News: Canadas land of diversity' beckons Brits

Fri, 02 Nov 07

It’s official – the British love Canada, and Landcorp International  has the perfect investment opportunity for discerning buyers...

More and more of us are holidaying there and more and more of us are making the decision to build a new life in this stunning and diverse land of boundless opportunities.  Canadian government figures just released via www.statcan.ca show a hefty 663,000 overnight visits to our former colony in the first quarter of this year – a 7.2% increase on the same period in 2006.  And Britons lead the way, making up almost a quarter of those visits.

Of course skiing is the big attraction in the winter months, with world-renowned centres such as Banff, Panorama, Apex and Whistler proving a big draw from across the Atlantic.  But year-round visits are on the increase too, with tourists keen to explore the vastness of the world’s second-largest country – its jaw-dropping scenery; sporting possibilities; romantic rail journeys and cosmopolitan cities.

These are big factors for the visitor but bigger still for the potential migrant.  Increasing numbers of Britons are packing up their belongings and going west for a country which offers a high standard of living, a very low crime rate, a booming housing market and an economy to match (Canada had no less than three cities in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s recent ‘top ten best places to live).

Beautiful, sophisticated and welcoming

Then there’s the language problem – but of course there isn’t one.  So many emigrants who leave the UK struggle to come to terms with Spanish or Greek or Italian, but this is an English-speaking country with a familiar infrastructure and a United States-influenced service culture where the customer/client always comes first.  Canada’s history is reflected in the fact that French is also a widely-spoken official language so what better way to become bilingual?  No pressure, just gradual assimilation.  It really is French without tears.

Much of the country’s four million square miles may be covered in snow and ice or blanketed with acre upon acre of wheat fields. But southern Canada is as beautiful, sophisticated and welcoming as anywhere in the world.  The province of Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast offers the very best of everything synonymous with this exciting, beautiful country. From rugged coastline to stylish, modern North American cities like the provincial capital, Halifax, you can have it all.

Halifax was the site for the first British town in Canada and is now a relaxed waterfront city with vibrant 19th century seaport, large naval base and wonderful mix of architecture including white clapboard churches and Victorian red brick public houses.  It’s the site of the world’s second biggest natural harbour (only Sydney is larger) and has been a site of great strategic importance for many centuries.  Halifax also boasts an award-winning airport with excellent connections to Britain and the rest of North America – and no-frills Canadian airline Zoom will get you from Gatwick to Nova Scotia for less than £200.

Extreme natural beauty

The pinewoods and forest glades of the area, which stretch for mile after mile, provide the staggeringly beautiful site where Landcorp International is offering discerning investors the chance to become involved in a project which is likely to realise a return of up to 300% on the original investment.  More than 1,000 acres of land in maritime Nova Scotia have been set aside for Forest Lakes Country Club – a luxury lifestyle resort complete with 25 acre private lake and 18-hole golf course - surrounded by rich Canadian forest. 

The developer is releasing 30-35% of the land in order to raise development capital and there’s a double attraction for British investors: Not only do half acres cost from £11,500 – with a projected return of around £40,000 - £50,000 after three years – but it’s also possible to protect investments from UK capital gains tax using a Self Invested Pension Plan (SIPP).

Ailse MacFarlane, Marketing Director of Landcorp International which was formed specifically to source lucrative land opportunities across the globe and offer them to a wider audience, comments, “The site for Forest Lakes Country Club boasts extreme natural beauty but more importantly has huge potential.  The developer will create a luxury lifestyle resort packed with amenities that benefits the initial investors, the homebuyers and the local community without sacrificing the beauty of the surroundings. 

Escape to tranquility

In fact, we expect many of the end-users to be not just overseas clients purchasing a second home in Canada but also local business people who are able to move out of urban Halifax to the tranquility of Forest Lakes Country Club yet remain within comfortable commuting distance.” 

A limited number of half acres at the entry price of £11,500 are available and the price of the land will increase as the developer progresses towards achieving planning permission, so early investors will benefit from the highest profits.

For more information contact Landcorp International: info@landcorpinternational.com

Or you can visit: www.landcorpinternational.com

Alternatively, you can download their free brochure at http://www.landcorpinternational.com/forestLakesPL.php.

You can also contact them by telephone UK national rate 0871 218 3002 or call the Spanish office on 00 34 952 868 250. 



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