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    Contiguous 459 Acres with Home Perfect for Starting your Dream Ranch - Grassy Plains, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 19289

    Affordable 459 acres on two titles. Perfect opportunity to start your own ranching/farming operation. The property includes a manufactured home (2013), fencing and some x-fencing, corrals, pasture, timber and immense opportunity to increase property’s grazing capacity.


    Price
    $465,000

    Size
    458.65 acres ~ 2 titles

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    Description

    This is an extremely affordable opportunity to own a large contiguous property with much of the infrastructure already in place to run your own ranch operation and with the potential to immensely grow the property’s productive capacity.

    These two adjacent titles offer 459 acres and consist of a mixture of timber, pasture and newly cleared land. The southern title is fully fenced with some cross-fencing and ready to graze cattle, sheep or horses. There are numerous springs throughout the property to water stock throughout the summer and fall months. There are still thick stands of mature coniferous trees, which could be harvested with the proceeds invested back towards improving the pasture or converting some of the lands into hay production.

    Within the main farmyard, there are corrals and additional stock handling systems. There is a newer (2013) manufactured home fully set up with services including community water supply, septic-lagoon, electricity and heat (wood and electric). The home’s dimensions are 16’ wide by 76’ long and contain 3 bedrooms (including master with en-suite), an additional bathroom, modern kitchen (with stainless steel appliances) and a bright/open living area. The home was professionally installed and is the perfect place of habitation while work on the ranch continues.

    Ultimately, this is a fantastically affordable opportunity to take the starting foundation of a quality property and grow it into the ranch of your dreams.

    Location

    These two titles are located in the Grassy Plain region of British Columbia on the south side of Francois Lake.

    Access

    From Burns Lake, BC head south on the N Francois Lake Highway to the Ferry Terminal located on the north side of the lake. Board a Ferry and arrive on the south side of Francois Lake at Southbank. Proceed along Keefes Landing Road until its interception with Tatalrose Rd. At this intersection, turn to head west onto Tatalrose Rd and continue for approximately 1.12 km at which point the residence will be on the north side of the road.

    Area Data

    Francois Lake is approx. 110 km (68 miles) long, making it the second largest natural lake in British Columbia. It offers excellent rainbow trout and char fishing. Rainbow trout over 3 pounds and lake trout (char) over 20 pounds are not uncommon. With a lake of this size watersports of all sorts are popular with opportunities for boating, kayaking and canoeing. This area has many forest recreation sites, which offer many trails for hiking and mountain biking. In the winter, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling is popular.

    Fort Fraser

    Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia's oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.

    Fraser Lake

    Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It is located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof, alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.

    Prince George

    Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. 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. These facilities include:

    • Two chemical plants
    • An oil refinery
    • Brewery
    • Dairy
    • Machine shops
    • Aluminum boat construction
    • Value added forestry
    • Specialty equipment manufacturing

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

    Recreation

    The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:

    Hunting

    The property sits in Management Unit 6-4 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and game bird species.

    Snowmobiling

    The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities. There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity.

    Skiing/Snowboarding

    The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity, provides excellent slope conditions. Taber Mountain and Purden Ski Village, or Smithers are all within driving distance of the property. For more rugged skiing/snowboarding adventures, you may drive north to Powder King Mountain in the Pine Pass.

    Boating/Fishing

    The property is in the immediate vicinity of Francois Lake and an infinite number of additional waterbodies. This generates enormous opportunities to go boating, canoeing, fishing and a host of other water activities.

    Hiking/Camping

    With all the surrounding Crown land and nature the options for hiking and camping are endless.

    Gardening

    The summer climate is ideal for a large and expansive garden providing the opportunity to become very self-reliant from produce perspective.

    Urban Recreation

    With Prince George under 3 hours away, the opportunity to go out on the town is always available. The Prince George Cougars (WHL) always provide excellent entertainment. There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.

    History

    Francois Lake got its current name by mistake. The Carrier First Nations named the lake Nitapoen Lip Lake because of its shape. The early settlers mistook ‘Nita’ for white man and the lake was named ‘Lac de Francois’ because most of the early settlers at the time were French Canadian voyageurs. During the early years, the residents pronounced it ‘Francis Lake”, however, it is now known as “Francois Lake”.

    Map Reference

    53°58'53.57"N and 125°54'35.21"W

    Services

  • Septic - lagoon
  • Electricity
  • Community Water Services
  • Heat - electric and wood
  • Improvements

  • 1,200 ft2 manufactured home (2013)
  • Fencing/cross-fencing
  • Corrals
  • Tax Details

    $182.53 (2019)

    Zoning

    NA

    Legal

    the W1/2 of DL 739 Range 4 Coast District
    PID 004-819-012

    the fractional E1/2 of DL 449 Range 4 Coast Distict except Plan 9909
    PID 008-665-770

    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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