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Cozy Cabin in the Mountains – Wells, BC

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  • DESCRIPTION: The ultimate hunting camp for you and your friends. Surrounded by Crown land and located 1.5 hours east of Quesnel, this 19,340 ft2 parcel is a 10-year Licence of Occupation with 6.5 years remaining. The sellers have held the license for many years renewing the licence numerous times. If you are looking for an affordable wilderness getaway, this is your opportunity.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 23120
  • PRICE: $50,000
  • SIZE: 19340 sqft


*Dream Hunting Camp*

A cozy cabin in situated in misty mountains.  Welcome to your dream retreat in the serene wilderness of the Wells area, situated east of the charming town of Quesnel.  This stunning 19,340 ft2 property offers a 10-year Licence of Occupation, with 6.5 years remaining, allowing you to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of nature.  The Licence of Occupation has been renewed by the sellers in the past, and likely could do so again in the future after consultation with the Ministry of Forests and Lands.

At the heart of this property is a cozy and rustic 336 ft2 cabin, providing a comfortable and secluded haven amidst the wild landscape.  The cabin features a wood stove and propane cook stove, ensuring warmth and convenience during all seasons.  Whether you’re seeking a cozy evening by the fire or preparing a delicious meal, these amenities offer a touch of comfort while maintaining a true wilderness experience.

For your convenience, a dug well provides a reliable and fresh water source, allowing you to fully embrace the tranquility of this remote setting.  Additionally, an outhouse is conveniently located on the property, offering a simple yet functional bathroom solution that aligns with the back-to-nature experience.

The property’s surroundings are truly awe-inspiring, as it is enveloped by the vast expanse of Crown land.  This means that your retreat is nestled within pristine forests, majestic mountains, and breathtaking vistas, ensuring a sense of peace and seclusion that is unparalleled.  The opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation are endless, from hiking and wildlife spotting to fishing and canoeing in nearby lakes and rivers.

To enhance your outdoor experience, a fire pit is available on the property, inviting you to gather around the crackling flames under a starlit sky, sharing stories and creating memories with loved ones.  The ambiance of the fire pit adds a touch of magic to your evenings, making it a perfect spot for relaxation and connection with nature.

Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of birdsong, enjoying your morning coffee on the porch of your cabin while immersing yourself in the breathtaking wilderness that surrounds you.  This property offers a rare opportunity to experience the untamed beauty of British Columbia’s wild lands, providing a tranquil escape from the demands of everyday life.

Don’t miss your chance to purchase this remarkable retreat with a 10-year Licence of Occupation.  Embrace the allure of the Wells area and create a lifetime of cherished memories in this idyllic wilderness oasis.


2900 Forest Service Road – Wells, BC


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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 is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers.  It is the commercial center 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.

Bowron Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park located in northern British Columbia, roughly 117 km (73 mi) east of the city of Quesnel.  Other nearby towns include Wells and the historic destination of Barkerville.  Once a popular hunting and fishing destination, today the park is protected and known for its abundant wildlife, rugged glaciated mountains, and numerous freshwater lakes.

The park’s standout attraction is the 116 km (72 mi) recreational paddling circuit through the Cariboo Mountains, which connects a majority of the park’s lakes via waterways and short portages, and has been named one of the top 10 canoe trips in the world.  The park is open to a limited number of canoes and kayaks each year from May 15 to September 30.


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

The property sits in Management Unit 5-13 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and game bird species.  The property itself houses abundant wildlife particularly mule deer, moose and bear.

The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities.  There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity.  The property itself is excellent for all manner of off-road activities.

Cross-Country Skiing
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent slope and trail conditions.  What better way to explore the property and surrounding countryside than on a pair of cross-country skis.

Some of the best trout fishing opportunities in the province are mere minutes away from the property.  Bowron Lake offers some of the best spring and fall rainbow trout fishing particularly for fly fisherman.

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

Urban Recreation
With Quesnel located close to the property, there is plenty of urban recreational opportunities available.  There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.


The first major arrival of European settlers in the area around Bowron Lake Park came with the Cariboo gold rush in the 1860s, which was centred in the nearby town of Barkerville.  While little gold mining happened within the modern boundaries of the park, miners and prospectors were the first Europeans to regularly visit Bowron Lake (then called Bear Lake) and the surrounding area.

The Bowron and Cariboo mountains were continuously explored through the mid- to late-1800s.  While the Canadian Pacific Railway searched for links through the mountain passes, John Bowron, the Gold Commissioner, sent exploration parties into the hills to establish mining routes into gold-bearing ground.  One of these routes followed the Goat River pass, connecting the Cariboo region to the Tête Jaune Cache in the Robson Valley, and was well-established enough to allow for dog sleds in the winter.  This trail was eventually made obsolete when the Grand Trunk Railroad was finalized in 1914.

On 31 March 1917, Bowron Lake was adopted as the official name of the lake previously known as Bear Lake, to honour John Bowron—though some maps had started using this name as early as 1914.  John Bowron himself died in 1906, and was extremely involved with the mining industry in Barkerville throughout his life.  The park would later inherit the same name as the lake.


53°11’12.07″N and 121°26’10.91″W


10-year Licence of Occupation with 6.5 years remaining.  The Licence of Occupation has been renewed by the sellers in the past and likely could do so again in the future after consultation with the Ministry of Forests and Lands.


  • Propane cook stove
  • Woodstove
  • Dug well
  • Outhouse


336 ft2 cabin with addition