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    Country Residence on Just Under 5 Acres - Burns Lake, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 23162

    Minutes from Burns Lake this 3,000 ft2, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence, with basement (for a rental conversion), is an option for families seeking comfort, and potential income. Under 5 acres and near to recreational opportunities, this rural acreage will keep you coming back for more.


    Price
    $450,000

    Size
    4.96 acres

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    Description

    Nestled in a sought-after neighborhood just minutes away from the scenic Burns Lake, this 3,000 ft2 split-level single-family residence exudes a combination of classic charm and contemporary upgrades. Constructed in 1981, this two-storey home has withstood the test of time with its robust architecture and thoughtful design.

    The inclusion of four spacious bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms ensures ample living space for families, while the fully finished basement holds potential for a rental suite, providing an attractive opportunity for supplementary income. Key modern enhancements to the property encompass recent kitchen upgrades, a refurbished bathroom, the integration of an on-demand hot water unit, and upgraded plumbing, each contributing to the home's seamless blend of comfort and functionality. Beyond its structural merits, the property's utility provisions signify a harmonious coexistence with nature. A well caters to the household's water needs, and the inclusion of natural gas ensures efficient heating and cooking solutions. Furthermore, the environmentally-conscious lagoon septic system reflects a commitment to sustainable living while ensuring reliable wastewater treatment.

    Burns Lake, the home's idyllic backdrop, is a gem within British Columbia. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, the area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From serene lakeside strolls and boating in the warmer months to skiing adventures during the winter, Burns Lake offers a myriad of recreational activities. Its rich forests and expansive terrains beckon hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers to explore its untouched beauty, making it not just a place to reside, but a lifestyle to be embraced.

    Location

    2554 Wallace Road - Burns Lake, BC

    Access

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    Area Data

    The Lakes District of Northern BC embraces over 300 wilderness fishing lakes and 3,000 miles of pristine shoreline. The district extends from the Stikine Mountains to the Omineca Mountain Range in the east. Ootsa Lake borders the southern area and then extends northward to Babine Lake.

    Burns Lake (pop. 2,800) serves the greater surrounding areas' population of over 8,000 within the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako. The town is a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining, and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial center for the surrounding area, including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley, and Granisle. Several pubs, cafés, restaurants, a broad selection of stores and services, numerous hotels and motels, a library, and a hospital. It is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

    Burns Lake Airport is 20 kilometres northwest of the town. Commercial airlines fly into Regional Smithers Airport, 143 km west of Burns Lake, and International Prince George Airport, 237 km to the east. VIA Rail Canada stops at Burns Lake on the iconic trip from Jasper to Prince Rupert.

    Overall, the area receives an above-average of sunshine than other BC areas. In June 1982, Burns Lake recorded a whopping 376.5 hours of sunshine. This is the most sunshine ever recorded during the month of June. The warmest month is July, with an average high of 21°C. The average snowfall is approximately 190 cm, with the chilliest month in January having an average low of -15.3°C.

    Recreation

    Burns Lake and the surrounding region offer a plethora of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers alike. The area is known for its stunning lakes, providing ample options for water-based activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and boating. Decker Lake, for instance, is a popular spot for anglers in search of various fish species, while Tchesinkut Lake is a fantastic location for family picnics and leisurely boat rides.

    The extensive trail system around Burns Lake caters to hikers and mountain bikers of all skill levels, with the renowned Boer Mountain Recreation Site featuring an impressive network of trails. During the winter months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular pastimes, and the nearby Omineca Ski Club offers well-groomed trails and rental equipment.

    For those who prefer motorized adventures, Burns Lake is a hub for snowmobiling and ATV riding, with miles of groomed trails and backcountry terrain to explore. The region's abundant wildlife and pristine wilderness also make it an ideal destination for hunting, bird watching, and wildlife photography.

    In addition to outdoor recreation, Burns Lake hosts a variety of community events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Burns Lake Fall Fair and the Lakes District Arts Council's performing arts series. The local art scene, historical sites, and cultural attractions further enrich the recreational offerings in this beautiful and diverse region.

    History

    Burns Lake, a small community located in the heart of British Columbia, has a rich and varied history dating back to the early 20th century. The area was originally inhabited by the Carrier and Wet'suwet'en First Nations, who lived off the land and relied on its abundant resources for their sustenance and way of life.

    The arrival of European settlers in the early 1900s, spurred by the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, marked a significant turning point in the region's history. The railway, which was built between 1906 and 1914, played a crucial role in the development of Burns Lake as a transportation and commerce hub. The town was named after Michael Byrnes, a railway contractor, but a spelling error led to the adoption of the name "Burns Lake."

    The establishment of sawmills and the thriving forestry industry in the 1920s and 1930s further fueled the growth of Burns Lake. The region's abundant timber resources attracted both workers and entrepreneurs, leading to an influx of settlers and the establishment of a close-knit community.

    Over the years, Burns Lake has evolved to become a service center for the surrounding rural areas and a gateway to outdoor recreational opportunities. Despite the challenges faced by the forestry industry in recent times, the town has managed to diversify its economy, focusing on tourism, agriculture, and local businesses.

    Today, Burns Lake is a vibrant community that proudly preserves its rich cultural heritage and historical roots while embracing modern development and growth. The town continues to celebrate its past through local events, museums, and historical sites, while looking forward to a bright future.

    Map Reference

    54°14'56.69"N and 125°45'18.07"W

    Services

    Electricity, lagoon, water, natural gas

    Improvements

    • Detached carport
    • Detached garage/shop
    • Storage outbuilding

    Tax Details

    $2,454.29 (2023)

    Zoning

    Small Holdings (H1)

    Legal

    LOT 2 DISTRICT LOT 5348 RANGE COAST 5 DISTRICT PLAN 9590
    PID 005-907-853

    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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