Ballenas Island For Sale
Ballenas Island in the Strait of Georgia, 60 kilometers north of Nanaimo, is currently for sale on the Internet at $1,600,000 Canadian. It's one of the twin Ballenas Islands, offshore from Nanoose and Parksville. The name means “whales” and it's to be assumed that Spanish explorers sighted a pod of killer whales there a couple of centuries ago. Ballenas is still regularly frequented by seals and sea lions. An unstaffed federal lighthouse stands on the northernmost point of this 40-hectare circular island, which rises to 46 meters at the center. Several gravel beaches grace the bays at Ballenas' south end.