Home on the Range – Affordable Hobby Farm on 152 Acres with Large Family Home near Vanderhoof, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: 152.6-acre hobby farm on two titles. Property offers fencing, x-fencing, good pasture land, alfalfa growing capabilities, flowing creek and 70 acres of cleared land. There is a spacious 3,900 ft2 family home with large sundeck and commanding views of the property. Wildlife abounds!
- LISTING NUMBER : 22256
- PRICE: $499,000
- SIZE: 152.6 acres
Hobby farm with stunning views of Sinkut Mountain situated on two titles with approximately 152.6 acres of land. The property is located 20 minutes east of Vanderhoof, and 50 minutes west of Prince George.
The property is fenced and cross fenced and ready for cows, horses, ponies or pigs. There are several small pens, corrals, a crowding tub and squeeze for cattle handling. Two automatic waterers and several dugouts provide water for stock. Fish bearing Hogsback Creek runs through property east to west. Approximately 70 acres are cleared and could be hayed. The property is capable of growing good alfalfa crops. The property has previously produced 1.5-2 tonnes of hay per acre.
The main house is older (built in 1959), but offers 3,900 ft2. The home operates on a drilled well, hydro and septic lagoon. The home is situated on a cinder block and concrete foundation. There are 3 bedrooms plus an office (used as a bedroom, window no closet) and 1 bathroom all located on the main floor. The main floor also contains a laundry area, open kitchen (with walk-in pantry), boot room (with covered breezeway) and a cozy living room area. The home sits on full walk out basement. There is some framing in place, in the basement, and the commencement of a bedroom. The basement could be fully renovated as its own 2 bedroom, 1 bath suite.
There is an electric furnace in basement and an old chimney from a pellet stove, which was removed. The pellet stove could be easily reinstalled. A wood stove on main floor heats the main living space and casts a cheerful glow in the upstairs living room. A new hot water tank was installed in July 2022. The Sellers claim there is ample water from the drilled well, and they have never had issues with water quantity.
The second title has its own home site, which use to have a mobile home. It still has its own hydro meter and septic tank. The home site shares a well with the main house and all appropriate easements are in place. A new owner could easily put another mobile, cabin, travel trailer or barn in this location.
The property is completed by several small sheds/outbuildings, a greenhouse and large home garden. The property holds rich black dirt, and areas of peat down in the willow bottom. A big loop driveway provides easy access/egress, and ample parking space. It is easy to store and maneuver logging trucks and large pieces of machinery.
This is an affordable opportunity for an ambitious family to live out their country dreams.
9490 Klassen Road – Vanderhoof, BC
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Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain, close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River.
Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia’s oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.
Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It’s located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area’s history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.
Vanderhoof is a robust town within the region with deep roots in the logging, farming and trapping industries. The town has a population of 4,500 and has all the necessary amenities for area residents including schools, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and more. The Nechako Lumber Company operates a large mill just outside the town providing long term sustainable employment to area residents. Vanderhoof recently received a new aquatic center with a 1,500 ft2 leisure pool, six lane lap pool and 30-person hot tub.
With a population of 74,003, Prince George is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the “Northern Capital” of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province’s economy and culture.
Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.
The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.
Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:
- Two chemical plants
- An oil refinery
- Machine shops
- Aluminum boat construction
- Value added forestry
- Specialty equipment manufacturing
Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.
The recreation on the property and in the wider region is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large acreage may be undertaken on this property. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:
The property resides in Management Unit 7-13 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting in the region is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. You will find multiple species on the property itself.
There is excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the property. Whether you drive west to the coast or fish one of the region’s many salmon rivers, the fishing is sure to impress. There are many lakes in the region offering excellent trout and kokanee fishing as well. Hogsback Creek, on the property, is fish bearing as well.
With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery, there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and on nearby Crown land.
With the diversity/immensity of the property and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the ranch by foot and discover new joys each time.
53°54’26.17″N and 123°52’29.39″W
- 70 acres cleared farmland capable of growing alfalfa
- Fencing and cross fencing
- There are several small pens, corrals, a crowding tub and squeeze for cattle handling
- Two automatic waterers and several dugouts provide water for stock
- Two titles with separate home sites (separate septic systems and separate meters); Easements in place
- Drilled well
- Wood stove
- Electric furnace
- Septic lagoon
- 3,900 ft2 home built in 1959
- Various storage buildings and sheds
- THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 33 TOWNSHIP 8 RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT EXCEPT PLANS 11506 AND PRP14720
- PID 015-342-280
- THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 32 TOWNSHIP 8 RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT
- PID 015-342-174