Eagles Nest Estates is located adjacent to the Tilley Memorial Park on Columbia Lake. This building lot is the just steps from the lake, and soaks in southern sunshine and stunning lake and mountain views.
This lake view lot is in sought after Eagle’s Nest Estates. It is .644 acre in size filled with wonderful trees. The property is gradually sloped, and the lake view is oriented southwest for lots of sunshine and stunning lake and mountain views. Municipal water is at lot line, and a septic permit is required. Your property is only 250 metres from Tilley Memorial Park and boat launch.
The community of Canal Flats is being transformed into a thriving place to work, live and play. Following a mill closure that saw many jobs lost, Brian Fehr purchased the mill site and together with co-founder Brian Fry built the Columbia Lake Technology Centre. The facility has access to abundant power and fibre optic connections. The vision has commenced with the technology centre and the first phase of their cloud storage facility, “Pod Tech.” Even the heat produced from these computers is planned to be used for greenhouses.
A new commercial centre is currently being developed. Also, future residential and commercial developments are planned along with vacation style properties. The landscape of Canal Flats is changing, with many new jobs being created. This is a great time to get into the Canal Flats market.
8444 Richardson Crescent - Canal Flats, BC
From Highway 93 turn east onto Burns Avenue. In 1.7 km turn left (north) on Grainger Road. In 2.5 km turn left (west) onto Richardson Crescent. The property is the second lot on the right. Access also available off Grainger Road.
Canal Flats is nestled between the rugged Purcell Mountains to the west, and majestic Rocky Mountains to the east. The community rests of the very southern end of Columbia Lake. Columbia Lake is the source of Columbia River, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest of North America. The Columbia River flows north from the lake while the neighbouring Kootenay River flows south. For approximately 100 km, the Columbia River and the Kootenay River run parallel and when they reach Canal Flats, the two rivers are less than 2 km apart.
Waterfowl are plentiful on Columbia Lake including Canada geese, several species of ducks, blue heron, coots and swans. The lake is also an important stop on the Pacific Flyway, a key migratory route for waterfowl. The Columbia Lake is one of the clearest lake in BC and has abundant fish species.
Winding its way between Canal Flats and Golden, the Columbia Valley Wetlands is one of the world’s living natural treasures. It is also one of the longest intact wetlands in North America. The wetlands provide a habitat for wildlife, including; elk, deer, moose, wolf, cougar, coyote, beaver, river otter and bears as well as several endangered species, such as the peregrine falcon and American badger.
The length of the lake is 13.5 km with maximum width of 2 km. Known as a shallow lake, the typical depth is 15 feet. Averaging 18C in July, makes this the largest warm water lake in the East Kootenays.
The climate is cold and temperate in Canal Flats. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Canal Flats. The lowest precipitation is in March, with an average of 28 mm. Most precipitation falls in June, with an average of 61 mm. At an average temperature of 16.6°C, July is the hottest month of the year. In January, the average temperature is -8.9°C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year. The average temperature variation during the year is 25.5°C.
Foundation services include RCMP with a detachment in Invermere, volunteer fire protection and first responder aid/ambulance. Invermere & District Hospital and a full range of medical service clinics. An elementary school, K-7 is in town with 8-12 currently being bussed to Invermere. Continuing/post secondary/adult in available via College of the Rockies Invermere Campus.
There are a variety of other amenities including a public beach (wheelchair accessible), arena (hockey/figure skating/public), curling rink, and a Civic Center. A large campground borders the banks of Kootenay River. Kayaks, peddle boats, paddle boards and canoes can be rented at the campgrounds and Eco boat tours can be arranged.
The closest international airports are Cranbrook (60 minutes) and Calgary (3.5 hours). Fairmont Hot Springs Airport is the closest regional airport (15 minutes). CP Branch Line has limited spur access to the Columbia Valley.
The property is predominantly fir, with small stands of pine and aspen.
This region offers vast opportunities to satisfy all palettes. Boating, rafting, hiking, camping and wildlife viewing are a mere taste of this giant playground.
Tilley Memorial Park, within the village of Canal Flats, is a green oasis that juts into the south end of Columbia Lake. Previously a Provincial Park, the area was transferred to Canal Flats in 2010 and was officially renamed in memory the late John and Ann Tilley, who had been known for their service in the community. The park features shaded picnic tables, large grassy areas, a pebbled beach with an enclosed swimming area, and has the only public boat launch on Columbia Lake.
Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park features Whiteswan, Alces Lakes and Lussier Hot Springs as focal points. Three different campgrounds provide lake or riverside camping, 3 boat launches, an historic lakeside hiking trail, and abundant wildlife viewing are all within this park. The lakes are some of the most productive lakes for trophy rainbow trout. The pristine waters of the Lussier Hot Springs near the entrance of the park, provide gravel-bottomed rock pools, with the top pool being the hottest, all within in a natural riverside setting.
Columbia Lake Provincial Park is an undeveloped lakeside park, on the eastern shores of Columbia Lake. This allows for uncrowded windsurfing, paddling and fishing in an undisturbed setting. Approximately 3 km of undeveloped beach area allows for wildlife viewing, paddling and nature appreciation including the wet/marshlands. This park is also a staging area for hiking and biking.
Kootenay National Park, the quietest of the four Rocky Mountain National Parks, is a gateway to history, nature and adventure. This park is a place of unique contrasts, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs, deep canyons and waterfalls. Opportunities abound to get off the beaten path to the wilderness where you can backpack, camp, rock climb, fish, hike, ice climb, snowshoe, cross-country ski, and soak in hot pools.
Golfing at Fairmont Hot Springs, a world-class four-season resort, features three championship golf courses. Coy’s Par 3 golf course is just south of Fairmont. Windermere also has a golf course. Each has their own individual flair with varying settings and scenery.
Whitewater Rafting and Paddling is a very popular adventure. Extreme waterways or leisurely floats down quiet rivers are easily accessed. Paddlers can put in at Columbia Lake for an easy and peaceful 3 to 5-day paddle down the headwaters of the Columbia River.
Fishing the Columbia Valley offer a wide range of opportunities, from small glacier fed creeks and rivers to mountain lakes. Columbia Lake is home to a variety of fish including mountain whitefish, burbot, Kokanee, rainbow trout, bull trout and cutthroat trout. There are abundant fish populations in Whiteswan and Alces Lake. Kootenay and Finley River and Whitetail Lake are all productive waters.
Windsurfing between the mountain ranges is spectacular. Surfers on Columbia Lake and River is one of the preeminent windsurfing spots on the continent. Windermere Lake north of Canal Flats is also a fine place to surf with reliable windy conditions and beautiful surroundings.
Hot Springs are also a massive attraction to the area. Lussier, Fairmont, Radium, and Dewar Creek offer opportunities for undeveloped to large developed pools.
Backcountry Trails directly accessed from Canal Flats whether by ATV, hiking or mountain biking with breathtaking views can be directly accessed just east of the Village.
Winter sports feature Fairmont, Panorama, Kicking Horse and Lake Louise all within easy driving distance. The Valley is a prime destination for snowmobilers of all riding levels. Whether you chose to snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice fish or simply build a snowman, when the day is done, the hot springs are nearby to soak and relax.
The area was first traveled north and south along the Columbia and Kootenay rivers by a nomadic group who fished and hunted sheep and went over the mountains to hunt bison in the lowlands of Alberta.
The first Europeans in this valley were looking for new worlds to explore and found an old world where cultures were sound, and people settled in their own traditions. In 1806, David Thompson journeyed into the Rockies, with natives to guide him across the portage from the Columbia River to the Kootenay River at Canal Flats and down to the mouth of the St. Mary’s River. Thompson continued to trade, explore and survey from 1807 to 1811.
Prospecting and mineral exploration later brought more people to this area. Gold was discovered on Skoo Kum Chuck Creek (original spelling circa 1864), and more mining developments started up. The wagon road from Galbraith’s Ferry at Fort Steele to Canal Flats was built in 1886, and in 1887 a bridge was built over the Kootenay River at Canal Flats.
The large expanse of land known as the Skookumchuck prairies was settled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. People came to homestead, ranch and grow wheat crops and other produce. Mining, horse trading, logging and ranching were the beginning of the arrival of many people. Mining camps were followed by squatters settling and land was granted for homesteads. This was the way of life for the early settlers in Canal Flats, and surrounding areas.
Canal Flats name originates from a scheme devised in the 1880s to dig a canal through the portage separating the Kootenay River and Columbia Lake. The canal, completed in 1889, was so narrow and dangerous, it collapsed in 1902 after only two boats passed through. Although aboriginal people, explorers, trappers and gold-seekers had previously travelled through the area, Canal Flats did not start developing as a permanent community until 1929 when workers came to the area to cut ties for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
50°10'42.94"N and 115°48'58.67"W
Significant investment is being made into Canal Flats that will grow the community and property values. The plan is to transform Canal Flats into a working, tourist community.
Municipal water, power, telephone, Internet; septic system required.
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