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63 Acre Potential Hobby Farm with Charming Country Home 10 Minutes from Quesnel, BC

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  • DESCRIPTION: 62.83 acres offering the perfect equestrian property or future hobby farm. Located 10-minute drive from Quesnel, BC it is the perfect balance of rural beauty with urban convenience. Featuring a 1,512 manufactured residence with 4 beds/2 bathrooms, it is idyllcly set up for a family or retirees wanting to slow down and enjoy life the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 23020
  • PRICE: $499,000
  • SIZE: 63 acres


Escape the hustle and bustle of city living with this quaint and bucolic 63 acre country getaway.  Located just 10 minutes from Quesnel, this property perfectly amalgamates rural solitude with urban convenience.  Owned by the same family for 3 generations, the time has come to part ways and move on and allow a new family to live on and love this stunning piece of rural heaven.  From the property you are a less than a 10-minute drive from a grocery store and yet you feel as if you are a world away from civilization.

The residence is an idyllic low maintenance option for anyone who prefers to spend their time in the outdoors.  The manufactured home is a 2014 Lexington Double Wide and offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open kitchen/living room which is perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying time with your family.  The home is connected to hydro, and has ample power supply with 200 amps.  The home has also recently been upgraded with fiber optic which is hugely beneficial for those looking to work remotely.  In addition to fiber and hydro, the property is connected to a septic system, and also features both a drilled well and a licensed underground spring to be used for stock watering with allowances to pull up to 500 gallons/day.  This would allow for the watering of livestock, or for the many horses you could comfortably tend to on this sprawling 63 acres.

In addition to the home there are a few small outbuildings, which can either be removed or improved to allow for outdoor storage.  There is also plenty of room to add additional structures for animals, as well as a cleared backyard which would be suitable for pens/corrals.  The RR1 zoning offers a multitude of potential uses, which align well with converting the property into a working farm/hobby farm.  Contact the listing REALTOR® to find out more about uses that are allowed under the current zoning bylaws.  In addition to a wide array of potential uses, the property zoning also permits the construction of a secondary dwelling, which is idyllic for when you host family and friends, but still want your own personal space.

The land itself is a beautiful composition of gentle slopes, cleared areas, as well as densely treed areas offering a new owner potential timber value.  The current owners have logged some portions of the property, but have done so strategically, and have not disturbed the natural essence of the property, or its rare privacy.  There are also trails on the property which will keep you and the family exploring all 4 corners again and again.  The surrounding area, and Quesnel, in general is well known for its recreational opportunities.  From snowmobiling, ATVing, horseback trail riding, fishing, hunting, and much more, you can have it all! It is time to breakaway from the mundane, and live life the way it was meant to be enjoyed.  Head out to the countryside, and I assure you, you will never look back.


3801 Grice Road – Quesnel, BC


From Quesnel proceed north out of town on Highway 97, and take a right turn onto Barkerville Highway, heading east.  Continue for a short distance before turning right again onto Quesnel Canyon Road.  Follow that road before making a final right onto Grice Road.


The Cariboo Region of British Columbia has a total approximate population of 127,900.  Manufacturing, forestry, mining, oil and gas are the most prominent sources of employment through the region with manufacturing leading the way at 12% of total employment.  The Government of British Columbia has predicted regional job growth at 0.4% per annum out to 2022 at which point regional job openings will reach 30,330.

The town of Quesnel itself is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers.  It is the commercial centre for some 23,000 residents and is serviced by diverse rail, road and air networks.  The Quesnel Airport is directly north of town and services all domestic air travel needs.

The Quesnel economy has traditionally been orientated around the timber industry.  There are numerous mills, which currently operate in the region providing stable predictable employment.  West Fraser Integrated Forest Company, one of the most prominent players in British Columbia’s timber industry, operates several corporate offices in Quesnel.  Other prominent industries in Quesnel include agriculture, mining and service/support companies for northern resource development and extraction.


The property is an outdoorsmen’s dream.  With hunting and fishing opportunities mere minutes from the front door of the property.  The lush growing climate and ample space creates a garden enthusiast’s dream with excellent opportunity to grow and harvest a wide array of fruits and vegetables.

The property is well situated for equestrian usage with trails tracks of land suitable for riding.  Thousands of square kilometres of Crown land not far away, provide infinite opportunity to explore the countryside.  Some other recreational opportunities include:

  • Gardening
  • Hobby farming
  • Equestrian
  • Quadding
  • Dirt biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing


The town of Quesnel was named after Simon Fraser’s Clerk during his expeditions, Jules Maurice Quesnel.  The town grew as a major supply and transportation hub for the gold town of Barkerville and its surrounding gold fields.  Following the region’s gold rush, Quesnel continued to play a major role as a supply and transportation center for the exploration of Northern British Columbia.

From 1921 to 1952 Quesnel was the Northern terminus of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.  This transportation network and the rich, productive forests surrounding Quesnel led to a boom in the regional lumber industry.  In fact, by 1952 there were 180 sawmills and 5 planer mills all within a 30-mile radius of Quesnel.  This number has declined over the years, with the consolidation of the mills under the ownership of some of the larger regional companies.  The lumber industry has continued to be the primary economic driver for the region.

As time passed, upgrades were made to the town of Quesnel including paved roads, electricity, a bridge spanning the Fraser River, which amalgamated West Quesnel with East Quesnel, a natural gas transmission line and the construction of the GR Baker Hospital.  All these developments permitted the town of Quesnel to gain city status in 1979.


53° 0’35.00″N and 122°27’2.42″W


  • Drilled well
  • Septic system
  • Electricity


$2,537 (2022)





PID 010-213-155