1. Newly remodelled five-bedroom river-frontage hobby farm in southern B.C.
Address: 3485 Kettle Valley Road
Where: Rock Creek/Bridesville, B.C.
Specs: 5 beds, 3 baths
Rockcreek has come a long way from its first iteration as a settlement during the heyday of the Gold Rush. This riverfront outpost, prettily perched on just over nine acres, may recall the area’s historic roots, but the grit’s all gone in favour of modern convenience: five bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and expansive back deck (we’re looking at you, porch rocker).
2. 72 acres of picturesque farm land on the shores of Lake Huron in Ontario.
Address: 2207 Bruce Road 20
Where: Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario
Specs: 3 beds, 1 bath
A tributary of Willow Creek runs through this 72 acres (50 of which are suitable for farming). Watch trout and bass jump in the pond while the beavers get industrious; a bridge leads to the backfields and walking trails. The historic house, dating from 1891, features 21st-century upgrades including local cherry and walnut custom cabinetry, new windows and updated wiring and plumbing.
3. Equestrian-ready seaside estate in Nova Scotia.
Address: 306/308 Whitehead Road
Where: Whitehead, Nova Scotia
Specs: 5 beds, 2 bath
Pastoral farm, equestrian estate or waterfront pad — how does one choose? No need to with this five-acre seaside gem that includes two houses, barn, four outbuildings, paddocks and 300 feet of beach on the east coast of Canada. Live in the custom chalet with wood spiral staircase, then Airbnb the charming 1½ storey, 3-bedroom charmer out.