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    Outdoorsmen’s Escape on 40 Acres with Log Cabin - Fort St James, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 22038

    Outdoorsmen’s getaway in the wildlife rich region surrounding Stuart Lake. A short 20-minute commute from Fort St James where you have access to all amenities. 40 acres, 1,164 ft2 cabin, outbuildings and electricity. Excellent access to Crown land and multiple lakes.


    40 acres

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    Attention Outdoorsmen. Affordable outdoor getaway with log cabin and 40 acres of land located close to multiple lakes and thousands of square kilometres of Crown land. There are high populations of moose, deer and bears in the region along with world class fishing on Pinchi Lake (54.9 km2) and Stuart Lake (358 km2). The property is located only 20 minutes north of the town of Fort St James, which offers all basic amenities. Despite the proximity to town the property is extremely quiet and isolated.

    The property is flat with a mixture of open meadow and dense poplar stands. There is an 1,164 ft2 log cabin (built in 1987) with 2 bedrooms, wood-stove and second floor balcony. Additionally, there is some fencing and multiple outbuildings on the property for storing equipment/housing livestock. The structures on the property will require some TLC. No building permits are required in the area and electricity is already in place. There is the added bonus of cell phone coverage on the property as well allowing you to keep in touch while enjoy the region’s natural beauty.

    Affordable recreational property opportunities such as this are rare. This is the perfect foundation for you to start living the outdoor lifestyle you always dreamed.


    12450 Pinchi Lake Road - Fort St James, BC


    From Fort St James head north on Germansen Landing Road out of town until the intersection with Pinchi Lake Road. Turn to head west approximately 5.5 km at which point the driveway to the property will be on the north (right-hand side) of Pinchi Lake Road.

    Area Data

    The nearby town of Fort St. James offers all modern conveniences to property owners on Stuart Lake. There are boat launches, grocery stores, gas stations, hotels and restaurants, where a new property owner can refuel and resupply prior to departing for their weekend getaway. Fort St. James is a mill town and is known for its logging activity, mining and tourism. To the south of Fort St. James lies rich farmland where both hay and cattle are produced in abundance.

    There are multiple large provincial parks and recreational areas, including Mt. Pope, Rubyrock Lake, Sutherland River and Carp Lake. There is the possibility to travel still hundreds of kilometres north of Fort St. James into some of British Columbia’s most remote and pristine wildernesses.


    This property and the wider region offer an infinite amount of outdoor recreational opportunity. Stuart Lake and Pinchi Lake are well known for its trophy fishing and ample water sports. There is also the opportunity to explore the various islands and remote lake shores via canoe, kayak or paddle board. On the property itself and amongst the surrounding Crown land there is hunting for moose, deer and bear.

    The intricate logging road and regional trail networks allow off-road enthusiasts to explore during the summer and winter months.

    Murray Peak Ski Hill is a nearby local option for downhill skiing enthusiasts to test their skills in some unique terrain and deep powder.


    As part of his commission from the North West Company, Fraser and his assistants John Stuart and James McDougall explored potential river routes to the Pacific Ocean from 1805 through 1808. Explorations in the winter of 1805-06 by McDougall resulted in the discovery of Carrier's Lake, now known as Stuart Lake. In the heart of territory inhabited by the Carrier or Dakelh First Nation, this proved to be a lucrative locale for fur trading and so a post—Fort St. James—was built on its shore in 1806. In 1821, the fort came under the control of the Hudson's Bay Company, when the North West Company merged with it. It subsequently became the administrative headquarters of the Company's vast New Caledonia District.

    The fur trade was slow to take root in the area, since the economy of the Dakelh people had been based on the fishery, rather than on trapping. Eventually the post became profitable and continued to function until its closure in 1952.

    Fort St James is located on the south-eastern shore of Stuart Lake, at the head of the Stuart River. Both the lake and the river are named for Fraser's assistant John Stuart, who would later become head of the New Caledonia District of the North West Company.

    Map Reference

    54°36'23.70"N and 124°13'6.99"W


    • Electricity available
    • Cell phone coverage on property
    • Telephone line available at lot boundary


    • 1,164 ft2 log cabin - 2 bedrooms, wood stove and metal roof (built 1987)
    • Some fencing
    • Various outbuildings

    Tax Details

    $995 (2022)




    PID 006-346-804

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