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728 Contiguous Acres with 43 Acres of Improved Pasture/Hay Fields, Rolling Hills and Flowing Streams – Cheslatta, BC

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  • DESCRIPTION: 728 Acres on two titles and offering excellent grazing, ample water and hay production possibility. This is the ideal piece of land to add to an existing ranch, or to start your very own cattle operation. With 43 acres of improved pasture/hay land, Moxley Creek dissecting the property, and rolling foothill views, this is a fabulous investment in your future.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 24026
  • PRICE: $739,000
  • SIZE: 728 acres

Description

Welcome to your own slice of paradise nestled in the rolling foothills of British Columbia’s beautiful landscape. This expansive property spans an impressive 728 acres, offering a diverse blend of natural features and opportunities for agricultural and recreational pursuits.

Located south of Francois Lake, this property boasts breathtaking vistas and serene surroundings. Moxley Creek meanders through the land, providing not only a picturesque element but also a valuable water source for the property.

The terrain includes wind-swept slopes, ideal for winter grazing, making it a haven for livestock owners seeking ample grazing space even during the colder months. Additionally, there are timber stands scattered throughout the property, providing potential for forestry endeavors or simply adding to the natural charm of the landscape.

With approximately 43 acres of hay and improved pasture, there is ample room for agricultural activities, whether it’s cultivating crops or raising livestock. The presence of some fencing adds to the convenience for those looking to establish boundaries or manage livestock.

Accessibility is key, and this property offers road access, ensuring ease of transportation to and from the land. Furthermore, its proximity to crown land opens up a world of possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts, providing endless opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors.

Whether you’re seeking a secluded retreat surrounded by nature’s beauty or looking to capitalize on the agricultural potential of the land, this property offers a rare opportunity to own a sizable piece of British Columbia’s stunning landscape. With lakes and wildlife abound, every day presents a new adventure waiting to be discovered on this remarkable property.

LOCATION

16532 Cheslatta Road – Cheslatta, BC

DIRECTIONS

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AREA DATA

Francois Lake is approx. 110 km (68 miles) long, making it the second largest natural lake in British Columbia.  It offers excellent rainbow trout and char fishing.  Rainbow trout over 3 pounds and lake trout (char) over 20 pounds are not uncommon.  With a lake of this size watersports of all sorts are popular with opportunities for boating, kayaking and canoeing.  This area has many forest recreation sites, which offer many trails for hiking and mountain biking.  In the winter, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling is popular.

Burns Lake

Burns Lake is a rural village in the Northwestern-Central Interior of British Columbia, incorporated in 1923.  The village has a population of 1,779 according to the 2016 Census.  The Village is renowned for its rich First Nations heritage, and for its extensive network of mountain biking trails, which have received international acclaim by becoming Canada’s first IMBA Ride Centre.  In winter, cross-country skiing trails and snowmobile wilderness trails are created.  Burns Lake is located in the midst of a large networks of lakes called the Lakes District, with fishing and hunting year-round, and water activities in the summer months.  The town serves as a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining and tourist industries.  It also serves as the main commercial centre for the surrounding area including François Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley, and Granisle.  There are three pubs, many cafes and restaurants a selection of stores, and services, numerous hotels and motels, a library and a hospital.  The famous musician, Stuart McCallum, grew up in Burns Lake and attributes its influence in his music.  It is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

Tweedsmuir Park

Easily accessible from the property is the famous Tweedsmuir Park.  Tweedsmuir Park protects the entirety of the Rainbow Range, a collection of volcanic peaks where heavy mineralization has given the soil an array of colours.  The park also protects Hunlen Falls, a 260-metre-tall waterfall with one of highest unbroken drops in Canada.  The park was also home to Lonesome Lake, famed for homesteader and conservationist Ralph Edwards, who worked to preserve migration habitat there for the trumpeter swan.

The Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail is a heritage trail that follows the routing of a historic footpath used by local First Nations for trade and travel between the coast and the interior.  This trail would later be used by British explorer Alexander Mackenzie to become the first European to transit the continent by land and see the Pacific Ocean.

Fort Fraser

Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River.  Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia’s oldest permanent European-founded settlements.  The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.

Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia.  It is located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof, alongside the Yellowhead Highway.  The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George.  The pioneer roots of the area’s history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.

Prince George

Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the “Northern Capital” of BC.  It is the most major municipality near the property.  Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province’s economy and culture.

Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region.  Public sector and education-based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy.  Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure.  UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.

The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills.  This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports.  It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas.  Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.

Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy.  These facilities include:

  • Two chemical plants
  • An oil refinery
  • Brewery
  • Dairy
  • Machine shops
  • Aluminum boat construction
  • Value added forestry
  • Specialty equipment manufacturing

Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.

RECREATION

The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities.  The following activities are available:

Hunting
The property sits in Management Unit 6-4 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and game bird species.

Snowmobiling
The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities.  There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity.

Skiing/Snowboarding
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity, provides excellent slope conditions.  Taber Mountain and Purden Ski Village, or Smithers are all within driving distance of the property.  For more rugged skiing/snowboarding adventures, you may drive north to Powder King Mountain in the Pine Pass.

Boating/Fishing
The property is located between two very popular and large lakes, Francois Lake and Ootsa Lake.  There are an infinite number of additional waterbodies in the wider region such as Uncha Lake and Takysie Lake.  The fishing and water sport recreation are endless.

Hiking/Camping
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature the options for hiking and camping are endless.

Gardening
The summer climate is ideal for a large and expansive garden providing the opportunity to become very self-reliant from produce perspective.

Urban Recreation
With Prince George 3 hours away, the opportunity to go out on the town is always available.  The Prince George Cougars (WHL) always provide excellent entertainment.  There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.

HISTORY

Francois Lake got its current name by mistake.  The Carrier First Nations named the lake Nitapoen Lip Lake because of its shape.  The early settlers mistook ‘Nita’ for white man and the lake was named ‘Lac de Francois’ because most of the early settlers at the time were French Canadian voyageurs.  During the early years, the residents pronounced it ‘Francis Lake”, however, it is now known as “Francois Lake.”

INVESTMENT FEATURES

  • 43 acres of cleared land for hay production/improved pasture

SERVICES

  • Electricity nearby

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Some fencing and x-fencing (currently hold cattle for pasture)

TAXES

$166.28 (2024)

ZONING

RR-1

LEGAL

 

THE WEST 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 1667 RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT PID 004-872-282

 

DISTRICT LOT 481 RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT PID 011-446-463

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