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    32 Acres of Accessible Fertile Farmland in Harrison Mills, BC

    Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley Listing No. 20005

    32 acres of premier farmland in Harrison Mills. Perfect for hay production, corn, berries/vegetables or a nursery. Drilled well (200 gpm) for irrigation, road frontage on 3-sides, shop and storage buildings, 20 acres in alfalfa and 10 acres in corn. Averages 5 cuts/annum.


    Price
    $1,650,000

    Size
    32.1 acres

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    Description

    Prime agricultural land in the heart of the Lower Mainland. This fertile parcel is flat and very farmable. At present, the property possesses 22 acres seeded in alfalfa and 10 acres in corn. 5 hay cuts per annum are achieved with irrigation. The property averages over 6 tonnes of dry matter per acre in hay production and 25 tonnes per acre of dry matter in corn production.

    The property is bordered on three sides by School Road, Mill Road and Kilby Road providing excellent access to all portions the property for vehicles and equipment. There is a driveway/entrance onto the property emanating from School Road. The driveway permits the owner to access the 80’ x 30’ shop and main farm yard. There are several other buildings in usable condition, which are perfect for additional storage.

    On the property there is a 42’ deep drilled well with 8” casing. The well yields 200 gpm and the property is fitted with an inground mainline for irrigation purposes. The property also possesses 3 phase power.

    The property is located in the heart of farm country, within the Lower Mainland, and there is a high demand for land of this quality and capable of producing robust agricultural yields. If you are an investor, there is enormous opportunity to lease the property to local dairy farmers, vegetable growers and a large variety of different operators. If you are a farmer, this parcel has full agricultural utility (with zero land wastage) and is priced in accordance with neighbourhood comparables and expectations. This property would be a very nice complimentary piece to an existing farm operation.

    The area surrounding the property is extremely scenic, quiet and private. High mountain peaks, lush forests, deep lakes and meandering rivers form the back drop to this property. The Harrison and Fraser Rivers are a stone’s throw away. Whether you are interested in the property to construct a residence, as an investment, or for its agricultural capacity, the scenery will literally take your breath away.

    Location

    This property is located in Harrison Mills on the south side of Highway 7 and on the east side of the Harrison River Bridge.

    Access

    From Mission, proceed eastward along Highway 7 for 35 km crossing over the Harrison River Bridge. After crossing over the bridge, immediately exit south of the highway onto School Road. Continue south on School Road for approximately 834 metres at which point, the property will be on the east side of the road.

    From Chilliwack, proceed east along Highway 1 until its intersection with Highway 9. Exit and head north on Highway 9 over the Fraser River towards the town of Agassiz. Proceed through Agassiz and head west on Highway 7 for approximately 15 km exiting south onto School Road just prior to the Harrison River bridge. Proceed southward along School Road for approximately 834 metres at which point the property will be on the east side of the road.

    Area Data

    Harrison Mills, formerly Carnarvon and also Harrison River, is an agricultural farming and tourism-based community in the District of Kent west of Agassiz. The community is a part of the Fraser Valley Regional District. Harrison Mills is home to the British Columbia Heritage Kilby Museum and Campground.

    Recreation

    2019 marked the 24th annual Bald Eagle Festival held in the Harrison Mills area. Annually, up to 7,000 bald eagles travel to the area to feast on the spawning salmon. This is the highest concentration of eagles anywhere in the world. The Festival typically occurs in November of each year.

    The same salmon returns, which attract thousands of eagles, also create some of the provinces richest inland fishing grounds. The Chehalis and Fraser Rivers and their various tributaries are renowned for their quality fishing. The spawning salmon and their eggs create an enormous food source for a variety of trout species ensuring excellent opportunity for the most discerning of sportsmen. If you prefer sturgeon fishing, the section of the Fraser River in the property’s vicinity has yielded some of the largest wild sturgeon in the word.

    With the mountainous terrain to the north of Harrison Mills and the various logging roads intersecting through their valleys, there is enormous opportunity to hike, go off-roading and explore the uncompromising wilderness.

    History

    The region surrounding Harrison Mills is the home of the Scowlitz (Scaulits) people, whose main reserve is on the bay's western shore, across from Harrison Mills, and also of the Sts'Ailes or Chehalis people, whose reserve is located on the north side of the bay along the lower Harrison River and around that river's confluence with its tributary, the Chehalis. The Scowlitz and Chehalis peoples once had large and famously-carved longhouse villages, long since destroyed by the encouragement of missionaries. An archaeological site on the Harrison Mills side of the bay, the Scowlitz Mounds, also known as the Fraser Valley Pyramids, is under investigation by Simon Fraser University and the Scowlitz First Nation and represent an unusual period in the anthropological and cultural history of the Fraser Valley.

    As settlers began to move into the region, the valuable Douglas fir timber of the Chehalis River and area was prized early on—the Canadian Pacific Railway used cants from the area for bridge timbers. A large steel CPR bridge, swing type, was built to cross the Harrison River at Harrison Mills in 1885 (the bridge was doubled in 1913). The first settlers of note, and perhaps the most important, were Captain William Menten and his wife Emma who arrived in 1890. Emma Menten became the owner of the main hotel in the area and it was expanded over the years. The next prominent family to arrive was that of Charles Fenn Pretty who built a spacious lodge in 1903. Finally, Joseph Martin built a large sawmill in 1892 beside the railway.

    Map Reference

    49°14'11.12"N and 121°56'36.14"W

    Investment Features

    • 32 acres in Agricultural Production
      • 22 acres seeded in alfalfa (5 cuts/annum - 6 tonnes/acre dry matter)
      • 10 acres seeded in corn (10 tonnes/acre dry matter)
    • 8” cased 42’ deep well yielding 200 gpm
    • 80’ x 30’ wired shop with additional outbuildings
    • 3-phase power

    Services

    Water and electricity.

    Tax Details

    $1,679 (2019)

    Zoning

    A (Agricultural)

    Legal

    PL NWP4294 Lot D LD 36 Scowlitz IR #1
    PID 009-539-026

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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.

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