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    Multi-Home, Lakefront, Off-Grid Retreat with Gold Claims - Cariboo Lake

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 23004

    Are you looking for a stunning, lakefront property to homestead with your family and live a self-sufficient lifestyle. This property has it all. Multiple homes, gardens, endless water, privacy, fresh air, fishing and hunting! Over 18 acres Cariboo Lake north of Likely BC.


    18.4 acres

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    This beautiful property is one of the very few properties on the shores of Cariboo Lake. The property has been used as a retreat in the past, but is a prime property for any sort of development or multi-family use.

    The off-grid, lakefront property offers over 1,800 ft of gently sloping, sandy waterfront surrounded by beautiful forested and mountain, unobstructed views.

    The property offers numerous buildings including:

    • 1,110 ft2 2 storey wood-frame house
    • 1,600 ft2 pole construction carport/workshop
    • Chicken coop/storage
    • Outdoor barbecue/grill area
    • Smaller sleeping quarters
    • Cookhouse with seating area beside
    • 395 ft2 timber-frame cabin
    • Barn/animal shelter and corral
    • Small sleeping room
    • 221 ft2 log cabin

    The main house and the timber cabin are heated with wood as well as propane. There are currently three 500 gallon propane tanks as well as a diesel storage tank on the property that are owned by the property and will be included in the sale.

    Both of these homes offer a full kitchen, living room, dining area and washrooms. The main home has a 3 bedrooms while the timber home offers one large loft bedroom. Both homes also have a septic system and their primary source of power is solar panels with batteries and smaller portable generators for backup.

    There is a newer well for water to the main house and water is supplied to the second home and bathhouse via the creek.

    All of the buildings have their own unobstructed views and include all of the furnishings. There are also many extras on this property including a large fenced garden, small micro-hydro water system with a Pelton wheel, an excavator, CAT skidded as well as other assorted tools and equipment.

    This sale also includes seven separate gold placer claims and have initially been assembles and maintained in order to preserve the privacy and seclusion of the property. These claims cover over 250 acres in the general vicinity as well as on the immediate property. The most important claim is the Hebron claim which covers the entire length of the driveway out to the FSR.


    Cariboo Lake - Likely, BC


    From Williams Lake, take the Likely highway 1 hour to the quaint town of Likely. From there, travel through the town and follow Keithly Creek Road through to Cariboo Lake following on the northwest side of the lake. Keithly Creek is a year-round maintained gravel road. Once the public road ends, travel approximately 8 km further to the property. This property is gated and cannot be accessed without contacting the listing REALTOR®.

    Area Data


    Likely, 85 km (53 mi) east of 150 Mile House on the Old Gold Rush Trail’s north branch, is named for John “Plato” Likely, a philosophizing 1920’s miner. It’s the base for exploring historic mining sites and ghost towns; Bullion Pit, Quesnel Forks, Keithley Creek and Cedar Creek. The Bullion Pit was one of the world’s largest mining pits—over a mile long and 400 feet deep. Cedar Point Park displays old mining equipment. At Quesnel Forks, 19 km past Likely, at the junction of the Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers, are remains of Canada’s oldest Chinese tong house, a historic graveyard and more tales than many towns. Likely has a Post Office, Gas Station, General Store, Craft shop, Laundromat, School and Church.

    Quesnel Lake

    Quesnel lake hosts char, Dolly Varden, Kokanee and unique QU Gerard rainbows, known to reach 17 pounds. The lake claims the title “World’s Deepest Fiord Lake.” Its East Arm has been sounded to nearly 2,000 feet! At the edge of the park chain formed by Bowron Lakes, Cariboo Mountains and Wells Gray Parks, Quesnel Lake has plenty of room for boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and exploring along its main length of 101 km (63 miles) and its 45 km long North Arm. It even has its own Niagara Falls.

    The Quesnel River provides excellent fly and lures fishing, kayaking, river rafting, canoeing, and gold panning. The Horsefly River salmon run occurs mid-August to mid-October, and you can watch the salmon from Likely Bridge.


    Historic Horsefly is 60 km east of 150-Mile House. This is where the Cariboo gold was revealed in 1859. The Jack Lynn museum displays artifacts from early days.

    The Horsefly River is famous for catch-and-release fly-fishing and BC’s second largest sockeye run. Hiking trails along the river lead to Horsefly Falls and Viewland Mountain, and from Horsefly Lake through cedar forest to Quesnel Lake.


    The land is very fertile and will accommodate fruit trees as well as large gardens. The predominant forest in this area is Interior Cedar Hemlock in the wetter zones around the rim of the lake. The higher elevation is home to sub-alpine fir and spruce. The property is cleared near the lake but treed behind the homes.


    This area is an outdoor recreation paradise. The many lakes in the area, including Cariboo lake, Quesnel Lake and Horsefly Lake, all offer excellent fishing, exploring, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, and water sport activities.

    Cariboo Lake is a very quiet private lake while the neighbouring Quesnel Lake is much larger with numerous access points, resorts and residents.

    Snowmachining, hiking and four wheeling are also very popular in the neighbouring Yanks Peak. For the more adventurous outdoors person, this trail will take you over a beautiful alpine pass to the Bowron Lakes area.


    Cariboo Lake is in area 5-15. These areas offer the opportunity to hunt a variety of different species such as:

    • Mule deer
    • White tail deer
    • Black bear
    • Grouse
    • Moose

    Restrictions may apply, be sure to consult the Hunting Regulations for this area.


    The property has been operated as Hebron Retreat, a former religious retreat.

    Map Reference

    52°48'11.80"N and 121°18'49.19"W

    Investment Features

    Zoned C2 as well as RR1 offering endless opportunity for a resort, retreat or multi family homestead.


    • Septic
    • Well water and creek water
    • Generator and solar power
    • Satellite Internet

    Tax Details

    $1,842.27 (2021)


    Split Zoning - C2/Rural Residential RR1

    NOTE: The land is under the Cariboo District Area Rural Land Use Bylaw 3505. A triangular portion, containing approx. 4.5 acres, located in the south corner, is zoned C-2 (Tourist Commercial), and the remainder, approx.13.9 acres is Rural 1.


    PID 015-290-573

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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.