Private 40-Acre Parcel with Vast Mountain Views Perched High Above the Fraser Valley
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Large rural acreage with stunning views of the Fraser Valley. Perched high above Chilliwack, near Ryder Lake and Elk Mountain, this property offers natural tranquility high above the fertile valley below.
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
Large rural acreage with stunning views of the Fraser Valley. Perched high above Chilliwack, near Ryder Lake and Elk Mountain, this property offers natural tranquility high above the fertile valley below. The property is covered in mature forest providing excellent habitat for songbirds and deer. There are numerous flat build sites for a residential home many of which would provide excellent views of the surrounding landscape.
The property has some minor undulations to it with a portion of the property sitting on the side of the mountain. The various topographical outcroppings provide the property with character and have the advantage of offering individually unique views of the valley below.
Despite the rural solitude, all of the urban conveniences of Chilliwack are only a short commute away. Access to the property is offered via a registered easement on the western boundary of the adjacent property (off of Payne Road). The easement is easily navigable and is the perfect location for a new driveway. Power runs along Payne Road as well.
Few properties in the Lower Mainland offer so stunning a view at this price. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build their dream home in a unique rural setting.
6990 Payne Road – Chilliwack, BC
From Prest Road (located in the Valley below), turn to head east on Bailey Road. Proceed for 0.7 km until the junction with Elk View Road. Keep to the right and proceed up the mountain on Elk View Road. Continue on Elk View Road for approximately 3.5 km until it intersects with Payne Road. Turn onto Payne Road and proceed for 0.7 km at which point, the Driveway easement will be on the north side of the road. You can park your vehicle inside the first gate (be sure not to obstruct the neighbouring driveway). Proceed northerly along the grassy easement until you meet a second steel gate. This will be the south east corner of the property.
Chilliwack serves as the gateway to the Lower Mainland. With 100,000 residents, Chilliwack is an economically burgeoning city. The city is made up of several amalgamated villages and communities. The urban core has a decidedly north-south axis bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway. The city is bounded in the north by the Fraser River, in the east by the Eastern Hillsides, in the south by the Canada-US border, and in the west by the Vedder Canal.
With 939 farms on approximately 17,322 hectares (42,800 acres) of dedicated farmland, farming is essential to the city’s identity. Agriculture has long been the dominant economic driver for the this region with a wide variety of farms dotting the landscape. Throughout the valley there are dairy and cattle farms, blueberry farms, cranberry farms and a variety of other crops. The mild climate and rich soil mean all these crops grow in abundance.
Recently manufacturing and real estate development has superseded agriculture as the most prominent economic driver in the region. Large processing plants have sprung up recently including the brand-new 400,000 ft2 Molson/Coors brewing facility. This economic shift has brought renewed prosperity to the city and district, as families are moving to the area in droves. New developments on the south side of the highway provide affordable living options where young families can work and play.
The weather in Chilliwack is conducive for robust agricultural production. The climate is very mild with long hot summers and wet cloudy winters. The limited weather extremes make Chilliwack very desirable from both a quality of life perspective and from an agricultural perspective. Nothing beats golfing in December on a sunny day in the valley.
The area surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor pursuits. There are numerous parks throughout the region that your family can get out and enjoy at any time of year. Some of the more notable parks include:
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park
Cheam Wetlands Regional Park
Chilliwack Heritage Park
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
Cultus Lake Provincial Park
The surrounding mountains offer unlimited hiking and exploration options. Other popular outdoor activities include equestrian pursuits, archery, biking, golfing, paragliding and fishing. The famous Vedder River offers some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing in the Lower Mainland.
Urban activities include catching a Chilliwack Chiefs game at the Chilliwack Chilliwack Colliseum, winery/brewery hopping, sitting down for dinner at the many fine restaurants, or catching a movie at one of the many theatres. The recreational opportunities in Chilliwack and the surrounding district are truly endless.
49° 7’38.38″N and 121°52’18.58″W
Registered Easement already in place for access
Electricity is available from Payne Road.
TAXES (include tax year)
RH – Rural Hillside
Single detached dwelling
Accessory dwelling units
Accessory home occupation
Farm retail sales
Rural ancillary uses
Supportive recovery home
Legal subdivision 12 Section 14 Township 26 New Westminster District