Picturesque South Facing ¼ Section Minutes from New Hazelton – Hazelton, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: We are very pleased to introduce a very rare quarter section of land with subdivision potential in the stunningly serene and picturesque New Hazelton area. This affordable piece of land...
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
- Property Id: 31947
We are very pleased to introduce a very rare quarter section of land with subdivision potential in the stunningly serene and picturesque New Hazelton area. This affordable piece of land offers a new owner endless opportunity and potential, as an investment, or as a private rural oasis to enjoy for many years to come. With gentle slopes, towering trees, views that will leave breathless, and a quite calm that is unforgettable this piece of land is a must-see and a cant miss opportunity.
The current owner has invested a lot of his time and money in preparing the land for the next steward to take over. Whether it has been the implementation of a road network that allows access to all areas of the land, or constructing a nearly 5,500 ft2 barn with a significant utility as a place for animals, equipment and supplies. Scattered throughout the property are also cleared build site, each offering privacy amongst the vegetation, but still allowing for views out over the valley below.
The parcel can be accessed off Hazelton-Kitwanga Back Road, and via a legal easement. There are hydro lines leading along the easterly boundary of the property. The owner has created a deep water pond which can be used as a source of drinking water for the different developable sites. The property is also bordering Crown land, where you can find a vast wilderness and endless hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. The Skeena River is also not far from the property, which is well known for its beauty and abundance of fish.
The Hazelton area is home to many splendid creatures. As you drive through the area, look out for grizzly bears, black bears and even the rare white Kermode bear. You may also see deer, moose, eagles, hawks and many other smaller creatures. Always have your camera ready as you never know when you will happen upon the next natural wonder. The river is the ideal location to see animals. If you are really lucky you may be able to see spectacular sights such as eagles and bears fishing. Everywhere you turn there is some creature to be seen, whether it be a cunning raven, a majestic bear or a shy coyote.
Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.
District Lot 452, Hazelton Kitwanga Back Road – Hazelton, BC
Notable Drive Times
- New Hazelton: 20 minutes
- Smithers: 50 minutes
- Terrace: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Kitimat: 2 hours
- Prince Rupert: 3 hours
- Prince George: 5 hours
For detailed directions and location of this property please visit the “Maps” section of this listing.
From Hazelton, head southeast on Skeena Road toward Lower Bench Road (240 m). Continue onto John Field Road (350 m). Turn let onto Highway 62/River Road—continue to follow Highway 62 (900 m). Turn left onto Kispiox Valley Road (5.8 km). Slight left onto Hazelton Kitwanga Back Road (5.7 km). Turn right to access easement.
Named after the hazel bushes which paint river-carved terraces, the Hazeltons are situated amidst a majestic landscape dominated by 3,000 foot walls of the rugged Roché de Boule Range. The area offers an unsurpassed combination of attractions: scenic beauty, wilderness recreation, aboriginal culture, trophy salmon fishing, and a friendly frontier lifestyle. The Hazelton area is comprised of two municipalities (the Village of Hazelton and District of New Hazelton), four unincorporated communities (South Hazelton, Two Mile, Kitwanga and the Kispiox Valley).
Officially designated as a National Historic Site, Kitwanga, also known as Gitwangak, is on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37, 4 km north of the Yellowhead Highway 16 junction. Not only can you explore the history of the Northwest First Nations at the Kitwanga Fort National Historic Site, but the 1893 St Paul’s Anglican Church and Bell Tower at Kitwanga landmarks are also iconic landmarks. The collection totem poles can be viewed and are easily accessible.
The population for Kitwanga is approximately 480. Primary employers are Kitwanga Forest Products, Kitwanga Elementary, and Meek Logging Ltd. The community has a community hall, post office, general store, restaurant, recreation complex, ballfield, RV park, trail system, ambulance station, and two churches.
Prince George, population 74,004, is the largest hub city in northern BC. It is often referred to as the province’s “Northern Capital.” Prince George is situated at the Fraser and Nechako rivers’ confluence and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97. Prince George’s northern city hub is just over a 5.5-hour drive with an international airport. Domestic connections to international airports are available in Terrace and Smithers. A significant supply center, Terrace is barely over a 1-hour drive for supplies and services.
Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area
Multiple mountain goat herds reside within the park. They frequent the peaks and ridges during the summer and winter in the forests near Oliver Creek and Hells Bells Creek. Grizzly and black bears, raptors, and other birds frequent the entire protected area. In low elevation forested areas, marten and fisher birds use the older forests. Moose, mule deer, coyotes, and wolves use the park around natural openings, burned areas, and old logging cut blocks. The low elevation forest between Hells Bells Creek and Oliver Creek provides mule deer winter range. Salmon pass through the lower reaches of creeks, and trout live within most lakes and streams.
Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park
This park also offers wildlife viewing opportunities through various habitats. There are grizzly bear habitats in the subalpine and good moose habitats. Lower elevation provides excellent migratory bird viewing opportunities.
Along the Skeena River, the Kermode bear (also known as Spirit Bear) lives near the Skeena Valley from Prince Rupert to Hazelton. The region is also home to black and brown bears. Grizzly bears are less common in the area. Five varieties of salmon and steelhead are predominant in the river. The 580 km Skeena River is well known for its sport fishing, most notably five species of salmon. With 5 million spawning salmon a year, the river is second only to the Fraser River in capacity to produce sockeye salmon. The river rises in the northern interior of BC and generally flows southwest into the Pacific Ocean at Chatham Sound, south of Prince Rupert.
The Hazelton area is considered the mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, and offers endless recreational opportunities. Whether you are into fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, trail riding, nature watching, kayaking, etc. there is something available for you right out your back door.
Provincial Parks Near Hazelton
- Ross Lake Provincial Park
- Anderson Flats Provincial Park
- Buckley Junction Provincial Park
- Seeley Lake Provincial Park
The Bulkley River has one of the largest, if not the largest wild steelhead runs in the world. The river is blessed with over ninety miles of classic fly water holding steelhead from 5 to 30 pounds. These wild fish are well known for attacking surface presentations throughout the season.
The river produces these exceptionally aggressive fish because of its source, the very large Morice Lake, which makes the Bulkley a warmer and clearer river than other watersheds on the Skeena system. This lake’s origin gives the Bulkley River very rich aquatic insect life. The juvenile Steelhead act as trout for up to five years, staying in the river, eating bugs and rising to eat many of them. When they return to the river as adult steelhead they have imprinted a ‘trouty’ attitude, inspiring them to attack flies on the surface. This is what sets the Bulkley River apart from others.
British Columbia’s Kispiox River has had a 50-year history of being home for the largest steelhead in the world. The rest of the world became aware of the Kispiox steelhead when they took all the top places in Field and Stream Magazine’s Contest. That started an annual fall migration of anglers to the whole Skeena watershed.
The mighty Skeena River, long been known as the “River of Mists,” is located over 600 air miles north of Vancouver, and is the second largest river system in the province. Even average size fish in the Skeena region are considered trophies when compared to catches taken elsewhere. Steelhead weigh more than twenty pounds and chinook over fifty pounders are not uncommon. Local biologists have also netted several world-record size chum salmon as well as chinook in excess of one hundred pounds.
Fishing and Outdoor Recreation
Renowned salmon, trout, and steelhead fishing happens here. This is home of record size Kispiox River steelhead. Ross Lake Park is popular with anglers, boaters and swimmers. A picnic area, beach, hiking trail and boat launch offers a variety of opportunities for an enjoyable family picnic or evening stroll. This park offers a pleasant beach on the lake that is popular with locals for swimming and afternoon BBQs. Catch Locals enjoying the lake on their stand-up paddle boards or fishing right off of the dock!
Anderson Flats Park offers scenic and recreational values including regionally and provincially significant fishery values. The park provides highly accessible public access to the riverfront on both the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers with excellent recreational fishing, camping and day-use recreation opportunities from June through September.
Seven Sisters Provincial Park is named for the spectacular set of peaks visible from Highway 16 between Hazelton and Terrace. This Provincial Park and protected area offer an exceptional, natural setting for a wide variety of existing and potential recreational activities. Hiking and snowmobiling are two popular front-country and back-country activities.
Hiking and Biking Trails
There are many trails of varying lengths and difficulties that are ideal for exploring the beauty and history in Hazelto. Blue Lake, Kitwanga, Gitwangak Battle Hill, Sidina Mountain and the Waterfall Lookout Trail are a few of the most popular regions to explore on foot or by bike.
Winter Sports Activities
Ross Lake and Seeley Lake also provide great outdoor ice skating and ice fishing in winter months. You can ski and snowshoe here, and find groomed ski trails on nearby Bulkley Canyon Road. Snowmobiling, heli and cat skiing guided tours are also available for the most adventurous winter sport enthusiasts.
The Hazelton area has for centuries been the home of the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en people. Starting in the 1860s, the region also became home to growing pioneer communities. This unique sharing of an unequaled wilderness setting around the confluence of the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers, has made the Hazeltons the “Historic Heartland of Northwest BC” and one of the oldest communities in northern British Columbia.
Our resource rich area has nurtured vital northwest coast First Nations’ cultures that have used the Hazelton area as a centre of residence and commerce for over 8,000 years. The Skeena, or ‘River of Mist’, was a trade route which allowed 20 metre (60-foot) cedar canoes to navigate from the Coast upriver to totem-filled villages with magical names like Temlaham, Gitanmaax, and Kispiox.
Please see mapping section of this listing (all boundaries are approximate).
55°15’21.35″N and 127°42’43.25″W
- Water – pond and water lines
5,500 ft2 barn.
R1 – Rural
DISTRICT LOT 452 CASSIAR DISTRICT EXCEPT BLOCK A