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Property Snoop: What $650,000 buys across Canada this week

A nosy look at a B.C. hobby farm, an Ontario lakefront property and an East Coast oceanfront property.

1. A working hobby farm on Vancouver Island

Property Snoop What $650,000 buys across Canada hobby farm Duncan Vancouver Island barn

The pastoral property has a barn, large level pasture and fenced-in fields.

Address: 6929 Somenos Rd.
Where: Duncan, B.C.
Price: $649,000
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bath
With its moderate climate, artisanal farms and numerous wineries, the Cowichan Valley is often called the “Provence of Canada.” This almost-13-acre parcel allows you to indulge your inner Peter Mayle should you so wish, but there’s also fencing for animals and a large shop for tinkering, glass of rosé in hand. And you’re only minutes from the quaint town of Duncan for all your urban-ish needs.

2. A sprawling property on Lake Superior

Property Snoop What $650,000 busy across Canada Lake Superior Sault Ste Marie 3 bedrooms

The large walk-out basement faces the lake and has a screened-in sunroom.

Address: 30 Pinder Dr.
Where: Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Price: $649,000
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath
This home has all the benefits of new construction (geothermal heating, main floor laundry, in-floor heat in the basement) but it’s the setting—three acres and 240 feet of shoreline on Lake Superior—that are the real drivers. Oh, and there’s a historic converted church on the property that’s now a workshop, as well as a nunnery that’s doubles as a guesthouse with loft. Praise be.

3. An East Coast island getaway

Property Snoop what $650,000 buys across Canada Campobello Island New Brunswick 3 bedrooms

The oceanfront sitting room has doors leading to the expansive wrap around deck.

Address: 422 Fundy Dr.
Where: Campobello Island, NB
Price: $645,552
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 3 bath
Campobello Island was the long-time summer retreat of Franklin D. Roosevelt so you’ll likely feel presidential yourself with these five-and-a-half waterfront acres. The interiors have been seriously upgraded: full chef’s kitchen with granite counters, liberal use of slate (hand-cut!) and clerestory windows — a total turn-key sale.

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