317 acres 20 mins from Prince George. 65 acres hay land. 2 km river frontage on scenic Chilako River. Main house: 4 bdrm, 1 bath house. Second home: 3 bdrm, 1 bath. 32 x 22 ft shop, cement floors & 200 amp power. Storage sheds, workshop, hay shed & 2 loafing sheds. Some timber.
317-acre ranch property for sale in the beautiful Upper Mud River Valley, a short 20-minute commute west of Prince George. This cattle and hay ranch is bisected by the picturesque Chil-ako River which runs diagonally through the property.
The driveway comes off Upper Mud River Road and accesses the east side of the river. This area contains the primary home site, a well taken care of 4 bedroom, 1 bath family home and a bonus, second 3 bedroom, 1 bath home for family, extra revenue, or a farmhand. This second home has its own separate yard site and driveway. Additional outbuildings include a 32' x 22' shop with cement floor and 200 amp power service to handle welding and fabricating projects. There are also plenty of other storage sheds/workshops throughout the yard area. Nearby is the large, fenced vegetable garden.
Across a hay meadow is the livestock wintering area with a large hay shed, loafing sheds and well water hydrants for stock watering.
The ranch has approximately 40 acres of hay land on the east side of the Chilako River and an additional 25 acres on the west side of the river. There is also a pre-paid 20-year lease with ownership option at zero additional cost adjoining the north boundary of the property on the home side of the river. This includes approximately 20 more acres of hay meadows and additional riv-er frontage with beautiful beach and swimming area.
Across the river is your own personal playground with hay meadows and pasture along the river. Breathtaking valley views await as you climb up hiking, horseback riding and quad trails to the upper valley rim. The west end of the property borders on Crown land with additional opportuni-ties for horseback and ATV riding and potential grazing lease depending on availability.
This property is highly desirable for hobby farmers, serious ranchers, or someone just wanting to get out of the city, with abundant hay and grazing opportunities for raising all varieties of animals or the option to just relax and enjoy the serenity of the wide-open spaces while still within an easy commute of the commercial and industrial hub of northern BC.
The rich fertile river valley soil is ideal for personal or commercial vegetable gardening, and the scenic beauty would also lend itself to an ideal opportunity to create a Guest Ranch. The neigh-bourhood is home to some larger scale cattle ranches as well as commercial vegetable and turf farms and many smaller hobby farms making it a vibrant and dynamic rural community.
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19585 Upper Mud River Road - Prince George, BC
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Prince George is the largest city in northern British Columbia, with a population of over 82,000 residents. It is often called the province's "northern capital" or sometimes the "spruce capital" because it is the hub city for Northern BC. It is situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, near the transition between the northern and southern portions of the Rocky Mountain Trench. With its low cost of living, real estate and rental properties are some of the lowest in BC. It is also known to have the lowest gas prices in the province.
Forestry dominated the local economy throughout the 20th century, including plywood manufacture, numerous sawmills and three pulp and pellet mills as major employers and customers. Other industry includes two chemical plants, an oil refinery, brewery, dairy, machine shops, aluminum boat building, log home construction, value added forestry product and specialty equipment manufacturing. Prince George is also a staging centre for mining and prospecting, and a major regional transportation, trade and government hub. Several major retailers are expanding into the Prince George market, a trend expected to persist.
Prince George is the centre for healthcare in the surrounding region of 320,000 people. It is home to the University Hospital of Northern BC and the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. People come to Prince George for great healthcare and specialized physicians.
Education is another key dominant part of this city. Your kids can go from pre-school to PhD education and even become a doctor without having to leave Prince George. The University of Northern BC, Canada’s Green University, which has been ranked in the top three in its category by Maclean’s Magazine for 12 straight years. The university is internationally recognized and, along with Harvard, was ranked #1 for sustainability projects in North America for the campus bioenergy plant and its ability to connect teaching and research.
The College of New Caledonia recently built a new $19.7M Technical Education Centre to provide a range of trades training opportunities to its students. More than 5,000 students enroll at the college each year.
The area has a humid continental climate but is very close to (and once had) a subarctic climate as May and September averages are both close to the 10°C (50°F) threshold. Winters are milder than the latitude and elevation might suggest: the January average is -9.6°C. The transition between winter and summer, however, is short. There is some precipitation year-round, but February to April is the driest period. The highest temperature ever recorded in Prince George was 38.9°C (102.0°F) on 28 and 29 June 2021.
Prince George, British Columbia is located in the boreal forest region of Canada. The vegetation in this area is characterized by coniferous trees, such as spruce, pine, and fir, as well as deciduous trees, such as aspen and birch. The undergrowth is composed of shrubs, ferns, mosses, and lichens. The area also has wetland habitats, such as bogs and swamps, that support a unique set of plant and animal species. Overall, the vegetation in Prince George reflects the cool, moist climate of the region and the influence of fire, logging, and other human activities.
Aberdeen Glen Golf Course has been twice nominated as the B.C.P.G.A. One of the best-kept secrets in all of BC, it is sure to provide an enjoyable day for golfers of all skill levels. The course is carved through valleys of natural forest and is sure to impress even the most travelled golfer. Alder Hills is one of the most naturally beautiful par three courses in all of northern BC. During your round you may encounter some of the wildlife, such as rabbits, foxes, and deer.
There are 66 neighbourhood parks located in Prince George to provide residents with green space for community gatherings and recreational opportunities.
Residents enjoy the many skate parks, off leash dog parks, water parks, expanded play grounds, picnic areas, go-karting and parkour facilities, as well as indoor soccer league for all ages and levels.
The city is also home to the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League.
Heritage River Trail System is the pinnacle of hiking in the area. Take in a breathtaking 11 km journey along the scenic Nechako and Fraser Rivers. The trail is designed to accommodate diverse user groups, such as walkers, joggers, cyclists and people with mobility devices.
The UNBC Connector Trail is also an outdoor enthusiast favorite. Comprised of 10 km of trails that connect the University of Northern British Columbia, Forests for the World, and the Cranbrook Hill Greenway, this trail offers breathtaking views and beautiful, diverse terrain.
The Pidherny Recreation Site offers trail access for anyone who mountain bikes, hikes, enjoys leisurely walks, skis, snowshoes or engages in any other non-motorized sport is welcome. Trails range from easy to difficult and many include basic and intermediate structures and jumps. Supertrak BMX is a non-profit association that also holds local races and attracts racers of all ages.
The ski season typically starts mid- to late-November and ends in April.
Tabor Mountain Ski Resort is located 20 minutes from Prince George and is a popular hill for beginner advanced skiers and snowboarders alike. The hill features 21 runs, a triple chair and a tow rope.
The Caledonia Nordic Ski Centre is located minutes west of Prince George. The facility includes 55 km of groomed trails, night skiing, dog-friendly trails and numerous snowshoe trails. The large, comfortable day lodge has everything you need for a day spent on the slopes. Otway is also home to a world-class biathlon facility and a cross-country technical building.
The City of Prince George's origins can be traced to a fur trading post founded in 1807 by Simon Fraser on traditional Lheidli T'enneh territory. The post was centred in the centuries-old homeland of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, whose very name means "people of the confluence of the two rivers." Agricultural settlement around the trading post—named Fort George—began in the early 1900s when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (later CN Rail) entered the region.
The Grand Trunk Pacific purchased 553 hectares (1,377 acres) of land from the Fort George Indian Reserve in May, 1912 for $125,000 and laid the foundations ground for modern Prince George's downtown area. The railway arrived in 1914 and construction started on the town that would eventually become the City of Prince George on March 6, 1915.
There is a long-standing debate over how the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway came to name the community at the junction of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers "Prince George." The most likely explanation holds the town was named after Prince George Edward Alexander Edmund, who was King George VI's youngest brother.
In spite of the fact Prince George was founded as a Canadian settlement with a distinct, British flavour—many of its streets and parks had (and still have) decidedly British names—the town emerged from the imagination of American designers. Brett, Hall and Co. sought to create a manifestation of the City Beautiful movement and left a legacy that stands out even today on a map of the downtown area.
With the onset of World War I in 1914, the local economy was devastated as many local men enlisted and the construction of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway was halted, creating a massive drop in population. Many men enlisted in Prince George from the surrounding communities and were primarily sent to Vernon for training before being shipped overseas.
Army Camp Prince George was opened during WWII and once housed 6,000 soldiers. Divisional troops and units of the 16th Infantry Brigade were housed there.
After the war, as the ravaged European cities rebuilt, the demand for lumber skyrocketed and Prince George, with its abundance of sawmills and spruce trees, prospered. Finally, in 1952, after 40 years of construction, the Pacific Great Eastern was completed and joined with the CN line at Prince George, and with the completion of Highways 16 and 97, Prince George finally fulfilled George Hammond's long ago promise of being the hub of British Columbia.
Please see the mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).
53°44'55.91"N and 123° 3'15.79"W
The primary home site a well taken care of 4 bedroom, 1 bath family home. A second 3 bedroom, 1 bath home for family, extra revenue or a farmhand. This second home has its own separate yard site.
Additional outbuildings include a 32' x 22' shop with cement floors, with 200 amp power to work on machines. There are also plenty of storage sheds workshops, a hay shed and 2 loafing sheds.
Property is in the ALR.
DISTRICT LOT 4363 CARIBOO DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN PGP35555
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