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    Mount Robson Gem - 5 Acres with Home and Guest Cabin

    Robson Valley & Fraser Fort George Listing No. 21160

    Come and relax in the tranquillity of mountain peaks, mature coniferous trees and neighbouring pristine steam. The main home, guest house and enclosed treehouse blend seamlessly into a restful environment on the doorstep of Mount Robson Prov Park.


    Price
    $795,000

    Size
    5.21 acres

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    Description

    This beautiful hideaway is a Mount Robson gem located in a four-season recreation paradise. This five-acre property is very private at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, providing a restful and therapeutic escape. Mature coniferous trees support songbirds, and small mammals are also a windbreak and provide shade. The neighbouring pristine stream brings freshness and brings a calming background sound. A double-swinging chair made out of reclaimed wood is a perfect place to relax and drink it all in.

    The main home assimilates into this natural setting inside and out. A large stone patio facing southward, with lofty mountain views, is exemplary to enjoy evening fires and morning coffee. This patio is great for socializing with family and friends while sharing a meal. A sauna and hot tub are sure to steam and bubble away any aches and pains.

    A bright and open layout features reclaimed wood beams and stairs, handcrafted cabinets, and live edge counters within the home. The freestanding wood stove is a comfortable heat source with electric baseboards as a backup. 800 ft2 on the main level includes the kitchen, living room, mudroom and powder room. 300 ft2 upstairs consists of a master bedroom, a full bathroom and a study/bedroom. (fridge, stove, washer and dryer are included).

    A fantastic log guest home will impress visitors with a comfortable and private place to stay. The fully enclosed, professionally built treehouse is sure to entertain anyone young at heart. Through windows and two glassed doors, the forest dances and sways in the breezes. The spacious woodshed is well built and inconspicuously blends into the environment.

    Location

    Mount Robson, BC.

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    Mount Robson Provincial Park, the second oldest Park in BC, is one of the world's crown jewels. At 3,954 metres, it is the highest peak in the Rockies and gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Everything from vehicle-accessible camping to remote valleys that seldom see a human footprint provide a lifetime experience. Climbers come from around the world to attempt this challenging ascent. Helicopter tours offer stunning views for those less inclined to undertake the trek.

    Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park was dedicated in 1981 to the memory of Terry. His efforts to run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research, against incredible odds, touched the hearts of all Canadians and people worldwide. Fittingly, the hike up the mountain is rough and steep, rewarded with beautiful alpine meadow and valley views.

    The Fraser River Headwaters is the birthplace of BC's most important river system. From its source at Mount Robson's alpines, the Fraser flows north to Prince George, then south to the Pacific. Chinook salmon migrate to the headwaters each year to spawn in tributary streams or in the gravels of the uppermost reaches. Other significant rivers also originate here, the North Thompson, the Canoe, a major fork of the Columbia, and the Kakwa. The headwaters also provide habitat for grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, caribou, wolverine, cougars and an impressive 223 other species throughout the four biogeoclimatic zones and wetlands.

    Valemount is the nearest service centre to the property. Nestled near Canoe Mountain's base, it is right on the divide between the Fraser and Columbia River watersheds. With a catchment area of 2,000 people, Valemount's economy is traditionally based on forestry. However, tourism is rapidly expanding. Modern accommodation options and excellent restaurants cater to the tastes of locals and tourists.

    The Valemount Community Health Centre provides full service, full-time doctors, a full contingent of nursing staff, lab technicians and support services. Nearby, McBride and District Hospital is equipped with an emergency room, acute care beds and long-term care beds. Prince George International Airport and Kamloops Regional Airport are an equal driving distance of 244± kilometres. Elementary, Secondary and College options provide a natural setting to learn and live.

    The climate at the base of Mt Robson is variable and can change quickly with the influence of the surrounding mountain ranges. Based on a 30-year average, the coldest month is January, -9.7°C, with July, the warmest month at 15.5°C. Umbrellas may be handy during August with an average of 66.9 mm, not typical of BC climate. Snowfall can vary widely from year to year.

    Recreation

    This magnificent area abounds with recreational opportunities a few kilometres from this property.

    Most abundant are the hikes, treks and ascension opportunities for every level of aspiration. Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping without services or fully serviced sites are top-rated. Cycling and horseback riding is permitted on a section of the Berg Lake Trail from Kinnery Lake. Fishing is generally limited because of the cold temperature of the waters and their high sediment load. However, small rainbow and lake trout, Dolly Varden, kokanee, and whitefish can be hooked in several lakes. Fish can be observed from a lookout at Rearguard Falls, the furthest migration point possible on the Fraser River.

    Canoeing, kayaking, boating, caving, rock climbing, swimming, wildlife viewing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are all available within the park.

    Mount Robson has a high failure rate on climbing to the summit, with only about 10% of attempts being successful. Although the mountain is under 4,000 m, there is no easy way to the top, and lousy weather commonly rebuffs most attempts.

    Ascending the 1,500 m Emperor Face on the northwest side of Mt Robson provides the most formidable challenge to elite climbers on the mountain, though the more popular routes are the Kain route and the southeast face. The Kain route follows the first ascent's path up the entire length of the Robson Glacier to the upper northeast face and the summit ridge.

    History

    In 1893, five years after the expedition of A.P. Coleman to Athabasca Pass and the final settling of the mistaken elevations of Mt. Hooker and Mt. Brown, Mt. Robson was first surveyed by James McEvoy and determined to be the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

    The first documented ascent of Mount Robson, led by the young guide Conrad Kain, was achieved during the 1913 annual expedition. Before 1913, it had been necessary to approach the mountain by pack train from Edmonton or Laggan via Jasper and Lucerne, so only a few intrepid explorers had made previous attempts at exploring the mountain.

    The most famous early and controversial ascension was by the Reverend George Kinney, who claimed to have reached the summit on his twelfth attempt in August 1909. The implausible nature of his dangerous route is now largely presumed that he reached the high summit ridge before turning back at the final ice dome of the peak. Kinney Lake, below the south face, is named in his honour.

    Map Reference

    53° 1'6.82"N and 119°17'1.37"W

    Services

    • Electricity
    • Septic
    • Well water
    • Wood heat
    • Electric baseboards
    • Satellite Internet

    Tax Details

    $2,873 (2020)

    Zoning

    RR-1

    Legal

    LOT 8 DISTRICT LOT 5676 CARIBOO DISTRICT PLAN 27116
    PID 006-594-549

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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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