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Affordable 521-Acre Recreational Parcel Surrounded by Crown Land – Quesnel, BC

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  • DESCRIPTION: Attention Outdoorsmen. This is an affordable opportunity to own 521 acres in the wilderness surrounding Baker Creek, BC. With trail access, creeks, marsh, meadow and second growth timber, this is the ideal recreational parcel. Surrounded by crown land on all four sides the exploration opportunities are endless.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 24110
  • PRICE: $349,000
  • SIZE: 521 Acres


521 Acres in the wilderness region of Baker Creek, BC. This is the ideal recreational property with second growth timber, ponds and Mount Creek intersecting the SE portion of the property. These features provide excellent habitat for moose, deer, bear, sandhill crane and waterfowl. Surrounded by crown land on all sides there are no limits to the adventure you can have right from the property.

There is rough trail access from the Nazko Highway. The property is managed forest lands. Whether you want to build an off-grid cabin, use the property as your camping/hunting base, or wish to hold the property as an investment, the possibilities are endless.


DL 12130 Boy Scout Camp Road

This property is located approximately 25 KMs west of Quesnel on the Nazko Highway


Contact listing agent. This is trail access with a creek crossing.


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 footsteps 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.

Thousands of square kilometres of Crown land, immediately adjacent to the property, 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.


Managed Forest Lands – The seller can assist with providing the current management plan for the property.






$1,007 (2024)