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    75 Acres of Beautiful Flat Farmland along the Banks of the North Thompson River - Clearwater, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 20108

    Scenic farm property along the banks of the North Thompson River. 75 acres with a 4 bdrm bungalow, direct road frontage. 56 acres of flat fertile hay land. Averaging 250-300 bales with no irrigation, there is an opportunity to grow revenues to subsidize the mortgage payments.


    Price
    Reduced $499,000

    Size
    75 acres

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    Description

    Stunning 75-acre farm property situated in the lush Clearwater area, under 2 hours from Kamloops. Featuring 3,500 feet of river frontage, 56 productive acres of hay land and a 4 bedroom residence this property has a lot to offer for people from all walks of life. Whether you are an existing farmer, or someone looking for a slower pace in life this affordable property is a perfect choice.

    The property can produce up to 300 bales in a single cut and without irrigation. Currently, the owner will graze the property after it has been cut for the balance of the year but with proper irrigation installed you could expect up to two (2) additional cuts. The property also features numerous outbuildings including; haybarn, 4-bay storage/equipment shed, firewood shed, and a storage/milking barn. There is also cattle handling items including 2 corrals and a loading ramp.

    The residence is serviced by septic and has an existing water licence in place. For additional interior photos please contact the listing agent.

    Location

    1552 Birch Island Lost Creek Road - Clearwater, BC

    Access

    Call listing agent.

    Area Data

    The low cost of living, mild climate, spectacular setting, and connectivity to nature attract newcomers and visitors to the Lower North Thompson.

    City of Kamloops

    (pop. 90,000+)

    Kamloops is a vital transportation hub easily reached from every part of the province. Four major highways, Highway 1 (east and west), Highway 5 (north and south), and Highway 97 all meet here. Full-service air and rail connections in Kamloops make the city truly international. The area economy is led by forestry, followed by tourism, ranching, and mining. This sunny region with long summers is well known for its spectacular, four-season opportunity to enjoy nearby water and landscapes. A world-class wildlife park, golf courses, local wineries, island and river parks, combined with easy access to mountainous areas, all add to the intrigue and opportunity within this region.

    District of Clearwater

    (pop. 4,960)

    Clearwater is the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park, and true to its name, it is a place of pure, clear water. Surrounded by remote wilderness, the forests, rivers, and lakes remain uncrowded and unspoiled. This community, with an economy based in forestry, continues to experience significant growth in tourism. Clearwater’s education, health care, and recreational opportunities combined with a relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living are well suited for families, seniors, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts.

    Barriere

    (pop. 1,700)

    Barriere offers fresh, clean air within a spectacularly scenic setting. Services and amenities include a fire department, RCMP detachment, First Responders and Ambulance Service, education, and health care facilities. Forestry, ranching, and tourism form a strong economic base for the area. Diverse recreational opportunities abound from lakes full of fish, cross country trails, and a vast backcountry.

    Little Fort

    (pop. 350)

    This tiny community on the west bank of Thompson River is at the Junction of Highway 5 and 24. A popular stopping off point for travelers, Little Fort offers services to refresh, restock, refuel and grab a bite to eat. The economy of Little Fort is primarily influenced by highway traffic, which in turn supports hay and cattle farms, forestry, fishing resorts, and guest ranches. The Little Fort Ferry, with a capacity of 2 vehicles, runs across the Thompson River. An aerial tramway for passengers only operates when the water level is high or icy. Both services run ‘on demand.’

    Dunn Creek Hatchery

    Dunn Creek Hatchery in Little Fort is managed and operated by Simpcw Fisheries. Annually, 20,000 Coho salmon are raised each from Dunn Creek and the Deadman River to stock lakes. Students from local schools are invited to Coho Day, a fall event with lunch, activities, and exhibitions. The Raft River First Fish Ceremony, and School Programs, are well attended by Heffley, Barriere, Chu Chua, Raft River, Vavenby, and Blue River communities.

    Recreation

    Clearwater

    The District of Clearwater showcases many activities such as skiing and snowboarding at Clearwater Ski Hill, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. The Clearwater Sportsplex, local golf courses, whitewater rafting, regional parks, and multitudes of trails round-out pursuits for exploration and adventure.

    Wells Gray Provincial Park

    Wells Gray Provincial Park provides activity year-round. Within this alpine wilderness—full of trails, wildlife, and waterfalls—the Clearwater, Thompson, and Murtle Rivers roar. During spring, summer, and fall you can hike through ancient forests, paddle lakes, and raft on river rapids. In the winter, viewing frozen waterfalls and skiing down backcountry slopes are options to enjoy the outdoors.

    Dunn Peak Provincial Park

    With an elevation of 2,607 metres, Dunn Peak Provincial Park can be viewed from Kamloops on a clear day. This protected area has large wilderness areas and considerable undisturbed old-growth forest. This mountain is an essential habitat for a large variety of wildlife, including wolf, cougar, marten, river otter, black bear, mule deer, mountain goat, great blue heron, and bald eagles. The park includes a significant fish migration route and spawning grounds in the North Thompson and North Barriere Rivers.

    Local Lakes

    Dunn Lake, long and deep, offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout, and Kokanee. Due to the depth, the lake stays relatively cool, with trolling the most successful fishing technique. Along the northern shore, there is a recreation site with a car-top boat launch.

    East, North, and South Barriere Lakes each personalize opportunities to enjoy paddling in calm waters, fishing, or drifting around in a pontoon boat. Uncrowded East Barriere Lake is great for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other watersports.

    Latremouille Lake Recreation Site is a rustic treed campsite with a rough boat launch. The lake is popular with anglers and campers.

    Hallamore Lake, a scenic alpine lake, is noted for its tranquil atmosphere and is a popular fishing destination. An RV park and resort are nearby.

    Thuya Lake Lodge has lakeside cabins and also offers meals. With over 30 small wilderness lakes joined by streams filled with wild rainbow trout, this area is perfect for flyfishing, hiking, and float tubing.

    Taweel Provincial Park is a day-use park with a large lake connected with a network of trails to smaller lakes. This wilderness setting is known for fishing, paddling, and hiking. Private resorts and cabins are at the east end of the lake (outside the park).

    History

    The history of the Lower North Thompson is as wild as you could imagine. ‘From First Nations to European settlers to people in the 21st century looking to escape to a quieter life, the Lower North Thompson has been and continues to be, home.’ (North Thompson Valley Barriere).

    Upon arrival in the North Thompson in 1817, Alexander Ross (with the North West Company) quoted ‘It was a barren waste well-stocked in wild animals of the chase and with some few furs.’ Little did he know. The fur trade boomed in the mid-1800s. Hudson Bay Fur Trading Co. constructed the trading post called Little Fort.

    Gold was discovered in 1861, bringing people with riches on their minds. For a mere $25 these prospectors could get a double-barreled shotgun and a saddle, or an acre of land. Louis Creek sprung up with its own post office and store. The road between Louis Creek and Kamloops completed in 1891.

    By the early 1900s, Barriere and Little Fort had a school, post office, and telephone service. Barriere became a bona fide town in 1914 when the CP Railway connected the Lower North Thompson to the rest of BC. The Barriere River dam provided electricity for the city of Kamloops from 1914 to 1950—well before the smaller communities close to Barriere had electricity—including Barriere.

    Ranching became a staple way of life in the mid-1900s. One of the first ranches in the area was Little Fort Herefords. Gung Loy Jim purchased three Hereford heifers in the fall of 1943, beginning a decades-long quest for beef cattle. The Jims also purchased a hotel in Little Fort, which burned to the ground within the year. Not to be deterred, they rebuilt a general store in its place. Last year Jim’s Food Market celebrated 100 years of operation. The Gung Loy Jim Scholarship, established in 2003, was a way to give back to the cattle industry and encourage the ranchers of tomorrow.

    Map Reference

    51°36'22.33"N and 119°55'0.01"W

    Investment Features

    • Operating farm property
    • Opportunity to increase production through installing irrigation
    • Used for pasture during parts of the year (grazing rights available in the area)
    • Existing water licence

    Services

    • Water
    • Septic
    • Hydro

    Improvements

    Numerous farm related outbuildings.

    Tax Details

    $647.23 (2020)

    Zoning

    RL-1

    Legal

    THE WEST 1/2 OF DL 855 KDYD EXEPT PLANS 15776 AND 16102
    PID 013-016-300

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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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