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    Pike Paradise - Big Lake - Chetwynd, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 19012

    Big Lake acreage. This 4-acre lake-front property has no close residing neighbors on the east side, Crown land on the north and south and the lake to the west. This provides an extremely private setting for a small acreage.

    Reduced $89,000

    4.06 acres

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    This property has about 475 feet on lake shore and is surrounded by Crown land on the north (1,800 feet) and south (4,400 feet) offering an immense private lakefront retreat. Big Lake does not have boat motor restrictions and is known for outstanding Pike fishing.

    This property is great for a recreational retreat, hunting and fishing outpost or permanent home. The agricultural A2 zoning provides for one or two single family dwellings and ancillary accommodation such as additional cabins. There is a cleared area by the lake, with a good road with legal access. The remaining property is forested.

    Located 30 km northwest of Chetwynd, you are close to services and amenities.


    Jackfish Lake Road - Chetwynd, BC


    From Central Chetwynd, head north on Highway 19 to Hudson’s Hope. About 4 km turn northeast on Jackfish Lake Road and travel another 26 km. The driveway is on the left ½ km north of Pruckl Road (on right). Morton Road is another 800 m north on the left if you went too far and need to turn around.

    Area Data

    The Peace River Regional District is located in northeastern British Columbia. The regional district has seven municipalities and four electoral areas. Its member municipalities are the cities of Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, the district municipalities of Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Taylor, and Hudson's Hope, and the village of Pouce Coupe. The district's administrative offices are in Dawson Creek.

    East of the Rockies, the regional district is characterized by rolling hills with grain and cattle farms. About 40% of the province's Agricultural Land Reserve is situated within the regional district. The Peace River flows west-to-east through the middle of the eastern half of the regional district. West of the Rockies the terrain is severe mountain wilderness with few roads and only a handful of inhabitants.

    Big Lake lies along the property and can be accessed from Chetwynd. It is approximately 30 km northeast along the Jackfish Lake Road, then 1 km on Howe Road. A Forest Service Road gives access to a recreation campsite on the northeast end of the Lake. Northern Pike are the most proliferate fish in this lake.

    Jackfish Lake is a small lake is approximately 15 km south west of Round Lake and located 15 km east of Chetwynd along the Jackfish Lake Road. There is a small rural subdivision in the area. A rustic boat launch is present, and northern pike from 1 to 5 pounds are common catches in this lake.

    Pine River begins in the Pine Pass and travels east along Highway 97 through Chetwynd, and eventually enters the Peace River upstream of Taylor, BC. There are many rest stops and access points along the Pine River. Rocky Mountain whitefish, Artic grayling, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden (bull trout) are caught in this river.

    Within the greater part of this region there are numerous opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.


    This bio geoclimatic zone, (the branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals) is called the Boreal White and Black Spruce Zone and stretches from the northern end of the Rockies and into Alberta. Here, mean annual temperatures have ranged between -2.9 and 2°C with annual precipitation averages between 330 and 570 mm. This area is characterized by a continental climate with low year-round precipitation. Moist Pacific air loses its precipitation over several mountain ranges before moving over the region, while Arctic air masses are uninterrupted.

    About 61% of BC's bird species and 46% of all breeding species occur in this eco province. This area is divided into four ecosections: the rolling uplands with few ridges and wide valleys of the Clear Hills and Halfway Plateau, the wide plains with deeply cut rivers of the Peace Lowland, and the rolling uplands and Rocky Mountain foothills of the Kiskatinaw Plateau.

    These ecosections have many wetlands, ponds, and slow-moving streams the area is a major migratory corridor for water and shorebirds. Moose are the most common large mammal but mule and white-tailed deer, caribou and elk are also very common. The area also supports Dall sheep, black bear, grizzly bear and gray wolf. There are few small mammal or reptile species. Fish species are restricted to freshwater fish like the Arctic grayling, northern pike, and sculpin. Major tree species include white spruce, black spruce, trembling aspen, lodgepole pine, balsam poplar, tamarack, subalpine fir and paper birch.


    Outdoor exploration within the many lakes and parks are endless. Each lake provides its own unique experiences, from Gwillim, Moberly Lake, East Pine and Kiskatinaw Provincial Parks and the many other surrounding lakes. Whatever your passion, from caving/rappelling, lake sports, trails and hiking, trophy fishing, hunting and winter sports, it’s an outdoor person’s feast!

    Today, Chetwynd has a population of approximately 2,633. The town offers many community and visitor services with multiple school opportunities: elementary, secondary, Montessori, Northern Lights College and a library. Emergency services include a hospital, fire department, ambulance and RCMP. A well-equipped Recreation Centre includes a swimming pool, curling rink, climbing wall, squash and racquetball courts and a skate park. There are three helicopter services within town. The closest regional airport is in Dawson Creek and North Peace. An intricate trail system departs from the township. A challenging 9-hole golf course rounds out opportunities for recreation in town.

    In 2005 Chetwynd hosted the first annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship, hosting seven carvers from BC and the United States. Chetwynd is now drawing international attention, with carvers coming as far away as Wales, North Wales, and Japan and the lower United States. This is an intriguing spectator event.

    The carvings themselves are becoming more intricate, with details so fine it is hard to believe that they were created with a chainsaw. Now there are more than 120 carvings located in various places around town.


    Earliest history during the 18th and 19th century showed westward movement of the First Nation groups where they battled with each other for resources. European-Canadian explorers penetrated the area during the 19th century by canoe - along the Peace River trading posts were establishing at Fort St. John and Hudson's Hope. The government surveyed out its land as the Peace River Block in 1907 and opened it to homesteading in 1912. Pioneer Hector Tremblay, and a few others, helped cut trails and opened more stores and lodges to help incoming settlers.

    Industrial development began with the provincially funded megaprojects which included the extension of transportation and utility infrastructure through the Rocky Mountains to Chetwynd. Eventually the rail line was extended to Vancouver. Two hydroelectric dams were constructed at Hudson’s Hope

    Map Reference

    55°54'52.16"N and 121°24'11.78"W


    No services. Power approximately 500 m away from property.

    Tax Details

    $76 (2018)


    A2 Rural Agriculture


    PID 013-713-655

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.