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Historic Riverfront Hobby Farm on the Fraser River – Cariboo

  • Select Property type: Sold
  • DESCRIPTION: This is a unique opportunity to own a remarkably beautiful hobby farm nestled gently along the banks of the Fraser River. The property consists of gradual rolling hills enveloped in timber, 85-acres of hayfield and a bright, beautiful ranch home.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 17260
  • PRICE: $549,00
  • SIZE: 192.69 acres


This property is located along one of the most beautiful stretches of land in British Columbia, in between Williams Lake and Quesnel on the West Fraser Highway.  The property features 192 acres of private river frontage and is suitable for a multitude of uses.  Whether it is utilized as a hobby farm, a fishing/hunting property or a home to raise your family, the serenity of the landscape is remarkable.  Combining large tracts of hay land on the upper benches, blocks of thick standing timber and rich, fertile river bottom truly make this property one of a kind.

The property features approximately 800 metres of quiet river frontage, approximately 2,000 metres of fir timber, approximately 85 acres of hay production, consistent springs with water licences, three stock shelters, wood shed, chicken coops, 50’ x 70’ hay/livestock shelter, 30’ x 50’ green house, 30’ x 32’ garage and a15’ x 30’ tractor shed.

The residence is a spacious rancher with an open concept, modern kitchen perfectly suited for hosting large gatherings and family events.  The remainder of the house possesses a unique rustic charm complemented with modern amenities.  Each of three bedrooms offer views of the Fraser River, as it slowly flows past the property.  The house contains plenty of storage and office space, a large, bright bathroom and a south facing solarium, which helps illuminate the living room on even the cloudiest of days.

The rich, fertile growing conditions have allowed cherry, apricot, apple, plum, grapes and quince trees to flourish mere feet from the residence.  The yard, immediately surrounding the residence, possesses a 1 acre garden with plenty of room for expansion.  The garden is complimented by the large greenhouse, which helps extend the growing season.

The property abounds with wildlife including robust populations of mule deer, black bear, moose and a growing elk herd.  Hunting opportunities are numerous and large, trophy bucks may be taken on the property.  The Fraser River, which runs adjacent to the property offers tremendous fishing opportunities for rainbows, bull trout, kokanees and salmon species.

Despite the peaceful solitude, easy and quick access into the towns of Quesnel and Williams Lake provides a convenience factor rarely found amongst large, rural properties.  Quesnel is approximately a 35 minute drive north of the property, along the well maintained West Fraser Highway, and Williams Lake is approximately 1 hour south along the same roadway.


7582 Lands Road – located off the West Fraser Highway between Williams Lake and Quesnel


From Williams Lake

Turn left off Mackenzie Avenue N onto Soda Creek Rd heading north.  Follow Soda Creek Rd until you cross the Fraser River at which point the road becomes the West Fraser Highway.  Go north on the West Fraser Highway for approximately 73 km until Lands Rd.  Take a right on Lands Rd and follow to property.

From Quesnel

Proceed on west on Anderson Drive until it turns south and becomes the West Fraser Highway.  Continue along this roadway for approximately 37 km until Lands Rd.  Turn left on Lands Rd and proceed to the property.


This property is an outdoorsmen’s dream.  With hunting and fishing opportunities mere footsteps from the front door.  The lush growing climate, ample yard space and existing greenhouse enables garden enthusiast’s ample opportunity to grow and harvest a wide array of fruits and vegetables.

The property is well situated for equestrian usage with fencing, corrals, stock shelters/water troughs and large tracks of land suitable for riding.  Thousands of square kilometers of Crown land, in close proximity to the property, provide infinite opportunity to explore the countryside.

  • Gardening
  • Hobby farming
  • Equestrian
  • Quadding
  • Dirt biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing


The property is located on the site of the old ferry crossing, built in the early 1900s, and was once inhabited by the original ferry operator.


52°38’57.80″N and 122°29’57.27″W


Please see mapping section – all boundaries are approximate.


Electricity, water, septic.


  • 2,175 ft2 residence
  • 50’ x 70’ barn
  • 30’ x 50’ greenhouse
  • 18’ x 50’ tractor shed
  • 30’ x 32’ wired shop
  • Chicken coop
  • Wood shed


$891 (2016)




District Lot 6144 Cariboo District Except Plan 19363

PID 007-436-572