel power generator

• Battery Bank; 2x6 in series for 12v, 2900 AH capacity

• 2500 W sine-wave inverter

• The solar panels are automatically activated by light and the sun and store the energy in a battery bank. They easily keep up a full charge on a sunny day. The batteries are new and take a charge easily. A generator is used 

as a back up and to help boost the system if required.

WATER:

• 7000 gallon rainwater collection tank. Self filling 25 psi. gravity pressure. The water runs down via gravity to the cabins.

• There is a separate cistern for the garden and back up.

• They have never run out of water.

 

WASTE:

• Main house- Flushing toilet

• Guest House- Flushing toilet

• 100% biological Treatment System on. site (ask for details)

 

MAIL:

• Create your own P.O Box in Tahsis or Zaballos

 

WIFI & TELEPHONE:

• Starlink Satellite, strong WIFI connection

• Telus Landline

• Shaw TV

TestimoniAls

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Louis Rouleau, Pilot, Recreation Entrepreneur, Ucluelet, BC

I have known Bob, his cousin Dan and their cousin Tim since 1979. That’s the year I became a Floatplane  Pilot with Gulf/Island Air’s and flew into Nuchatlitz many times. Then I became one of five partners that pooled all of our money together for a down payment, for four Dehavilland Beavers, as well as the Tahsis and Gold River Operational Bases. We  bought all of this from Jimmy Pattison. We named the new company Air Nootka after the site of first contact with Captian Cook and Chief Maquinna on Nootka Island. Nootka Island was then an original ancient growth temperate rain forest. It was an incredibly diverse Island paradise then and with a few scars, it still is. It has weathered the invasion of progress better than could be expected for such an Island of wealth. ​

It’s the “WILD !!”  Wild storms still showcase the power of the mighty Pacific. Wild, landscapes from a fine white sandy beach showing off at low tide: to turning your head 180 degrees to see mountains carpeted in Rainforest. It’s the Wild Life that’s really the draw. I have seen the ups and downs of the population of Wolves, Bears, Herring, Fish, Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Sea Otters, Shore as well as Seabirds and Eagles. Some of the stories are happy but most are not. What can be said is, that in Nuchatlitz all of these creatures will show up in abundance at certain times of the year. 

 

I would be much happier if the land could pick the owner. This mystical place deserves people that will learn the history, and realize that this whole area needs to be respected,  preserved and protected. Oh yea, and Enjoyed Too!

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