Extremely Rare Lakefront Property with Cabin on Owen Lake Beneath Nadina Mountain – Houston, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: A truly one-of-a-kind lakefront property situated on Owen Lake and in the majestic shadow of the very spiritual Nadina Mountain. Located within Wet'suwet'en First Nations traditional territory, Naydeena Mountain is...
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
- PROPERTY ID: 31125
A truly one-of-a-kind lakefront property situated on Owen Lake and in the majestic shadow of the very spiritual Nadina Mountain. Located within Wet’suwet’en First Nations traditional territory, Naydeena Mountain is a place where Wet’suwet’en people would go to hunt caribou, marmot, and mountain goat. The name Nadina translates to “Standing Up Alone.” You will not find a more naturally beautiful location in British Columbia.
This property offers 5.05 acres and is 1 of only 2 privately owned parcels on Owen Lake. The property has a quaint recreational cabin with 2 bedrooms, living area/kitchen and a solar room. The cabin is warmed by a wood stove, so you can enjoy the natural ambience year-round. There is a woodshed attached to the cabin’s exterior to store a supply of firewood.
The yard surrounding the cabin is cleared of brush/trees and there is 300+ ft of lake frontage on Owen Lake. The beach has a shallow grade, so you can wade out into the lake. The water is crystal clear and refreshing. Since there are no other deeded parcels, you will often have the lake all to yourself. Owen Lake is known for its excellent steelhead runs, along with a variety of other fish species.
The amazing part is this property is that it is located only 30 minutes south of Houston, BC meaning it is the ideal amalgamation of rural peace/solitude and urban convenience.
This property is located on the eastern shore of Owen Lake approximately 30 minutes’ drive on the Morice River Forest Service Rd south of Houston, BC.
From Houston head west on Highway 16 until the highway intersects with the Morice River Forest Service Road. Proceed on the Forest Service Road south for approximately 40 km at which point the property’s driveway will be on the west side of the road.
Nadina Mountain, is a remote 6,926-foot mountain of volcanic origins located in Nadina Mountain Provincial Park in northern British Columbia. The mountain is located 30 km south of Houston, BC (as the crow flies). At its peak, the mountain attains a height of 2,300 ft above the forested foothills of the Nechako Plateau. The mountain is the third highest peak on the Plateau. The peak is a striking feature on the surrounding landscape, and is theorized to have been a refuge during the last glacial period. Vegetation below treeline consists mostly of subalpine fir.
The mountain was established as a park in 2008. The park is known for its high mountain goat population and covers an area of approximately 2,789 hectares. The nearest higher peak is Mount Ney, 41.7 km to the southwest, and precipitation runoff from Nadina drains into tributaries of the Fraser River.
Wet-zuhn-kwa (pronounced Wet-zin-kwah) has one of the largest, wild steelhead runs in the world. The Morice/Bulkley is an easy to moderate river to wade, from the pea gravel runs of the upper river to the difficult canyon sections of the lower river and everything in between. Prime time for Steelhead is early September to the first week in November. In early October the days get shorter and frosty. By the end of season when the really big fish come in, expect snow and cold temperatures.
Houston is a forestry, mining and tourism town in the Bulkley Valley of the Northern Interior of British Columbia. Its urban population is approximately 3,600 people, with approximately 2,000 in the surrounding rural area. It is known as the “steelhead capital” and it has the world’s largest fly fishing rod. Houston’s tourism industry is largely based on ecotourism and Steelhead Park, situated along Highway 16. Houston is named in honour of the pioneer newspaperman John Houston.
Fir and poplar are the dominant tree species in the region. Different alpine grasses and lichen grow throughout the summer months in the alpine on Nadina Mountain.
There is an infinite number of recreational opportunities on the property and in the surrounding region. The list below is far from exhaustive.
There is a strenuous hiking route up the northeast slope of Nadina Mountain. The trail leads from outside the Park, through the forested slopes of the mountain and up to alpine. The trailhead is at 867-metre elevation and reaches alpine at 1,686 metres. After reaching alpine, the trail fades away. From this point, hikers can pick their own route to the summit at 2,125 m.
Another route up the mountain leaves from Nadina Mountain Lodge on Owen Lake. This is a longer route that visits both Klate Lake and Base Lake en-route to the mountain and then climbs steeply.
Additional Recreational Activities
- Equestrian pursuits
- Ice skating
- Wildlife viewing
- Photography tours
The local Indigenous people were initially known as the Carrier people, but today they are more commonly referred to as the Wet’suwet’en and speak a language commonly referred to as Dakeł (Northern Athabaskan or Na-Dene language). The Morice River is called “Wet-zuhn-kwa” by the Wet’suwet’en people because of the bluish-green colour of the water.
54° 6’14.10″N and 126°44’54.74″W
This is an off-grid property without electricity, well, or septic. There is a woodstove for heat and cooking.
625 ft2 cabin (measurements are approximate).
BLOCK A DISTRICT LOT 3433 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT