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    343 Acre, Well Maintained, Scenic Ranch and Family Home - Vanderhoof/Fort Fraser, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 24018

    Peaceful and private ranch with a 4-bedroom home on 343 acres (2 titles) located only 30 minutes west of Vanderhoof. Fully fenced, established, well maintained, endless water poised to live a self-sustainable lifestyle surrounded by nature.

    Foreign Buyer Ban does not apply to this property


    Price
    $795,000

    Size
    343 acres ~ 2 titles

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    Description

    If you are looking for privacy, excellent sun exposure, endless water supply and self-sufficiency, this 343 acre, well-established ranch is for you. This property offers an excellent water supply supporting the massive greenhouse, large vegetable gardens, fruit trees, berry bushes and flower beds. The abundant yield will more than fill the root cellar and cold room.

    This acreage offers approximately 70 acres in grass/alfalfa mix and 70 acres in improved pasture. 13.7 acres were ploughed in 2023 and plan to plant in oats in Spring. An average yield is 2 ton/acre and good years are 3-4 ton/acre. The remaining land consists of bush pasture, the home site, and some timber (mostly spruce), which stumpage has been paid. The treed area around the home was also logged in 2019 for fire protection.

    The homesite is complete with a large, well established vegetable garden as well as numerous fruit trees and berries including apple, cherry, hasp, raspberries and more. There picturesque homestead is also surrounded by numerous perennials and flowers.

    The homestead is bright and inviting, ideal for family living and entertaining friends and guests. Its southern exposure ensures plenty of sunshine throughout the year. The main level of 1,008 ft2 has a large living room, a spacious kitchen complex with granite countertops and stainless appliances, a bedroom, bathroom and an inviting sundeck with a gazebo. The upper level of 648 ft2 offers the primary bedroom with a 2-piece en suite, a large sitting room and a craft room or second bedroom, all offers amazing views and natural sunlight. The walkout basement is perfectly set up for the kids to enjoy the 2 bedrooms with the adjacent playroom and a 2-piece bathroom. This level is also complete with a large utility/furnace room and a cold room/pantry.

    Don’t miss out on this family home and ranch in this private, scenic setting.

    Location

    6233 Nechako Pit Road - Fort Fraser, BC

    Notable Travel Times
    • 30 minutes to Fraser Lake
    • 15 minutes to Canfor Plateau near Vanderhoof
    • 30 minutes to Vanderhoof
    • 1.5 hours to Prince George

    On school bus route.

    Access

    From Vanderhoof 30 km west, or Fort Fraser 7 km east, turn north onto Willowvale Road. In 1.65 km turn east onto Fawcett Road. In 4.8 km turn north onto Spiller/Nechako Pit Road. The property access is on the left in 2.25 km.

    Area Data

    Vanderhoof

    With a population of approximately 4,500, Vanderhoof is at the junction of Highways 16 and 27, the geographical centre of BC. The community is within a rich, fertile valley known for its cattle ranches and dairy farms. It has the province’s second largest forage crop production area, with agriculture as the second largest industry in the region. The Nechako Lumber company operates a large mill just outside the town providing long-term sustainable employment to the area residents.

    Vanderhoof’s strategic location on Highway 16 and the northern main line of the CN railway makes it an important transportation, supply and service centre with several government offices, schools, hospital, medical clinic, shopping centre, 17 restaurants, 7 hotels/motels, theatre, bowling alley and a golf course. The area is served by rail and air (land and float planes).

    The Vanderhoof Airport has a 100 ft wide 5,018 ft asphalt runway that can accommodate most planes.

    Vanderhoof is the “Heart of it All” offering affordable housing, reasonable tax rates, great education, superior health services, government services and a strong retail and service sector. Vanderhoof is rich in culture, history, natural resources, and recreational opportunities abound.

    Fort Fraser

    Fort Fraser is an unincorporated village near the base of the Fraser Mountain close to the municipality of Fraser Lake. This active little community is sustained by forestry and tourism offering 2 churches, a community hall, gas station, grocery store and restaurant.

    Prince George

    Prince George, with a population of 76,708 (2021 Census), is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. 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.

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

    Recreation

    Diverse mountains, forests, vast rolling flatlands, rivers, lakes and endless trails provide phenomenal outdoor recreation right from your doorstep. This northern region is a four-season playground waiting to be explored and enjoyed. From adrenaline seekers to wildlife observers, there is something for everyone. World class fishing, hunting, water sports, horse riding, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, lake sports and more are all options with this spectacular area.

    History

    Fort Fraser

    Named after the explorer Simon Fraser, Fort Fraser is one of the oldest settlements in BC, on the Yellowhead Highway. The pioneer roots of the area’s history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment of a fur-trading post in 1806 by Simon Fraser. The fort was built 4 kilometres east of the original site of Simon Fraser’s fort and is also the site of the last spike of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, driven on April 7th, 1914. The celebration is commemorated with a plaque marking the spot. Fort Fraser was one of the most important trading posts for the Hudson Bay Trading Company for more than one hundred years, before finally closing in 1915. This east end of Fraser Lake is also recorded as the site of the first cultivated land in BC.

    Vanderhoof

    1906 the Village of Vanderhoof was only a survey line in the wilderness to mark the location of the planned railway. When the last spike was driven on April 7th, 1914, it started a race for the land. The Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company offered cheap land and had one of their employees, Mr. Herbert Vanderhoof, lay out the town site. Vanderhoof is Dutch for "of the farm," which was very appropriate since it was the first agricultural settlement in the province. The town grew, and in 1926 the Village of Vanderhoof was born. With the arrival of World War II, many young men left, and Vanderhoof came to a standstill. With the rise of lumber prices and the arrival of new people in the late 1940s, it started to grow again. The next boost to the population and the economy came with the construction of Kenny Dam in the early 1950s. At the peak of construction, it employed 1,500 men, and some stayed in the area after the completion. The next expansion came with a large influx of American immigrants in the 1960s, and since then, Vanderhoof has enjoyed steady growth.

    Map Reference

    54° 5'23.54"N and 124°22'24.98"W

    Services

    • Water - 2 wells, one 185’ deep and the other 50’ deep
    • Septic - tank and drain field
    • Power - BC Hydro averaging $210/month
    • Cell service
    • Internet options include Starlink, Telus or Xplornet
    • Heat - wood forced air furnace with electric back up, WETT inspected
    • Hot water heated by furnace and electric - new in 2023

    Improvements

    • House - 2,665 ft2
    • 24’ x 38’ barn (has power) with metal maternity ward
    • 8’ x 20’ sea can for root cellar (has power)
    • 25’ x 50’ greenhouse (has power and water)
    • 11’ x 32’ woodshed/chicken coop (has power)
    • 30’ x 40’ machine shed (has power)
    • Boathouse
    • 3 garden sheds
    • Corrals for calving and working cattle
    • Squeeze chute

    Tax Details

    $888.07 (2023)

    Zoning

    AG1

    Legal

    Block A Section 1 Township 16 Range 5 Coast District
    PID 023-690-186

    Block B Section 1 Township 16 Range 5 Coast District
    PID 013-704-311

    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.

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