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    661 Private Acres - Buick, BC - North of Fort St John

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 21037

    661 acres of peaceful retreat, with excellent hunting and proximity to Ft St John. 30 cultivated acres, with remainder forested. Snyder Creek flows through the property. A stunning backdrop to hunt, set up a wall tent, horseback, hike, ATV, & snowmobile.


    Price
    $430,000

    Size
    661 acres

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    Description

    Affectionately called the "Whisky Creek Ranch," these 661 acres provide a peaceful retreat and lucrative hunting grounds.

    This wilderness property is a perfect backdrop for hunting, setting up a wall tent, horseback riding, hiking, ATVing, or snowmobiling. The forested areas, creek and two ponds create a desirable habitat for wildlife. If you are looking for a private recreation and hunting property in the north, you’ve found it.

    With predominantly level topography, the property features an abundance of water sources. Snyder Creek runs diagonally through the northern 100 acres for about 1.6 km. The creek, combined with an artesian well, ensures an ever-renewing water supply. On the southern boundary, two ponds, surrounded by meadows, provide an additional water source for cattle and wildlife.

    Easily accessed on paved and high-grade roads, the property is approximately 74 km from Fort St John and then 8.7 km from Buick. Garcia Road flanks the entire eastern border. The railway runs diagonally from the southeast corner and out through the northern property boundary. Thirty acres on the northeast property line is cultivated.

    There are many building sites that would suit a hobby farm, ranch or cabin.

    Location

    74 km north of Fort St John via Highway 97, and 8.7 km east from Highway 97 at the tiny community of Buick.

    Access

    From Fort St John head north on Highway 97. In 44 km turn right onto Beatton River Road, head north east. In 30 km turn left onto Garcia Road. In 6.6 km the property is on the left side.

    Area Data

    The Peace River Regional District is a district in northeastern British Columbia. The regional district comprises seven municipalities and four electoral areas. Its member municipalities are Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, the district municipalities of Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Taylor, and Hudson's Hope, and the village of Pouce Coupe. The district's administrative offices are in Dawson Creek.

    Employment leaders by industry are construction, followed closely by mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are the next largest sectors, followed by retail trade.

    Urbanites across Canada are looking for space. As more and more people are now actively engaging to work and teach from home, there is a growing demand for rural living. The resurgence in wanting local foods shows another ever-increasing niche market—those who want to learn how to grow and manage their own food. The PREDA (Peace Region Economic Development Alliance) Region positioned to respond to these opportunities.

    The property is close to Buick, known for its productive soils and deep river valleys. Within the Peace River District, the whole region is the heart of ranching and cultivation of oats and hay.

    Dubbed "The Energetic City," with a population of 20,000+, Fort St. John is the largest city in Northeastern BC. It is also the largest city along the world-famous Alaska Highway. The reference reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture. Modern-day pioneers continue to bring a fresh spirit of exploration, innovation and connection to the community.

    Since Fort St. John is in the upper north prairies of the Peace River, it experiences close to a subarctic climate, with very cold winters and warm summers. In the winter, temperatures lower to around -15°C and rise to about 21°C in the summer.

    Recreation

    The Peace Region is often referred to as “The Serengeti of the North.” The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The valley and rolling hills offer an endless and picturesque opportunity for scenic drives, bird watching, and wildlife viewing.

    Hunting

    “The Peace” is one of the country’s most prolific big game regions that offers large game species, including black and grizzly bears, moose, elk, mountain sheep, stone sheep, wolf, whitetail & mule deer, caribou, game birds and small mammals. This region is an opportunity to own a large property within the heart of this exceptional big game hunting.

    Snowmobiling/ATVing

    When it comes to snowmobiling in BC, Fort St. John is a bit of an anomaly. Located on a broad plateau in the Peace River Valley, this city, surrounded by foothills, lakes, rivers, has a staggering amount of snowmobile trails—over 600 kilometres of trails. The foothills of the Rocky Mountains are always an adrenaline-pumping choice to sled. In the summer months, these trails are active with recreation vehicles.

    Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

    The Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club was established in the early 1980s when the BC Winter Games came to Fort St. John. They created a basic layout of trails and two narrow loops which intersected in two places. Since 2000 the club began to develop new trails. Now there is a fabulous network of trails for all skill levels!

    Boating/Fishing

    Inga Lake is close to the property and is stocked annually with rainbow trout, and is also home to brook trout. Inga Lake has a boat launch and good parking. Just north of Fort St. John, Charlie Lake is also one of the few natural lakes in British Columbia where you can keep the walleye you catch. Other fish include northern pike, yellow perch, rainbow trout, burbot, and spottail shiners. During the winter, Charlie Lake has springs that create wet areas below thin ice, allowing for ice fishing with the right precautions. With many river networks and small lakes throughout The Peace, there are infinite fishing and boating opportunities.

    Hiking/Cycling/Camping/Paddle Sports

    With all the surrounding Crown land lakes and rivers, the options for hiking and camping are endless. One park of note, Beatton Provincial Park on Charlie Lake, is an excellent destination for hiking, swimming, and paddle sports. Pink Mountain Park is on the steep, southwestern slope of Pink Mountain, which offers scenic mountainous habitats and various wildlife. Recreation activities in the area include hiking, photography, panoramic views and wildlife viewing.

    History

    Within the Peace Region, residents are proud of their roots and long history. Alexander Mackenzie was the first European explorer to document the area in 1793 when he passed through the region, travelling by canoe, searching for a Pacific Ocean route. The following year, a trading post was established by the North West Company, making Fort St. John the oldest non-First Nations settlement on the BC Mainland.

    Initially established in 1794 as Rocky Mountain Fort, it was used as a trading post for the Beaver and Sikanni First Nations and a supply depot to further expeditions into BC. Since then, Fort St. John has undergone five location changes to adapt to a growing community's needs. Fort St. John is thought to be named when one of the Hudson’s Bay company posts was opened on Saint Jean Baptiste Day.

    A large influx of people came in the 1930s when the Peace River area opened for homesteading. Farming then replaced trapping as the main industry at the time. Many farming families came from the Prairies during the ‘Dirty 30s’ to find new opportunities in the Peace Country. Today, many of those same families, now into their third generation, still farming in the surrounding area.

    Map Reference

    56°49'37.72"N and 121°17'1.85"W

    Services

    • Hydro nearby
    • Natural gas nearby
    • Telephone nearby
    • Spring

    Tax Details

    $941 (2020)

    Zoning

    A2

    Legal

    DISTRICT LOT 2560 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT, EXCEPT PLANS 19983, 23895 AND 26504
    PID 014-928-175

    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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