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    Backcountry Lake View Property - Moyie Lake, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 20197

    11 acres on the west side of Moyie Lake. Approx. 685 feet of lakefront—steep/cliff side limits direct access to lake. Accessible cabin sites on large flat bench, perched up above the lake. Ideal for a hunting camp location or recreational cabin set up. Access via a FSR (seasonal access).


    11 acres

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    11 back country acres on the west side of Moyie Lake. Although the land fronts on the lake for 685 feet, direct access to the lake is challenging from the land as it is mostly steep/rocky cliff. The views are spectacular and access to the back country for recreation is second to none. This is the ideal parcel for someone looking to set up an off-grid cabin or camp for hunting, fishing, motorsports, etc. Property borders on Crown land, access via FSR/seasonable access.

    The forest, as the aerial image shows, has some fire impacted forest.

    The same owner owns the adjacent 90 lakefront acres to the south with excellent lake access and summer beach—also for sale for $1.2 million


    Lamb Creek FSR - Moyie Lake, BC

    Travel Times
    • 40 mins Cranbrook
    • 1 hour to 24-hour Kingsgate Border Crossing USA
    • 1 hour 10 minutes to Creston


    Seasonal Access Only via Forest Service Roads

    • Take Monroe Lake Road at the north end of Moyie Lake
    • Stay right on Monroe Lake Rd approx. 1 km in
    • Turn left at approx. 4.1 km on Mineral Lake/Lamb Creek Road and drive along and past Mineral Lake
    • Stay right past Mineral Lake
    • Property is approx. 7.5 km from the highway

    Please refer to maps.

    Area Data

    Moyie and Moyie Lake

    A small lakeside community in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia on the eastern shore of the lake. It is located on Highway 3, south of Cranbrook (20 to 25 mins away) on the eastern shore of Moyie Lake.


    Wind Surfing

    The lake is a popular sport for windsurfing and kite boarding.


    The north lake is over 10 km long and the south over 7 km long offering lots of great open water for boating and interesting shoreline to explore.


    Moyie Lake and River offer some great swimming.


    Either along the Moyie River, Lake or down the very scenic Lamb Creek, you have lots of floating options.


    Moyie Lake produces Kokanee to 30 cm (12 inches), rainbow and bull trout average 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.), eastern brook trout to 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) and cutthroat to 0.5 kg (1 lbs.). You are very close to Mineral Lake, Monroe Lake and several other smaller backcountry lakes.


    Located on the edge of 3 management units: 4-3, 4-4 and 4-5.

    Motor Sports

    Surrounded by numerous forest service roads there is excellent access to Crown land for motor sports.

    Ice Fishing

    Popular during the winter.


    A healthy snow-pack offers excellent backcountry sledding. It should be noted, access to the land is not plowed for vehicles, one would need to plow their own access or sled into the property.


    The name "Moyie" or "Mooyie" is a corruption of the French "mouiller" meaning "to wet", so named by the trappers and fur traders who made their way through the sodden river valley. The French origin explains the pronunciation "Mo-yeah" which is still used today.

    Discovery of a rich galena deposit in 1893, and the resulting St. Eugene Mine, brought the first settlers to this area in 1896. The developing mine influenced the expansion of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. (later Cominco and now Teck Cominco) and the Crow's Nest Pass Railway. The mine and the town prospered until 1911 when production dwindled to the point where only small quantities of ore were being shipped to the Trail smelter. By 1929 the company closed the mine for good. As you stand in the village today there is little to remind you there was once a population of around 1,500, seven hotels, three churches and businesses lining both sides of Victoria St. (Highway 3/95). A few houses, the fire hall, St. Peter's Church, tailings pile and the crumbling foundations of the old concentrator are all that remain of Moyie in its heyday.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°19'41.79"N and 115°50'33.83"W


    No services—off-grid.


    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $1.50 (2019)

    Property is assessed at $206—upon sale this will increase.


    RR- 60 (Regional District of East Kootenay)

    Permitted Uses

    • Single family dwelling
    • Duplex
    • Kennel
    • Mineral exploration and extraction including grading, washing, screening, crushing and transporting of sand and gravel and mineral resources extracted from the parcel
    • Forest management
    • Farm operation
    • Equestrian centre
    • Portable sawmill
    • Rifle, archery, trap and skeet range
    • Airport, heliport
    • Wildland use
    • Guest ranch
    • Rural retreat
    • Wireless communication facility

    Accessory Use

    • Home based business
    • Secondary suite
    • Secondary dwelling unit for farm hand
    • Cabin
    • Lodge
    • Veterinary clinic
    • Uses, buildings and structures accessory to a permitted use

    Property is not within the ALR.


    Parcel A, District Lot 8121, Kootenay Land District, (SEE 167802-I)
    PID 017-845-378

    Maps & Plans


    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.