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    Outdoorsmen’s Paradise with 155 Acres, Crown Grazing Range and Cozy Country Home - Dawson Creek, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 22008

    155-acre parcel located 30 minutes south of Dawson Creek, BC. Property backs onto Crown land and is teaming with wildlife. Property includes a Crown Grazing Range, fencing/cross-fencing, 90 acres of cleared pasture, a natural water spring and a 2,000 ft2 home.


    Price
    $649,000

    Size
    155 acres

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    Description

    Attention Outdoorsmen. This property is ideal for someone who enjoys hunting, fishing and exploring British Columbia’s wilderness. Located 30 minutes south of Dawson Creek, the property offers 155 acres and backs onto thousands of acres of Crown land. This allows you to hunt and explore uninhibited from the property. The property also includes a 380-acre Crown grazing range for additional grazing capacity (51 AUMs). The range is located a short distance from the property. The Range number is RAN07681.

    The property is fenced and cross-fenced. The seller grazed 500 yearlings for several weeks during summer 2021, but the fencing does require some repair. There is basic cattle handling infrastructure in the main yard to assist with loading and sorting cattle. The property is fortunate to have a high producing underground water spring. This spring is perfect for watering cattle and is also gravity fed to the home. There are dugouts and ponds throughout the property, which permits a rotational grazing program.

    The home offers approximately 2,000 ft2 of living space. It was built in 1983 with a newer living room addition having been built in 2014. The new addition is bright and spacious and is adorned with a cozy would stove. There are 3 bedrooms (with two being located on the second floor) in the home. There is a main floor 3-piece bathroom and a 4-piece bathroom on the second floor. The original living room has a high ceiling with a pitched metal roof to prevent snow accumulation. There is ample storage in the basement and an attached garage with woodshed to keep vehicles out of the snow.

    This area of the Peace River is renowned for its hunting. The seller has personally counted over 200 deer in his alfalfa fields while hunting. With easy access to One Island Lake there is also excellent trout fishing available as well. With the convenient location and access to Crown land this is an ideal property for someone looking to live the outdoor lifestyle.

    Location

    16996 52 Highway - Dawson Creek, BC. The property is conveniently located in between Dawson Creek, BC and Grande Prairie, AB.

    Access

    From Dawson Creek, head south on Highway 2 until it intersects with Highway 52. Turn on Highway 52 and head SW for approximately 9 km at which point the driveway will be on the east side of the road.

    Area Data

    The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound. The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands. This statistic demonstrates the regional economic reliance on agriculture.

    The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province. The continual flooding and retraction of the Peace River thousands of years ago created the flat topographical landscape that makes up the Peace River today. The continual dispersion of sediment and nutrients by this major watershed created to the highly productive growing soils throughout the region.

    The economy of Dawson Creek is based on four major industries: agriculture, retail, tourism, and oil and gas. Agriculture has historically been the most important industry to Dawson Creek, as the city is the regional transshipment point for agricultural commodities. The city is surrounded by the Agricultural Land Reserve, where the soil can support livestock and produces consistently good yields of quality grain and grass crops, such as canola, hay, oats, alfalfa, wheat, and sweet clover. The service and retail sector caters to the city's inhabitants, smaller nearby towns, and rural communities.

    The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in British Columbia’s Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

    Grande Prairie is the region’s major economic hub with a population of approx. 65,000 residents. The city is an oil and gas epicenter with many large companies strategically placing regional offices in the town. As such, there are numerous supporting services and businesses in the town making Grande Prairie a thriving urban hub.

    Major economic announcements regarding the $42 billion LNG Liquefaction Facility in Kitimat, and associated $600 million pipeline, intended to tie the Peace River’s Gas fields to the Kitimat’s LNG facility, shall ensure prosperity and economic growth in the Peace River for years to come.

    Recreation

    The property is very close to the lively city of Dawson Creek. Dawson Creek provides the opportunity to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. Dawson Creek offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property. The large event center attracts many events and concerts through the entire year. There is always something to look forward to.

    In addition to recreational activities in town, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region. Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region and on this property specifically. The property and surrounding area has robust populations of mule deer, whitetail, moose and elk, which provide ample hunting opportunities for the most discerning sportsmen. The property also provides excellent off-roading opportunities for quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles.

    Additionally, the property is excellent for equestrian pursuits, with stunning views out over the surrounding countryside. With trails situated throughout the property, there is endless opportunity to explore on horseback.

    History

    In 1951 the Peace River region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today.

    Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Dawson Creek. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

    Map Reference

    55°26'39.69"N and 120° 6'5.97"W

    Investment Features

    51 AUM Crown Grazing Range (RAN076861).

    Services

    • Gravity fed natural spring supplies home with water
    • Electricity
    • Lagoon system
    • Propane furnace
    • Wood stove

    Improvements

    • 2,000 ft2 home built in 1983 with new living room
    • addition constructed in 2014
    • Fencing/cross-fencing
    • Basic corrals
    • Older storage buildings

    Tax Details

    $847 (2021)

    Zoning

    Agricultural

    Legal

    THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28 TOWNSHIP 27 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT, EXCEPT THE WEST 24.384 METRES AND PLAN 29021
    PID 005-303-214

    Range Permit RAN076861

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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.

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