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    31-Acre Private Peninsula - Conrad Lake - Burns Lake Rural

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 23047

    This private peninsula is surrounded by miles of Crown land to the Babine Lake area. This 31-acre lakeside paradise is prime for an estate, hobby farm or investment property. H1 zoning permits subdivision into 2-hectare (5-acre) parcels. Hunt & fish from home!


    31 acres

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    Conrad Lake is about 150 acres in size with limited public access and interconnects with Old Woman and Broman Lakes towards the west.

    This secluded 31-acre peninsula is a private and successful fishing, hunting and recreational acreage. Surrounded by crown land with access to miles upon miles of trails, there is no shortage of exploration and adventure.

    Access to Highway 16 is an easy, moderate grade 1.25 km drive. Another 30 km eastward takes you to Burns Lake or, alternately, 45 km westward to Houston. This acreage is ideal as a private estate or hobby farm with long-term holding potential. The H1 zoning permits subdivision into 2-hectare (5-acre) lots.

    The seller has logged the merchantable timber seen in the photos. Most clean up has been completed with the remaining to be completed.


    DL 3533 Milligan Road - Burns Lake Rural West


    From Burns Lake, drive 30 km west, or go 45 km east from Houston. Turn north onto Milligan Road (west entrance). From Milligan Road and Highway 16, head 675 m east, turn left and follow the road for 570 m across the bridge to the property.

    Area Data

    The Lakes District of Northern BC embraces over 300 wilderness fishing lakes and 3,000 miles of pristine lake shoreline. This district extends from the West's Stikine Mountains to the East's Omineca Mountain Range. Bordered by Ootsa Lake in the south, the Lakes District extends north to Babine Lake. The Nechako Reservoir, sometimes called the Ootsa Lake Reservoir, was one of the largest reservoirs built in Canada.

    Topley and Decker Lake are the closest small communities to Conrad, each providing minimal services. Burns Lake (pop. 2,800) is 31 kilometres southeast of the property. This town serves the surrounding 8,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako and is a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining, and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial centre for the surrounding areas. Burns Lake has extensive health support with a recently constructed hospital.

    The average winter snowfall is approximately 190 cm. In June 1982, Burns Lake recorded 376.5 hours of sunshine. This sunshine is the highest ever recorded in British Columbia during 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, 143 km west of Burns Lake, and Prince George International Airport, 237 km east of Burns Lake. VIA Rail Canada passes through Burns Lake, and a free ferry frequently operates across Francois Lake.


    The acreage is primarily vegetated with spruce and some poplar. There is a 6-acre field producing hay in the past, making for good pasture land.


    The entire area known as the Lakes District is famous for its excellent fishing and hunting. Several resorts throughout this district offer boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, cross-country skiing, and many other activities. Black, cinnamon, grizzly bears, deer, moose, wolves, coyotes, and eagles can often be sighted.

    Nearby Francois Lake is approx. 110 km long, making it the second-largest natural lake in British Columbia. With easy boat access, this lake offers excellent rainbow trout and char fishing. A free ferry crosses the lake with frequent sailings.

    Ootsa Lake (Reservoir) was created with the flooding of the Ootsa Lake region in the 1950s. It is a large lake offering some of the best boating in BC. This vast reservoir links together many lakes, including Tahtsa, Whitesail and Natalkuz, popular destinations for anglers worldwide. This reservoir attracts wildlife of many species and provides excellent hunting and wildlife photography.

    Ootsa Lake forms the northern border of North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, one of the province's most scenic and largest provincial parks. The park appeals primarily to outdoor recreationists interested in boating, angling, camping, hiking or hunting. The park is only accessible by air, water, foot or horseback. Local outfitters provide fly-in tours and access to fishing.


    Burns Lake and the Francois Lake area's first inhabitants were the Carrier First Nations communities that spanned much of the Lakes District and beyond. Burns Lake began as a small rest stop for travellers on their way to the Yukon Gold Rush. Many of these travellers saw an opportunity in the productive forestry, fur, and mining opportunities in Burns Lake and the surrounding area.

    Burns Lake acquired its name after Michael Byrnes, who was an explorer for the Collins Overland Telegraph. Byrnes passed Burns Lake in about 1866 while surveying a route from Fort Fraser to Hagwilget. Research suggests that Byrnes was also a miner during the Cariboo Gold Rush and had staked a claim on William's Creek in 1861. The name 'Byrnes' Lake appears on an 1866 trail map of the area. After 1876 maps and charts were altered to reflect the name Burns Lake.

    In partnership with Jack Seely and Howard Laidlaw, Bob Gerow, one of the principal founders of Burns Lake, created Burns Lake Trading Company. Together, they built a store/hotel and sawmill on Gerow Island (a small island on Burns Lake), which became the hub of trade for the surrounding area. The Island connected with a bridge to the mainland and the Village was incorporated on December 6, 1923. The town continued to grow throughout the 20th century. Its current industries have become forestry and tourism, though many workers commute to jobs in the mining industry.

    Several historic buildings still stand, including The Old Hospital. It was built in 1933 by the Women's Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada. Once the most significant and beautiful public building between Prince George and Prince Rupert, it was famous for its elegant gardens. Later it was occupied by senior citizens as an apartment complex, then declared a heritage building in 1982 and redeveloped as an office building by its owner, the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation.

    Map Reference

    54°25'5.64"N and 126° 5'15.54"W

    Investment Features

    H1 zoning permits subdivision into 2-hectare (5-acre) lots.


    • Hydro power
    • Septic field
    • Existing well

    Tax Details

    $842 (2023)




    PID 015-181-316

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