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    Custom Timber Cutting Business and Rental Income - 67 Acres - Valemount

    Robson Valley & Fraser Fort George Listing No. 22076

    Enjoy a handsome profit with custom sawmill orders, a sand/gravel pit, and 16 fully rented RV pads. Updated 1,456 ft2 modular home and guest cabin provide additional rental income. 30' x 30' barn, shop, equipment, shed, and tool shed. Parklike setting.


    67.45 acres

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    Live the dream on this beautiful rural 67 acres that ticks all the boxes to live, work and play!

    Established in 2015, the sawmill produces unique customs timber orders. This property is prime for a handsome income with a gravel and sand pit, 16 brand new RV pads, a comfortable 1,456 ft2 modular home, and a guest cabin. A well-built 30' x 30' barn and an equipment shed, workshop, and tool shed round out this lucrative offering. Surrounded by the Rocky, Monashee, and Cariboo Mountain and within the Robson Valley, this acreage is highly desirable. Two roads access the property from Highway 5 on the west side, one for the residence and the other for the lumber yard and gravel pit. A tranquil trail leads through a sand reserve, mature trees looping back to the home.

    The south-facing home, heated with a wood boiler, provides consistent and reliable warmth. Southern views highlight the extensive lawns, children's playhouses, a zipline, and plenty of level grasses, perfect for family and friends gatherings. The cozy, updated kitchen, dining and living rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 washrooms, a laundry room, and an entrance complete this property's package.

    The home, guest cabin, and 16 RV pads currently rented produce a very comfortable income.

    Flexible M2 zoning permits a variety of home-based business uses.


    16305 5 Highway North - Valemount, BC


    From Valemount, travel north on Highway 5. In 17 km, turn left through a solid log entrance with 'Simpson' etched on the top. If you miss this turn, continue another 800 m to the 'Simpson and Son Contracting' saw blade sign, and turn left directly onto the property.

    Area Data

    The property, closest to the small community of Tête Jaune Cache, is 20 km north of Valemount. Valemount is a rural community of approximately 1,000 residents. Valemount is also the commercial center for another 700 people who live in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

    Forestry is still a vital component of the Robson Valley economy, with woodlot owners and community forests taking advantage of the fiber supply here and the effective shipping network. In addition to providing a timber supply for traditional forest industry activities, the forest offers a source of materials for crafting musical instruments and small-scale manufacturing.

    Tourism is a growing industry in the Robson Valley. Tour operators recognize the opportunities generated by the mountains and waterways that are the region's signature. These valuable resources are essential, not just for the region's economy but also because they positively impact the quality of life for residents. The Robson Valley is unique in BC as its winter tourism industry is even more robust than tourism during the remainder of the year.

    There is a good inventory of available rural and agricultural land, providing an opportunity for significant growth. Land suitable for organic farming is plentiful, and water is abundant. The Robson Valley is known for the amount of sunshine during the long summer days, and the fertile soil is ideal for short-season crops. Currently, farmers are having great success with root vegetables, cabbage, kale, and garlic.

    Hayfields are abundant in the valley, and there is an active range tenure program. There is community pasture land northwest of McBride. Grazing farms are primarily for cattle, followed by sheep and horses.


    During the warmer months, there are many opportunities to reel in a rainbow trout and explore trails by foot, ATV, mountain bike, or horseback. Like no other, ride the rapids on the mighty Fraser River for an adrenaline rush. For something more laid back, binoculars and hiking gear are a must to explore the backcountry wilds of Mount Robson Provincial Park. A helicopter ride to Berg Lake with a hike back to Valemount along the trail will provide a summer highlight.

    The cooler snowy winter month welcomes exhilarating outdoor pursuits. Dog sledding in the shadow of the rocky mountains, hundreds of opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, strapping on skis or a snowboard to shred deep, pristine powder, and million-dollar views up the Cariboo Mountains are all sure to get the adrenaline pumping! Some of BC's deepest powder in the Robson Valley is prime for snowmobiling in snow-packed mountains and valleys that feel wide open and untouched. Ponds and winding channels take ice skating to a whole new level.

    There are more fishing holes than being imagined, whether fly fishing, trolling, or spin casting. Yellowhead Lake has rainbow trout, Rocky Mountain Lake whitefish, and lake trout. The best fishing is in the spring before high water. Fish by boat in the warmer months or ice fishing for ling cod in the winter. Moose Lake is known for lake trout, rainbow and bull trout, whitefish, lingcod, and kokanee. Kinbasket Lake is a great place to set up camp and fish for rainbow and bull trout, whitefish, and kokanee. There are also several creeks, great for fishing, accessible via ATV. The mighty Fraser offers some nice-sized rainbow and bull trout with ideal access between Tete Jaune and Mount Robson.


    Tête Jaune Cache, population 500±, is the site of a critical abandoned historic town. The name originated from an Iroquois Métis nicknamed Tête Jaune (Yellowhead) because of his light-colored hair. He kept a stash of furs at Grand Forks, the confluence of the Robson and Fraser Rivers. Soon the area became known to trappers as Tête Jaune's cache.

    What is now a ghost town was once a thriving metropolitan city of around 3,000, much larger than present-day Valemount. Between 1911 and 1913, Tête Jaune Cache was the largest settlement west of Winnipeg during railroad construction.

    The town boomed when the Grand Trunk Pacific (GTP) reached Tête Jaune. The buildings were primarily temporary canvas tents, and, subsequently, the town was considered a 'tent town.'

    Tête Jaune was a pivotal center for transportation between Prince George and Edmonton. By 1913, three sternwheelers made runs down the Fraser River carrying supplies and passengers.

    The township recorded the highest water levels in 1913. This flood eventually washed away the peninsula on which the center of Tête Jaune stood. The engineers, superintendents, and surveyors lived within a kilometre, which the workers called snob hill. A forest fire destroyed all the houses on snob hill in 1916, after which Tête Jaune became a deserted ghost town.

    Currently, the community of Tête Jaune Cache is home to a few small businesses specializing in custom timber milling (Simpson Sawmill), woodworking, guided flyfishing, white-water rafting, snowcat skiing, and bed and breakfast accommodation.

    Map Reference

    52°57'31.67"N and 119°25'1.79"W

    Investment Features

    • Custom order timber sawmill
    • On-site residence
    • Guest cabin
    • 16 RV pads
    • Permitted sand and gravel site
    • Mature timber

    *All features provide lucrative income sources


    • Electricity
    • Telephone
    • Septic system
    • Drilled well


    • 1,200 ft2 manufactured home
    • Guest cabin
    • 30' x 30' barn
    • Shop
    • Equipment shed
    • Tool shed
    • Commercial saw mill

    Tax Details

    $3,840 (2021)


    Industrial M2

    • Electronic components manufacture
    • Farm, logging and trucking equipment repair and servicing
    • Forestry complex
    • Industrial parts and equipment manufacture, repair and servicing
    • Key-lock/card-lock fuel sales
    • Residential-single family
    • Storage/warehouse facilities
    • Truck stop
    • Vehicle bodywork and mechanical repair
    • Works yard
    • General permitted uses
    • Buildings and structures accessory to the permitted uses


    PID 005-356-458

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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.