COURT ORDERED SALE – 609 Acres with 305 Acres of Cleared Production Land – Fort St John BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: COURT ORDERED SALE. Attention outdoorsmen and ranchers. Offering 609 acres on 3 titles of contiguous farmland in the heart of the Peace River.
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
COURT ORDERED SALE. Attention outdoorsmen and ranchers. Offering 609 acres on 3 titles of contiguous farmland in the heart of the Peace River. This property has 305 cleared acres which has previously grown hay and grain. The rest of the property is in aspen and willow and plays host to large numbers of elk, deer and moose. There are several large and naturally occurring ponds on the property, which provide water for livestock and cattle.
The property sits elevated above the Beaton River Valley, which serves as an important wildlife corridor. Access is provided via road allowance and crown land to the north. This is extremely affordable land for someone looking for private hunting property, or for additional grazing/hay land for a regional farmer.
Access is provided via road allowance from the Siphon Creek Road.
The zoning is A2 and allows for all agricultural activities and for a personal residence to be constructed on each title.
Cecil Lake region of Peace River, BC
From Fort St John head north on the Rose Prairie Road until its intersection with Cecil Lake Road just north of town. Turn to head east on the Cecil Lake Road for approximately 14 miles until the Cecil Lake Road intersects with the Siphon Creek Road. Turn to head north on the Siphon Creek Road for approximately 13 miles at which point, the Road allowance to the property will commence on the west side of the road. The road allowance extends for 2 miles at which point, you will have reached the northeast quarter section.
The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.
The region contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.
The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands in British Columbia. This makes the region a mecca when it comes to farming, ranching and outdoor recreational pursuits. Cattle ranching continues to dominate much of the Peace River region’s rural landscape with the area possessing over 60,000 head of cattle and accounting for over 22% of the provincial total. This is a testament to the quality grazing conditions throughout the region.
The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.
The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.
The property is relatively close to the lively city of Fort St John. Fort St. John provides the opportunity to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. Fort St. John offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property. There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary.
In addition to recreational activities in town, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region. Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region and on this property specifically. The property has robust populations of mule deer, whitetail, moose and elk, which provide ample hunting opportunities for the most discerning sportsmen. These game animals use the Doig River valley as a travel corridor and rely on the forest cover on this property for food, security and thermal cover.
The property also provides excellent off-roading opportunities for quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles.
Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance, at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometres north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.
It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.
In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the “Fort St. John No. 1” well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region’s agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.
- 305 acres of cleared production lands
THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 15 TOWNSHIP 86 RANGE 17 WEST OF THE SIXTH MERIDIAN PEACE RIVER DISTRICT EXCEPT THE MOST WESTERLY 25 METRES, THE MOST SOUTHERLY 25 METRES AND THE MOST EASTERLY 25 METRES IN PARALLEL WIDTHS THEREOF PID 007-809-018
THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 22 TOWNSHIP 86 RANGE 17 WEST OF THE SIXTH MERIDIAN PEACE RIVER DISTRICT EXCEPT THE MOST WESTERLY 25 METRES AND THE MOST EASTERLY 25 METRES IN PARALLEL WIDTHS THEREOF PID 007-809-158
THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23 TOWNSHIP 86 RANGE 17 WEST OF THE SIXTH MERIDIAN PEACE RIVER DISTRICT EXCEPT THE MOST SOUTHERLY 25 METRES IN PARALLEL WIDTH THEREOF PID 007-809-271