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    Affordable Acreage above Anderson Lake - D’Arcy, BC

    Squamish Lillooet Listing No. 21129

    Just 3 hours from Vancouver, this 142 acre property in 5 km from D’Arcy and provides privacy for an off-grid experience. Open up the lake views with some aggressive pruning to recapture the SE exposure. This is the best value for land around the Lower Mainland!


    Price
    $429,000

    Size
    142 acres

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    Description

    D'Arcy, BC is only 2 hours and 45 minutes from Vancouver, but is a world away . . . it's rural, scenic and peaceful! This property is only 5 km on a gravel road which rises dramatically up the west side of Anderson Lake with spectacular views of the surrounding snowcapped mountain ranges. This 142-acre property provides lots of privacy for those who seek an off-grid experience, and yet you can be in Pemberton in about 40 minutes. There are a few cleared areas, one with an old RV and deck, that used to have views of the lake, but would require some aggressive pruning to recapture the southeastern views. Highline Road crosses the property on the west side and continues on through the north side, and there's a gated entry about halfway through the property at the 5 km marker. The property slopes down towards the lake, with the lower 25% more drastically. The upper portion above the road, is mostly encumbered by hydro transmission rights-of-way, so although useable from a land perspective, no structures can be built within the rights-of-way.

    Location

    DL 3238 Highline Road - D’Arcy, BC

    Access

    Take Highway 99 (Sea-to-Sky) to Mt. Currie, BC at the intersection of Highway 99 and Pemberton Portage Road, you continue straight, following the signs to D’Arcy (about 39 km). You will pass Gates Lake, which has a few waterfalls nearby, making it worth stopping for.

    When you get to the General Store & Gas Station you want to take the next left to circle behind the General Store where there is a railroad level crossing and follow the signs to Seton Portage, which is Highline Road. When you get to the 5 km marker you turn right into the driveway to the property.

    Area Data

    D’Arcy is a small unincorporated community in Sea to Sky Country in Vancouver, coast and mountains. It is partly a recreational and resource community and also the territory and residential area of the N’Quatqua First Nation. Anderson Lake offers great fishing opportunities, with a large presence of salmon. The attached Heritage Beach is a great recreational opportunity with swimming, and picnicking available, plus a beautiful scenic view. A public dock on the south end of the lake provides access to the water.

    The Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park is nestled in the Coast Mountains, located 22 km West of D’Arcy. The park protects important habitat for a variety of wildlife, including spotted owls, mountain goats, black bears and grizzly bears. Old growth forests, subalpine and alpine environments, large and small lakes all contribute to the park’s diversity.

    Recreation

    The town of Pemberton, known for its skiing and winter sports and in the summer the farms become a popular agritourism destination. There’s an organic potato vodka distillery and craft brewery, or take home some fresh fruit from one of the u-pick farms and stop by the farmer’s market. Golfing, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding are just some of the available recreational activities in Pemberton. D’Arcy offers access to Anderson Lake for swimming, fishing and boating. With mountains all around, it’s easy to find a good hike with incredible scenery at every turn.

    History

    The town of D’Arcy was first founded as Port Anderson during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858-59, and it went on to become one of the major ports of the Douglas Road, also known as the Lakes Route. This was a series of ports connecting the Upper Fraser Canyon to the Lower Fraser Valley regions. The name D’Arcy was conferred on the settlement, in recognition of the Vice President of Pacific Great Eastern Railway, D’Arcy Tate. The Pacific Great Eastern Railway was under construction and non-native settlers began returning to the area.

    The nearby McGillivray Falls, a small resort just a few miles down Anderson Lake via the railway, became one of the handful of relocation centers for Japanese expelled from the coast during the Second World War. D’Arcy was just inside the 160 km (100 mi) “quarantine” zone from the coast, inside which all Japanese had to be evacuated. Since the D’Arcy-Birken valley, in those times, had no road access to the coast, the regulations on Japanese living there was less harsh. This allowed the Japanese living there to be employed in the town of D’Arcy.

    Map Reference

    50°35'6.52"N and 122°27'49.57"W

    Services

    There is an existing water licence to draw water from a creek that crosses the property. No other services are presently available.

    Improvements

    None.

    Tax Details

    $1,056 (2020)

    Zoning

    RR1 - RURAL 1 (AREA C) SLRD

    Legal

    District Lot 3238 Lillooet District
    PID 006-797-099

    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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