226 acres with no zoning, backs onto Crown land. Amazing views. Elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, bears and grouse. Year-round creek. Gated and totally private. Modest 2 bedroom 770 ft2 cabin. Currently being logged. Great climate for gardening and self-sufficient living.
This 226 acre mountain hideaway is located in the hills between Midway, BC and Greenwood, BC. Easy to access only 6 km north off Highway 3, the access road to the property is maintained year-round and there is power to the lot line. This is one of BC’s most desirable areas for outdoor recreation. Great snowmobiling, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and endless kilometres of backcountry to explore. The property is flanked by Crown land on both the north and eastern sides of the property. The views to the southwest from the upper sections of the property are truly spectacular taking in the valley below and framed by the lush green mountains. Undoubtedly the fall is one of the most spectacular times of the year in this area when the Tamarack (larch) trees turn from green to gold and the view from the property becomes a spectacular tapestry of green and gold.
When the REALTOR® visited the property he saw a small herd of elk on the hillside on the Crown land beside the property, and further evidence that the elk move through this property on a regular basis. There is also a healthy population of mule deer, whitetail deer, bears and grouse. This property has been a recreational retreat and private hunting ground for the previous owner for many years.
The property slopes significantly from east to west, with a perfect westerly exposure and a year-round creek flowing through the northwest side of the property. For anyone interested in self-sufficient living this property could be the one for you, with water, and excellent climate for gardening and total privacy. The access road into the property and up to the cabin site is gated allowing you to shut the gate behind you and enjoyed the absolute privacy of this backcountry retreat. Once you reach the cabin site there are additional logging roads throughout the property which provide access to other potential building sites. There's a large flat bench which runs through the middle of the property. Undoubtedly, one of the best-selling features of this property is the fact that there is no zoning, which means you can build 1 cabin, 5 cabins or 100 cabins if you like. The possible uses for the property are almost endless.
The property has a basic two-bedroom cabin built in 1985 of approximately 770 ft2 with a covered outdoor living space. The cabin needs some work and with some modest renovation could be quite livable. The property is currently being logged with all merchantable timber being removed.
Whether purchasing the property as your year-round residence, a recreational retreat or purely as an investment in land, this parcel has the access, water and exposure to increase in value for years to come.
Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.
1740 Jolly Jack Rd - Greenwood, BC
Turn north off Highway 3 on to Kerr Creek Road and follow 2.8 km, then stay straight on Jolly Jack.
Greenwood is a city in South Central British Columbia. It was incorporated in 1897 and was formerly one of the principal cities of the Boundary Country smelting and mining district. It earned the "city" status and has retained that title despite the population implosion following the closure of the area's industries. It is therefore styles itself as "Canada's Smallest City." It is located along Highway 3 near Rock Creek and Grand Forks.
The town is served by Greenwood Elementary School which covers grades from 4-7. Students attend Midway Elementary School for grades from K-3. Following grade 7 local students attend Boundary Central Secondary School in nearby Midway.
Summers are dry and hot and humidity is low, making the summer heat very pleasant. Winter typically lasts from mid-November through February, with December being the coldest and seeing the most significant snowfall.
Greenwood has an abundance of old mining and logging roads, which are enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, all-terrain and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Jubilee Mountain offers a panoramic view of the City and great photo opportunities.
Outdoor enthusiasts of all fitness levels will enjoy all of the exciting hiking/cycling trails peppered throughout Greenwood. Many travel near abandoned mines sites or beautiful mountain lakes and streams. The Trans Canada Trail is easily accessible from town. This multi-use trail also goes eastward from Greenwood to Grand Forks and Christina Lake, joining up with the historic Dewdney Trail and further points in eastern British Columbia. A leisurely hike up Jubilee Mountain provides a great view of Greenwood and the Valley. On the south edge of town are the beautiful Boundary Falls, remnants of the Dewdney Trail and the Boundary Falls smelter.
The lake is approximately 3 km long and fly fishing for rainbow trout is a very popular activity. The lake is stocked with both brook trout and rainbow trout from the Summerland Trout Hatchery. Boats are restricted to 10 horsepower. Jewel Lake Resort is located on the south end of the lake and can provide you with basic essentials and boat rentals. There is ice-fishing allowed on Jewel Lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Skiing Phoenix Mountain is a destination for local ski and snowboard enthusiasts. The ski hill is popular for families and provides terrain for all skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
Other popular outdoor winter activities include:
Greenwood is formerly one of the principal cities of the Boundary Country smelting and mining district with the discovery of gold, silver and copper. It is the smallest Incorporated City in Canada.
Between 1886-1896 mining claims had been staked in a narrow gulch ten miles north of the mouth of Boundary Creek. These claims gave rise to the city of Greenwood. It was incorporated in 1897.
In 1901 the BC Copper Company smelter began operation. It serviced ore from mines in the area. Greenwood was the supply center for surrounding camps. At the end of World War I, the demand for copper dropped, and by 1918 the copper market was idle.
Close to Greenwood is the location of Jolly Jack's Lost Mine. It is a legend in the Boundary Country of BC that has written about by local historians and various publications.
Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate.)
49° 4'11.96"N and 118°44'54.22"W
No Zoning means you can build and/or develop the property as you see fit.
Power at lot line.
Electoral Zoning E RDKB No Zoning Bylaw
LOT 1 DISTRICT LOTS 739S AND 740S SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN EPP56139
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