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    Large Forested Building Lot - Creston Valley, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 19077

    Forested acreage lot near the US Border crossing 10 mins south of Creston, BC. Access off Rykerts Rd & steps to Mawson Lake. Property is undulating with an excellent building site with southwest views. Zoned for a house and guest house. Great value.


    1.86 acres

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    Great value for this forested acreage (1.86 acres) close to the US Border south of Creston, BC.

    Enjoy one Canada's most desirable climates in the Creston Valley with one of the longest growing seasons and fabulous recreational opportunities.

    Mawson Lake is step away from the Property for fishing and outdoor experiences through the Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club. The land is fully treed and undulating with some slope to the southwest providing an opportunity for great mountain and valley vistas and excellent sun exposure once some trees were cleared. There is a great building site at the north end of the property and access is off Rykerts Rd towards the north end of the property as well.

    Located on quiet no thru road.

    Zoning allow a house and guest house up to 969 ft2. Ideal retirement or recreational property.


    Rykerts Road - near US border south of Creston, BC.

    Travel Time

    • 10 mins to Creston, BC
    • Creston Golf Club - 10 mins
    • Cranbrook - 1.5 hours
    • 2.5 hours to Spokane, USA
    • US Border - 1 min
    • Spokane, Washington - 2.5 to 3 hours


    Drive towards the US border south of Creston, immediately before the border booth take a left on Porthill Rd and drive around Mawson Lake. Rykerts Rd. is about a km up Porthill Road. The property is on the left side of road approx. 180 metres from start of Rykerts Road. Survey tape is on the south and north end of the property. The useable portion and where the driveway would go is towards the north end.

    Area Data

    Creston (15 mis from the Property)
    Creston is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. The town is the commercial hub for the entire valleys 16,000 people. Creston is located approximately 10 km north of the border crossing into the United States and about a one-hour drive southwest from Cranbrook. Town and country live happily side-by-side in Creston where you will find roadside produce stands and grain elevators looking out over vast fields - right alongside fine restaurants and charming cafés, state-of-the art recreation facilities, theatres and galleries, cool and quirky shops, a variety of professional services, and much more.


    The Creston Valley is ripe with year-round recreational opportunities.

    In summer recreation on nearby Kootenay Lake is a huge draw, golfing at Creston Golf Club (10 mins away from land), hiking, biking and bird-watching and discovering the thriving agri-tourism sector are some popular pastimes in summer. A few outdoor trails worth mentioning are (1) The Thompson Rim Trail, use 4x4s up the most difficult portion of the trail until you reach the top of Mt. Thompson. From here, the trailhead views expand an enormous aerial view of the valley, and a ridge-walk helps you appreciate the uniqueness of the geology; (2) the Lady Slipper trail, it begins as a well-forested trail that ambles up the side of Goat Mountain. The summit is the goal - a lush and mossy mountaintop meadow nestled between swaying conifer s; and (3) The trails within the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area are nearby. Here, check the easy Boardwalk Loop, and climb the 3-storey viewing tower. Longer walks include the 4-hour Wood Duck Walk. There are also numerous FSR road to explore.

    In winter, there is not a lot of snow in the valley bottom, but the nearby mountains see a lot more. Kootenay Pass offers world class ski touring. Lift access skiing is 1 hour and 25 mins way at Whitewater or 1 hour 40 mins to Kimberley.

    Also worth mentioning is the Creston & District Community Complex which has a three-pool facility, curling rink, fitness gym, outdoor track, hockey arena and banquet hall.


    Please see maps and plans included - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49° 0'21.63"N and 116°29'38.25"W


    Power is along the road (on this side of the Rykerts Road).


    Bare land.

    Tax Details



    R-2 (Country Residential - RDCK)

    Permitted Uses
    Single family and Two family dwellings, Horticulture.

    Accessory Uses
    Accessory Tourist Accommodation, Accessory dwelling up to 90 m2 or approx. 969 ft2, Portable sawmill, Keeping of Farm animals, Day Care.

    Contact Listing Realtor or RDCK for full zoning bylaws.


    Lot: 1; Pl: NEP15518; DL: 252; LD: Kootenay (26);
    PID 008-666-555

    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.