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    Take Me to the River! North Thompson River, 3.8 Acreage & Home - Clearwater, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 22174

    515 feet frontage on the North Thompson River. 3.8 acres in a park-like setting. Home set along the riverfront with 3 bedrooms, office, an open kitchen, dining, and living room. Sun deck, woodshed, outbuildings, picnic gazebo & fire pit. Peace & privacy.


    Price
    $649,000

    Size
    3.8 acres

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    Description

    This riverside home is just south of Clearwater in the Blackpool community.

    Meticulously groomed, the acreage exudes privacy and serenity with 515 feet of frontage on the North Thompson River. Bright and airy, the home has a contiguous kitchen, dining, and living room oriented towards the river. This residence has three bedrooms, an office, mudroom, utility room, and a full bathroom. The sun deck is a mere step through glass doors—ideal for morning coffees, evening barbeques, and gatherings.

    The workshop, two covered storage areas, a wood/storage building, and an additional outbuilding is situated neatly along the western property line. The expansive level and grassed area stretch to the north with a collection of healthy evergreen trees. There is plenty of room for badminton, horseshoe, or croquet! The covered picnic area and fire pit alongside the river are ideal for entertaining family and guests. Previously, a float plane docked alongside the river dock.

    Extensive flower and vegetable gardens throughout the property add beauty and plenty of fresh produce. Perennial strawberries, grapes, apples, berry bushes, and annual plants thrive in this rich soil.

    Ferry Road Park is next door, providing a large, covered picnic area, a modern, fully fenced kids playground, and a boat launch. The park is off the beaten path, so it is never too busy. The riverside Lacarya Golf Course 9-hole is two minutes away, where advanced golfers enjoy the challenge, while beginners find this a delightful learning setting.

    The property is subdividable with two easy road accesses. Rip rap rock and a protective abutment have been installed along the river's edge.

    Location

    9 Ferry Road - Clearwater, BC

    Area Data

    The District of Clearwater is deep in the heart of British Columbia and Wells Gray Country. As a gateway to Wells Gray, Clearwater is experiencing significant growth in tourism as travelers worldwide flock to the surrounding wilderness. Clearwater is surrounded by the Trophy Mountains, Raft Peak, Grizzly Peak, and Dunn Peak, where the Raft, Clearwater, and North Thompson rivers merge. Clearwater's education, health care, and recreational opportunities combined with a relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living are well suited for families, seniors, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts.

    To the south, the tiny community of Little Fort on the west bank of Thompson River is a popular stopping-off point for travelers offering services to refresh, restock, refuel and grab a bite to eat. The economy of Little Fort is primarily influenced by highway traffic, which supports hay and cattle farms, forestry, fishing resorts, and guest ranches.

    Blue River is a winter sports paradise to the north and lies in one of the world's most productive snow belts for high-quality, reliable powder snow. Consistent accumulations of 30 feet or more are normal, and reliable snow cover runs through the winter into late spring. Naturally, the Cariboo and Monashee Mountains have some of the best heli-skiing in the world. Logging and tourism are the mainstays of Blue River's economy.

    The Northern Thompson Upland Ecosection is an area with dissected uplands. The climate is transitional between the drier and warmer climates farther south and moister and cooler climates to the north. It has warm, dry summers and mild winters with relatively high snowfall.

    The North Thompson is the world's only inland temperate rainforest, resulting in abundant wildlife. Throughout the trees and meadows, the area is rich with bears, moose, deer, elk, caribou, mountain goats, lynx, beaver and more. Over 250 species of birds make their home in this unique ecosystem and provide some of North America's finest birding sites. With hundreds of lakes and rivers, anglers are drawn to cast a line in some of the world's best fishing grounds.

    Recreation

    Clearwater is a hub for year-round recreation. You can step out of your backdoor, walk in a forest, or sit on the beach within minutes. You can take a break from weekend chores and go skiing just down the street. On a hot summer evening, you can go for on a canoe on the lake or a kayak in the river without leaving town. In the center of town, Dutch Lake, most often mirror calm, provides swimming, fishing, and water sports. The Clearwater Sportsplex, local golf courses, whitewater rafting, regional parks, and multitudes of trails round out pursuits for exploration and adventure.

    Winter attractions in the District of Clearwater include a myriad of activities such as Nordic, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Clearwater's North Thompson Sportsplex hosts a variety of Provincial Minor Hockey Tournaments and adult tournaments. The facility also hosts a province-wide Annual Girls Hockey Jamboree.

    Wells Gray Provincial Park is one of BC's largest and most spectacular parks (515,785 hectares). Its area encompasses the greater part of the Clearwater River watershed with five major lakes, two large river systems, numerous small lakes, streams, and waterways, and many waterfalls, rapids, and cataracts. Although boating and paddling are major attractions, the area has something for everyone. In winter, there are just as many opportunities for recreation as in summer, with the advantage of no bugs! This park is as ideal as any you will find in the province, with a climate and terrain varied enough to suit the most demanding backpacker or mountaineer.

    History

    The history of Lower North Thompson is as wild as you could imagine. From First Nations to European settlers to people in the 21st century looking to escape to a quieter life, the Lower North Thompson has been and continues to be an attractive 'home.'

    The Thompson Valley was inhabited by First Nations people when the first explorers ventured through the mountains in the 1860s to search for gold in the Fraser Valley and Cariboo. Gold was discovered in 1861, bringing even more people with riches on their minds. For a mere $25, these prospectors could get a double-barreled shotgun and a saddle, or an acre of land.

    By 1916 the Canadian Pacific Railway was constructed through the Valley to become the primary mode of transportation, replacing the steamboats that had previously traveled as far north as Vavenby, 30 kilometres east of Clearwater.

    Map Reference

    51°35'41.65"N and 120° 6'28.24"W

    Tax Details

    $3,245 (2022)

    Zoning

    CR-1

    Legal

    Lot F, District Lot 1372, Plan 14471 Except Plan 21557, Kamloops Division Yale District
    PID 008-989-672

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