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    Affordable Lake View Acreage with No Zoning - Riondel, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21139

    163 acres with panoramic lake views! Western exposure. No zoning & outside ALR. East Shore of Kootenay Lake with paved year-round access. Build a home or cabin. Great climate for gardening. Watch the sun set over the mountains & reflecting off Kootenay Lake.


    Price
    $399,000

    Size
    163 acres

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    Description

    163 acres with panoramic lake views! Great western exposure. Property has no zoning, totally outside the ALR with power and telephone at the lot line there are a wide range potential uses. Prime development or holding property on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake away from the highway noise on a secondary road which is paved with excellent year-round access. Build a home or cabin and enjoying the great climate in the area for gardening and self-sufficient living while watching the sun set over the Selkirk Mountains and reflecting off Kootenay Lake.

    The property has been recently logged and is generally sloping from east to west, however there is quite a bit of flat ground and interesting topography. The west part of the property has incredible views over the lake and the east side of the property has picturesque views of the mountains to the east. The property also backs onto a large section of Crown land that has very little access unless you own one of the private properties that backs onto it. The hunting and fishing in the area excellent.

    This affordable property won't last long. Call the listing REALTOR® for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    Riondel is located on Riondel Road on the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake, 10 km (6 miles) north of Kootenay Bay, the eastern terminal of the Kootenay Lake Ferry. Riondel is a 1-hour drive from Creston, and a 90-minute drive from Nelson, using the scenic free ferry ride.

    Access

    Call listing REALTOR® for detailed directions or refer to the mapping section of this listing.

    Area Data

    Riondel offers breathtaking views overlooking Kootenay Lake, the neighbouring mountains and Kokanee Glacier, a great sandy beach, abundant hiking trails and good fishing—an excellent spot to cast for trout from shore.

    Riondel was once the mining capital of the lake country and home of the historic Bluebell Mine, named after the flowers that can still be seen throughout the area today. The Bluebell Mine had a thick vein of galena ore, rich in lead, zinc, and silver, and was the reason a smelter was built at nearby Pilot Bay. The legendary Bluebell Mine was a stop on Kootenay Lake for the steamers of the Great Northern Railway Company, with mining operations continuing until its closure in 1971.

    Recreation

    Museum

    Call the local Historic Society to arrange a visit to their small museum showcasing the history of Riondel; located in the Community Centre.

    Hot Spring

    Geothermal records show a hot spring located near Riondel, about 10 km north of the ferry dock at Kootenay Bay. However, the spring is located deep in one of the many old mine shafts, so swing by one of the area’s easily accessed springs instead.

    Walkway

    Follow the historic walkway that meanders through the old mining site.

    Ferry Ride

    Take the longest free ferry ride in the world, a 40-minute scenic crossing of Kootenay Lake, from Kootenay Bay to Balfour on the lake’s west arm. Visit the Government of BC website for BC Inland Ferry Schedules.

    Hiking

    Take a hike on the East Shore, along one of the many area trails; The Waterfront Trail in Riondel follows 1.5 km of the lakeshore from the south end of North Bay beach; The Pebble Beach Trail 7 km north of Riondel leads from the Kootenay Lake East FS Road to a south-facing, pebbled beach; The 15-minute Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail near Kootenay Bay leads to an historic 1907 lighthouse; The one-hour Pilot Bay Marine Park trail leads through varying terrain as it follows the lakeshore; The Plaid Lake Hiking Trail near Crawford Bay is a full day hike to the alpine Plaid Lake on the west side of the Purcell Mountains; The Duck Lakes Dykes Trail near Sirdar offers miles of almost level hiking through some of the richest waterfowl habitat in BC.

    Golf

    Golfers in Riondel have two golf clubs to choose from; the 9-hole Par 3 course at the friendly Riondel Golf Club, located on Galena Bay Wharf Road just 10 minutes from the Kootenay Bay Ferry, and the 18-hole championship Kokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay, a 20-minute drive to the south. Golfers can also head to the magnificent Balfour Golf Course and Eagleview Golf Course in Balfour, on the western shore of Kootenay Lake.

    Fishing

    Kootenay Lake maintains considerable populations of various fish species, including kokanee, rainbow and cutthroat trout, dolly varden, burbot, and whitefish. Kootenay Lake supports record-sized rainbow trout. ‘Kokanee’ means ‘red fish’ in the Kootenay Indian language and is the name given to the land-locked salmon that spawn in large numbers in Kokanee Creek in the late summer. The best fishing is in the fall and winter months.

    Camping

    The private Riondel Campground is located 1 km from the Riondel Market, and a second campground and RV park is located 12 km north of Riondel.

    Recreation

    Other outdoor opportunities include canoeing or kayaking the pristine waters of the 75-mile long and 5-mile wide Kootenay Lake (rentals available), swimming, wildlife and nature viewing, boating and sailing, horsedrawn adventures, and backcountry exploration.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    49°41'32.79"N and 116°51'22.01"W

    Services

    • Power
    • Telephone
    • Cell service

    Tax Details

    $1,687 (2021)

    Zoning

    No zoning and totally outside the ALR.

    Legal

    LOT 3 DISTRICT LOT 4595 KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN 811, EXCEPT PARTS INCLUDED IN PLANS NEP20467 AND NEP81179
    PID 012-363-901

    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.