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    Large Backcountry Lakefront Acreage - Moyie, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 20151

    This amazing property has 4,700 feet of lakeshore with sandy beach, a very scenic creek and mature forest all privately situated on the western shore of Moyie Lake. Off-grid property with seasonal access only. 40 mins to Cranbrook.


    90 acres

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    Very rare large lakefront acreage on popular Moyie Lake! Offered for sale for the first time since 1979.

    90 acres with approximately 4,700 feet of lakeshore including an amazing sandy beach appears midsummer. In behind the beach is the very picturesque Lamb Creek which flows through the land for approx. 2,500 feet, offering great fishing and ideal to kayak into the lake, fishing or just as an additional fresh water source.

    In terms of topography the land is comprised of a few nice benches on the western shore of Moyie Lake offering some amazing elevated building sites and excellent access down to the water while most of the land is flat. A historic cabin is perched up on one of the benches and a nice trail extends down to the lake for excellent lake access. The lower level of the land offers some beautiful mature forest and wildland. This is the ideal property for a backcountry/off-grid retreat.

    The same owner is selling the adjacent 349 acres of lakefront farmland (Listing 20152, $1.4 million) as well as 4 additional titles of land (12 acres or less). The multiple title option (inquire for package pricing) allows for multiple dwellings for extended families. If you are not aware very few large acreages let alone lakefront acreages allow for multiple cottages so by having these adjacent titles you could have multiple cottages for the extended family to enjoy.


    Lamb Creek FSR - Moyie Lake, BC.

    Access is via Lamb Creek FSR (seasonal access only approximately 7.5 km from the highway).

    Travel Times
    • 40 mins Cranbrook
    • 1 hour to 24-hour Kingsgate Border Crossing USA
    • 1 hour 10 minutes to Creston


    Seasonal Access Only via Forest Service Roads
    • Take Monroe Lake Road at the north end of Moyie Lake
    • Stay right on Monroe Lake Rd approx. 1 km in
    • Turn left at approx. 4.1 km on Mineral Lake/Lamb Creek Road and drive along and past Mineral Lake
    • Property starts approx. 8 km along road and pastures start approx. 8.7 km

    Please refer to maps.

    Area Data

    Moyie and Moyie Lake

    A small lakeside community in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia on the eastern shore of the lake. It is located on Highway 3, south of Cranbrook (20 to 25 minutes away) on the eastern shore of Moyie Lake.


    Wind Surfing

    The lake is a popular sport for windsurfing and kite boarding.


    The north lake is over 10 km long and the south over 7 km long offering lots of great open water for boating and interesting shoreline to explore.


    Moyie Lake and River offer some great swimming.


    Either along the Moyie River, Lake or down the very scenic Lamb Creek, you have lots of floating options.


    Moyie Lake produces Kokanee to 30 cm (12 inches), rainbow and bull trout average 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.), eastern brook trout to 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) and cutthroat to 0.5 kg (1 lbs.). You are very close to Mineral Lake, Monroe Lake and several other smaller backcountry lakes.


    Located on the edge of 3 management units: 4-3, 4-4 and 4-5.

    Motor Sports

    Surrounded by numerous forest service roads there is excellent access to Crown land for motor sports.

    Ice Fishing

    Popular during the winter.


    A healthy snow-pack offers excellent backcountry sledding. It should be noted, access to the land is not plowed for vehicles, one would need to plow their own access or sled into the property.


    The name "Moyie" or "Mooyie" is a corruption of the French "mouiller" meaning "to wet," so named by the trappers and fur traders who made their way through the sodden river valley. The French origin explains the pronunciation "Mo-yeah" which is still used today.

    Discovery of a rich galena deposit in 1893, and the resulting St. Eugene Mine, brought the first settlers to this area in 1896. The developing mine influenced the expansion of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. (later Cominco and now Teck Cominco) and the Crow's Nest Pass Railway. The mine and the town prospered until 1911 when production dwindled to the point where only small quantities of ore were being shipped to the Trail smelter. By 1929 the company closed the mine for good. As you stand in the village today there is little to remind you there was once a population of around 1,500, seven hotels, three churches and businesses lining both sides of Victoria St. (Highway 3/95). A few houses, the fire hall, St. Peter's Church, tailings pile and the crumbling foundations of the old concentrator are all that remain of Moyie in its heyday.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°19'24.56"N and 115°50'29.41"W


    No services - off-grid.


    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $10.31 - property currently has farm status thus the low taxes due to the owner also owning the adjacent lakefront farm. If a new owner did not maintain farm activity the taxes would be reassessed based on the owners use of the land.


    RR- 60 (Regional District of East Kootenay)

    Permitted Uses

    • Single family dwelling
    • Duplex
    • Kennel
    • Mineral exploration and extraction including grading, washing, screening, crushing and transporting of sand and gravel and mineral resources extracted from the parcel
    • Forest management
    • Farm operation
    • Equestrian centre
    • Portable sawmill
    • Rifle, archery, trap and skeet range
    • Airport, heliport
    • Wildland use
    • Guest ranch
    • Rural retreat
    • Wireless communication facility

    Accessory Use

    • Home based business
    • Secondary suite
    • Secondary dwelling unit for farm hand
    • Cabin
    • Lodge
    • Veterinary clinic
    • Uses, buildings and structures accessory to a permitted use


    Narrative: District Lot 2802, Kootenay Land District
    PID 016-400-283

    Maps & Plans


    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.