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    Chilako River Cattle Company - Rural West Prince George

    Robson Valley & Fraser Fort George Listing No. 20001

    Located 20 mins from Prince George, this property offers 1,050 deeded acres and 800 grazing lease acres. Multiple buildings enhance the ranch operation with a comfortable, well cared for four-bedroom home that borders and overlooks the Chilako River.


    Price
    $1,155,000

    Size
    1050 acres + range permit

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    Description

    The 1,050 deeded land includes 250 acres of well-maintained, productive hayfields, 200 acres of pasture, plus 100 acres at the clearing stage. The remaining 600 acres are grazing land, woodlands, and watercourses. There are multiple water licences on two small lakes, a reservoir, and the Chilako River. The deeded land is cross fenced to facilitate a rotational grazing program.

    The grazing lease is primarily rough pasture with many water sources. It is contiguous with the deeded land and is perimeter fenced.

    Multiple buildings include a livestock sorting barn, Hi-Hog handling facility, large equipment shed, two large hay barns, and a mechanical shop with a pit.

    A comfortable and well-cared home borders and overlooks the Chilako River. It is spacious at 2,500 ft2 with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. An indoor workshop makes winter projects convenient and warm. The home is geothermal heated, providing an abundance of low-cost heat.

    The private driveway and bridge across the river are owner maintained. No public roads intersect the property, providing a private and secure ranch.

    Size

    • 1,050 deeded acres
      • 250 acres of well-maintained, productive hay land
      • 200 acres of pasture, 100 acres at the clearing stage
      • 600 acres of grazing, woodlands, and watercourses
    • Cross fenced to facilitate a rotational grazing program
    • 800 leased acres
    • Contiguous with deeded land, fenced and cross fenced

    Location

    16665 Upper Mud River Road - Beverley, BC (rural west Prince George)

    Access

    From Prince George travel west on Highway 16 Yellowhead Highway. In 19 kilometres from the junction of Highway 97, turn south on Upper Mud River Road. The driveway to the property is 5.5 kilometres on the right. A gate over the driveway has a “CRCC” sign overhead.

    Area Data

    Prince George

    (pop. approx. 78,500)

    BC’s “Northern Capital” is situated in the heart of the province, 800 kilometres north of Vancouver, and 740 kilometres west of Edmonton. Surrounding the junction of major provincial Highways 16 and 97, and the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, this city secures recognition as a vital hub for the North. Prince George provides full urban amenities and superior connectivity to global destinations—all within a beautiful, vast, and natural landscape.

    Over recent decades, Prince George has developed from a mainly forest-based economy into a healthy, natural resource base, which also supplies goods and services throughout Northern BC and international markets. Prince George’s five largest employment sectors are wholesale and retail trade, health care and social assistance, manufacturing, construction, and accommodation and food services. Traditional forestry and forest products manufacturing sectors have evolved to include new markets, innovations, and opportunities such as bioenergy. The mining sector has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in the city as businesses capitalize on mineral resource development across the region.

    Vanderhoof

    (pop. approx. 4,650)

    This historic ranching and farming community is the geographic centre of the province at the junction of Highway 16 and 27. Forestry is the number one industry, followed by ranching and farming. Vanderhoof is in a rich, fertile valley known for its cattle ranches and dairy farms. It has the second largest forage crop production area in the province, with agriculture as the second largest industry in the region.

    Chilako River

    The Chilako River is a tributary of the Nechako River, one of the main tributaries of the Fraser River. The river originates from Tatuk Lake and flows by the Ranch on its journey to the Fraser. The name "Chilako" comes from the Dakelh name Tsalakhoh, meaning "the river in the hands of the beaver" or "beaver hand river”.

    Area Weather and Access

    Summers are comfortable and partly cloudy, and the winters are freezing, snowy, and overcast. Over the year the temperature typically varies from -11°C to 25°C (12°F to 76°F) and is rarely below -26°C (-15°F) or above 30°C (86°F). The growing season usually lasts for 4.1 months (128 days), from around May 13 to around September 18, rarely starting before April 26, or after May 30, and rarely ending before August 29, or after October 5.

    VIA Rail's spectacular Skeena circuit route transports passengers from Prince Rupert through Prince George to Jasper, where it also connects to a national network of routes. Prince George Airport (YXS) is an international airport serving Prince George, Northern BC, and the world. The Vanderhoof Airport serves the community’s aviation needs, including charter flights, corporate flights, medevac airlifts, and recreational flying opportunities.

    Recreation

    Diverse mountains, forests, vast rolling flatlands, rivers, and lakes provide phenomenal outdoor recreation right from your doorstep. This northern region is a four-season playground waiting to be explored and enjoyed. From adrenaline seekers to wildlife observers, the need to enjoy the great outdoors is never out of reach. World-class freshwater fishing and hunting, water sports, camping, hiking, wilderness trekking, and whitewater rafting, along with Nordic, downhill, and heli-skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling options are prolific within spectacular Northern BC.

    Finger-Tatuk Provincial Park is a beautiful series of lakes, surrounded by diverse and high-value habitat. This park is home to a wide range of species, including grizzly, black bear, ungulates, small furbearers, waterfowl, shorebirds, and eagles. Because of its size, viewscapes, and accessibility from nearby communities, both Tatuk and Finger Lakes are popular for boating, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, swimming, and fishing. Other smaller lakes in the park are also popular fishing spots.

    The Finger Lake Wilderness Resort is at the west end of Finger Lake, and Tatuk Lake Outfitters and Wilderness Resort is on the northwest shore of Tatuk Lake.

    The Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park provides a variety of recreational opportunities and protects valuable wildlife habitat in Sub-Boreal pine-spruce forest and wetlands. The park supports numerous wetlands in a rolling landscape and contains critical habitat for moose, fisher, lynx, and aquatic furbearers. It also encompasses two small untouched watersheds that are representative of the region. The Blackwater River, its tributaries, and Kluskoil Lake support a high diversity of fish species. The river is designated as Class II Classified Waters. Hunting is also permitted when seasons are open.

    History

    Finger-Tatuk Provincial Park is part of the traditional territories of the Saik’us, Nazko and Kluskus First Nations. Food cache pits, burial sites, culturally-altered trees, and several sizeable subterranean lodge depressions are a few of the archaeological sites.

    To the Nuxalk, Carrier, and other First Nations, this was a significant trade and travel route. Eulachon oil from the Pacific Coast was rendered and carried in cedar boxes along this route, often referred to as the Grease Trail. Dried fish, cedar-bark, and berries from the coast traded for moose hides, beaver, and obsidian from the interior. Archaeological research has identified prehistoric sites near or on the trail, with evidence of stone tool use and recognized heritage values that go back thousands of years.

    European settlers also contributed to the historical value of the park. Trapping, ranching, and a fur farm were early pioneer ventures. Louis Kohse, Oscar Sweder, Joe Murray, Joe Lavoie, Sam Goodland, and the Batnuni family are all names connected to the area. Rich Hobson, a familiar name to many, used the area as the setting for his novels. Some of the trails, a cabin, and hay corrals used by the early ranching and trapping pioneers still exist.

    The Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail travels through Kluskoil Lake Park from Quesnel to the Bella Coola Valley along the Blackwater River and over the Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Park.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate. Deeded land in Red, Range in Purple.

    Map Reference

    53°46'43.68"N and 123° 0'52.57"W

    Services

    Power, telephone, high-speed Internet, 15 gpm drilled well, and septic.

    Tax Details

    $2,114 (2019)
    Range Lease approximately $200 annually

    Zoning

    RU3

    Legal

    BLOCK C DISTRICT LOT 7770 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 023-344-458

    BLOCK A OF THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 7772 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 017-739-993

    THE FRACTIONAL SOUTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 7771 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 015-281-400

    PARCEL A (M12754) OF DISTRICT LOT 7772 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 015-194-329

    DISTRICT LOT 4210 CARIBOO DISTRICT, EXCEPT PLANS 18583 20851 30070 AND 34866
    PID 015-095-151

    THE FRACTIONAL NORTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 7771 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 015-281-418

    THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 7772 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 015-281-442

    PARCEL A (T33645) OF DISTRICT LOT 7770 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 015-281-477

    BLOCK B OF DISTRICT LOT 7770 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 017-739-985

    Range Permit

    RAN075700

    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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