Trophy property! 4,646 acres. Bare land w/ 33 km of riverfront on St. Mary's (world renowned fishing). 2 other year-round creeks. Wide views of surrounding mountain range. System of roads. Backs onto Crown land & close to town. Tons of wildlife. 95% outside ALR
This property is the definition of “trophy” acreage with 4,646 stunning acres in the heart of the Kootenays. The acreage is entirely bare land but contains a wide array of natural features including 33 km of riverfront on the St. Mary’s River. The St. Mary’s is an iconic river and renowned for its trout fishing. The river throughout the property flows at a strong pace, and has clear water with a firm gravel bottom for optimal fishing. Aside from the St. Mary’s, there are two other creeks on the property known as “Dewar Creek” and “White Creek,” these creeks are year-round and are tributaries to the St. Mary’s. All of these water features are located at the bottom of a scenic valley. Beside these features is a flat, usable terrain that allows for easy access to the river and optimal usage of the valley acreage.
On either side of the valley is the Purcell Mountain Range. These mountains are beautifully visible from anywhere on the property and contain impressive wildlife. The mountain tops are often snow-capped and create picturesque views. Another unique feature of this property is the fact that it lies adjacent to Crown land. If 4,464 acres is not enough to explore, the surrounding Crown land with practically endless backroads should fit your needs.
The property has been selectively logged in the past as shown in the photos. The logging history has created a variety of prime building locations and has opened up access and visibility to various regions of the acreage. The logging operation has also benefited the property in regards to accessibility. High quality gravel logging roads stretch to vast areas of the property that would otherwise have been unusable. A quality timber bridge was also installed on the property during this operation that can be used to connect vehicles from the east-west portions of the acreage.
Another impressive feature of the property is the zoning. The property is currently set as Rural Resource (RR-60) and contains a variety of potential uses. The Rural Resource zoning allows for various dwellings, farm operations, resource extraction, air strip construction, guest ranches, rural retreats and many others. The property also potential for subdivision.
The river, mountain range and beautifully rural surroundings allows for this property to be the pinnacle of recreational retreats. High accessibly, quality zoning and the sheer size of the acreage broadens possibly even further. This property is true rural living with vast wildlife including beer, moose, elk, deer and many others roaming the surrounding region. Finding this calibre of acreage in such close proximity to town is truly a rare occurrence, and this is not an opportunity to miss. Inquire today.
Drive north out of Kimberly on Highway 95 and take your first left onto St. Marys Lake Road. Follow St. Marys Lake Road for 24 km. The road will eventually turn into St. Marys River Road, follow this road for 8 km until the southern border of the property. The property continues down St. Marys River Road for approximately 11 km.
The largest city in a close proximity to the property is Cranbrook. Cranbrook is located on the west side of the Kootenay River at its confluence with the St. Mary's River and is the largest urban centre in the region known as the East Kootenay. While much of the city and surrounding area is relatively flat, Cranbrook faces the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the north and east.
The surrounding region of Cranbrook and Kimberley have a strong sense of community with local sports teams, community and schools. There are a total of 13 schools in the region which include elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. The most prominent sports team in the region is the Kootenay ice hockey team which plays at the local arena “Western Financial Place.”
Recreational pursuits of Kimberly include:
Other entertainment of the region include kayaking, biking, hiking, and a variety of winter and watersports.
For the outdoorsman the region is fantastic for hunting and fishing. The numerous lakes, rivers and streams in and around the area make this mountain paradise a very popular sport fishing destination for people of all ages and abilities. Anglers consider it one of the finest dry fly-fisheries in North America. In regards to hunting, the broad array of Crown land and quality logging roads allow for ample opportunity to explore the backcountry.
Kimberley was named in 1896 after the Kimberley mine in South Africa. From 1917 to 2001 it was the home to the world's largest lead-zinc mine (the Sullivan Mine). The mine now mainly a tourist destination and home to the Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
49°42'22.29"N and 116°22'39.54"W
Amazing holding property with 95% of the acreage located outside the ALR.
RR-60 (Rural Resource)
SUBLOT 20 DISTRICT LOT 4592 KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN X30
SUBLOT 38 DISTRICT LOT 4592 KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN X30
SUBLOT 42 DISTRICT LOT 4592 KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN X30
SUBLOT 56 DISTRICT LOT 4592 KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN X30
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