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    535 Acre Ranch with Complete Ranching Infrastructure and 43,000 Acre Crown Grazing Permit - Clinton, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 22144

    A bucolic ranch in the heart of cattle country. 535-acre ranch, spacious country home & all amenities necessary to run a fully operable cattle operation. Close proximity to the town of Clinton & other major urban centers. This is a dream setup, which rarely comes available.


    535 acres

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    A bucolic 535-acre ranch within a 3-hour drive from the Lower Mainland and 1.5 hours from Kamloops. This ranch comes complete with a 3,348 ft2 country home (built in 2006), 40' x 35' calving barn, 40' x 35' 6-stall horse barn with upstairs 1-bedroom loft, 120' x 60' indoor equestrian arena, two 20' x 33' 3-bay implement sheds, 24' x 16' workshop, guest cabin, corrals, branding chute and more. The ranch is immaculately set up and the infrastructure is in good working order.

    The ranch provides 83 acres in fertile hay land producing 500 4' x 4' round bales per year. There are 5 water licences associated with the ranch along with 3 separate creeks through the property (Cutoff Valley Creek, Minch Creek and Fortytwo Creek). There is also a 43,000-acre adjacent Crown grazing license, which travels with the ranch (RAN 074088). The grazing license allows you to turn cattle out to range directly from the property.

    The custom country home provides 5 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms, in-floor heat, oak cabinetry, hardwood floors and stunning views from every room in the home. There is a spacious wrap-around deck perfect for entertaining and taking in the views. Some other features in the home include:

    • Crown moulding
    • Oak cabinetry
    • Oversized maple framed windows
    • Ample storage
    • Metal roof
    • Hardi-board and batten siding
    • R40 insulation in ceiling and R20 in walls
    • In-floor radiant heating from outdoor wood boiler (capacity to heat 3 additional buildings
    • Cold room—vented and insulated
    • Fenced yard with treated rails

    The ranch is only 7 km from Clinton, with its schools, gas stations and restaurants.

    This ranch was the original homesteader ranch for the Kelly family in the 1860s. It was the first ranch in the valley. Kelly Lake, located down the road from the ranch, is named in their honor.


    958 Pavillion/Clinton Road - Clinton, BC

    • 1.5 hours from Kamloops
    • 3 hours from the Lower Mainland


    From Clinton, head westward on the pavilion/Clinton Road for exactly 7 km. The main farmyard will be on the south side of this roadway.

    Area Data

    Clinton is a village in British Columbia, located approximately 40 km northwest of Cache Creek and 30 km south of 70 Mile House.

    It is considered by some to straddle the southern edge of the Cariboo country of British Columbia, although others consider Ashcroft-Cache Creek, Lillooet, Savona, Kamloops and even Lytton and Spences Bridge to be in the Cariboo. Clinton, however, does sit immediately below the southern edge of the Cariboo Plateau. Clinton has a number of attractions including horse-back riding, big game viewing, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

    Every May, Clinton is home to the Annual Ball where many people dress as the first settlers did. The May rodeo and dance are held on the Victoria Day weekend. This is one of British Columbia's oldest continual events having first been held in 1867 and was a highlight of the social calendar in the British Columbia Interior for many decades. The Clinton Museum, built in 1892, has a number of historical artifacts on display that date back to the gold rush and founding of the area.

    Originally known as "47 Mile House" or "47 Mile," Clinton was named in 1863 upon completion of the Cariboo Wagon Road in the area for Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton, the 5th Duke of Newcastle, who was colonial secretary from 1854-1854 and 1859-1864.

    During the Cariboo Gold Rush, Clinton was a busy junction on the wagon road to the gold fields of Barkerville. The location of the settlement made it an ideal resting place for weary travelers and miners enroute to make their fortunes.

    Once “Gold Fever” subsided, the ranching industry developed, some of the original ranches such as Maiden Creek Ranch, Mound Ranch and Pollard Ranch are still operational today.

    In the early 1950s forestry became the mainstay of the economy. At one time, over 20 bush mills and saw mills operated in the area. Consolidation in the 1970s led to only one operation surviving.

    Since the mid-1970s, the population of Clinton has remained stable and has slowly increased.


    Clinton is located in the heart of cattle country. The surrounding countryside offers lush, open grass meadow and thick coniferous forest. River/creek bottoms are typically lined with deciduous trees. As you head west, towards the Fraser River, the climate becomes more arid with large grass expanses and thinning pockets of timber.


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


    The property sits in Management Unit 3-31 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and game bird species. The ecosystem surrounding Clinton is very rich and healthy allowing large populations of wild animals to flourish.


    Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes to the west create some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around. There are infinite miles of trails/logging networks to explore.

    Cross-Country Skiing

    The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions. This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful countryside without the constant hum of an engine.


    Clinton is surrounded by lakes and fishing opportunities. The property is mere hours away from hundreds of different lakes including some very prestigious, trophy trout lakes and trout fishing resorts. The nearby Fraser River provides opportunity to fish for salmon and steelhead. Large lakes such as Loon Lake and Pavillion Lake may be accessed in under an hour. You could fish a different lake every day of the year and not fish the same lake twice.

    Lakes within 20 minutes of Clinton include:

    • 6 Mile Lake
    • 4 Mile Lake
    • Stick Lake
    • Kersey Lake
    • 3 Mile Lake
    • Salt Lake
    • Duck Lakes
    • Leighwood Lake
    • Kelly Lake

    With all the surrounding crownland and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.


    The summer climate is ideal for a large and expansive garden providing the opportunity to become very self-reliant from a produce perspective. The climatic conditions and long summer days make for ideal growing conditions for a vast variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables.

    Urban Recreation

    Clinton offers all the essentials required within walking distance of the house. The Cariboo Lodge Pub is famous for its rustic charm and hospitality. If you have a desire to travel to Kamloops to catch a WHL hockey game, this urban center can be reached within 1 hour and 23 minutes. There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need in Kamloops. 100 Mile House, to the north, is another option and is only 45 minutes away.

    Map Reference

    51° 2'49.80"N and 121°40'7.23"W

    Investment Features

    • 83 acres in hay meadow, produces 500 4’ x 4’ round bales per annum
    • 5 water licenses
    • 43,000-acre Crown Grazing Permit (RAN 074088)
    • Equipment list available upon request (price for equipment is in addition to list price)
    • Cattle not included at list price


    • Electricity
    • In-floor radiant heat (outdoor wood boiler)
    • Drilled well (16 gpm)
    • Septic system


    3,348 ft2 house (built 2006)
    • 5 bedrooms
    • 2.5 bathrooms
    Calving Barn
    • Accommodates 6 cow/calf pairs
    • 4 stalls with corner heat lamps and head gate
    • 40’ x 35’
    Horse Barn
    • Steel roof and siding
    • 6 box stalls
    • Heated tack room (11’1 x 14’5)
    • 40’ x 35’
    • One bedroom loft above horse barn with kitchen, living area, 4-piece bathroom and bedroom
    Indoor Equestrian Riding Arena
    • 126’ x 60’
    • Viewing room
    • 16’ ceilings
    • Calf chute and head gate
    • Two wings: 40’ x 10’ lean-to storage, (43’ x 16’) implement cover
    Two 3-Bay Implement Sheds
    • 33’ x 20’
    • 3-phase power (220 amp)
    • 24’ x 16’
    Guest cabin
    Corrals, animal pens and covered branding chute

    Tax Details

    $2,688 (2022)




    PID 002-408-830

    PID 002-408-911

    PID 002-409-020

    PID 012-632-538

    PID 002-408-864

    Range Permit: RAN074088

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    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.