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Country Paradise - View Acreage - Cranbrook, BC
Country Paradise - View Acreage - Cranbrook, BC
One of the most scenic quarter sections in all of BC! Stunning 360 degree views, gazing out over rolling meadows, dotted with wild flowers & massive pine trees, enjoy views of the Rockies, Purcells & Kimberley Alpine Resort.
  • Size: 160 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $599,000
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Description : One of the most scenic quarter sections (160 acres) of land I have ever seen. This square shaped acreage has absolutely amazing vistas in every direction. To try and describe this property & its amazing views is not an easy feat … you could say the property offers views of what BC is all about – gaze upon the soaring alpine peaks of the Rockies & Purcells, fertile open plains, rolling meadows lush with wildflowers, towering trees (some of the largest pine trees I have seen are located on the property) … the pictures say it all.

As I first approached the property I saw a large elk running across the grasslands, and then disappearing over a crest in the field, the owners tell me this is a very common sight.

On the property you would never know you are only 20 minutes to downtown Cranbrook, Kimberley Alpine Resort, several championship golf courses, or just 10 mins to the international airport. Complete solitude can be found on every square inch, the biggest challenge would be deciding where to build ... situate your dream home amidst a mature stand of pine, or surrounded by a few massive trees looking out upon open grasslands. I cannot imagine a better place for an equine property, country home complete with red barn or a simple log cabin and toy barn of course!

The property is in the ALR, fenced with wire fencing and borders crown land on one side. Power and telephone run along Foster Rd and there are ample examples of ground water and underwater creeks - water would come from a drilled well. Access to the property is easy off of Foster Rd, via an easement that runs for a few hundred meters.

WARNING: If you see it, you will want it ! As nice as it shows in the pictures, they do not do it justice. You will notice in the AREA DATA section I reference some of the appeals of the local climate and one stat stands out … the sun comes out to shine 317 days a year! This is for sure a once in a life time opportunity to secure a prime quarter section of land with these geographic & aesthetic attributes.
Location : Foster Road - Cranbrook, BC

The property is privately located off of Foster Rd, just 10 mins to Cranbrook Airport and 20 mins to the city centre.
Services : Bare Land - power, telephone on Foster Road
Recreation : Not that you would ever have to step foot off the property to enjoy the outdoors, but you will surely be tempted to explore the endless array of recreational opportunities available.

Golf: There are eight 18- hole courses within a 35 min drive to the property … some of the finder courses in BC.

Skiing/Riding: Kimberley Alpine Resort is less than a 25 min drive from the property and within sight, Fernie Alpine Resort is an hour away. Driving a little further and you will find many other great resorts … Fairmont, Panorama, White water, Red Mountain. For the more adventurous there are a few cat and heli- ski options and endless back country to explore while ski touring.

Cross Country Skiing: Over 60 km of groomed trails within a 30 min drive, and honestly the property itself is naturally set up skiing with the ideal mix of flat and gently sloping terrain.

Fishing: For the avid fly fishermen the world famous Elk River is approx. 50 km away, numerous lakes, smaller creeks and streams are even closer On the property itself (with direct access to crown land) you will be hard pressed to find a more scenic location for horseback riding, x-country skiing, wildlife watching, birding, how about making an outdoor rink?, ATV’ing, etc.
Area Data : Cranbrook
In what is known as the Rocky Mountain Trench with the Rockies to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west, Cranbrook is the largest municipality in south-east British Columbia. Cranbrook was established as a town site in 1898 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway and subsequently incorporated as a municipality in 1905. Cranbrook is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in all of BC. The population in the immediate surrounding areas is just over 25,000. Cranbrook has an international airport with daily flights between Calgary and Vancouver.

Climate
  • Average Daily Minimum Temperature in January: -11.6OC
  • Average Daily Maximum Temperature in July: 25.6OC
  • Average Total Annual Snowfall: 139.9 cm
  • Average Total Annual Rain: 270.7mm
  • Average Annual Number of Days with Sunshine: 317
Zoning : Rural Resource: RR-60 Zone

Permitted uses:

(a) Single family dwelling;
(b) Duplex;
(c) Kennel;
(d) Mineral exploration and extraction including grading, washing, screening, crushing and transporting of sand and gravel and mineral resources extracted from the parcel;
(e) Forest management;
(f) Farm operation;
(g) Equestrian centre;
(h) Portable sawmill;
(i) Rifle, archery, trap and skeet range;
(j) Airport, heliport;
(k) Wildland use;
(l) Guest ranch;
(m) Rural retreat;
(n) Wireless communication facility;

Accessory uses
(a) Home based business;
(b) Secondary suite;
(c) Secondary dwelling unit for farm hand;
(d) Cabin;
(e) Lodge;
(f) Veterinary clinic;
(g) Uses, buildings and structures accessory to a permitted use.

Min Parcel size: 60 ha (it is not subdividable)

Located within the ALR
Legal : PL: X40; DL: 340; LD: Kootenay (26); Narrative: Subsidy Lot 5.
PID 006-589-847
Taxes : $64 (2010)
Boundaries : see maps
Listing # : 14046