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    Kitwanga Riverfront 95 Acres - Kitwanga, BC

    North Coast & Northwestern BC Listing No. 22080

    This 95-acre property offers 3,660 ft of Kitwanga riverfront. Ideal for a dream home with serene private recreation. Zoning permits both residential and agriculture. Acreage is moderately sloped land with agricultural potential by the river.


    Price
    $295,000

    Size
    95 acres

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    Description

    This 95-acre property offers 3,660 feet of Kitwanga riverfront. The parcel is ideal for a dream home with prime access to serene personal recreation and nearby access to the Village of Kitwanga, all within the outstanding Skeena Region. Extensive Crown land lies north of the river.

    The Kitwanga River Salmon Enumeration Facility (KSEF) is approximately four kilometres from the mouth of the Kitwanga River, on the north side of the river's edge within the property's northern property line. The facility encompasses about 325 ft river frontage, roughly a half acre. The facility has a long-term agreement with annual payments that transfers to the next owner. (Additional details under AREA DATA).

    The property zoning (Rural 1) permits both residential and agricultural developments. Vegetation on this moderately sloped acreage includes a mixture of coniferous and deciduous trees and cleared meadows. Productive crops and gardens are a high potential as the river valley provides rich soil.

    The property has a registered easement through the attractive, well-maintained Cassiar RV Park. The gravel road leading from the park to the river is good without flooding issues. The north banks of the river are partial unoccupied private and Crown land.

    Location

    DL 1413 Barcalow Road, adjacent to Cassiar RV Park.

    Access

    The property is approximately 4 km NE from the junction of Highway 16 and 37. Turn north to the village of Kitwanga, then left onto Barcalow Road and left again into Cassiar RV Park. The easement access is through Cassiar RV Park.

    Area Data

    The Kitwanga River is a biologically rich salmon system that drains into the middle Skeena approximately 250 km from the coast. During the winter of 2003, the Gitanyow Fisheries Authority, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, constructed a salmonid enumeration facility (KSEF) to manage salmon and steelhead. The salmonid information collected on the Kitwanga River is also an index of salmon health for the entire middle Skeena River. There is an agreement for yearly compensation from the operation. Based on a dual design system, the facility uses an aluminum fence across the river to count salmon in the summer and fall and a resistivity counter to calculate steelhead migration in and out of the system in winter and spring.

    Officially designated as a National Historic Site, Kitwanga, also known as Gitwangak, is on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37, 4 km north of the Yellowhead Highway 16 junction. Not only can you explore the history of the Northwest First Nations at the Kitwanga Fort National Historic Site, but the 1893 St Paul's Anglican Church and Bell Tower at Kitwanga landmarks are also iconic landmarks. The collection totem poles can be viewed and are easily accessible.

    The population of Kitwanga is approximately 480. Primary employers are Kitwanga Forest Products, Kitwanga Elementary, and Meek Logging Ltd. The community has a community hall, post office, general store, restaurant, recreation complex, ballfield, RV park, trail system, ambulance station, and two churches.

    With a population of over 74,000, eastward Prince George is the largest city in northern BC and is the ‘Northern Capital.’ Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada. It plays an essential role in the province's economy and culture. Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.

    Multiple mountain goat herds reside within the Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area. They frequent the peaks and ridges during the summer and winter in the forests near Oliver Creek and Hells Bells Creek. Grizzly and black bears, raptors, and other birds frequent the entire Protected Area. In low elevation forested areas, marten and fisher birds use the older forests. Moose, mule deer, coyotes, and wolves use the Park around natural openings, burned areas, and old logging cut blocks. The low elevation forest between Hells Bells Creek and Oliver Creek provides mule deer winter range. Salmon pass through the lower reaches of creeks, and trout live within most lakes and streams.

    The Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park also offers wildlife viewing opportunities through various habitats. There are grizzly bear habitats in the subalpine and good moose habitats. Lower elevation provides excellent migratory bird viewing opportunities.

    Along the Skeena River, the Kermode bear (also known as Spirit Bear) lives near the Skeena Valley from Prince Rupert to Hazelton. The region is also home to black and brown bears. Grizzly bears are less common in the area. Five varieties of salmon and steelhead are predominant in the river. The 580 km Skeena River is well known for its sport fishing, most notably five species of salmon. With 5 million spawning salmon a year, the river is second only to the Fraser River in capacity to produce sockeye salmon. The river rises in the northern interior of BC and generally flows southwest into the Pacific Ocean at Chatham Sound, south of Prince Rupert.

    Recreation

    Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area

    The Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area offers exceptional, natural settings for recreational activities. Hiking and snowmobiling are two popular front and backcountry activities. Beautiful glaciers top these mountains. Several trails run from Highway 16, including Oliver Creek Trail, Watson Lakes Trail, Hell's Bells Trail, Cedarvale Trail, Whiskey Creek Trail, and Coyote Creek Trail. These trails offer a wide variety of experiences for:

    • Families with young children and novice hikers can easily reach the scenic lakeside picnic/camping site 1 km along the Watson Lake Trail.
    • The Cedarvale Trail offers a half-day trip to treeline and mountain goat viewing.
    • Oliver and Whiskey Creek Trails provide more challenging hikes to treeline and access to backcountry routes.
    • Snowmobilers can travel to an alpine basin along Flint Creek Road, the Hell's Bells Trail, and the upper Oliver Creek Trail.
    • Mountaineers use Coyote Creek Road, Flint Creek Road, and Oliver Creek Trail to reach Weeskinisht Peak.
    Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park

    The Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park offers an environment unto its own. The mountain top is above the treeline and remains in a perfectly natural state. There is a rewarding view of the Seven Sisters Peaks and the Skeena Valley for hikers.

    Skeena River

    The Skeena River is a mighty river originating south of the Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park in the northwestern, flowing to the Pacific Ocean. Five species of salmon and steelhead thrive in this river. Highly recommended fishing, boating, floating, or paddling allows complete immersion in the beauty of the Skeena Valley.

    History

    Historically, the Kitwanga or Gitwangak ("people of the place of rabbits" in the Gitxsan language) had long been a trade center for the northwest First Nations cultures and the settlers that pioneered the Kitwanga valley. Today, the culture and history of Gitwangak are on display at Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site in the Kitwanga valley. The surrounding area is rich in First Nations history and is home to up to 50 totem poles.

    The Seven Sisters Mountain range area has stimulated interest in mineral exploration since the late 1920s. Discoveries included veins with gold, silver, lead, and zinc, all in the headwaters of Oliver Creek. Exploration continued between 1968 and 1983, including aeromagnetic, gravity, magnetic, and geochemical surveys and trenching to expose bedrock in areas of interest. No mineral occurrences were economically viable for mining. The only remnant of the area's mining exploration history is the roads (Oliver Creek Trail and Coyote Creek Trail) and a few dilapidated buildings outside the Protected Area at the abandoned Magnetron Site on the Coyote Creek Trail.

    Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park in the Nass Range, was established in 1997 with 1800 acres, north of Cedarvale. The mountains are in the Nass Range near Kitwanga. The trail was rebuilt through a joint project by BC Parks and volunteers from Round Square International Schools at Soaring Spirits Camp.

    The Skeena River is the second longest river entirely within BC after the Fraser River. Historically, the Skeena has been a vital transportation artery, particularly for the Tsimshian and the Gitxsan—whose names mean 'inside the Skeena River' and 'people of the Skeena River. The river and its basin sustained many fish, wildlife, and vegetation, and communities native to the area depend on the river's health.

    Map Reference

    55° 6'53.35"N and 128° 3'7.07"W

    Investment Features

    The acreage is an excellent long-term waterfront investment in a gorgeous private setting.

    Services

    • Power available (line runs to the riverfront)
    • Telephone available (line runs to the riverfront)
    • Sewer services (none)
    • Water services (none)

    Tax Details

    $446 (2021)

    Zoning

    Rural 1

    Legal

    THAT PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 1413 CASSIAR DISTRICT LYING SOUTH OF THE KITWANGA RIVER
    PID 015-733-980

    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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