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    Off-Grid Acreage - Columbia Valley, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21044

    Riverside acreage property in the heart of the Columbia Valley. Ideal for a cabin/RV or camp set. Privately set off the highway via a registered access easement. Mostly forested, nice open clearing & lots of trails for recreation. Beautiful views of the Rockies & down the Columbia Valley.


    Price
    $420,000

    Size
    85.99 acres

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    Description

    Gorgeous off-grid acreage in the Columbia Valley.

    This attractive acreage property is mostly treed with a couple nice open clearings. The land is triangular shaped and 85.99 acres.

    A key and attractive feature is a large open and deep draw extending in from the Columbia River, a popular place for elk and deer to hang out. This draw includes a long open clearing and birding pond towards the river—potential water source for off-grid cabin as it is fed by the Columbia River and what appears to be an intermittent underground stream. The views from above the draw are fantastic looking southward down the valley and eastward back to the Rocky Mountains. There is a second pond towards the north end of the land that is less accessible. All along the riverside/train corridor are beautiful karst cliffs.

    A few nice trails through the forest are ideal for recreation and help with access all around the land. There is second nice open clearing away from the draw with views back to the Rockies and another potential cabin site.

    Overall this is a great property for an off-grid cabin/camp setup.

    Access is via an easement 1.75 kilometres off the highway. No power. The ideal place for a backcountry cabin, RV or camp setup.

    Location

    Just north of the community of Edgewater, BC overlooking the Columbia River.

    Access is off Highway 95 via approx. 1.75 km easement. Easement trail/road is driveable, but any snow clearing the responsibility of owner. I recently drove it in mid-January, there was a few inches of snow. Most of year it is accessible year-round as the land does see a huge amount of snow fall, but snow fall could hamper access.

    Area Data

    Edgewater

    Edgewater is an unincorporated hamlet located in the Columbia Valley on the perimeter of Kootenay National Park and adjacent to the spectacular Columbia River. Originally known and founded as a farming community before the First World War. The community of 550 residents has since established itself into a forestry, agriculture and tourism area for the region. The community gets its name from being the edge of the waters of the Columbia River. There is a golf course, general store/gas station and most commercial services are only 10 km south in Radium or another 5 minutes to Invermere.

    Columbia Valley

    The Rocky Mountain Trench, known as the Columbia Valley, is surrounded by the BC Rocky Mountains on the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. Both are impressively high and rugged ranges. The Columbia River, with its headwaters in Columbia Lake, rolls through the southern part of the valley northward for more than 200 km before bending southward and heading west to the Pacific Ocean. This broad waterway is an important stopover on the semi-annual migration route for wildlife and offers world renowned bird watching. The climate here is one of Canada’s most desirable with lots of sunshine and long summers with minimal winter precipitation low in the valley but lots of top in the mountains.

    Recreation

    The climate in the Columbia Valley provides for four seasons of recreational activities.

    For winter enthusiasts the land on the property is great for cross-country skiing or snow shoeing with lots of small ups and downs and cleared trails and wildlife. Not far away you can find some great terrain via Kindersley Creek Forest Service Rd which accesses Crown land and the into the Rockies. In terms of downhill skiing your best option is Panorama about an hour away, or Kicking Horse also about an hour away. You also have Fairmont Hot Springs, which offers great family skiing and night skiing 45 minutes south. The lake or spring would make a prime skating rink.

    In the non-snow months you have a very long golf season and numerous courses, from a small executive and 9-hole course a couple kilometres away to several world-class courses only 15 minutes away. You also have great access to trails both on and off the property. Kindersley Creek Forest service road gets you very remote very quickly—ideal for hunting. The land is ideal for horses and trail riding. Lots of wildlife on the land. Motorsports, mountain biking, you name it—it’s all possible.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°42'54.28"N and 116° 9'23.32"W

    Services

    No services . . . the valley offers the perfect climate for a solar setup.

    Improvements

    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $1,280

    Zoning

    A-2 - Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), Bylaw 900

    Permitted Uses
    Single family dwelling, agricultural, seasonal produce stand, vet clinic, kennel, guest ranch, riding stable, fish pond, rural retreat, rifle archery skeet shoot range, hostel, extraction of sand gravel, wild land use, harvesting timber, sawmill.

    Accessory Use
    Cabin accessory to wild land use, concession accessory to fish pond, second dwelling for farm/ranch hand.

    The property is also within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). Additional zoning information can be found on the RDEK website.

    Legal

    PARCEL A (SEE U23043) DISTRICT LOT 353 KOOTENAY DISTRICT
    PID 012-531-782

    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.