1,378 acre ranch in 7 titles located 58 km southwest of Prince George. Picturesque North Chilcotin. 300 acres of hay land. Grazing permit for 200 cow/calf pairs. 1,620 ft2 2018 modular home, 1 bedroom guest cabin, shop & calving barn. First class off-grid systems.
Bushman Cattle Ranch is located approximately 58 km southwest of Prince George and this 1,378 acre property is in one of the most picturesque locations in the North Chilcotin region. Ditching runs throughout the 300 acres of productive hay land which is mainly to assist with drainage of the fields in spring time. The hay mixture is predominately alfalfa and produces one excellent cut of hay annually. Attached to the ranch is a grazing permit on the adjacent Crown land for 200 cow/calf pairs. This grazing permit has just been renewed for 25 years. Bushman Cattle Ranch has 7 separate titles and if you refer to the mapping section of this listing you will see how the parcels are laid out with 3 satellite parcels separate from the main body of the ranch. One of these titles is approximately 1 km from the home site, another is 2 km and a third is approximately 12 km. The 4 home site parcels where the buildings and hay fields are located consist of approximately 820 acres.
Good year-round access via the Pelican Lake Road the ranch is in easy striking distance from Prince George, only about a 50-minute drive away. The ranch is off-grid and the seller has invested in a first class off-grid system. The system is housed within a sea-can container and consists of a 24-panel solar array, battery bank with inverter and diesel generator. The system provides power to the main house, the cabin, and the calving barn. With a system like this it you will hardly even notice that you're off-grid on a daily basis.
Improvements include the main house, a 1,620 ft2 2018 modular home. The 3 bedroom home is in good shape. In addition to the main house there is a one-bedroom self-contained log cabin perfect for friends and family to stay when they visit the ranch. Outbuildings include a large shop with sliding bay door large enough to accommodate storage tractors and other farming equipment. The front of the shop has an additional large open sided and covered storage area was built with quality in mind and will certainly last many decades to come. In recent years the seller has also built an open sided calving barn which is also very high quality construction and built to last. The calving barn includes pens, cattle handling/sorting infrastructure, cattle squeeze and an office with heat and on demand hot water. Other improvements include the sea can which houses the off-grid system, above ground fuel tanks for easy fueling of farm equipment. In addition to the off-grid power system, the servicing includes a large propane tank which services the main house, guest cabin and the sea-can. Satellite television and Internet, a septic tank and lagoon system for wastewater and 2 drilled wells. One well services the cabin and main house and the other well services the cattle.
The perfect location for anyone interested in a pioneer lifestyle or self-sufficient living of any kind. Tons wildlife in the area, with bears, moose and deer frequently visiting the property. Ranches in this price range that are set up and ready to go are becoming harder and harder to find. Smart investors who see the importance of food production in our ever changing world are putting their money into ranch land. Bill Gates is now the largest owner of ranch land in the United States. The most knowledgeable investors in the world are all saying “You cannot go wrong investing in farm land.”
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32625 Pelican Lake Rd - 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. 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.
Forests consisting of mixed conifer and deciduous types in the Sub-Boreal Spruce biogeoclimatic zone dominate the vegetation but there are also extensive areas of grasslands, wetlands, scrub, and tundra. Local wild edible fruit include bunchberries, rose hips, blueberries, cranberries, chokecherries, strawberries, raspberries, saskatoons, currants, gooseberries, and soapberries. Morel mushrooms are also native to this area.
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.
Skate parks, off leash dog parks, water parks, expanded play grounds, picnic areas, residents also enjoy Go Karting and parkour facilities, as well as indoor soccer league for all ages and levels.
Home to the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League.
Take an 11km journey along the scenic Nechako and Fraser Rivers hiking the Heritage River Trail System. The trail is designed to accommodate diverse user groups, such as walkers, joggers, cyclists and people with mobility devices.
UNBC Connector Trail is comprised of 10 km of trails that connect the University of Northern British Columbia, Forests for the World, and the Cranbrook Hill Greenway.
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 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, BC 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 mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).
53°31'50.23"N and 123°15'11.74"W
The ranch is off-grid and the seller has invested in a first class off-grid system. The system is housed within a sea-can container and consists of a 24-panel solar array, battery bank with inverter and diesel generator. The system provides power to the main house, the cabin, and the calving barn. With a system like this it you will hardly even notice that you're off-grid on a daily basis.
In addition to the off-grid power system, the servicing includes a large propane tank which services the main house, guest cabin and the sea-can. Satellite television and Internet, a septic tank and lagoon system for wastewater and 2 drilled wells. One well services the cabin and main house and the other well services the cattle.
Main house, a 1,620 ft2 2018 modular home. The 3 bedroom home is in good shape. A separate one-bedroom self-contained log cabin perfect for friends and family to stay when they visit the ranch.
Outbuildings include a large shop with sliding bay door large enough to accommodate storage tractors and other farming equipment. The front of the shop has an additional large open sided and covered storage area was built with quality in mind and will certainly last many decades to come.
Open sided calving barn which is also very high quality construction and built to last. The calving barn includes pens, cattle handling/sorting infrastructure, cattle squeeze and an office with heat and on demand hot water.
Sea can which houses the off-grid system.
No participating zoning designation - ALR
DISTRICT LOT 13147 CARIBOO DISTRICT
BLOCK B DISTRICT LOTS 977 AND 13250 CARIBOO DISTRICT
DISTRICT LOT 12025 CARIBOO DISTRICT
DISTRICT LOT 13274 CARIBOO DISTRICT
DISTRICT LOT 691 CARIBOO DISTRICT
DISTRICT LOT 13234 CARIBOO DISTRICT
DISTRICT LOT 13295 CARIBOO DISTRICT
Range Permint RAN077046
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