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    801 Acres of Prime Agricultural Land and Rich Hunting Grounds - Goodlow, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20025

    801 acres of highly productive farmland & unlimited recreational/hunting potential close to Fort St John. 4 contiguous titles and is a combination of agricultural fields, timber & creeks. Presently there are 540 acres under production. Elk, deer & moose are in abundance.


    Price
    $749,000

    Size
    801.7 acres

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    Description

    A rare crown jewel in the Peace River region. This is very affordable and productive farmland with unbelievable hunting potential. Within the immediate vicinity of the property, you can grow peas, fescue, oats, hay and more. This property has 540 acres of agricultural land already cleared and under production. There are two creeks bordering the property on its eastern and western boundary. These creek bottoms create excellent travel corridors for wildlife.

    Scattered throughout the titles are pockets of timber creating wind breaks for animals and helping prevent snow drifts in the winter. The various titles are contiguous and an access trail provides easy equipment/vehicle access/egress through each title.

    The current farmer is willing to lease back the property from a new purchaser, if the new owner wishes to use the land primarily for hunting/recreation.

    Location

    This property is located north of Goodlow, BC and is accessed via a legal access headed south from the 256 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.

    Vegetation

    The Goodlow region of British Columbia is some of the richest and most arable farmland throughout Northern BC. The surrounding countryside is dotted with grain and hay producing farms, but you may grow a variety of crops.

    Recreation

    The outdoor recreation throughout the region is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large rural property may be undertaken immediately on the land. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:

    Hunting

    The property resides in Management Unit 7-33 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting on and surrounding and on the property is unrivalled compared to anywhere else in the province. This is truly some of the finest hunting available in British Columbia. Some of the biggest whitetails in the province are harvested in the immediate vicinity of the property each year.

    Fishing

    There is excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the property. Whether you choose to enjoy a day fishing on one of the area’s many lakes or in one of the region’s clean, cool rivers, you will be amazed by both the scenery and the fisheries quality.

    Equestrian

    With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery, there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and in the surrounding landscape.

    Hiking

    With the diversity/immensity of the property and surrounding wilderness, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the region by foot and discover new joys each time.

    Urban Recreation

    Fort St John is a diverse and energetic city with innumerable opportunities to enjoy a night out on the town. Whether you go out for a bite at one of the many restaurants, catch a movie, or enjoy the enormous community rec centre, there is unlimited possibility.

    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°24'55.98"N and 120°12'31.32"W

    Investment Features

    • 801 acres of land
    • Legal access from the 256 Road
    • 540 acres cleared and under production
    • Two adjacent creeks

    Tax Details

    $207.43 (2019)

    Zoning

    A2

    Legal

    NE1/4 of Section 31 Township 85 Range 14 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 008-707-685

    the SW1/4 Section 32 Township 85 Range 14 west of the 6th Merician Peace River District except the most westerly 80 feet and the most southerly 80 feet in parallel width thereof
    PID 008-707-731

    NW1/4 District of Section 30 Township 85 Range 14 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 014-256-215

    W 1/2 of Section 31 Township 85 Range 14 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District
    PID 014-256-185

    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.