Very Rare 37.4 Acre Recreational Parcel Located in the District of Kent – Less than an a 1.5 Hour Drive From Vancouver
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Highly sought after recreational package featuring 37.4 acres on 3 separate titles with potential to claim additional accreted land. Located less than 1.5 hours from Vancouver, this property is an outdoorsmans paradise & a great value add opportunity or long term land holding. Embedded with lush vegetation, creeks, waterfalls and a small lake this beautiful property is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
- LISTING NUMBER : 20066
- PRICE: $590,000
- SIZE: 37.4 acres
Untapped potential makes this 37.4 acre recreational property, located in the District of Kent, a can’t miss opportunity. Spread out over three separate titles, and with access to trails, creeks, waterfalls and a small lake this well located land offering ticks all the boxes for an outdoor enthusiast. In addition to the recreational potential the zoning bylaws allow for the operation of a bed and breakfast, kennel, campground, family home etc. This would permit a new owner to operate a revenue generating business to help offset mortgage payments.
PID 015-932-699 (referred to as P1) and PID 015-932-711 (referred to as P2) are contiguous parcels and share a civic address of 11950 Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service Road (FSR). P1 and P2 collectively total 28.5 acres, and are contained mostly within the hillside portion of the property. There are several benches situated throughout P1 which are suitable as potential building sites. In addition, P1 has two year-round creeks as well as a small lake.
PID 013-110-667 (referred to as P3) is approximately 9 acres and is adjacent to P1. Contained within this parcel is part of the mountain side along with flat portions situated along Johnson’s Slough (fed by Mahood Creek). It has a civic address of 11900 Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service Road (FSR).
The Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service (FSR) is maintained by the District of Kent year-round. There are BC Hydro poles along this roadway.
11950 Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service Road (FSR) (PID: 015-932-699 & 015-932-711)
11900 Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service Road (FSR) (PID: 013-110-667)
From downtown Aggasiz BC, proceed easterly on the Lougheed Highway (7) for approximately 17 kilometres. Next, turn left onto the Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service Road and proceed for approximately 360 metres at which point, the property will commence on the left hand side on the roadway.
From Hope BC, head north out of town crossing over the Fraser River on the Highway 1 bridge. Exit off of Highway 1 onto the Lougheed Highway (7) heading west. Proceed on the Lougheed Highway for approximately 13 kilometres. Next, turn right onto the Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service Road and proceed for approximately 360 metres at which point, the property will commence on the left hand side on the roadway.
The District of Kent is a district municipality located approximately 116 kilometres east of Vancouver, BC. It forms a part of the Fraser Valley Regional District, and consists of several communities including Agassiz, Harrison Mills, Kilby, Mount Woodside, Kent Prairie, Sea Bird Island and Ruby Creek.
Kent’s only incorporated municipal neighbours are Chilliwack, to the south across the Fraser, and Harrison Hot Springs which is an enclave on the north side of the municipality at the south end of Harrison Lake. Chehalis, to the west across the Harrison River from Harrison Mills, is unincorporated and largely an Indian reserve community of the Chehalis First Nation of the Sts’Ailes people.
Kent’s economy has traditionally relied on agriculture. However, it has diversified in recent years by ways of tourism and recreation. Nearby Harrison Hot Springs is a big tourist draw for the area, and many adventurers take advantage of the lakes and rivers in and around Kent.
- Summer Recreation
- Wildelife Viewing
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
Kent’s growth was initiated by the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Among the first European settlers to settle in Kent in the 1860s include T.B. Hicks and the Agassiz family. Shortly after, the first commercial activity in the area took place between the local First Nations people and the Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders. Rapid commercial growth followed as boats started to routinely stop in the area en route to the Fraser Canyon.
The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway around 1881 introduced more development along areas in Kent near the Fraser River and Harrison River. In 1895, the District of Kent was incorporated, taking the name of the English county of Kent. Shortly after the incorporation the Canadian Pacific Railway opened, bringing along more commercial activity to the area.
While the traditional economic merchandise in the area are agriculture-related, there has been a diversification since the 1900s. Roads started to be built between 1901 and 1940, becoming one of the major sources of employment. A bridge crossing at the Harrison River opened in 1926, creating the first-ever road connection to the west of Kent. This connection is often credited for making Agassiz a market-friendly agricultural centre.
In 1948, the Fraser River Flood struck and wiped out Kent’s hop industry. However, this disaster unexpectedly benefited Kent as corn became the new primary agricultural product of the region, leading to Agassiz’s claim as the “Corn Capital of BC,” this claim is still used today.
49°20’37.10″N and 121°37’45.06″W
Please see mapping section – all boundaries are approximate.
Possible timber value. Zoning allows for various residential and resources uses including bed and breakfast, campfround or kennel.
As an added bonus, the adjacent 35 acre parcel is also available for sale. This property is zoned AL (Agricultural) and offers a beautiful home, 25 acres of fertile hay land and 1,700 ft of frontage on the Fraser River. Please see listing 20065 for more details.
Hydro-electric power is available along the FSR.
Resource Management Zone (MR)
- Permitted Principle Uses
- A single-dwelling residential use
- A resource use
- Permitted Auxiliary Uses
- An accessory building
- A home occupation use
- A short-term commercial accommodation (guest unit) use
- A kennel use
- A short-term commercial accommodation (principle residence) use
- A short-term commercial accommodation (non-principal residence) use
All that portion of fractional legal subdivision 7 Section 31 Township 4 Range 27 west of the 6th Meridian Yale Division Yale District lying North of the right bank of the Fraser River as shown on Plan of Survey of the NW1/4 of said Township approved and confirmed at Ottawa, November 19, 1919 by Edouard Deville, Surveryor General, except Firstly: part dedicated road on Plan LMP2270 & Secondly: part dedicated road on Plan LMP13660
All that portion of fractional legal subdivision 6 Section 31 Township 4 Range 27 west of the 6th Meridian Yale Division Yale District lying North & West of the right bank of the Fraser River as shown on Plan of Survey of the NW1/4 of said Township approved and confirmed at Ottawa, November 19, 1919 by Edouard Deville, Surveryor General, except Firstly: part dedicated road on Plan LMP2270 & Secondly: part dedicated road on Plan LMP13660
Fractional legal subdivision 3 Section 31 Township 4 Range 27 west of the 6th Meridian as shown on the Plan of the NW1/4 of said Township dated at Ottawa 29th November 1919 New Westminster District