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    Kalamalka Lake View Acreage - Vernon, BC

    Okanagan Listing No. 21063

    Spectacular Kalamalka Lake, the ‘Lake of many Colours,’ is a panoramic backdrop to this property. Two outstanding acreages, 6.6 acres each, within sweeping grasslands and excellent building sites are ready to become someone's castle.


    Price
    From $595,000

    Size
    6.6 to 13.2 acres

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    Description

    These two titles of 6.6 acres showcase 13.2 acres of undeniable potential. Viewed from the properties, Kalamalka Lake is a kaleidoscope of colours. National Geographic named it one of the 10 most beautiful lakes worldwide—it isn’t hard to see why. During summer, as the lake warms, limestone forms an array of sparkling crystals. Luminescent formations reflect sunlight and mix with the water to create vibrant blue and green colours. As the temperatures change throughout the seasons, ribbons of colour cut across the lake, creating a dazzling display of hues. Fittingly, Kalamalka Lake translates to “Lake of a Thousand Colours.”

    Panoramic views of the lake from this elevated property translate into a visual feast—north, east and south. Sunrises reflect to provide a double show of colour and create the finest ‘Good Morning.’ Directly east are Twin and Cosens Bay, each guarding ecosystems of dry rock faces, sweeping grasslands, forested slopes, sandy beaches and trails within the Kalamalka Provincial Park. The park resembles a giant turtle with a big, long neck. This point is named Turtle Head, although most locals call it Rattlesnake Point.

    With two access points from Highway 97, the properties tucks well below, with the western hillside providing shelter and privacy. Both building sites on each acreage offer captivating views.

    202 & 224 Kalamalka Lakeview Drive may be purchased together or 224 Kalamalka Lakeview Drive seperatley.

    Size

    224 Kalamalka Lakeview Drive - 6.6 acres - $595,000
    202 & 224 Kalamalka Lakeview Drive - 13.2 acres - $1,195,000

    Location

    202 & 224 Kalamalka Lakeview Drive - Vernon, BC

    Access

    From the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 6 (25 Avenue), head south. In 4.5 km, turn left onto Kalamalka Lakeview Drive. In 6.4 km, the property is on the right.

    Area Data

    Okanagan Valley, a series of gentle mountain ranges, rolls between the Thompson Plateau in the west and the Shuswap Highlands to the east, then rises dramatically in the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains.

    The Greater Vernon area, the City of Vernon, Silver Star Mountain, the District of Coldstream, the Village of Lumby, and Lavington's community, form this region. Three beautiful lakes, Kalamalka, Okanagan and Swan Lake, surround Vernon and are often referred to as the Tri Lakes City. With a population of over 43,000, Vernon is the hub of the North Okanagan Regional District and serves over 100,000 people.

    One of the most diversified communities, combined with a casual lifestyle and spectacular outdoor recreation, has contributed to Vernon becoming one of the most economically diverse communities in BC. Young couples, growing families, singles and those enjoying their retirement years have chosen this as their home.

    The economic base is generating income from growing professional services, traditional resource sectors of forestry and agriculture, tourism, technology, manufacturing and service. Vernon has a large concentration of entrepreneurs, and a high business success rate, evidenced by Kal Tire, Tolko Industries and Okanagan Spring Brewery.

    Local produce and farm products are proliferate, offering outstanding variety in organic and locally-produced foods. The mild winters and long warm summers, soil, and geography are perfect for rich cultivation producing exceptional produce, fruits and vegetables. Good food and a rich agricultural history play a significant role in the economy, as seen by the many farmers' markets and agri-tourism opportunities.

    Winemaking is also a hot ticket in the Okanagan. Wineries have inordinate pride in their product and are recognized internationally for award-winning wines. Nearly three dozen smaller wineries also provide quaint and personalized wines, ice wines and meads.

    Just above Kalamalka Lake and below Highway 97 lies Vernon's flattest, widest paved trail. This original, now abandoned highway route stretches 2.5 km. From the Kalamalka Lookout, some timeworn, interesting signs recount the Coldstream Valley history and the Grey Canal's engineering at the lookout. Eastward, an ancient volcanic plug, Camel's Hump, and the snow-capped Monashee Mountains create a stunning backdrop to the Coldstream Valley. The foothills along Silver Star Road is home to the most popular section of the Grey Canal trail just below the subdivision to the north. Above the foothills and to the right is the rounded peak of Silver Star Mountain.

    Vernon is readily accessible by air, rail and road networks, providing businesses excellent transportation linkages. The Kelowna International Airport is Canada’s tenth largest airport and is 25 minutes from downtown Vernon. The airport offers direct flights to various locations, including San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Victoria. CN Rail has made a substantial investment in the region by taking over operations of the branch line from Lumby through Vernon and to their mainline in Kamloops.

    Vernon’s state-of-the-art Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH), provides core medical and surgical specialty services. The seven-storey Polson Tower, completed in 2011, vastly increased services and beds.

    Allan Brooks Nature Centre just west of the property is a first-hand opportunity to see North Okanagan’s unique and diverse natural heritage. The Centre occupies the old Vernon Upper Air Weather Station overlooking Vernon and is ideally on a grassland knoll at the Okanagan and Coldstream valleys' confluence. Three lakes and five ecosystems, along with spectacular views of the Okanagan and diverse ecosystems.

    Recreation

    Vernon offers more than 100 lakes within a one-hour drive, world-class golf, mountain and wellness resorts, great beaches and trails, outstanding mountain biking, world-famous champagne powder snow. Whether it's taking a gentle hike by the water or barrelling down a hillside, there is more than enough to enjoy year-round.

    Kekuli Bay Provincial Park, a mere 3.5 km from the property, is a bay on the west side of Kalamalka Lake. With the best double boat launch in Vernon just minutes away, this beautiful body of water is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, and all types of water sports. These sparkling waters are perfect for cooling off during hot summer days.

    Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, 8 km south of Vernon on the northeast side of Kal Lake, has year-round appeal. This park is well-preserved natural grasslands has over 10 km of walking/hiking/mountain biking trails that wind through slopes and along lightly forested ridges. From the relative seclusion of the beaches and boating spots in summer, cross-country ski trails in winter, this park is a local’s favourite.

    The Rail-Trail, just below the property, along the Kalamalka Lake's shoreline, is a local treasure. This decommissioned railway is ideal for fat tire bikes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis in winter. Whether biking or walking in summer, the water provides a cooling dip along the way. Fresh cherries and peaches, whatever is in season, can be purchased along the trail directly from the orchards.

    Predator Ridge, 10 km from the property, is undoubtedly Okanagan's best golf course. It features two 18-hole championship courses, a world-class practise facility, an award-winning golf academy, and so much more. Golfing is equally important as pausing to take in the surroundings. The rolling hills, long grasses and undulating greens, rolling hills and mountains make for a truly unforgettable golf experience.

    Sparkling Hill Resort, adjacent to Predator Ridge, provides a range of wellness oasis amenities and services unprecedented in North America. This wellness resort offers a healing retreat from a typical environment and a mental break from daily stress. This resort strives to educate guests on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enhancing their journey to whole-body wellness with a farm-to-table dining philosophy and holistic spa treatments.

    Silver Star Provincial Park is home to Silver Star Mountain Resort, the most northerly winter playground in the Okanagan Valley. This resort is a year-round resort with hotels, restaurants, a saloon, lounges, and a grocery store all clustered at the base of the resort’s chairlifts. A combination of slope and snow conditions makes this an ideal area for winter and summer recreation. Dependable snow depths, mild winter temperatures, and long warm summers encourage various activities from skiing to gondola-accessed mountain biking.

    Kal Crystal Water Trail passes through Kekuli Bay Provincial Park. This trail highlights the beauty of the lake and is easily accessed on foot, bike or a very short drive. From Vernon’s Okanagan College to Kalamalka Lake, the new sections of this trail, from Bailey Road to the Rail Trail, are now complete.

    History

    In the late 1800s, the historic O’Keefe Ranch was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O’Keefe. At that time, huge cattle ranches occupied the valley, and ranch headquarters were self-contained settlements. By the turn of the century, O’Keefe and his partner owned 20,000 acres of prime land and drove cattle north to sell to the goldfields' hungry miners.

    As fur traders, miners, cattle ranchers, and fruit growers saw the opportunity in the beautiful Okanagan valley, the landscape changed quickly. The rail line, now the route of the Okanagan Rail Trail, was constructed in the early 1900s and played an essential role in transporting fruit crops and other goods.

    By the turn of the century, Vernon had become a bustling town and was ideal with the sources of irrigation that caused it to prosper as a significant ranching and orchard centre.

    Lord and Lady Aberdeen built the Grey Canal in 1905. They began an extensive project to move water from lakes on highlands southeast of Vernon, across the Coldstream Valley and along the benchlands that circle Vernon to Okanagan Lake. The canal was completed in 1914 at the cost of $423,000 and played an essential role in the sub-division of ranchlands and orchards. At one time, it supplied water to the largest irrigation district in BC. It delivered more water than the system that provided to the City of Vancouver in 1938. By 1963, rising costs led to replacing ditches with buried pipes and by 1970, it was no longer in use.

    Map Reference

    50°12'30.96"N and 119°18'5.91"W

    Services

    Power and telephone at lot line. Older wells without records exist on each property. Septic required.

    Tax Details

    $2,932 (2020)

    Zoning

    Single Family Dwelling CR

    Legal

    Lot 1 Section 9 Township 9 Osoyoos Divsion Yale District Plan KAP69997
    PID 025-149-822

    Lot 1 Section 9 Township 9 Osoyoos Divsion Yale District Plan KAP74581
    PID 025-816-004

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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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