With the average price of a single-family house in Calgary you could own a whole island. Far from being the domain of only the richest in the world, islands off the BC coast are surprisingly affordable. While the average detached family home in Calgary will cost you above $500,000, a private island less than 50km from Fort St. James offers 20 acres of exclusive land for just $335,000. OK so you’d need to be happy living in a log cabin but that surely fits perfectly with the lifestyle. For closer to a million dollars you could have a private island with a house. Read the full story.