Canal Flats

Canal Flats was a thriving sawmill town until the sawmill shut down in November of 2015. The logging industry remains active, the mill closure has opened opportunities for new industries and affordable living in this quiet town. this beautiful area features great homes, new waterfront lots, and the only public boat launch to access Columbia Lake. To the east is plenty of outdoor recreation at White Swan Lake, Ice River, and the famous Lussier Hot Springs. The Kootenay River also provides family fun and fishing. Many new industries are establishing themselves in the area making Canal Flats a "community on the rise". Find out more about real estate in Canal Flats below.

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Canal Flats Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $600K
Lowest Price $98K
Highest Price $2.2M
Total Canal Flats Listings 22
Avg. Price/SQFT $323

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Canal Flats Real Estate

Canal Flats real estate is full of opportunities with residential properties, lots and land for development, and commercial or industrial development. You’ll find lakefront lots, single-family homes, and townhomes. Spacious lots allow ample room for creating the yard of your dreams.

Exploring the single-family homes you will typically find 2-3 bedrooms and 1-2 bathrooms. These homes sit on lots starting at just under a quarter acre and up. It’s common to find a detached garage or workshop on many properties. Canal Flats real estate is available at a price that allows you to own your home and have the lifestyle you want to have.

If you are looking to build the home of your dreams complete with sweeping lake or mountain views then Canal Flats has just the property for you. Explore a number of available properties waiting for your ideas.

Industrial and commercial investors will be excited by the potential in Canal Flats.

Canal Flats Community Information

The Village of Canal Flats is located at the southern end of Columbia Lake along Highway 93/95, between Invermere and Cranbrook. In this close-knit community, everyone feels like an extended family. Surrounded by wilderness you’ll be only a short drive to either Invermere, Kimberley, or Cranbrook and 20 minutes south of Fairmont Hot Springs.

Up until November 2015, Canal Flats was known as a thriving sawmill town. When the sawmill closed its doors, a technology firm saw an opportunity and set up Columbia Lake Technology Centre. The firm has invested in property and is rapidly growing operations.

The first weekend in June Canal Flats holds their annual Canal Days Party. Residents enjoy a series of events including a talent show, parades, pancake breakfast, beer garden, raffles, and naming the Canal Flats Citizen of the Year.

Wilderness adventures and exploration opportunities are abundant at the gateway to many backcountry provincial parks. Living in Canal Flats means you are only minutes away from many activities like skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, and many more!

Canal Flats offers a few options for residents to shop within the community for essential items. Additional shopping typically happens in Invermere, only a short drive away.

Read more about the amazing transition Canal Flats has undergone in our blog "Canal Flats: From Sawmill Town To High-Tech Hub."

Canal Flats Schools

  • Kindergarten-Grade 7 – Canal Flats – Martin Morigeau Elementary School
  • Grades 8-12 – Invermere (30 minutes north) – David Thompson Secondary School.
  • College of the Rockies - Main campus Cranbrook (1 hour south), campuses in Kimberley (45 minutes south) and Invermere (30 minutes north)

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