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    Cedarvale 230 Acres - A Skeena River Hiatus

    North Coast & Northwestern BC Listing No. 21062

    230 acres alongside the Skeena River and Lorne Creek, with marketable timber, privacy, hunting and fishing combine for the ultimate hideaway, whether a recreational or investment property.


    Price
    $499,800

    Size
    229.76 acres

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    Description

    This gorgeous off-grid 229-acre property has a cozy, well-built, two-storey cedar log cabin. Located close to the end of Cedarvale Road, the land offers seclusion and privacy. The Skeena River and the railway flank the eastern border.

    The log cabin is clad with green metal roofing, has a concrete block foundation, and a freestanding wood-burning heat source. The living and dining room combine with the upper floor for a total of 600 square feet. The upper floor with two bedrooms has gabled windows bringing in natural light and offering beautiful views.

    This land has high timber value and has a timber cruise, available upon request. Southwards, a large mountain stream named Lorne Creek with beautiful waterfalls can easily provide significant hydroelectric potential. If you’re looking for a private retreat, recreational or investment property, this property is worth your attention.

    Location

    DL299 Cedarvale Road - Terrace, BC

    The northern section of District Lot 299 is located immediately to the north of the southern section of District Lot 299. See attached map for details.

    Area Data

    Cedarvale lies at the foot of the Seven Sisters Provincial Park alongside the Skeena Valley River. This unincorporated community has a population of approximately 40. Kitwanga is a 25.3 km drive where the infrastructure includes a Community Hall, Post Office, General Store, Restaurant, Rec Center, Ballfield, RV Park, Trail System, Guest House, and two Churches. The closest towns are Hazelton, 70.5 km drive and Terrace, a 75 km drive.

    Highway 37 passes through the Skeena River Valley with BC North Bus service. Domestic connections to international airports are available in Terrace and Smithers. Terrace is serviced by Air Canada, West Jet, Central Mountain Air, Hawkair, and Northern Thunderbird. Smithers is serviced by Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and Northern Thunderbird. The Rail Station has a Via Rail stop on the Jasper-Prince Rupert route.

    Cedarvale, aptly named from the cedars that grew around the landing, is named Minskinish, which means ’under the pitch pines.’ This beautiful area is an unincorporated community in the Skeena River valley midway between Hazelton and Terrace. Education options, with bus service, are Kitwanga Elementary K-7, and Hazelton, K-7 and Secondary 8-12.

    Both Terrace and Hazelton have the closest hospitals. The nearest ambulance service is in nearby Kitwanga.

    Vegetation

    Cedar, hemlock, balsam, spruce, pine, along with cottonwood, aspen, and birch, are within this property.

    Recreation

    Seven Sisters Provincial Park

    Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area offer an exceptional, natural setting for various existing and potential recreational activities. Hiking and snowmobiling are two popular front-country and backcountry activities. Beautiful glaciers top these mountains.

    Oliver Creek Road (most southern entrance from Cedarvale), an old mining road, takes you to a spectacular unspoiled alpine basin where ‘small footprint’ camping is permitted.

    Watson Lakes Trail (just to the south) has a rough gravel road and continues with a hiking trail. This trail ends at three small Lakes, including Watson Lake, which is known for fishing. Camping is also permitted.

    Whiskey Creek Trail (just to the north) is a relatively easy trail leading through mature forests and creeks. Past trails end, mountaineering/rock climbing, is the way to continue.

    Mountain biking and horseback riding are currently permitted, with vegetation erosion are monitored to ensure habitat remains undamaged.

    Snowmobiling and off-roading within designated boundaries are popular and offer excellent exploration and exhilaration ranges.

    Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park

    The Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park offers an environment of its own. The mountain top is above the treeline and, to this day, remains in a perfectly natural state. The trail's reward is an excellent view of the Seven Sisters Peaks up and down the Skeena Valley for hikers.

    Hiking to the viewpoint at timberline is a steep incline, but the trail is clear and in good condition to the viewpoint.

    Horseback riding is not permitted on the mountain trail due to the steep inclines however is permitted in other lower park areas.

    Wilderness, backcountry and alpine camping is permitted.

    Mountain biking is limited to roadways.

    Skeena River

    The Skeena River, a mighty river, originates south of the Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park in the northwestern and flows to the Pacific Ocean. Five species of salmon are in this river, along with steelhead. Fisheries regulations need consulting before heading out for the big catch. Taking in the beauty of the whole Skeena Valley by boating, floating, or paddling provides an excellent way to relish the day.

    History

    Cedarvale was initially on the west side of the Skeena as a railway station of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and nearby post office in 1910. Cedarvale is now on the east side of the river along the Yellowhead Highway.

    The Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected area abuts the Cedarvale community and has an interesting history. The destiny of the park was discussed in various forums for more than two decades. Formal land use planning began in 1989. In 1991, the Kispiox Resource Management Plan recommended the Seven Sisters as a study area. In 1994, a Kispiox planning group considered land uses in the Seven Sisters. A special planning group presented these recommendations, and the Provincial Government announced the Seven Sisters Provincial Park in 2000.

    The area around the Seven Sisters mountain range has stimulated interest in mineral exploration since the late 1920s. Discoveries included veins with gold, silver, lead, and zinc, all in Oliver Creek's headwaters. Several log cabins facilitated exploration at the time. After a hiatus, exploration continued between 1968 and 1983, including aeromagnetic, gravity, magnetic and geochemical surveys and trenching to expose bedrock in areas of interest. No mineral occurrences were economically viable for mining. The only remnant of the area’s mining exploration history is the roads (Oliver Creek Trail and Coyote Creek Trail) and a few dilapidated buildings outside the Protected Area at the abandoned Magnetron Site on the Coyote Creek Trail.

    Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park was established in 1997, having 720 hectares. North of Cedarvale, the mountains are in the Nass Range near Kitwanga. The trail rebuilt through a joint project by BC Parks and volunteers from Round Square International Schools at Soaring Spirits Camp.

    The Skeena River is the second-longest river entirely within BC (after the Fraser River). Since ancient times, the Skeena has been a vital transportation artery, particularly for the Tsimshian and the Gitxsan—whose names mean ‘inside the Skeena River’ and ‘people of the Skeena River, respectively. The river and its basin have historically sustained a wide variety of fish, wildlife, vegetation, and communities native to the area depend on the river's health.

    Map Reference

    54°53'26.91"N and 128°23'45.75"W

    Tax Details

    $764.38 (2020)

    Zoning

    Rural (R1) Zone

    Permitted Uses

    • One single-family residence or one mobile home per parcel, and buildings ancillary to agricultural produce
    • Agriculture
    • Animal husbandry
    • Home occupation
    • Timber harvesting and wood processing
    • Resource extraction
    • Schools
    • Churches
    • Community Halls
    • Public utility structures
    • Airfields
    • Cemeteries
    • Garbage Dumps
    • Gravel Pits

    Legal

    ALL THAT PART OF DISTRICT LOT 299 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT LYING WEST OF PLAN 1149 EXCEPT THEREOUT THE MOST NORTHERLY 25 CHAINS THEREOF, EXCEPT PARCEL A (SEE 397661) AND EXCEPT PLAN 11233. THAT PART OF THE NORTH 25 CHAINS OF DISTRICT LOT 299 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT EXCEPT PLANS 1227 AND 11233

    PIDs 008-086-176 & 014-982-501

    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.

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