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    Country Home on Acreage with Dream Shop - Rural Dawson Creek

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20238

    This property checks all the boxes—quality acreage land, running creek, excellent soft spring-fed water, fenced and cross fenced, a privately set up and energy efficient country home and a dream shop with man cave above.


    158.73 acres

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    Country living at its finest.

    158 acres with year-round creek fish bearing creek (Peavine Creek) and a nice mix of forest land, open pasture and a well landscaped yard-around the house with flower boxes, veggie garden, and fire pit area. The driveway and leading to shop is neatly set up with pea gravel and added country charm comes from the historic old shop—circa 1920s. The property is ideally set up for some animals and farm use being fully fenced and cross fenced with electric wire fencing creating 3 open pastures. There are also two dugouts, one already lined and a spring that never stops supplying the house with gravity-fed soft water. A second spring near the northern border remains untapped.

    The house has great country charm with wood siding, cedar shake singles, dormers and a covered wrap around porch. Inside the home there is 2,190 ft2 on 2 levels with 4 bedrooms, attached garage, plus furnace room underneath with a combo wood electric furnace and conveyor belt for ease of loading wood from the wood shed to basement. The rear yard has an updated deck and fenced area surrounding a 36’ x 18’ heated in-ground pool.

    In saying all this perhaps the biggest attraction is the large detached shop with second story man cave/guestroom above. The construction and design of the fully equipped shop allows for professional use/large projects with 6-inch think concrete floor, 20' wide x 12' high door, tool room . . . the pictures say it all.

    See below for room sizes and lay out in the house.

    Room Sizes

    Main Floor (1,168 ft2)

    • Kitchen/dinning/nook - 14’6 x 31’4”
    • Living room - 20’7” x 12’6”
    • Hobby Room - 15’ x 8’6”
    • Powder Room - 2-piece

    Upper Level (1,022, ft2)

    • Bedroom - 14’6” x 8’8”
    • Bedroom - 14’6” x 8’4”
    • Bedroom - 14’6” x 10’2”
    • Master bedroom - 1’2" x 13’6"
    • Walk-in closet - 12’ x 6’
    • Bathroom - 4-piece

    Basement (175 ft2)

    • Furnace/utility room - 12’6" x 14’

    Attached single car garage with built in cabinets/cold storage - 17’5” x 21’.

    Detached shop, 40’ x 40’ with man cave area above.


    17055 Highway 52 East (35 minutes south of Dawson Creek near the Alberta Border).


    From Dawson Creek

    Take Highway 2 south from Dawson Creek. Carry on passed Pouce Coupe and Toms Lake. Just after Swan Lake take highway 52 East (right turn), you will see green tarped building . . . you are on the right track. Drive 6.5 miles south and the property will be on the right side of road.

    Area Data

    Peace River Regional District

    Population 63,000

    The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound. The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands demonstrating the regional economic reliance on agriculture. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province. Major economic announcements regarding the $42 billion LNG Liquefaction Facility in Kitimat, and associated $600 million pipeline, intended to tie the Peace River’s Gas fields to the Kitimat’s LNG facility, shall ensure prosperity and economic growth in the Peace River for years to come.

    Dawson Creek, BC

    Population 11,600

    35 minutes north of the property. The economy of Dawson Creek is based on four major industries: agriculture, retail, tourism, and oil and gas. Agriculture has historically been the most important industry to Dawson Creek, as the city is the regional transshipment point for agricultural commodities. The city is surrounded by the Agricultural Land Reserve, where the soil can support livestock and produces consistently good yields of quality grain and grass crops, such as canola, hay, oats, alfalfa, wheat, and sweet clover. The service and retail sector caters to the city's inhabitants, smaller nearby towns, and rural communities.

    Fort St John, BC

    Population 22,100

    1 hour 30 minutes north of the property. The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in British Columbia’s Peace River Region. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector. Three different commercial airlines fly into its airport (Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and WestJet) offering scheduled passenger service to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Prince George.

    Grande Prairie, AB

    Population 70,000

    1 hour 10 minutes east of the property. Grande Prairie is the largest city in Canada north of Edmonton. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. Beyond its own population, Grande Prairie acts as a regional hub serving an additional 281,000+ people from across Northern Alberta, Northern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Grande Prairie's economy is based on four pillars: oil and gas, forestry, agriculture and retail. This diversity provides great opportunity for workers across a variety of industries. For sport and recreation fans, there is a wide variety of parks and trails to explore all across the city, as well as several state-of-the-art recreational facilities such as the Eastlink Centre. A huge arts and culture community is also present in Grande Prairie, with venues such as the Montrose Cultural Centre, the Centre for Creative Arts and the Grande Prairie Live Theatre. Grande Prairie Airport is the gateway to the Alberta and British Columbia’s Peace Region offering daily direct flights to Edmonton and Calgary.


    The area is an outdoor person’s dream, moose and deer frequently wander into the yard and the nearby recreational lakes of Swan, One Island, and Boot (Foot) offer great fishing as well as the Kiskatinaw River.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    55°26'15.72"N and 120° 6'52.92"W


    • Power - all buried lines around the house and improvements
    • Internet
    • 2 springs (spring-fed soft water to the house)
      • One spring 13 GPM and services the house via a 60 inch culvert
      • The second remains untapped
    • Septic lagoon
    • Updated wood electric furnace
    • Propane tank servicing shop (leased from co-op)
    • Skinning pole powered by solar with 6”drill stem/electric winch


    • 2,190 ft2 house - 4 bedrooms/1.5 bathrooms
    • Greenhouse attached to back of house
    • 18' x 36' heated pool
    • Pool shed
    • 40’ x 40’ garage with suite above
    • Wood shed
    • Historic shop building—circa 1920s
    • Fenced and cross fenced
    • Large dug out with liner

    Tax Details

    $2,378 (2020)


    AF-1 (TNRD)

    Permitted Uses

    • Agriculture
    • Single family home
    • Bed and breakfast
    • Home occupation
    • Oil and gas production
    • Wood harvesting
    • Livestock range
    • Farm dwelling
    • Kennel
    • Mining
    • Trapping, hunting, guest ranch, ancillary accommodation
    • Wood harvesting

    Property is also in partially in the ALR—approx. 30 acres in the southwest corner are not in the ALR.


    Part SE1/4, Section 29, Township 27, Peace River Land District
    PID 005-302-854

    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.