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Charming Acreage with Lake Frontage, Outbuildings and Cozy 2,400 sqft Home – Burns Lake, BC

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  • DESCRIPTION: 4.45 Acres with partial frontage on Burns Lake. The property operates an antique and storage business while offering a 2,400 sqft home (built in 1979 and has undergone updates and renovations), 70’ x 50’ pole shed, 60’ x 40’ shop with additional storage area and wired cabin. With landscaping and a grand fire pit, this is a dream property.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 24038
  • PRICE: $579,000
  • SIZE: 4.45 acres

Description

Welcome to your dream property! Nestled on a meticulously maintained 4.45 acres of prime real estate, this property offers a harmonious blend of business potential and leisurely living. Boasting a proven track record as a successful business location, this property is brimming with opportunities.

Step onto the grounds and be greeted by a sprawling 70′ X 50′ pole shed, a lucrative income generator in its own right. Adjacent to it stands a spacious 60′ x 40′ shop complete with ample storage space, 12’ overhead door and a mezzanine catering to all your business needs. Additionally, a woodshed ensures you’re well-equipped for any projects or seasonal requirements.

The greenhouse on the property allows you to get a head start on your summer gardening while the seasonal creek on the property adds to spring’s ambience.

For those moments of relaxation and social gatherings, a beautifully crafted stamped concrete fire-pit area beckons, promising countless memorable evenings with friends and family. And for those seeking a refreshing escape, a slice of lakefront paradise awaits, offering respite on scorching summer days.

Step inside the welcoming abode and discover a meticulously maintained 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home. The main floor exudes charm with its inviting kitchen and living room, featuring a cozy wood-burning fireplace—ideal for cozying up during chilly winter nights. Descend to the walk-out basement where comfort meets functionality with two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, a convenient cold room, laundry area, and a generously sized rec room—a perfect space for relaxation and entertainment.

Whether you envision this property as a bustling business hub or a tranquil retreat, its versatile offerings and impeccable maintenance ensure a lifestyle of both productivity and serenity. Don’t miss your chance to make this property your own—a rare opportunity awaits!

LOCATION

13797 STEARNS SUBDIV RD BURNS LAKE, BC

DIRECTIONS

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AREA DATA

Burns Lake is a rural village in the North-Central Interior of British Columbia, incorporated in 1923.  The village has a population of 2,029 according to the 2011 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.

There are two First Nations reserves that are part of the town, and another four nearby, making it one of the few communities in the province that have almost equal populations of persons of native or European descent.  Local nations include Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Cheslatta Band, Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation, Skin Tyee band and Nee Tahi Buhn band.

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 Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley and Granisle.  There are three pubs, many cafés and restaurants a selection of stores and services, numerous hotels and motels, a library and a hospital.  It is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

RECREATION

Burns Lake has gained world-renowned recognition from the International Mountain Biking Association for its network of trails on Boer Mountain.  The trails, maintained by a volunteer group called Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association, include 20 km of downhill and 40 km of cross-country trails.  The trails continue to draw mountain bikers from all over the world and are expanding every season.

In the winter months cross-country skiing is very popular at the Omineca Ski Club.  Its facilities have hosted several national championships and are considered to rank among western Canada’s best trail networks.  The facilities include 25 km of groomed trails, four km of which are lit for nighttime skiing.  There is also a facility for biathlon skiing.

In 2014 The Village of Burns Lake completed work on the Lakeside Multiplex and renovations to the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena.  This facility includes a hockey rink, curling rink, rock climbing gym, a squash/racquetball court, a fitness facility and multi-use rooms.  The facility is located on Spirit Square, a large outdoor park with a playground, a beach, a walking path, outdoor fitness equipment, two tennis courts and a skateboard park.

The 1.9-kilometre Opal Bed Trail leads to an active rock hounding destination, where users can look for precious minerals.

Burns Lake is considered to be the gateway to Tweedsmuir North Provincial Park and Protected Area.  The North Park is a wilderness area with no services or supplies; it cannot be accessed by road.  Fly-in tours for sightseeing, hunting and fishing are offered by local outfitters.

HISTORY

Burns Lake’s first inhabitants were the Carrier First Nations communities that spanned much of the Lakes District and beyond.

Burns Lake itself began as a small rest stop for travelers on their way to the Yukon Gold Rush.  Many of these travelers spotted opportunity in the rich forestry, fur and mining opportunities in Burns Lake and the surrounding area.

Burns Lake acquired its name after Michael Byrnes, who was an explorer for the Collins Overland Telegraph scheme.  Byrnes passed Burns Lake in about 1866 while surveying a route from Fort Fraser to Hagwilget.  Recent research indicates that Byrnes was also a miner during the Cariboo Gold Rush and had staked a claim on William’s Creek earlier, in 1861.  On the 1866 trail map of the area, the name ‘Byrnes’ Lake appears; after 1876 however, the maps indicate it as Burns Lake.

Bob Gerow, one of the main founders of Burns Lake, entered into partnership with Jack Seely and Howard Laidlaw to create Burns Lake Trading Company.  Together, they built a store/hotel and a saw mill on Gerow Island, which would become the hub of trade for the surrounding area.  The Village was incorporated on December 6, 1923.  The first Mayor was G. M Gerow.

The first newspaper in Burns Lake was called the Observer, published and edited by Sidney Godwin.  In the late 1950s another newspaper, also called the Observer, was operated by Ralph Vipond.  It closed in 1961.

The town continued to grow throughout the 20th century.  Its current industries have become forestry and tourism, though many workers commute to jobs in the mining industry.

Burns Lake received nationwide attention on January 20, 2012, when an explosion destroyed Babine Forest Products, a wood mill which was one of the town’s primary employers.

A number of historic buildings still stand including:

The Old Hospital

First built in 1933 by the Women’s Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada, the hospital was officially opened by Canada’s former Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir.  Once the largest and finest public buildings between Prince George and Prince Rupert, it was famous for its fine gardens.  It was later occupied by a senior citizens apartment complex, then declared a heritage building in 1982 and redeveloped as an office building by its owner, the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation.

The Bucket of Blood

Located adjacent to the Burns Lake Museum, this square-cut log building is a former fur trade post which later became a gambling den.  Due to the nature of gambling, fights broke out in the building, earning its name.  It now contains a display of historical artifacts from the life of Craig Wafflehouse, one of the founders of Burns Lake.

INVESTMENT FEATURES

The property is zoned to permit a variety of home business ventures. The property has successfully derived income as an antique store and a storage business.

Small portion is lakefront.

SERVICES

  • Natural gas
  • Wood fireplace
  • Drilled Well – Submersible well pump (April 2019) – previous pump lasted 15 years
  • Reverse Osmosis tap, fridge (2020), stove (2019), washer and dryer (2022), dishwasher (hooked up in 2014, but never used)
  • Septic – Pumped 2022

IMPROVEMENTS

  • 2,400 sqft home (built in 1979 and has undergone updates and renovations)
  • 70’ x 50’ pole shed
  • 60’ x 40’ shop with additional storage area
  • Wired cabin
  • Wood Shed

TAXES 

$2,259.28 (2024)

ZONING

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LEGAL

BLOCK 2 DISTRICT LOT 4157 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 6371 PID 009-980-318

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