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    793 Acre Recreational/Hunting Property with Ample Wildlife - Fort St John, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20193

    793 acres in a very private & quiet setting. This excellent hunting property is only 40 minutes from the bustling city of Fort St John, BC. Low lying wetlands, poplar blanketed ridges, thick spruce forests & open grasslands. This is truly a dream property for a discernable sportsmen.


    Price
    $385,000

    Size
    793 acres ~ 5 titles

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    Description

    This is an affordable opportunity to purchase nearly 800 acres of pristine hunting property in the Fort St John region of British Columbia. Consisting of five separate titles, these properties are alive with wildlife, which live amongst the dense poplar stands, low lying wetlands and thick spruce forests. The many bodies of water on the property make this location ideally suited for moose, elk, bear and deer. All 793 acres are contiguous with usable roads dissecting much of the property. There is some fencing and the property is easily accessible off of a well maintained roadway. If you have ever dreamt about owning your own piece of hunting paradise, this property is for you.

    Potentially some timber value on the property for a future owner. There is also several firm/dry ridges where a hunting cabin or house could be built.

    Location

    This property is located approximately 40 minutes north of Fort St. John, BC in the Murdale region.

    Access

    From the Prespatou Rd turn West onto the 262 Rd and proceed for two miles turning North on the Triad Road. Follow this road for 3 miles, at which point the property will be on the east side of the road. Driveway access is found another quarter mile north on the west side of the road.

    Area Data

    The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.

    The region contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.

    The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands in British Columbia. This makes the region a mecca when it comes to farming, ranching and outdoor recreational pursuits. Cattle ranching continues to dominate much of the Peace River region’s rural landscape with the area possessing over 60,000 head of cattle and accounting for over 22% of the provincial total. This is a testament to the quality grazing conditions throughout the region.

    The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.

    The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

    Recreation

    The property is relatively close to the lively city of Fort St. John (dubbed the Energetic City). Fort St. John provides the opportunity to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. Fort St. John offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property. There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary.

    In addition to recreational activities in town, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region. Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region. The area around the property has robust populations of mule deer, whitetail, moose and elk, which provide ample hunting opportunities for the most discerning sportsmen.

    The surrounding region also provides excellent off-roading opportunities for quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles.

    History

    Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometres north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.

    It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.

    In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

    Map Reference

    56°35'31.19"N and 121° 1'42.94"W

    Investment Features

    Road network throughout parcels.

    Services

    NA

    Improvements

    NA

    Tax Details

    $1,070.63 (2020)

    Zoning

    A-2

    Legal

    SE1/4 of Section 1 Township 88 Range 20 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 014-776-138

    SW1/4 of Section 6 Township 88 Range 19 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 014-776-154

    NE1/4 of Section 36 Township 87 Range 20 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 014-776-146

    Parcel A (M22715) fo the NW1/4 of Section 31 Township 87 Range 19 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 014-740-974

    SW1/4 of Section 31 Township 87 Range 19 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 014-741-008

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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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