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    Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday - Rural Chetwynd

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20059

    Two great properties of 386 and 640 acres in size, both very private and with easy access from Jackfish Lake Road. These properties are perfect as a recreational retreat, permanent home, hobby farm, private hunting plot or all of the above.


    Price
    From $225,000

    Size
    386 to 640 acres

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    Description

    Note to interested parties: The seller reserves the right to sell one parcel only and is not obligated to sell both.

    DL 2793

    DL 2793 is mostly treed with several trails running throughout the 386 acres. The property can be used for wooded grazing with moderate forage between trees. Selective tree removal could improve grazing and set up a longterm tree resource. Some areas could also be cultivated. An old homestead exists with an outbuilding of minimal value. The property is connected to power, well water and septic. Access is directly from Jackfish Road. $225,000

    DL 2409

    DL 2409 is diverse. 20 acres is currently in hay production along the southern banks of Bear Ranch Creek. There is potential for further cultivation. The remaining land is a mix of treed areas, two small lakes and Beaver Ranch Creek that flow to Grave Yard Creek and then Pine River. Interconnected trails can link you all through these areas, some overgrown and with culvert work needed to create a fantastic network for both an owner and wildlife to travel. Legal access through an 650-metre-long by 30-metre-wide easement across DL 2793 can be built. $375,000

    Size

    Parcel Size Price
    DL 2793 386 acres $225,000
    DL 2409 640 acres $375,000

    Location

    27 km Jackfish Lake Road - Chetwynd, BC

    Access

    For DL 2793

    From Central Chetwynd, head north on Highway 19 to Hudson’s Hope. About 4 km turn northeast on Jackfish Lake Road and travel another 27.5 km. The driveway is on the right 1.75 km north of Pruckl Road (on the right). Howe Road is another 300 m north on the left if you travelled past the destination.

    For DL 2409

    Access is restricted at times based on ground conditions and crop activity. Please contact the listing agent for current access instructions.

    Area Data

    The Peace River Regional District is in northeastern British Columbia. The district has seven municipalities and four electoral areas. Its members are the cities of Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, the districts of Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Taylor, Hudson's Hope, and the village of Pouce Coupe. The district's administrative offices are in Dawson Creek.

    East of the Rockies, the regional district is characterized by rolling hills with grain and cattle farms. About 40% of the province's Agricultural Land Reserve is within the local area. The Peace River flows west-to-east through the middle of the eastern half of the district. West of the Rockies, the terrain is rugged mountain wilderness with few roads and only a handful of inhabitants.

    Chetwynd, formerly known as Little Prairie, has a population of approximately 3,100 and serves the greater area of 8,000. The town offers many community and visitor services with multiple school opportunities: elementary, secondary, Montessori, Northern Lights College, and a library. Emergency services include a hospital, fire department, ambulance, and RCMP. A well-equipped Recreation Centre consists of a swimming pool, curling rink, climbing wall, squash and racquetball courts, and a skate park. There are three helicopter services within the town. The closest regional airport is in Dawson Creek.

    In 2005 Chetwynd hosted the first annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship, hosting seven carvers from British Columbia and the United States. Chetwynd is now drawing international attention, with sculptors coming as far away as Wales, Japan and the lower United States. This competition is an exciting spectator event. The first carvings were three bears, and form part of the ‘Welcome to Chetwynd’ sign. There are now more than 120 carvings located in various places around town.

    Vegetation

    This biogeoclimatic zone is called the Boreal White and Black Spruce Zone and stretches from the northern end of the Rockies and into Alberta. Here, mean annual temperatures have ranged between -2.9 and 2°C, with yearly precipitation averages between 330 and 570 mm. The area is characterized by a continental climate with low year-round precipitation. Moist Pacific air loses its precipitation over several mountain ranges before moving over the region, while Arctic air masses are uninterrupted.

    This area consists of four ecosections: the rolling uplands with few ridges and broad valleys of the Clear Hills and Halfway Plateau, the vast plains with deeply cut rivers of the Peace Lowland, and the rolling uplands and Rocky Mountain foothills of the Kiskatinaw Plateau. About 61% of BC's bird species and 46% of all breeding species occur in this eco area.

    These ecosections have many wetlands, ponds, and slow-moving streams. The area is a major migratory corridor for water and shorebirds. Moose are the most common large mammals, while mule and white-tailed deer, caribou, and elk are also prevalent. The area also supports Dall sheep, black bear, grizzly bear, and gray wolf. Dominant tree species include white spruce, black spruce, trembling aspen, lodgepole pine, balsam poplar, tamarack, subalpine fir, and paper birch.

    Recreation

    Outdoor exploration within the many lake and parks are endless. Each lake and river provides their own unique experiences. Whatever your passion, from caving/rappelling, golfing, lake sports, trails and hiking, trophy fishing, hunting, and winter sports, it’s an outdoor person’s ‘feast’! Moberly Lake, East Pine Gwillim Lake and Sukunka Falls are only a few of the Provincial Parks nearby Chetwynd. All are well maintained and offer camping with extensive trails.

    Chetwynd and area provides many opportunities for excellent fishing. Crystal clear lakes, bubbling creeks and rivers are home to several different species of fish. For those who enjoy lake fishing, Moberly Lake is home to northern pike, lake trout and ling cod. Other area lakes which are very popular include Azouzetta, Gwillin, Jackfish, Moose and Williston Lakes. Try your luck for rainbow trout, northern pike and lake char!

    Waterways for flyfishing in the Chetwynd area include the Burnt, Pine, Sukunka, Moberly, Moose, Wolverine, Peace, and Murray Rivers, as well as Carbon Creek in Hudson’s Hope. Eastern brook trout, Kokanee, whitefish, grayling, and Dolly Varden are all a prize catch.

    Big Lake near the property can be accessed from nearby Chetwynd. A Forest Service Road gives access to a recreation campsite on the northeast end of the lake. Jackfish Lake is also along Jackfish Lake Road. There is a small rural subdivision in the area. A rustic boat launch is present, and northern pike from 1 to 5 pounds are common catches in both lakes.

    Pine River begins in the Pine Pass and travels east along Highway 97 through Chetwynd, and eventually enters the Peace River upstream of Taylor, BC. There are many rest stops and access points along the Pine River. Rocky Mountain whitefish, arctic grayling, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden (bull trout) are common in this river.

    Moberly and Gwillim lakes are prime for water sports or simply floating. Non-motorized boaters can paddle the shores of Sundance Lake. Many smaller lakes are accessible via back roads. Some of the many rivers are ideal for jet skiing.

    History

    The earliest history during the 18th and 19th centuries showed the westward movement of the First Nation groups, where they battled with each other for resources. European-Canadian explorers penetrated the area during the 19th century by canoe. Along the Peace River, trading posts established at Fort St. John and Hudson's Hope. The government surveyed out its land as the Peace River Block in 1907 and opened it to homesteading in 1912. Pioneer Hector Tremblay, and a few others, helped cut trails and opened more stores and lodges to help incoming settlers.

    Industrial development began with provincially funded megaprojects. They included the extension of transportation and utility infrastructure through the Rocky Mountains to Chetwynd. In 1957, a crowd of 3,000 people awaited the arrival of the first train over the Pacific Great Eastern Railway from Vancouver. Two hydroelectric dams, the WAC Bennett Dam, was completed in 1972. The smaller Peace Canyon Dam opened in 1980. Both are in the near proximity of Hudson’s Hope.

    Map Reference

    DL 2793 - 55°55'6.15"N and 121°23'0.80"W
    DL 2409 - 55°55'23.07"N and 121°21'49.69"W

    Investment Features

    Both properties offer great value at just over $500 per acre. DL 2793 has grazing potential. DL 2409 has grazing potential and crop share value. Both properties have increased cultivated land potential. Both properties have farm status.

    Services

    DL 2793

    Connected to power, well and septic.

    DL 2409

    No services. Access and power easement across DL 2793. Power connection approximately 650 m to property line.

    Improvements

    DL 2793 - Has an outbuilding of minimal value
    DL 2490 - No improvements

    Tax Details

    DL 2793 - $59 (2019)
    DL 2409 - $76 (2019)

    Zoning

    A2 Rural Agriculture

    Both properties are within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), DL 2409 has small portion along Beaver Ranch Creek not in the ALR

    Legal

    DISTRICT LOT 2793 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT
    PID 014-927-241

    DISTRICT LOT 2409 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT
    PID 012-686-247

    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.