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    Lakefront Oasis in Northern BC along the Shores of Beautiful Burns Lake - Burns Lake, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 23091

    3.11-acre lakefront property on Burns Lake is a hidden gem, accessible only by water, ensuring tranquillity & privacy. 200 ft of pristine lake frontage. 600 ft2 outbuilding is present on the land, teeming with potential to be finished into a charming cabin for year-round living or vacationing.


    3.11 acres

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    Nestled on the serene shores of Burns Lake in British Columbia, a majestic 3.11-acre lakefront lot beckons those with an appreciation for nature and a longing for tranquility. This beautiful and serene, speckled with evergreens and birch trees is the epitome of untouched wilderness. With the modern convenience of cell service, the property strikes an enviable balance between remote living and connectivity, offering an escape from the city's hustle without entirely severing ties.

    One of the property's most distinctive features is nearly 200' of lake frontage as well as a 600-square-foot outbuilding, an embodiment of potential and promise. Currently in its basic form, this structure can be transformed into a charming, four-season cabin, providing a warm, cozy sanctuary amid the wilderness. Imagine waking up to the serenade of birds, witnessing the spectacular interplay of light and shadow as the sun rises, and sipping your morning coffee to a backdrop of the lake's serene beauty. With the right touches, this cabin could become a homey retreat, offering comfort and warmth all year-round.

    Access to the property is an adventure in itself, with boat access lending a unique charm to the experience. An access lane, cleared from the water's edge up to the outbuilding, serves as a scenic pathway, where one can walk under the shade of towering trees, listening to the rustling leaves and the symphony of sounds that the forest orchestrates. The journey to and from the property is just as much a part of the allure as the stay itself, setting the tone for the tranquility and peace that await.

    The Burns Lake area is known for its rich natural environment and ample recreational activities. A stone's throw away from the property, the lake itself offers a world of enjoyment, from lazy afternoons spent fishing to exhilarating water sports. Boating, kayaking, and swimming in the pristine waters during the warm summer months are experiences to be cherished. Come winter, the frozen lake turns into a playground for ice-skating and ice-fishing enthusiasts. Hiking trails meander through the surrounding woods, revealing hidden waterfalls, breathtaking viewpoints, and an abundance of wildlife.

    The property's proximity to Burns Lake, combined with its rural setting, presents an array of possibilities for the nature enthusiast. Whether you choose to construct a permanent homestead or use it as a seasonal retreat, the potential is boundless. The tranquility, the connection to nature, and the array of outdoor activities make this property an idyllic haven for those seeking peace, adventure, and a life that's a little less ordinary. The 3.11-acre lakefront lot on Burns Lake is more than a piece of land; it's a gateway to a lifestyle steeped in nature's bounty and the simple pleasures of life.


    Lot 4, Tibbets Road - Burns Lake, BC


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    Area Data

    The Lakes District of Northern BC embraces over 300 wilderness fishing lakes and 3,000 miles of pristine shoreline. The district extends from the Stikine Mountains to the Omineca Mountain Range in the east. Ootsa Lake borders the southern area and then extends northward to Babine Lake.

    Burns Lake (pop. 2,800) serves the greater surrounding areas' population of over 8,000 within the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako. The town is a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining, and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial center for the surrounding area, including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley, and Granisle. Several pubs, cafés, restaurants, a broad selection of stores and services, numerous hotels and motels, a library, and a hospital. It is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

    Burns Lake Airport is 20 kilometres northwest of the town. Commercial airlines fly into Regional Smithers Airport, 143 km west of Burns Lake, and International Prince George Airport, 237 km to the east. VIA Rail Canada stops at Burns Lake on the iconic trip from Jasper to Prince Rupert.

    Overall, the area receives an above-average of sunshine than other BC areas. In June 1982, Burns Lake recorded a whopping 376.5 hours of sunshine. This is the most sunshine ever recorded during the month of June. The warmest month is July, with an average high of 21°Celcius. The average snowfall is approximately 190 cm, with the chilliest month in January having an average low of -15.3°C.


    Burns Lake and the surrounding region offer a plethora of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers alike. The area is known for its stunning lakes, providing ample options for water-based activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and boating. Decker Lake, for instance, is a popular spot for anglers in search of various fish species, while Tchesinkut Lake is a fantastic location for family picnics and leisurely boat rides.

    The extensive trail system around Burns Lake caters to hikers and mountain bikers of all skill levels, with the renowned Boer Mountain Recreation Site featuring an impressive network of trails. During the winter months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular pastimes, and the nearby Omineca Ski Club offers well-groomed trails and rental equipment.

    For those who prefer motorized adventures, Burns Lake is a hub for snowmobiling and ATV riding, with miles of groomed trails and backcountry terrain to explore. The region's abundant wildlife and pristine wilderness also make it an ideal destination for hunting, bird watching, and wildlife photography.

    In addition to outdoor recreation, Burns Lake hosts a variety of community events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Burns Lake Fall Fair and the Lakes District Arts Council's performing arts series. The local art scene, historical sites, and cultural attractions further enrich the recreational offerings in this beautiful and diverse region.


    Burns Lake, a small community located in the heart of British Columbia, has a rich and varied history dating back to the early 20th century. The area was originally inhabited by the Carrier and Wet'suwet'en First Nations, who lived off the land and relied on its abundant resources for their sustenance and way of life.

    The arrival of European settlers in the early 1900s, spurred by the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, marked a significant turning point in the region's history. The railway, which was built between 1906 and 1914, played a crucial role in the development of Burns Lake as a transportation and commerce hub. The town was named after Michael Byrnes, a railway contractor, but a spelling error led to the adoption of the name "Burns Lake."

    The establishment of sawmills and the thriving forestry industry in the 1920s and 1930s further fueled the growth of Burns Lake. The region's abundant timber resources attracted both workers and entrepreneurs, leading to an influx of settlers and the establishment of a close-knit community.

    Over the years, Burns Lake has evolved to become a service center for the surrounding rural areas and a gateway to outdoor recreational opportunities. Despite the challenges faced by the forestry industry in recent times, the town has managed to diversify its economy, focusing on tourism, agriculture, and local businesses.

    Today, Burns Lake is a vibrant community that proudly preserves its rich cultural heritage and historical roots while embracing modern development and growth. The town continues to celebrate its past through local events, museums, and historical sites, while looking forward to a bright future.

    Map Reference

    54°10'54.59"N and 125°31'15.77"W


    600 square foot outbuilding.

    Tax Details

    $302.88 (2023)


    Waterfront Residential (R4)


    PID 027-633-454

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    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.