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Scenic Lakefront/Off-Grid Farmland with Creek - Moyie, BC
Scenic Lakefront/Off-Grid Farmland with Creek - Moyie, BC
This stunning backcountry property is nothing short of spectacular! 2 titles & just under 350 acres of pure BC awesomeness: water frontage on Moyie Lake, Moyie River, Lamb Creek flows through the land which includes 100+ acres of open pasture & beautiful mature forest.
  • Size: 348.92 acres ~ 2 titles
  • Price: $1,400,000
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Description :

This stunning backcountry property is nothing short of spectacular, two titles and just under 350 acres of pure BC awesomeness!

This is the ideal recreational/investment property with several attractive features. Most rural land buyers look for a water feature on the land - a creek, pond, stream, river or lake. Well, this property has them all with lake frontage on one of BC’s top boating lakes (Moyie Lake), over 7,000 feet of frontage on the Moyie River, and Lamb Creek which closely resembles a setting from A River Runs Through It, flows through the land.

The land is off-grid and privately set along the Moyie River between the north and south Moyie Lakes and accessed via Lamb Creek Forest Service Road - seasonal access only approx. 7 to 8 km of unmaintained road.

On the land there is well over 100 acres of beautiful open pasture making it ideal for a small to mid size agricultural operation/uses. One could set up an amazing self-sufficient homestead surrounded by amazing recreation and geography with extensive frontage on Crown land and all just 40 minutes to the Kootenays largest city (Cranbrook) and its airport and amenities.

There are also two appealing pockets of mature timber (approx. 55 to 60 acres) plus some healthy hard wood stands along the river and in between the pastures. In fall the colors are truly spectacular!

The same owner owns the adjacent 90 lakefront acres, Listing 19208, also for sale for $1.2 million as well as 3 additional and adjacent titles between 8 and 12 acres for a total of 6 titles and just under 500 acres.

Location :

Lamb Creek FSR - Moyie Lake, BC

Travel Times

  • 40 mins Cranbrook
  • 1 hour to 24-hour Kingsgate Border Crossing USA
  • 1 hour 10 minutes to Creston
Access :

Seasonal Access Only via Forest Service Roads

  • Take Monroe Lake Road at the north end of Moyie Lake
  • Stay right on Monroe Lake Rd approx. 1 km in
  • Turn left at approx. 4.1 km on Mineral Lake/Lamb Creek Road and drive along and past Mineral Lake
  • Property starts approx. 8 km along road and pastures start approx. 8.7 km

Please refer to maps.

Improvements : Bare land.
Investment Features : There are a couple nice pockets of mature timber - approx. 40 acres in the southwest corner and another 10 to 12 acres in the northwest corner.
Services : No services - off-grid.
Recreation :

Wind Surfing
The lake is a popular sport for windsurfing and kite boarding.

The north lake is over 10 km long and the south over 7 km long offering lots of great open water for boating and interesting shoreline to explore.

Moyie Lake and River offer some great swimming.

Either along the Moyie River, Lake or down the very scenic Lamb Creek, you have lots of floating options.

Moyie Lake produces Kokanee to 30 cm (12 inches), rainbow and bull trout average 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.), eastern brook trout to 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) and cutthroat to 0.5 kg (1 lbs.). You are very close to Mineral Lake, Monroe Lake and several other smaller backcountry lakes.

Located on the edge of 3 management units: 4-3, 4-4 and 4-5.

Motor Sports
Surrounded by numerous forest service roads there is excellent access to Crown land for motor sports.

Ice Fishing
Popular during the winter.

A healthy snow-pack offers excellent backcountry sledding. It should be noted, access to the land is not plowed for vehicles, one would need to plow their own access or sled into the property.

Area Data :

Moyie and Moyie Lake
A small lakeside community in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia on the eastern shore of the lake. It is located on Highway 3, south of Cranbrook (20 to 25 minutes away) on the eastern shore of Moyie Lake.

History :

The name "Moyie" or "Mooyie" is a corruption of the French "mouiller" meaning "to wet," so named by the trappers and fur traders who made their way through the sodden river valley. The French origin explains the pronunciation "Mo-yeah" which is still used today.

Discovery of a rich galena deposit in 1893, and the resulting St. Eugene Mine, brought the first settlers to this area in 1896. The developing mine influenced the expansion of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. (later Cominco and now Teck Cominco) and the Crow's Nest Pass Railway. The mine and the town prospered until 1911 when production dwindled to the point where only small quantities of ore were being shipped to the Trail smelter. By 1929 the company closed the mine for good. As you stand in the village today there is little to remind you there was once a population of around 1,500, seven hotels, three churches and businesses lining both sides of Victoria St. (Highway 3/95). A few houses, the fire hall, St. Peter's Church, tailings pile and the crumbling foundations of the old concentrator are all that remain of Moyie in its heyday.

Zoning :

RR- 60 (Regional District of East Kootenay)

Permitted Uses

  • Single family dwelling
  • Duplex
  • Kennel
  • Mineral exploration and extraction including grading, washing, screening, crushing and transporting of sand and gravel and mineral resources extracted from the parcel
  • Forest management
  • Farm operation
  • Equestrian centre
  • Portable sawmill
  • Rifle, archery, trap and skeet range
  • Airport, heliport
  • Wildland use
  • Guest ranch
  • Rural retreat
  • Wireless communication facility

Accessory Use

  • Home based business
  • Secondary suite
  • Secondary dwelling unit for farm hand
  • Cabin
  • Lodge
  • Veterinary clinic
  • Uses, buildings and structures accessory to a permitted use

Property is not within the ALR

Legal :

346 Acres
PID 012-633-909

2.92 Acres
PID 013-566-385

Taxes : $136.54 (2019)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°18'48.15"N and 115°50'40.85"W
Listing # : 19207