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    840 acres on 23 Titles - Chetwynd Area

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 19220

    Lots of opportunity with 840 acres on 23 titles. Build internal roads with easements to re-sell separate titles, group recreation purchase, farming, eco village and communal living. Priced less than $35,000 per title.


    Price
    $797,000

    Size
    840 acres ~ 23 titles

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    Description

    This rural 840 acres with 23 titles are something that likely does not exist anywhere else in BC. Access to the perimeter of the titles is in place. Favel Creek runs through the middle flowing east to west. There are several dugouts across the properties. The list price is under $35,000 per title, four are 20 acres each and 19 are 40 acres each.

    Opportunities:

    1. This is a great opportunity for an investor to develop internal roads and easements for re-sale with no subdivision required.
    2. A group purchase for recreation in a prime hunting area that can be made private, and with access to a vast area of Crown land.
    3. Most of the property is in the ALR and was previously farmed. This is an opportunity for a revitalized farm with 23 titles that can be re-sold.
    4. Eco Village and Communal Living.

    Size

    840 acres in 23 titles.

    • Four 20 acre parcels
    • Nineteen 40 acre parcels

    Location

    283 Road North of the Hart Highway BC97, East of Groundbirch.

    Access

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    Area Data

    Groundbirch is a community in northeast BC, within the Peace River Regional District. It is on Highway 97 approximately halfway between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd. On the east side is Progress and to the west is East Pine. The Groundbirch General Store including a gas station, is locally owned and operated. There are also two halls, the Groundbirch and McLeod Hall. The Shell Groundbirch project is located here and consists of four natural gas processing plants and more than 500 producing wells.

    Groundbirch, 800 m above sea level, has a cool continental climate, including cold winters and warm summers, experiencing long daylight hours in summer and short daylight hours in winter.

    Chetwynd, population roughly 2,800, is a 45 km drive from Groundbirch and is the commercial centre for the rural communities. At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it is situated on an ancient floodplain. It is the first town eastbound travelers encounter after emerging from the Rockies and acts as the gateway to the Peace River Country. Forestry, farming, oil and gas, and tourism are the mainstays of the local economy.

    Dawson Creek, population roughly 11,615, is the point of origin of the Historic Alaska Highway, which stretches 2,400 km north to Fairbanks in Alaska. Rolling foothills of the Northern Rockies dominate Dawson Creek. The town is a major transportation centre for the surrounding area, most of which is agricultural. The community is well known for the constant stream of visitors who stop to access the services of The Mile Zero City before trekking north.

    Vegetation

    This is a land of fertile valleys, great lakes and rivers, jagged mountain ranges and snow-capped peaks. Boreal white and black spruce, balsam poplar, trembling aspen, and grasslands and are predominant. The property is a mixture of poplar, spruce, grassland and wetlands.

    Recreation

    Chetwynd has two golf courses with spectacular views of lakes and mountains. Moberly Lake & District Golf Club and Natural Springs Golf Resort are both 9-hole courses. A driving range, lounge, restaurant and pro shop are provided in both locations. Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club is an acclaimed 18-hole golf course with driving range, restaurant and pro shop.

    Powder King Mountain Resort, 109 km from Groundbirch, is located on the Pine Pass. This alpine mountain has an annual snowfall of 41 feet, and terrain that ranges from challenging drops to gentle groomed slopes. A ski school, day lodge, restaurants, pub, ski shop, repair shop, and RV Park are all offered.

    The family-oriented Bear Mountain Ski Hill is 5 minutes from Dawson Creek, and has a t-bar, snow making equipment, and night skiing. Parents can watch their kids skiing from the lounge. Activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The Nordic Ski Club has over 20 kilometres of groomed cross-country ski trails which mountain bikers use in summer.

    Paradise Valley Snowmobile Club in Dawson has 280 kilometres of trails linking to Tumbler Ridge, with trails continuing another 200 km past Tumbler Ridge.

    East Pine Provincial Park, an 18 km drive, is situated near the junction of the East Pine and Murray Rivers in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This park is the closest park to Groundbirch and provides hiking, fishing, canoeing and boating on both rivers. Pine River Breaks Provincial Park, a 28 km drive, with its open grassland hillsides protects a scenic landscape along the Pine River. Additional activities here are horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing.

    The Murray River Canoe and Barmah National Parks encompasses over 50 km of canoeing. There are 4 canoe trails offering something for every paddler. Canoe the flowing Murray River, secluded creeks or Barmah Lake either for day trips or extended overnight paddles.

    History

    European settlers arrived in the area in 1912. Chetwynd was then known as Little Prairie. After the establishment of the Pacific Great East Railway, the town name was changed to Chetwynd in honour of the late Ralph Chetwynd, a provincial Highways Minister and one of the town’s founding fathers. Chetwynd was incorporated in 1962 and is a member municipality of the Peace River Regional District.

    The Little Prairie Heritage Museum is located in a 1949 post office building on the hill two kilometres west of town. Displays include antique quilts, trapping and farming implements, and the museum’s own caboose.

    The Northern Alberta Railway built its terminus east of Dawson Creek in 1931. The community of Dawson Creek moved their buildings, both domestic and commercial, to the area near the railhead, the present location of the townsite. By 1941, the village population had reached over 500. That year, because of the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the Americans realized the need for a western transportation route to Alaska that was not dependent upon waterways.

    Starting in March 1942, American Engineer Troops and construction gangs under civilian contractors completed the Alaska Highway in November 1942. Overnight, Dawson Creek mushroomed into a boomtown.

    The Dawson Creek Station Museum, located in downtown Dawson Creek in the Northern Alberta Railway Park, is housed in the renovated N.A.R. railway station. The west side of the building has been completely historically restored to its former glory as a railway station. The east end of the building contains the geological and archaeological history of the areas, and an impressive wildlife exhibit.

    Map Reference

    55°50'54.59"N and 121° 5'0.08"W

    Investment Features

    This is a great opportunity for an investor to develop internal roads and easements for re-sale with no subdivision required.

    Services

    No services.

    Improvements

    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $878 (2019)

    Zoning

    A-2

    Legal

    Contact Listing Agent.

    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.