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    313 Acre Farmland on Ootsa Lakeshore - Wistaria, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 21150

    313 outstanding acres with 600 ft of protected lakeshore and sweeping views of Ootsa Lake and Tweedsmuir Park. Prime agriculture with pastures, farmland and wooded areas. 95 rich fertile acres producing hay. Fenced & cross-fenced. No zoning.


    313 acres ~ 2 titles

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    This rare acreage on picturesque Ootsa Lake has 600 feet of lakeshore within a protected bay. Eighty acres are in pasture on this lakeshore parcel. There is fencing and cross fencing in place, and it has provided excellent grazing for cattle.

    Several buildings within the original homestead overlook the lake. Although the structures are of little value now, they represent the viability of rebuilding a homestead. Picture living in this private and peaceful setting, watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets reflected on the lake, lush fields stretching to the water's edge, and a spectacular backdrop of Tweedsmuir Park. Within this rural oasis, you can hunt and fish from your front doorstep. Conveniently, Wisteria Boat Landing immediately to the west has a boat launch.

    The second parcel to the east and is currently producing 95 acres of hay land. This acreage also has a panoramic view of Ootsa Lake and Tweedsmuir Park.


    41864 Wistaria Boat Landing Road - Wistaria, BC


    From Burns Lake, take Highway 35 and cross Francois Lake on the ferry. Continue on the main road from the ferry for 17.5 km and turn right onto Keefe’s Landing Road (Ootsa-Nadina Road). Follow this for 34 km to the Wistaria Boat Landing Road. Turn left towards the lake for 1.2 km. The driveway is on the left. In 150 m, you will reach the gate to the lakeshore property. You will then pass by the hay land parcel at Blackwell Road and Ootsa Nadina Road junction. The property continues northwest and is on both sides of Ootsa Nadina Road.

    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 Stikine Mountains in the west to the Omineca Mountain Range in the east. Bordered by Ootsa Lake in the south, the Lakes District extends north to Babine Lake.

    The Nechako Reservoir, one of the largest built in Canada, was created in the early 1950s with the completion of the Kenney Dam. The dam merged Ootsa Lake and many other lakes, forming the reservoir, often referred to as the Ootsa Reservoir.

    Burns Lake, population 2,800, serves the surrounding 8,000 residents of the Bulkley Nechako Region. This town is a hub for logging, sawmills, mining and tourism. It also serves as the main commercial centre for surrounding areas, including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley, and Granisle. This bustling town has pubs, many cafes and restaurants, numerous accommodation options, a library, museum and a new hospital. There are three K-7 schools, one K-12, an 8-12 and the College of Northern Lights. Burns also serves as the head office for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

    Regional Burns Lake Airport is 20 km northwest of the town. Major commercial airlines fly into Smithers Airport, 143 km west of Burns Lake and Prince George Airport, 237 km east of Burns Lake. VIA Rail Canada also stops at Burns Lake, and a free ferry frequently operates across Francois Lake.

    The average winter snowfall is approximately 190 cm. For the month of June 1982, Burns Lake recorded 376.5 hours of sunshine which is the most ever recorded in BC. The warmest month is July, with typical temperatures around 21°C. At an average of -15°C, the chilliest month is January.


    Pine, spruce and open meadows predominate this property. The Bulkley Basin Ecosection contains several lakes, rare grasslands, scrub-steppe and forest ecosystems. These areas provide habitat to high populations of small mammals, amphibians and fish. Deer, moose and black bear are among the large mammals in the area.

    The property vegetation is grasslands, wooded areas and hay fields.


    The entire area known as the Lakes District is famous for its unbeatable fishing, attracting anglers provincially and Canada-wide. Abundant with wildlife is an equally strong draw for hunters. Black, cinnamon and grizzly bears, deer, moose, wolves, coyotes and eagles inhabit the region along with a multitude of other species.

    Ootsa is a panoramic lake providing some of the most extensive boating in the province. This vast reservoir links many lakes, including Tahtsa, Whitesail and Natalkuz, one of the more highly regarded destinations for anglers. These waters can yield spectacular results for large rainbow and giant Lake Char. Attracted by these waters, abundant species of wildlife provide excellent photography opportunities. Several resorts throughout this area offer boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, and cross-country skiing.

    This property is located close to large tracts of open Crown land, with public access for horseback riding, quad and ATV use, as well as snowmobiling in the winter.

    Ootsa Lake forms the northern border of North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, one of the most scenic provincial parks in the province is also the largest park in BC. The appeal is primarily to outdoor recreationists interested in boating, angling, camping, hiking or hunting in one of North America’s most magnificent wilderness areas. The park is only accessible by helicopter, floatplane, boat, foot or horseback.


    In 1906, Harry Morgan and his young partner journeyed from Bella Coola to Ootsa Lake, settling in what is now known as the Ootsa Lake Settlement. The following spring, pack trains followed, bringing other European settlers to join them. The community grew, building roads, stores and farms. Founded in 1916, the first school opened. The road to nearby Houston was completed in 1917, allowing more settlers and supplies to flow into the community.

    In March 1952, the Ootsa Lake Region, including the communities situated around Ootsa Lake, was flooded to generate electricity for the new Alcan plant in Kitimat. Many settlers moved away, leaving a core of old settlers to remain close to their old homes.

    Map Reference

    53°50'16.17"N and 126°16'4.63"W

    Investment Features

    • 65-acre hayfield
    • 95-acre pasture
    • 600 feet lakeshore


    • Original power line in place (needs inspection)
    • Telephone nearby


    • Productive hay farm
    • Pastures
    • Fenced and cross fenced

    Tax Details

    $157 (2020)


    No zoning. Within Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).


    SE1/4 of DL 845 Range 4 Coast district except Plan PRP13269
    PID 015-513-629

    SW1/4 of DL 845 Range 4 Coast District except Plan PRP13269
    PID 015-513-459

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