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This island is only 8km from downtown Nanaimo, but it feels much more remote! Access is by private boat only, but there are water taxi services available. The island has a network of dirt roads but no stores. However, unlike most of the small islands, Mudge has electricity and high-speed internet services!

There is a Citizens Society who has organized firefighting equipment including a fire truck for anybody to use, which is uncommon for an island of this size. Although this doesn't count as a fire department for insurance purposes, it's miles ahead of what most islands of this size can boast.

The only marina is Moonshine Cove at the northwest of the island; there is a waitlist to join and a hefty entry fee. Many homeowners place mooring buoys - some have a dock or a swim float, or they pull smaller boats up at one of the many public accesses. There is a beach at the northeast part of the island that is a natural boat ramp; some people bring their trailers down to it.

For groceries, most Mudgekins do one of the following:

  1. Cross False Narrows to El Verano beach on Gabriola Island - it's 8 km from there to Gabriola's village, or to the ferry terminal that leads to downtown Nanaimo.
  2. Head south to the boat ramp in Cedar, which is a short driving distance to the stores in Cedar and south Nanaimo.
  3. Boat all the way to Nanaimo harbour, 10km from the tip of Mudge.

The 2023-2026 "Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act" (foreign buyers ban) does NOT apply to Mudge Island, which means that non-Canadians ARE allowed to purchase real estate on Mudge Island.

Mudge Island is separated from the Vancouver Island mainland by the famous tidal channel Dodd Narrows, where the current rips through like a river except during ebb/slack. It's also directly adjacent to Gabriola Island, separated from that island by False Narrows, a sometimes-navigable (but tricky) passage with some current of its own.

Please give me an excuse to go to Mudge Island again. To get my help buying or selling property on Mudge Island, contact me.

Properties for Sale on Mudge Island

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970 Sea Fern Lane, Mudge Island

$924,900

970 Sea Fern Lane, Mudge Island

6 Beds 2 Baths 1,963 SqFt 69,261 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 969813

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PK)

334 Halibut Hill Rd, Mudge Island

$489,000

↓ $10,900

334 Halibut Hill Rd, Mudge Island

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,340 SqFt 38,769 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 967713

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Lot 2 Driftwood Dr, Mudge Island

$299,900

Lot 2 Driftwood Dr, Mudge Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 217,800 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 965720

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

564 Weathers Way, Mudge Island

$579,900

564 Weathers Way, Mudge Island

3 Beds 1 Bath 776 SqFt 20,038 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 965229

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Lot 7 Driftwood Dr, Mudge Island

$279,000

↓ $20,900

Lot 7 Driftwood Dr, Mudge Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 20,474 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 962617

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

61 Coho Blvd, Mudge Island

$269,900

61 Coho Blvd, Mudge Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 26,136 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 962450

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

919 Salal Dr, Mudge Island

$758,000

↓ $30,000

919 Salal Dr, Mudge Island

1 Bed 1 Bath 600 SqFt 16,989 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 960925

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

258 Coho Blvd, Mudge Island

$569,000

258 Coho Blvd, Mudge Island

2 Beds 0 Baths 665 SqFt 30,057 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959838

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Lot 78 Sockeye Dr, Mudge Island

$110,000

↓ $7,000

Lot 78 Sockeye Dr, Mudge Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 21,345 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 959459

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

674 Weathers Way, Mudge Island

$549,000

674 Weathers Way, Mudge Island

1 Bed 1 Bath 768 SqFt 21,780 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 957991

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

Lt 4 Apple Orchard Way, Mudge Island

$369,000

↓ $30,000

Lt 4 Apple Orchard Way, Mudge Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 218,236 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 957161

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

Lot 136 Coho Blvd, Mudge Island

$219,000

Lot 136 Coho Blvd, Mudge Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 37,898 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 956384

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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