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    Nakiska Guest Ranch - Wells Gray Park – Clearwater, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 23012

    472-acre Guest Ranch generates great income and offers a 4,770 ft2 main house/lodge to live in. Cabins and lodge accommodation are booked solid from May to October and the property can support about 50 cow-calf pairs, and produces 600 round bales of hay a season!


    472 acres

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    A video tour of the this property can be viewed on YouTube.

    Nakiska Ranch is a 472-acre property about 29 km from downtown Clearwater in the breathtakingly scenic Wells Gray Park. This is a peaceful part of the province with forests, pastures, residences and trails offering visitors days of exploring and adventures that are sought after by the many European visitors to the area every year. This property has a 4,770 square foot main house/lodge with several rooms available to accommodate visitors, plus 7 cabins that offer beds, bathrooms and small kitchens for guests. All of this is serviced by a new water line installed in 2022 that draws from a creek on the property, and a new septic system installed in 2019.

    The ranch side has a barn, shop, 7-stall stable and other outbuildings to service the 50 or so cow-calf pairs and the hay business, which generates 600 round bales of hay. Approximately 300 acres are forested with trails that meander throughout the property. This is a unique property that offers great value in land and improvements along with business income that can support a decent sized family!

    The tourists hail mostly from Europe and are there to experience the natural beauty of Wells Gray Park with its 41 waterfalls, lakes and rivers, mountain peaks and numerous scenic trails. Wells Gray Park is the only old-growth inland temperate rainforest on the planet!

    An additional opportunity exists to purchase The Wilderness House, a cozy 900 square foot cabin on 69 acres, just 3 km south of the main Guest Ranch property. It is on a separate title but is run as part of the Nakiska Guest Ranch accommodations and hay operations.


    5944 Trout Creek Rd - Clearwater (Wells Gray Park)


    Take Highway 5 from the north or south to the round-about at Clearwater, then head north on Clearwater Valley Road for about 28 km. Turn right onto Trout Creek Road, and Nakiska Ranch will be on your right about 1 km.

    Area Data

    Clearwater is a municipality in the North Thompson River Valley where the Clearwater River empties into the North Thompson River, and is 124 km north of Kamloops. The population is just over 2,300. There are several lakes and a ski hill right in town! Two mountain ranges intersect here: the Cariboo and the Shuswap.

    Wells Gray Park is the big draw to the area as it’s a wild place, offering boundless and beautiful nature in every season. Offering a warm, community welcome and amenities to meet your every need. Check out more on the Wells Gray website. It is the heart of the world’s only old-growth inland temperate rainforest. You will also find extinct volcanos, lava beds, mineral springs and glaciers!


    In this dense forest you’ll find a wide diversity of plant and animal species. Douglas fir, western red cedar and hemlock where wildlife abound with larger animals, such as the grizzly bear, black bears, moose and caribou. In this important natural preserve you’ll find over 1,000 species of lichen, about half of all the species that exist in British Columbia. Overhead and in the trees live 219 species of birds. Here is a unique expanse of wilderness that is teaming with life.


    Canoe trips, whitewater rafting, camping and RVing, hiking, wildlife viewing as well as winter activities like sledding (snowmobiling) which draws many Albertans to the area as well as many locals.


    The Simpcw and the Tsq’escenemc First Nations have called this place home since time immemorial. Settler and pioneer families also settled in this rugged landscape. Today, you’ll find friendly and welcoming communities that are fiercely proud of their rural lifestyle.

    Map Reference

    51°54'3.26"N and 120° 0'41.81"W


    • Water licences for 2 creeks that cross through the property
    • 2 septic fields, 1 for main house, 1 for cabins
    • Hydro power
    • Internet by Starlink
    • Bell satellite service


    • 4770 ft2 main house/lodge (2 guest suites and 3 guest bedrooms)
    • 7 cabins that accommodate from 2-4 guests each
    • Large 2-bay detached garage
    • 7-stall horse stable
    • 7-bay shop
    • Hay barn
    • Cow barn

    Tax Details

    $3,547 (2022)


    TNRD RL-1


    District Lot 2890 Kamloops Division Yale District Except Plans 42844 and KAP63246
    PID 013-141-864

    The East ½ of District Lot 2889 Kamloops Division Yale District
    PID 013-141-821

    Maps & Plans

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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.