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    The Ranches at Elk Park - Cliffside Ranch - Radium Hot Springs, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 23008

    Picturesque acreage at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the Prestigious Elk Park Ranch. The most quintessential Columbia Valley views imaginable. Micro hydro system serving a greenhouse structure with a residential suite. Fully forested with established trails throughout.


    Reduced $1,600,000

    230.86 acres

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    Picturesque acreage in the Prestigious Elk Park Ranch; a gated community just north of Radium Hot Springs. The Elk Park development covers over 4,000 acres, of which 3,500 acres is comprised of 16 acreages ranging from 36-480 acres.

    This property is known as Cliffside Ranch and it has the most quintessential Columbia Valley views imaginable. From the well-established homesite at the foot of the Rocky Mountains the views down the valley and across to the Bugaboo Mountains are absolutely stunning—pictures don’t lie!

    Most of the land is forested, and a very accessible forest with trails and roadways throughout. The land is undulating with a nice mix of flat plateau, small ravines, gradual slopes and the utmost in privacy. The trails and topography make for amazing Nordic, mountain bike or motorized recreational trails. There is approx. 80-90 aces of land on the west side of the internal road and 150 acres on the east side. This internal and private road is only accessible to a handful of people and offers excellent access to the north and south portion of the property—a property that extends for over 1.1 kilometres north to south. The wildlife flow within Elk Park, with its proximity to the National Park system, is very healthy with wild turkeys, elk, deer, bears all common sightings. There is also a small section of 10-15 acres on the east side of the highway that is not useable.

    Over the past couple years, the owners have created a very functional year-round driveway off the private roads within Elk Park, winding up and into a well thought out homesite with excellent sun exposure. Although power lines run along the road, the owners have set up a micro hydro system with water coming off nearby McKay Creek in a loop system where this creek cuts through the southeast corner and receives the outflow after flowing in from the northeast. This system currently services a greenhouse structure that includes a residential suite with compost toilet, shower, basic kitchen, bedroom, and then a bright living room/greenhouse area. The micro hydro is substantial enough to serve your future Columbia Valley Estate proving self-sufficient, off-grid living. The same water line provides drinking water to the structure.

    With its close proximity to town, yet private gated access this is the ideal place for year-living or a recreational paradise.


    2 km north of Radium Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley. Accessed via a private gate off of Highway 95.

    Travel Distances
    • Radium Town Centre: 2 km
    • Columbia Lake/Invermere: 20 km
    • Fairmont Hot Springs: 40 km
    • Banff: 154 km
    • Cranbrook (International Airport): 146 km
    • Calgary: 264 km
    • Edmonton: 561 km


    Property is accessed via the north gate. Property starts approx.120 metres inside the gate (just before the first turn). The land then extends north on both sides of road for another 1.15 km. Driveway to homesite on right side towards end of land.

    Area Data

    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. From the north end of the Valley and the town of Golden Highway 95/93 connects to serval picturesque towns and rural communities (Radium, Invermere, Fairmont, Canal Flats Fort Steele and Cranbrook). The Columbia River flows northward through the valley and has the largest untouched wetland and river systems in North America stretching from Canal Flats and Columbia Lake to north of Golden before the Columbia Dam system starts with Kinbasket Lake. This wetland area is home to a very ecologically rich environment an important stopover on the semi-annual migration route for wildlife and a joy to travel/recreate on in any season. Access to this river system is only a few kilometres away from this property.

    Radium Hot Springs (Radium)

    Population 921

    Property is a couple kilometres north of town. Located on the "warm side of the Canadian Rockies," Radium is famous for its favourable climate, beautiful geography and recreational attractions. The village of Radium Hot Springs (only minutes away from these very special acreages) is British Columbia's best mountain and ranch getaway village with a unique blend of natural attractions and all the conveniences of a resort town: great dining, golfing, skiing, spas, natural hot spring pools, and the most beautiful alpine scenery you can imagine.

    National Parks (Kootenay/Yoho/Banff)

    Elk Park Ranch backs onto the Kootenay National Park and is within an easy drive to two additional National Parks—Yoho and Banff which combined make up a World Heritage Site; truly a unique location.


    Some of the recreational highlights are listed below:

    • Less than an hour to 3 major ski resorts: Panorama, Kicking Horse, Fairmont Hot Springs
    • Several world class golf courses within a 30-minute drive, some only minutes away!
    • Numerous creeks, rivers and lakes for fishing in the area
    • Great boating on Windermere Lake 15 km south
    • The hottest hot springs in the Rockies a few kilometres away
    • Great canoeing and kayaking on the Columbia River a few kilometres away
    • Excellent trail system for hiking in Kootenay National Park

    But really why stray any further than your own land as it is well set up for recreation with lots of trails throughout and ideal for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, ATVing, hiking, horseback riding, you name it!

    Stake you claim in Canada’s only master planned ranch community!


    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    50°39'37.03"N and 116° 4'58.16"W


    Micro Hydro System

    • Point of diversion is on Mckay Creek
    • Over 5,000 feet of 3-inch pipe installed
    • Loop system with water returning to same creek
    • 1,500 Watt turbine
    • 48V system with inverter, charge controllers, heater diversion set up
    • Over 100 pounds of operating pressure produced 25-30 amps at full capacity

    Power lines run along the private road on the land and are available for hook up if one desired.

    Cell coverage available.


    Greenhouse structure with residential suite that includes 1 large studio bedroom area with serviceable kitchen, separate bathroom with shower and compost toilet and a large open recreation/greenhouse room.

    Tax Details

    $1,414.40 (2022)


    A2 – Agricultural (Regional District of the East Kootenays – RDEK)

    Permitted Uses

    Single family dwelling, Agricultural use, Seasonal produce stand, Veterinary clinic, Kennel, Guest Ranch, Riding stable, equestrian center, Rifle, archery, trap and skeet range, Fish pond, Rural retreat, Hostel, Extraction of sand and gravel including grading/washing/screening/crushing and transporting of materials, Harvesting/transport and storage of forest resources, silviculture practices and Christmas tree management, Sawmill, shakemill and planermill, Private air strip and helicopter landing pad, Wildland Use, Sanitary landfill site

    Accessory Uses

    Cement/concrete/asphalt or ready-mix plant accessory to sand and gravel pit, Concession stand accessory to fish pond, Cabin accessory to Wildland use, Guide-outfitting lodge accessory to Wildland use, Home based business, Secondary dwelling for farm hands, Other uses/buildings and structures accessory to above permitted uses.

    The Elk Park Community Association then limits some of the uses above with the vision of creating an agricultural/residential community—either full time living or recreational use. There is no timeline to build. Building scheme in place. Further subdivision of acreages is restricted. Call for more details.


    PID 012-506-851

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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.