Waterfront Real Estate for sale in the Laurentians


Property Description


This pristine island is nestled in the splendid Laurentian mountains of Quebec, Canada and is 30 minutes north of the world renowned Mont Tremblant Ski and Summer Resort. Located in the quant community of Nominingue, Quebec, the 67 acre island is at the heart of a lake called Lac des Grandes Baies. A large portion of this diverse lake falls within a protected wildlife reserve known as the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve. It’s an extremely rare location especially for those prioritizing tranquility, diverse nature and precious wildlife.

Acquiring land on this lake is a patient process and has resulted in a dramatic increase in the demand for suitable building lots. Adding to the uniqueness of this offering is the fact that there are very few island properties available for sale across the province of Quebec, let alone in areas as distinct as this. Islands introduced to the market often have severe building restrictions that limit the type and size of construction. In other cases, one or more variables present challenges that most people are not comfortable dealing with (required amenities, access, or cost of infrastructure). The following will outline the key elements that make this island a feasible, convenient and extremely desirable location for your future home or development. 

When acquired in 2012, zoning guidelines stipulated that only one home could be built on the 64 acres of land purchased. Only a tiny portion of the entire island (perhaps 3%) was already owned by a family that had passed the land down from generation to generation. From 2012 onwards, an extensive investment of time, energy and money was placed towards ensuring the right to build multiple homes. The owner hired a team of urban specialists, biologists and other professionals to undergo the process of preparing a proposition for the division into multiple lots. After presenting numerous plans, biological, topographical and supporting studies, the right to build up to 12 new homes was officially granted. Land surveyors were then mandated to create the legal cadastral plan which clearly depicted the 12 separate lots and their respective sizes. According to the current lot division, there are 12 generously sized lots of over 5 acres (200,000 square feet or 20,000 square meters) that may accommodate new home constructions. 

Ownership on this island grants legal access to a private owner’s boat launch and lakeside beach area with dock. There is plenty of parking for numerous vehicles and watercraft as well as guests. The private owner’s access point is perfectly flat and allows you to drive up, park your vehicle directly beside the dock, and within less than one minute (350 meters distance) you’re on the island enjoying your home.

Regarding essential services to power your home, it has been confirmed in writing by the provincial hydro supplier that electricity may be brought to the island for those wishing to build a home that is not “off the grid.” Similarly, septic and water supply systems are easily added to suit your needs. Current zoning allows for flexible building plans regardless of home size. The goal is to offer affordable options for construction. As an example, you may build a home as small as 55 square meters in size (less than 600 square feet) or elect to build something larger in size to meet your personal preference. 

The current owner has numerous building designs available for interested buyers to consider and has already developed a great relationship with a top local builder. The possibility of purchasing a home “Clé en Main” is also available. The current owner lives in close proximity to the island and will gladly facilitate in whatever is required to make purchasing and building your dream home a reality. Having walked every square inch of the island, he can offer suggestions and insight concerning ideal topography, sun orientation, accessibility and many other integral considerations.

Included further below are the GPS coordinates for the island. The images and photos in this listing present the lot divisions and other helpful information. Here’s a summary of additional features that make this island very accessible and appealing. 

- Located within less than a 2 hour drive from Canada’s National Capital of Ottawa, Ontario. It’s also less than 2 hours from the vibrant city of Montreal, Quebec. Both Ottawa and Montreal have International Airports, diverse entertainment, dining and shopping.

- Less than 25 minute drive to the Mont-Tremblant International Airport. You can fly-in, board a taxi/limousine service and be on your island within 25 minutes!

- Less than 30 minute drive to the heart of Mont Tremblant Ski and Summer Resort, Village and Casino. One of Canada’s leading playgrounds for year round activities. In the downtown sector you will find a variety of grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and numerous other amenities. 

- 10 minute drive to the grocery store, gas station, bank and all other essential services. The municipality of Nominingue is a charming community offering a plethora of amenities, restaurants and activities for all ages.

- Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to the Hotel and Golf course that is less than 10 minutes from the island.


Property Description

845 acres of total land along with 2 completely private lakes and an additional lake that has 90% of it's area within your land. One of the last and only portfolios of this size within close proximity to both Mont-Tremblant and Montreal. Located directly in front of the infamous, prestigious Carling Lake Golf Course, this property is in a PRIME location. The area as a whole has seen a drastic increase in property values along with attention worldwide as the site for internationally recognized  events and television series. Your biggest challenge will be deciding where to build your first home as when you own 3 lakes, you have all the options in the world! Not in a rush to build? No problem at all as the property currently has a rustic wood cabin on one of the lakes which can be easily accessed and enjoyed for now. There is also an authentic wood sauna just at the tip of one of the lakes. This provides a great reward after a nice hike or mountain bike ride across 845 acres. For those looking for something very exclusive...this is definitely such. 

About this Property

One of a kind. 155 acres of prime land where the base of the lake itself is owned 100% by the actual owner. This property has numerous advantages as is ideal for someone looking to build one completely private and exclusive waterfront estate or who wishes to build multiple homes.  All elements are in place to facilitate your objectives while respecting a reasonable budget. Access to your land is ideal with the lot having frontage on a municipal road along with multiple access points into your property. Hydro is already installed along the man road and a large private entrance has already been created for your personal use. Private lakes in this region are extremely hard to find. Why share a lake when you can own one fully! Ownership of this land also gives you a notarized deeded access to the neighboring navigable lake called Lac Wentworth. With it's soft, sand beach and open area for family members of all ages to enjoy....well, the choice is an easy one. 


About this property

Amazing location and endless possibilities

Only 40 minutes from Mont-Tremblant and Laval than one hour from two airports.  This property is ideal for individuals looking for the typical "cabin in the woods experience". You enter your property using a private road that winds within the tranquil landscape of mixed vegetation and splendid vistas. As you make the gradual climb towards your authentic wood cabin, you see the first section of the pristine Lac McIntyre.  As the only cabin on the lake, you find yourself overlooking a lake that has approximately 90% of it's entire area falling within the limits of your land. Breathtaking is the only word that comes close to describing this incredible offering.  Only a visit will have you truly appreciate the place you will soon call home. 

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