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    Lakefront Home in English Bay - Christina Lake

    Kootenays Listing No. 19114

    This two-level home has outstanding views of English Bay with southern exposure. Two sundecks and a private sandy beach offer all day outdoor living. The foreshore permits the use of docks and boat lifts. A quick possession is possible, ready to move in.


    Price
    Reduced $650,000

    Size
    0.053 of an acre

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    Description

    This cute lakefront home, along with its own private sandy beach, is in coveted English Bay at Christina Lake. At road level is a two-car parking pad (not common in the area). From here, step down to the main level of the home with two bedrooms and a three-piece bathroom. The horseshoe kitchen has a new fridge and barely used built-in appliances. An open living and dining area offers a panoramic view of the lake that walks onto an expansive, covered sun deck. Below the main level is a bachelor style suite that can also be used as a family room. From here, walk onto a covered patio that extends out to the sandy beach with floating dock. The home is located above historical lake levels. This package comes complete with furnishings and appliances.

    Location

    123 Brown Road - Christina Lake

    Access

    The property is accessed off Highway 3, east of the town of Christina Lake. From the outskirts of town the turn off is about 4.5 km. There is a bypass if you’re travelling east and will turn right at East Lake Drive. You will reach a stop sign to safely cross Highway 3. Once across follow East Lake Drive for 400 m and make a sharp turn onto Brown Road. The property is on the right in 350 m. There is a gated parking pad to use while viewing. There is a turn around at the end of Brown Road.

    Area Data

    Known as the Oasis of the Kootenays, Christina Lake is said to be one of the best family holiday destinations in Canada. The resort and residential community of Christina Lake is spread along the shores of Christina Lake. Climate and water temperatures, with warm dry summers and relatively mild winters, attracts families to the lake for swimming, boating, canoeing and water skiing.

    Christina Lake is unincorporated and lies within the Boundary Country of the West Kootenay region. It is located on Highway 3, 19 km east of Grand Forks and 70 km southwest of Castlegar. There is a grocery/liquor store, coffee shops, bakery, pub, lumber yard, hardware store and seasonal food outlets. Nearby Grand Forks offers additional shopping and services.

    In the summer the temperature ranges from 18 to 33° Celsius, with mid-summer temperatures often reaching well into the 30s. The average winter temperature range is from -8 to -2° Celsius. The average yearly rainfall is 42 cm. Southern valleys enjoy an average of over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually. Yearly snowfall averages 44 cm. The water temperature of Christina Lake averages 22° Celsius in the summer making it the warmest tree-lined lake in BC.

    The Kettle River, originating in the Monashee Mountains, meanders down into the United States and back into Canada. The river then passes by Grand Forks, flows east for about 16 km, just south of Christina Lake. One of Christina Lake’s natural treasures, the Cascade Falls, is on this mighty river. In the spring and early summer the falls are most impressive. Their power explains the constantly renewed “driftwood forest” located some 30 feet above the falls at low water, and the potholes or “kettles” formed over countless years of the falls pounding the rocks of the river below.

    Vegetation

    From lakeshore to alpine, a diversity of habitats are found in this area. Low-elevation dry cedar-hemlock forests with some old growth, provide important winter ranges for deer and elk, and high-value spawning areas for Kokanee. Grasslands protect the feeding and critical winter habitat for a large population of white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and bighorn sheep.

    Recreation

    With this lake, comes boundless options for outdoor activities. Water and land-oriented activities are all easily accessible.

    Fishing is spectacular. Home to many species, the most sought after are small and largemouth bass, Kokanee, and rainbow trout. Spring and fall are best times of year to fish. Fly fishing is popular while trolling is a safe bet for catching just about everything in Christina Lake.

    Christina Lake Marina offers a full range of services including boat rentals, a water taxi, boat launching and haul out, moorage and parking, fueling station, boat transport and towing, propane fill station, as well as Internet and office services.

    Christina Lake Provincial Park, at the south end of the lake, has a long and sandy beach. This picnic site with its warm and shallow day-use swimming area makes for a super beach for children.

    Gladstone Provincial Park, 60,000 hectares, surrounds the northern half of Christina Lake and provides vehicle access Texas Creek campground. This is a common start point for wilderness camping, hiking and biking. There are several short trails that lead from the campground to the lake. Boat access recreation sites are available on the western shore of the lake.

    Christina Lake Golf Club is a scenic 18-hole, championship course. Facilities include a driving range, 2 mini-golf courses, dining and event facilities.

    This area is home to one of the finest sections of the Trans Canada Trail and the Kettle Valley Railbed. Whether hiking or cycling, this is a perfect way to truly experience the historic trail and natural landscapes.

    Red Mountain Resort and Phoenix Mountain Ski Resort are both within a 45-minute drive from the lake. The world-class ski facility Red Mountain and reliable snow conditions have made it popular for skiers while Phoenix is said to be the ‘best little mountain in BC.’

    Groomed trails in Paulsen Pass are maintained by the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club, a 25-minute drive away. From beginner to advanced, this club operates tracked ski trails and untracked trail for more advanced backcountry skiers.

    Recreational snowmobiling trails are nearby at Grand Forks and the Paulson Summit.

    History

    Prior to European settlement, Christina Lake was part of the region inhabited by the Sinixt First Nations group. Also known as the Arrow Lakes People, the Sinixt were an Interior Salish people whose territory stretched roughly from the Monashees to Kootenay Lake and from Revelstoke to northeast Washington. Christina Lake was an important fishing ground, as was the Kettle River around Cascade. Pictographs located at various points along the northeast lakeshore are evidence of these first inhabitants.

    Dewdney was a young civilian surveyor who was originally hired by Colonial-Governor Douglas in 1860 to build a trail between Hope and the gold fields in the Okanagan Valley region. The original historic trail had a four foot wide pathway. Although much of the path has been neglected, it’s still possible to visit portions of it that have been maintained between Christina Lake and Rossland.

    Map Reference

    49° 6'0.71"N and 118°13'25.07"W

    Services

    Power, telephone, Internet, lake water intake, septic.

    Improvements

    1,120 ft2 two-storey home.

    Tax Details

    $2,865 (2019)

    Zoning

    WR2

    Legal

    LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 969 SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 9357
    PID 009-697-616

    Maps & Plans

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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.

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