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    150 Acres Bare Land - Owen Lake Road- Francois Lake

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 24014

    Very affordable, below assessed value! Don’t miss out on this 150-acre, bare land parcel on Owen Lake Road at the end of Francois Lake. Perfect setting for an off-grid hobby farm, hunting cabin or vacation getaway. No zoning, no building permits required and not within the ALR!

    Foreign Buyer Ban does not apply to this property


    150 acres

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    Priced well below assessed value, this parcel presents an unparalleled opportunity for those seeking an affordable piece of raw land with road access. The 150 acres offer adventurers and dreamers alike, a great opportunity to create their ideal retreat. This remote property is the perfect setting for crafting your off-grid haven, whether it's a cozy cabin, a hobby farm, a rustic hunting lodge, or simply an outdoor sanctuary far from the hustle and bustle of city life. With road access, no building permits required, and no zoning restrictions to hinder your vision, the possibilities are as boundless as the surrounding wilderness.


    2488 Owen Lake Road- Francois Lake - Burns Lake

    This property is located on Owen Lake Road off Colleymount Road, approximately 90 km from Burns Lake. It is an hour’s drive from Burns Lake. Colleymount Road connects the smaller communities along the north side of Francois Lake to Highway 16.

    The airport at Burns Lake can handle smaller private aircraft and charters. The nearest commercial airport is in Smithers or Prince George.


    From Prince George, travel west on Highway 16 to the community of Burns Lake. Turn right onto Highway 35 at Burns Lake and head towards the Francois Lake Ferry. At the ferry dock, turn west onto Collymount Road until turns into Owen Lake Road.

    The property is approximately 2 km off of the end of Collymount Road onto Owen Lake Road.

    Area Data

    Services and Industry

    Burns Lake, population 2,800, serves the surrounding 8,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako. This town is a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial centre for the surrounding area including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley and Granisle. There are two large grocery stores, full auto services, numerous hotels and motels, pubs, many cafes and restaurants, a library, museum and a new hospital. There is a small airport close by. Burns Lake is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

    Lakes District

    The Lakes District of Northern British Columbia encompasses 16 lakes including the 177-kilometre-long Babine Lake. This is the longest natural lake in BC, situated due north of Burns Lake and Houston. Francois Lake is the second largest natural lake in BC at 110-kilometres-long, situated just south of Burns Lake.


    The average winter snowfall is approximately 190 cm. In June 1982 Burns Lake recorded 376.5 hours of sunshine. This is most sunshine ever recorded in British Columbia during the month of June. The warmest month is July with an average high of 21°C. The coldest month is January with an average low of -15.3°C.


    Major commercial airlines fly into Smithers Airport, which is 143 km west of Burns Lake, as well as Prince George Airport which is 237 km east of Burns Lake. Via Rail Canada also stops at Burns Lake and a free ferry operates frequently across Francois Lake.


    Burns Lake has three K-7 schools, one K-12, one 8-12 and the College of New Caledonia, a public adult learning facility.



    The Lakes District is a camper’s nirvana. Whether you are pitching a tent, travelling with all the comforts of home, or looking to sleep under the stars, you will find a wide range of camping options including many Forest Recreational Sites, Provincial Parks, free and commercial campgrounds. Close to Tatlarose, Ootsa and Takysie Lake have camping sites. Indian Bay Recreation Site, Uncha Mountain Red Hills Provincial Park and Francois Lake Provincial Park are scenic within peaceful surroundings.

    The Lakes District is known for its 3,000 miles of fishing. There is no better place to sit back, relax and drop a line in the waters. Avid anglers can try their hand at catching cutthroat and rainbow trout, char, kokanee, ling cod and salmon. Cast your line from the shore or launch your boat into one of the many lakes and reel in the fish. Francois Lake offers excellent rainbow trout and char fishing. Rainbow trout over 3 pounds and lake trout (char) to over 20 pounds are not uncommon. Nearby Ootsa and Takysie Lakes are rewarding options for fishing.

    Water Sports
    The extensive lakes and rivers in the area offer up an immense amount of options. There are also numerous boat launches with varying ease of launching. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, floating, exploring, paddling canoes and kayaks, paddle boards, wind surfing, river hikes and good old fashion swimming on the many varied lakes, are great options to enjoy the lakes.

    There are countless trails that weave their way through the Lakes District. Trails range from short walks, day hikes and overnight expeditions. They are vast and showcase breathtaking views of lakes and rivers, flower and fauna, meadows and mountains, and wildlife. Many trails can be completed within a few hours and are suitable for families. If you are looking for more ‘off the beaten track’ adventure, the area offers unlimited potential, including remote swimming areas with waterfalls and countless lakes.

    Mountain Biking
    Thrill seekers, need to be ready to meet your match. Just a few minutes from Burns Lake there is a world-class mountain biking trail system to explore. The Burns Lake Mountain Bike Park Trails have some of the best downhill trails in the world. Trails range from easy, intermediate, advanced and expert riding. More trails can be found on the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association website.

    The Lakes District is a rich hunting ground for the rockhounder. There are sites within a few hours’ drive from Burns Lake, while others can be hiked to or are accessible by boat. From Francois Lake, Babine Lake and Ootsa Lake you can discover agates, different coloured jaspers, rhyolites and red carpasnelian agates. Opals can be found at the John Shelford Opal Beds at Eagle Creek Road on Highway 35 south of Burns Lake. The opals are buried deep in the rocks.

    Shooting and Archery
    The Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club is home to the second oldest 1,000-yard shoot in North America. There is indoor archery, pistol and small-bore facilities, 50 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 1,000 m outside ranges, and a trap range.

    This property is within area 6-4. This area offer the opportunity to hunt a variety of different species such as:

    • Mule deer
    • White-tailed deer
    • Elk
    • Moose
    • Black bear
    • Grouse

    Restrictions may apply, be sure to consult the Hunting Regulations


    Cross-Country Skiing
    Omineca Ski Club has a long tradition of cross-country skiing and biathlon, claiming proudly to be the oldest ski club in BC and possibly Canada. There are many groomed trails ranging from easy to moderate degrees of difficulty. The trails are rated according to difficulty which is indicated on each trail. Watch for wildlife, as the trails pass through various ecosystems. Moose and deer as well as many types of birds may be seen along the trails. There is 5-kilometre stretch of lighted trails for night skiing.

    This winter sport can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are leagues and seniors curling clubs. Many curling bonspiels are held throughout the curling season. Located next to Spirit Square, which is a community waterfront park, the rink is also used for other recreational programs, activities, events, and is available for private rental.

    Ice Sports
    Burns Lake has a minor hockey and women’s team. Local hockey teams meet for games most weekends during the winter season. There is also a local figure skating club offering all levels of coaching. The rink is also shared for those wanting to enjoy public skating or clear a patch of ice on a lake for an outdoor experience.

    Burns Lake is a paradise for the enthusiast snowmobiler. There are plenty of marked trails and mountain ranges. Other trails and riding areas are family friendly and great for all riding abilities. The Burns Lake Snowmobile Club established in 1999 has an average of 40 members. Their main riding areas are the Telkwa Range, the Sibola’s and Ailport. The Club also hosts annual snow drag competitions on a property equipped with a groomed track, professional lights and bleachers.

    Burns Lake offers many opportunities to strap on your snowshoes and go for an adventure. The Omineca Ski Club has two exclusive trails for snowshoers. Their trails wind through the trees and cross-groomed ski tracks in some places. Snowshoers are welcome to use any of the groomed ski trails as well. Many hiking trails in the Lakes District are also popular for snowshoers.

    Indoor Recreation
    The Lakeside Multiplex connects to the arena and curling rink. This modern new facility includes many new features for public recreation. There’s a fitness centre, climbing wall and a squash/racquetball court. It also features a multi-use room that can be booked for everything from fitness classes, to business meetings or conferences and birthday/wedding parties. In the summer they also rent out canoes and kayaks.

    North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
    North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is one of the most scenic provincial parks in the province. The park appeals primarily to outdoor recreationists interested in boating, angling, camping, hiking or hunting in one of North America’s most magnificent wilderness areas. Outdoor recreation opportunities are almost unlimited. Regions of the park are open to hunting in the fall.

    Map Reference

    53°59'41.51"N and 126°31'35.23"W





    Tax Details

    $828.29 (2023)


    PID 015-158-802

    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.