This off-grid cattle ranch has everything you need to be self-reliant & grow your very own cattle operation. 949 deeded acres, 456 leasehold, grazing range, a 1,200 ft2 country home, corrals, fencing/x-fencing, & 150 acres in hay production everything is in place for an emerging rancher.
Beautiful off-grid ranch with everything in place to commence and expand your own self-sufficient cattle operation. This Ranch is located in the Bulkley-Nechako regional district in a very tranquil location of Northern British Columbia. Surrounded by wilderness and lakes the ranch sits amongst a beautifully rugged back drop.
The ranch offers 949 deeded acres with approximately 150 acres in hay production. The ranch abuts up to the Chilako River, which provides the ranch’s hay lands with nutrients and fertile soil. The ranch produces approximately 400 round bales internally while the cattle herd is grazing on summer range. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced with corrals, animal shelters, a greenhouse and a new hay barn. There are 2 wells on the property used to water livestock (in addition to the domestic well).
The country home was built in 1990 and offers 1,200 ft2 of living space. The home is powered by an 8.5 kW generator allowing you to live independently from BC Hydro. The home also has a solar booster to help generate additional power. The house is heated via a wood stove and there are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The house is hooked up to a septic system and a domestic well.
Despite the remoteness, the roads are maintained directly to the ranch’s driveway. The ranch and surrounding countryside are rich in wildlife with deer, moose and songbirds found in abundance. The wider region has hundreds of lakes perfect for camping, and fishing.
If you are looking for an affordable, off-grid ranch with all of the groundwork already completed then this is an amazing opportunity you will want to take advantage of.
This ranch is located in the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District.
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The two closest major towns include Vanderhoof and Prince George.
Vanderhoof is a robust town within the region with deep roots in the logging, farming and trapping industries. The town has a population of 4,500 and has all the necessary amenities for area residents including schools, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and more. The Nechako Lumber Company operates a large mill just outside the town providing long term sustainable employment to area residents. Vanderhoof recently received a new aquatic center with a 1,500 ft2 leisure pool, six lane lap pool and 30-person hot tub.
Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.
Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education-based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.
The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.
Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:
Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.
The recreation on the property and in the wider region is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large acreage may be undertaken on this property. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:
The property resides in Management Unit 7-11 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting on the property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. You will find multiple species on the ranch itself.
There is excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the property. Whether you drive west to the coast or fish one of the region’s many salmon rivers, the fishing is sure to impress. There are many lakes in the region offering excellent trout and kokanee fishing as well.
With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery, there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and on nearby Crown land.
With the diversity/immensity of the property and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the ranch by foot and discover new joys each time.
53°30'37.43"N and 123°34'52.04"W
NE1/4 of DL 1055 Cariboo District
N1/2 of DL 1052 Cariboo District
DL 13294 Cariboo District
SE1/4 of DL 1054 Cariboo District
NW1/4 of DL 1049 Cariboo District
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