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    241 Acres on Three Titles with Water Licences and Access to Moxley Lake - Cheslatta, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 23042

    Affordable farmland near Cheslatta, BC. 241 contiguous acres across 3 titles. 136 acres of cleared pasture & meadow, meandering creeks & natural woodland. The property has wire fencing and has been used to graze cattle over the past several years. Two water licences are in place.


    241 acres ~ 3 titles

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    241 contiguous acres next to Moxley Lake, BC. These fertile parcels offer wire fencing, 136 acres in pasture/forage some timber and water from east Moxley Creek. The parcels offer two water licences from Moxley Lake. They permit both irrigation (12,000 gallons/annum) and domestic usage for a residence.

    The properties are largely flat and have been used to pasture cattle for the past several years. The properties front onto Cheslatta Road and there are numerous sites ideal for building a home and farmyard.

    Located approximately 25 minutes south of the ferry terminal these parcels would be an excellent addition to an existing farming operation, or as a rural escape. The Seller owns adjacent properties, which could increase the total landholdings if a new owner was interested.


    15553 Cheslatta Road - Cheslatta, BC


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    Area Data

    Francois Lake is approx. 110 km (68 miles) long, making it the second largest natural lake in British Columbia. It offers excellent rainbow trout and char fishing. Rainbow trout over 3 pounds and lake trout (char) over 20 pounds are not uncommon. With a lake of this size watersports of all sorts are popular with opportunities for boating, kayaking and canoeing. This area has many forest recreation sites, which offer many trails for hiking and mountain biking. In the winter, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling is popular.

    Burns Lake

    Burns Lake is a rural village in the Northwestern-Central Interior of British Columbia, incorporated in 1923. The village has a population of 1,779 according to the 2016 Census. The Village is renowned for its rich First Nations heritage, and for its extensive network of mountain biking trails, which have received international acclaim by becoming Canada's first IMBA Ride Centre. In winter, cross-country skiing trails and snowmobile wilderness trails are created. Burns Lake is located in the midst of a large networks of lakes called the Lakes District, with fishing and hunting year-round, and water activities in the summer months. The town serves as 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 François Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley, and Granisle. There are three pubs, many cafes and restaurants a selection of stores, and services, numerous hotels and motels, a library and a hospital. The famous musician, Stuart McCallum, grew up in Burns Lake and attributes its influence in his music. It is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

    Tweedsmuir Park

    Easily accessible from the property is the famous Tweedsmuir Park. Tweedsmuir Park protects the entirety of the Rainbow Range, a collection of volcanic peaks where heavy mineralization has given the soil an array of colours. The park also protects Hunlen Falls, a 260-metre-tall waterfall with one of highest unbroken drops in Canada. The park was also home to Lonesome Lake, famed for homesteader and conservationist Ralph Edwards, who worked to preserve migration habitat there for the trumpeter swan.

    The Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail is a heritage trail that follows the routing of a historic footpath used by local First Nations for trade and travel between the coast and the interior. This trail would later be used by British explorer Alexander Mackenzie to become the first European to transit the continent by land and see the Pacific Ocean.

    Fort Fraser

    Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia's oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.

    Fraser Lake

    Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It is located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof, alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.

    Prince George

    Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.

    Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education-based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.

    The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.

    Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:

    • Two chemical plants
    • An oil refinery
    • Brewery
    • Dairy
    • Machine shops
    • Aluminum boat construction
    • Value added forestry
    • Specialty equipment manufacturing

    Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.


    The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:


    The property sits in Management Unit 6-4 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and game bird species.


    The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities. There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity.


    The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity, provides excellent slope conditions. Taber Mountain and Purden Ski Village, or Smithers are all within driving distance of the property. For more rugged skiing/snowboarding adventures, you may drive north to Powder King Mountain in the Pine Pass.


    The property is located between two very popular and large lakes, Francois Lake and Ootsa Lake. There are an infinite number of additional waterbodies in the wider region such as Uncha Lake and Takysie Lake. The fishing and water sport recreation are endless.


    With all the surrounding Crown land and nature the options for hiking and camping are endless.


    The summer climate is ideal for a large and expansive garden providing the opportunity to become very self-reliant from produce perspective.

    Urban Recreation

    With Prince George 3 hours away, the opportunity to go out on the town is always available. The Prince George Cougars (WHL) always provide excellent entertainment. There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.


    Francois Lake got its current name by mistake. The Carrier First Nations named the lake Nitapoen Lip Lake because of its shape. The early settlers mistook ‘Nita’ for white man and the lake was named ‘Lac de Francois’ because most of the early settlers at the time were French Canadian voyageurs. During the early years, the residents pronounced it ‘Francis Lake”, however, it is now known as “Francois Lake.”

    Map Reference

    53°47'53.59"N and 125°46'55.75"W

    Investment Features

    136 acres of cleared pasture.


    Power at lot line.

    Two water licences from Moxley Lake:

    • Domestic (for one residence)
    • Irrigation (12,000 gallons per annum)


    Some wire fencing for grazing livestock.

    Tax Details

    $58.60 (2023)




    PID 004-435-036

    PID 011-446-561

    PID 011-446-528

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    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.