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    Cool Kitwanga Acreage - 122 Acres - Kitwanga, BC

    North Coast & Northwestern BC Listing No. 22055

    This exceptional 122 acres of privacy is near Kitwanga and major cities. The parcel is ideal for a dream home with undisturbed personal recreation and nearby access to this outstanding region. Zoning permits both residential and agriculture.


    Price
    $280,000

    Size
    122 acres

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    Description

    With a spectacular view of the Hazelton Range, Kitwanga Valley, and Skeena River, these private 122 acres provide peace and tranquility. Proliferate deciduous and coniferous trees give a brilliant habitat for enjoyment, wildlife, and the freedom to sculpt your dream property.

    Location

    DL 2953 - at the end of Pond Road in Kitwanga.

    Access

    The property is approximately 4 km NE from the junction of Highway 16 and 37. Turn north to the village of Kitwanga, then left onto Barcalow Road and left again onto Pond Road. The easement access is at the end of Pond Road.

    Area Data

    Kitwanga

    Officially designated as a National Historic Site, Kitwanga, also known as Gitwangak, is on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37, 4 km north of the Yellowhead Highway 16 junction. Not only can you explore the history of the Northwest First Nations at the Kitwanga Fort National Historic Site, but the 1893 St Paul's Anglican Church and Bell Tower at Kitwanga landmarks are also iconic landmarks. The collection totem poles can be viewed and are easily accessible.

    The population for Kitwanga is approximately 480. Primary employers are Kitwanga Forest Products, Kitwanga Elementary, and Meek Logging Ltd. The community has a community hall, post office, general store, restaurant, recreation complex, ballfield, RV park, trail system, ambulance station, and two churches.

    Prince George

    Prince George, population 74,004, is the largest hub city in northern BC. It is often referred to as the province's "Northern Capital." PG is situated at the Fraser and Nechako rivers' confluence and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97. Prince George's northern city hub is just over a 5.5-hour drive with an international airport. Domestic connections to international airports are available in Terrace and Smithers. A significant supply center, Terrace is barely over a 1-hour drive for supplies and services.

    Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area

    Multiple mountain goat herds reside within the park. They frequent the peaks and ridges during the summer and winter in the forests near Oliver Creek and Hells Bells Creek. Grizzly and black bears, raptors, and other birds frequent the entire protected area. In low elevation forested areas, marten and fisher birds use the older forests. Moose, mule deer, coyotes, and wolves use the park around natural openings, burned areas, and old logging cut blocks. The low elevation forest between Hells Bells Creek and Oliver Creek provides mule deer winter range. Salmon pass through the lower reaches of creeks, and trout live within most lakes and streams.

    Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park

    This Park also offers wildlife viewing opportunities through various habitats. There are grizzly bear habitats in the subalpine and good moose habitats. Lower elevation provides excellent migratory bird viewing opportunities.

    Skeena River

    Along the Skeena River, the Kermode bear (also known as Spirit Bear) lives near the Skeena Valley from Prince Rupert to Hazelton. The region is also home to black and brown bears. Grizzly bears are less common in the area. Five varieties of salmon and steelhead are predominant in the river. The 580 km Skeena River is well known for its sport fishing, most notably five species of salmon. With 5 million spawning salmon a year, the river is second only to the Fraser River in capacity to produce sockeye salmon. The river rises in the northern interior of BC and generally flows southwest into the Pacific Ocean at Chatham Sound, south of Prince Rupert.

    Recreation

    Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area

    Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area offer an exceptional, natural setting for a wide variety of recreational activities. Hiking and snowmobiling are two popular front and backcountry activities. Beautiful glaciers top these mountains. Several trails run from Highway 16, including Oliver Creek Trail, Watson Lakes Trail, Hell's Bells Trail, Cedarvale Trail, Whiskey Creek Trail, and Coyote Creek Trail. These trails offer a wide variety of experiences.

    • Families with young children and novice hikers can easily reach the scenic lakeside picnic/camping site 1 km along the Watson Lake Trail
    • The Cedarvale Trail offers a half-day trip to treeline and mountain goat viewing
    • Oliver and Whiskey Creek Trails provide more challenging hikes to treeline and access to backcountry routes
    • Snowmobilers can travel to an alpine basin along Flint Creek Road, the Hell's Bells Trail, and the upper Oliver Creek Trail
    • Mountaineers use Coyote Creek Road, Flint Creek Road, and Oliver Creek Trail to reach Weeskinisht Peak
    • Oliver Creek Road (the most southern entrance from Cedarvale) is an old mining road leading to a spectacular unspoiled alpine basin where 'small footprint' camping is permitted
    Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park

    The Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park offers an environment unto its own. The mountain top is above the treeline and remains in a perfectly natural state. The reward is an excellent view of the Seven Sisters Peaks and throughout the Skeena Valley for those who hike the trail.

    • Hiking to the timberline viewpoint is a steep incline, but the trail is clear and in good condition
    • Horseback riding is not permitted on the trail due to the steep inclines but is allowed in other lower areas of the park
    • Wilderness, backcountry, and alpine camping are permitted
    • Mountain biking is limited to roadways
    Skeena River

    The Skeena River is a mighty river originating south of the Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park in the northwestern, flowing to the Pacific Ocean. Five species of salmon thrive in this river, along with steelhead. Taking in the beauty of the whole Skeena Valley by fishing, boating, floating, or paddling provides an excellent way to relish the day.

    History

    Historically, the Kitwanga or Gitwangak ("people of the place of rabbits" in the Gitxsan language) had long been a trade center for the northwest First Nations cultures and the settlers that pioneered the Kitwanga valley. Today, the culture and history of Gitwangak are on display at Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site in the Kitwanga Valley. The surrounding area is rich in First Nations history and is home to up to 50 totem poles.

    The Seven Sisters Mountain range area has stimulated interest in mineral exploration since the late 1920s. Discoveries included veins with gold, silver, lead, and zinc, all in the headwaters of Oliver Creek. Several log cabins facilitated exploration at the time. 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, with 1,800 acres north of Cedarvale. The mountains are in the Nass Range near Kitwanga. The trail was 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. Historically, 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. The river and its basin sustained many fish, wildlife, and vegetation, and communities native to the area depend on the river's health.

    Map Reference

    55° 6'35.39"N and 128° 2'55.39"W

    Investment Features

    The acreage is an excellent long-term investment within a private and gorgeous setting.

    Services

    Access is through a registered easement through a vacant property.

    Improvements

    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $196 (2021)

    Zoning

    Rural 1

    Legal

    DISTRICT LOT 2953 CASSIAR DISTRICT
    PID 015-658-601

    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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