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    Affordable Off-Grid Acreage - Rural Quesnel, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 22189

    40 undeveloped acres with a year-round creek and small lake. Low-lying areas + high and dry timbered land suitable for your off-grid cabin. 5 km off paved Nazko Road. Only 145 m from the shores of 5 km long Tibbles Lake. Moose are known to frequent the property.


    40 acres

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    Located approximately 60 km west of the city of Quesnel is 40 undeveloped acres with a year-round creek and small lake. A significant portion of the acreage is low-lying and not suitable for building, however the southwest corner and the northeast corner are high and dry, well timbered and an excellent spot to build your off-grid cabin. The current zoning allows for a single family dwelling to be built along with the secondary accessory dwelling. To access the property follow Nazko Road west from Quesnel. Drive 7.4 km past Tibbles Lake Road and then turn left (south) on the unnamed logging road that leads to the property. When the listing REALTOR® visited the property, he was unable to get his vehicle the last 500 m into the property and walked in. Please contact the listing REALTOR® for a Google Earth file that will assist you in determining the access prior to venturing out to the property. The property is located only 5km off the paved Nazko Road.

    The property is located only 145 m from the shores of Tibbles Lake also known as Puntataenkut Lake. This lake is a significant body of water and is almost 5 km long. The lake is well known for its fishing opportunities. After you build your off-grid cabin, taking in the view to the southwest over the wetlands area, you can improve a trail out the back door of the property down the hill to Tibbles Lake. The property is spectacular habitat for the wildlife in the area and moose are known to frequent the wetlands in front of your cabin site.

    If you're interested in self-sufficient living and total privacy this could be the one for you. Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information.


    DL 12162 - Puntataenkut Lake. Quesnel, BC.


    Call listing REALTOR®. Last 500 metres into property are not currently passable.

    Area Data

    Tibbles Lake is known by two names. Many locals refer to it as Tibbles Lake, and it is on Tibbles Road. It is usually called Puntataenkut Lake on maps. The First Nations people called Tibbles Lake Puntataenkut, and the name Puntataenkut Lake is still commonly used.

    The City of Quesnel has a population of approximately 10,007 (2011 Census) people. In addition to serving this population, Quesnel also serves as a trading centre for the surrounding area serving a total population of approximately 23,000 people. City status was obtained in 1979. Quesnel has several health clinics and a hospital. The farm is also only an hour from Prince George which is a much larger service centre with a university, college, larger hospital and cancer clinic, and has additional air service to Vancouver and Calgary.

    Quesnel is a trading centre located in the central interior of British Columbia. The City of Williams Lake is located 75 miles to the south. The City of Prince George is located 75 miles to the north. The primary economic base is forestry related. There are two pulp mills, a plywood manufacturing plant, and several large lumber mills located in Quesnel. Subsidiary industries include farming, ranching, mining and tourism.

    Highway 97 provides the main transportation route through Quesnel. Rail service by C.P. Railway and air service by Central Mountain Air also provide a transportation link to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The City of Quesnel provides the majority of amenities found in major centres. Recreation facilities include two ice arenas, a curling rink, tennis courts, a modern multi-use recreational facility and two golf courses.

    Quesnel is served by the Quesnel Airport, with several commercial flights daily to and from Vancouver, BC. The city is a regular stop on Greyhound Canada's schedules between Kamloops and Prince George and also has a local transit system provided by BC Transit.


    Quesnel is the beautiful central playground of the North Cariboo. You will enjoy a perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication. Quesnel is rich in history and is a quaint, comfortable community that welcomes young and old alike. The gateway to the North Cariboo offers unlimited recreational opportunities. Enjoy world class fly-fishing and canoeing in an unspoiled environment. Go downhill or cross-country skiing, golfing, horseback riding, snow shoeing, river rafting, hiking or biking and much more.

    Puntataenkut Lake is located just 21.7 miles from Quesnel. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including lake trout and rainbow trout here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning, baitcasting or trolling, your chances of getting a bite here are high all year-round.


    The name is derived from Jules Maurice Quesnel, who accompanied Simon Fraser on his journey to the Pacific Ocean. Quesnel came to be called 'Quesnellemouth' to distinguish it from 'Quesnel Forks,' 97 kilometres (60 mi) up river. In 1870 it had been shortened to Quesnelle and by 1900 it was spelled the way it is now. Quesnel is located along the gold mining trail known as the Cariboo Wagon Road and was the commercial centre of the Cariboo Gold Rush. It also marks one end of the Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail. Because of its location on the Fraser River it was also an important landing for sternwheelers from 1862 until 1886 and then from 1909 until 1921. The last sternwheeler on the upper Fraser was Quesnel's own namesake craft and home town product, the Quesnel. Quesnel was incorporated in 1928.


    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    52°56'26.54"N and 123° 2'50.55"W



    Tax Details

    $351.93 (2022)




    PID 015-303-667

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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.