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What $460,000 buys you across Canada this week, including an entire island

Property snoop: A giant chalet in Quebec ski country, a tucked-away tennis court, and an island in B.C.'s Sunshine Coast.

1. A giant chalet in the Laurentians



The double verandas wrap around three sides of the house, and several rooms have outside access.


Address: 210 Rue de la Petite-Corniche
Where: Sainte-Adele, Quebec
Price: $465,000
Specs: 5 beds, 5 baths

This chalet boasts expansive views, five bedrooms (!), five bathrooms (!) and copious rustic, exposed beams spanning three floors. Even better, this 1964 beauty has grand stone fireplaces in multiple rooms for added drama and period charm. The property can be picked up fully furnished, which is either an upside or a downside, depending on your tastes.

2. A tennis lover’s dream, tucked into the woods on the Lake of Bays


At the back of the tennis court is a set of hoops, in case you get bored of hitting the ball and feel like dunking.

Address: 50 Prices Point Road
Where: Lake of Bays, Ontario
Price: $450,000
Specs: 2 beds, 1 bath

What’s the most no-nonsense thing to do with 22 acres of property near the Lake of Bays? Build a full-size tennis court, of course, along with a three-bay garage (one of the bays has been converted into a full kitchen). There’s a also a living room, two bedrooms and bathroom, and while it’s not overly big at 580 square feet, it will do for annual family tennis tourneys (four parking spaces!) or as party HQ for the next big-screen Federer/Nadal matchup.

3. Your own private Bedrock


Bedrock Island is about two-and-a-half hours from Vancouver, and minutes from Pender Harbour on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast.

Address: DI 5759 Blind Bay
Where: Sechelt, British Columbia
Price: $469,000
Specs: 2 beds, 1 bath

Because of the steep, rugged fjords just up the coast from Vancouver, there’s no access road to most of the coastal mainland. But with government talk of a connector bridge to the area known as the Sunshine Coast, this private island starts to look like a good investment to hedge your bets. Either way, you’ll need a boat to access your own private island in Blind Bay, just off Hardy Island. Bedrock Island comes with a rustic summer cottage replete with a new aluminum ramp and dock for year-round protected deep-water moorage.

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