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    343 acres of “Peace in the Country” - Fort Fraser, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 22160

    Nestled in an idyllic setting, this 343-acre property has room to romp. The 2,665 ft2 homestead is full of sunlight with plenty of room for a family. There is a massive greenhouse, gardens, fruit trees, a barn, workshop, pastures, and fencing/cross fencing.


    Price
    $949,000

    Size
    343 acres ~ 2 titles

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    Description

    It is a spectacular opportunity to 'hang your hat' in peace, privacy, and productivity.

    If you are looking for self-sustainability, these 343 acres have all the boxes checked. The acreage has an excellent water supply supporting the massive greenhouse, extensive vegetable gardens, fruit trees, berry shrubs, and established flower beds. Bountiful harvests provide more than enough opportunity to fill the root cellar.

    Fenced and cross-fenced, the property currently supports 36 pairs of cattle. Approximately 100 acres produce hay with 40 acres of improved pasture and the remainder in a bush pasture with some timber value. With careful consideration to fire protection, structures have been cleared of combustible timber and brush.

    The bright and airy homestead has plenty of ambiance, ideal for raising a family and sharing with friends and guests. Southern exposure ensures plentiful year-round sunshine. The two upper levels and a fully finished basement provide 2,665 ft2 of living area.

    The main level of 1,008 ft2 has a large living room (15' x 17'10), a spacious kitchen (13'9 x 16'7), a bedroom, a 4-piece bathroom, and a sun deck.

    The upper level of 648 ft2 has the main bedroom (10'8 x 13'8) with a 2-piece en-suite, and a sizeable study/library (16'5 x 15'5).

    The basement has a large mudroom, 2 bedrooms, a 2-piece bathroom, utility room, and a pantry.

    Additional Structures
    • greenhouse 25' x 50'
    • barn 24' x 38'
    • machine shed 30' x 40'
    • woodshed
    • chicken coop
    • root cellar
    • additional outbuildings and sheds

    Location

    6233 Nechako Pit Road - Fort Fraser, BC

    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

    Fort Fraser

    Fort Fraser is an unincorporated village of about 500 people, near the base of Fraser Mountain, close to the municipality of Fraser Lake. This is an active community sustained by both forestry and tourism. The Fort Fraser Fall Fair is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in BC. The event has run annually since 1928, on the Labour Day weekend in September. For such a tiny village there are three churches, a Community Hall, gas station/grocery store, a restaurant, accommodation, a Visitor Centre, and a very informative Museum.

    Vanderhoof

    With a population of about 4,500, Vanderhoof is at the junction of Highways 16 and 27—the geographic center 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 area residents.

    Prince George

    Prince George, with a population of over 74,000, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. It is the principal municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers and the crossroads of Highways 16 and 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada. It plays an essential role in the province's economy and culture.

    Over recent decades, Prince George has developed from a mainly forest-based economy to a healthy natural resource base, supplying goods and services throughout Northern BC, and international markets. Prince George's five largest employment sectors are wholesale and retail trade, health care and social assistance, manufacturing, construction, and accommodation and food services. Traditional forestry and forest products manufacturing sectors have evolved to include new markets, innovations, and opportunities such as bioenergy. The mining sector has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in the city as businesses capitalize on mineral resource development across the region.

    Recreation

    Diverse mountains, forests, vast rolling flatlands, rivers, and lakes 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, the need to enjoy the great outdoors is never out of reach. World-class freshwater fishing and hunting, water sports, camping, hiking, wilderness trekking, white-water rafting, Nordic, downhill, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling options are prolific within spectacular Northern BC.

    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

    • 2 wells, one 185' deep well and a 53' x 33" bucket drilled well with bedrock at 50’
    • Septic field
    • Power

    Tax Details

    $886.78 (2022)

    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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