The majority of all lands in Canada are held by governments in the name of the monarch and are called Crown Lands.
About 80% of Canada's land area is Crown Land, which may either be federal or provincial; the remaining is privately owned. We're privileged to have access to this abundance of vacant land which may be used for a wide range of recreational activities including:
Hunting, fishing, berry picking, herb picking, as well as any other kind of recreation activities such as horse riding, skiing, boating, snowmobiling, biking, hiking, camping, and gold panning.
Even if you own a large property yourself, but are surrounded by private properties, the above mentioned activities may eventually take you to your neighbour’s property lines, possibly causing privacy limitations and concerns with your neighbours.
The Government of Canada doesn’t sell Crown Land any more. Properties bounded by Crown Land are rare. Usually they have a high idealistic value, too, which influences their market value.
For these reasons, properties next to or near Crown Land have an added advantage and value. With Crown Land as your neighbour you can own much less land yourself and still enjoy the same privileges. It means less investment, lower taxes, fewer responsibilities.