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    Riverfront RV Lots on the Historic River Ranch - Vanderhoof, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 23212

    4 riverfront RV lots being offered for sale, first come, first serve. Deeded lots 1 to 2 acres with 127 to 208 feet of riverfront. The “pilot option” gives you a share in the ranch’s airstrip. Area known for fishing, hunting, horseback riding, ATV and sledding. Set up your remote office with Starlink.

    From $69,000

    1 to 2 acres

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    The owner of the famed River Ranch located 60 km south of Vanderhoof BC has decided to offer riverfront RV lots available for sale. Initially, 4 lots are being offered on a first come, first serve basis and would be subject to the seller completing the riverfront subdivision. These are very generously sized lots with each riverfront parcel being between 1 to 2 acres in size. This is as good as it gets with fully deeded ownership and affordably priced. Each lot has approximately 127-208 feet of river frontage and is equipped with a fire pit and picnic table. Another amazing feature is the airstrip on River Ranch. If you’re a pilot or have a friend who is a pilot you may want to consider “the pilot option” where you can upgrade your RV lot to include a share in the ranch is airstrip for only an additional $10,000. In addition to the excellent road access which is maintained year-round you would now also have the option of accessing your RV lot by flying into the ranch’s airstrip which is 4,200 feet in length.

    The private west facing riverfront lots are located within the sprawling River Ranch. The ranch land is on both sides of the Nechako River with approximately 17 kilometres of frontage. The River Ranch is comprised of 3,933 deeded acres in 39 titles in a stunning setting on the Nechako River. The RV lots will be accessed off the Kenny Dam Road, about 60 km southwest of Vanderhoof, the geographic center of British Columbia.

    Riverfront lots starting at $129,000 and non-riverfront lots starting at $69,000. Keep in mind the non-riverfront lots will have access to the river frontage through the RV community access points.

    This is a rare opportunity to grab your slice of British Columbia’s rich history. River Ranch was owned by famed BC writer and rancher Rich Hobson, author who wrote memoirs of his life as a rancher in British Columbia. His books, Grass Beyond the Mountains, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy and The Rancher Takes a Wife, inspired the CBC drama series Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy. Rich called the ranch home for many years where he ran a cattle herd of 400 head on the productive fields up and down the spectacular Nechako River.

    There’s no light pollution out here, leave the city behind and experience the night sky and array of stars like you were intended to. Spend your days enjoying the Nechako River, fishing, canoeing or just sitting in a lawn chair as the salmon swim past. The Nechako River is home to over 20 species of fish, including Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon and the Nechako White Sturgeon. The ranch is home to a wide array of wildlife including moose, deer, bears, waterfowl, thousands of geese, sandhill cranes with the Nechako River coming alive in the fall salmon run. The area also has excellent hiking, hunting, horseback riding and a network of logging roads and ATV trails that will take you a lifetime to explore.

    Thanks to Elon Musk and Starlink‘s amazing high-speed satellite Internet, you can get back to your RV after a day out enjoying nature and call loved ones, catch up on work emails or stream your favourite Netflix show.

    These lots will not last long, please contact the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.


    Kenney Dam Road - Vanderhoof, BC


    From Vanderhoof turn south on Nechako Road which quickly turns into Kenny Dam Road stay on the road at about 55.3 km you will pass the Greer Creek Recreational site and at 59.4 km you cross through ranch property for a short distance.

    We are happy to provide a Google Earth map file of the road and the RV Lot location for use with GPS so you know exactly where you are.

    Area Data

    Vanderhoof is an historic ranching and farming community at the geographic centre of British Columbia junction of Highway 16 and Highway 27 and on the CN Railway to Prince Rupert.

    Due to nearby rural communities without services Vanderhoof supports nearly 10,000 people. Forestry is the number one industry, followed by ranching and farming. Vanderhoof is in a rich, fertile valley known for its cattle ranches, hay, and dairy farms. It is the second largest forage crop production area in the province with agriculture as the second largest industry in the region. Hay farms exporting hay on containers via CN Rail through the Port of Prince Rupert have been in operation in for several years.

    Vanderhoof’s strategic location on Highway 16 and the northern main line of the CN railway makes it an important transportation, supply and service centre with several government offices, schools, hospital, medical clinic, shopping centre, 17 restaurants, 7 hotels/motels, theatre, bowling alley and a golf course. The area is served by rail and air (land and float planes).

    The Vanderhoof Airport has a 100 ft wide 5,018 ft asphalt runway that can accommodate most planes.

    Vanderhoof is the “Heart of it All” offering affordable housing, reasonable tax rates, great education, superior health services, government services and a strong retail and service sector. Vanderhoof is rich in culture, history, natural resources, and recreational opportunities abound.


    Hayland, grassland, forested grazing, timber is predominantly aspen and lodgepole pine.


    This area is popular with residents and tourists alike, due to the rare combination of natural, unspoiled beauty and the many and varied year-round recreational activities available. Fishing and hunting attract sportsmen from all over North America. Within a 60-mile radius of Vanderhoof, there are numerous lakes and rivers and many of these lakes offer rainbow trout fishing where you can catch your limit in less than an hour by fly fishing or casting. Moose deer and elk are prevalent throughout this area. Activities vary from hiking, camping, boating, canoeing, golfing, horseback riding and water-skiing in the summer to cross-country skiing, curling, skating and snowmobiling in the winter.

    The town of Vanderhoof is known for hosting major year-round events, such as Wild West Week, Rich Hobson Frontier Cattle Drive, Slow-Pitch Tournaments, Central Interior Rodeo and Horse Show. Hockey, curling, figure skating, and ringette competitions and tournaments are held all winter. Community badminton, volleyball, basketball and indoor soccer take place throughout the winter season. Murray Ridge Ski Hill is located 60 km away and Vanderhoof residents can enjoy downhill skiing throughout the winter.


    Many lakes and rivers too numerous to mention make it one of the best trout fishing areas in BC for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden including the Nechako River itself. Being 60 km southwest of Vanderhoof, the ranch is close to Cheslatta Lake, Knewstubb Lake, the lake systems created by the Kenny Dam, and numerous smaller lakes and rivers with excellent fishing.


    This is a rare opportunity to grab your slice of British Columbia’s rich history. River Ranch was owned by famed BC writer and rancher Rich Hobson, author who wrote memoirs of his life as a rancher in British Columbia. His books, Grass Beyond the Mountains, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy and The Rancher Takes a Wife, inspired the CBC drama series Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy. Rich called the ranch home for many years where he ran a cattle herd of 400 head on the productive fields up and down the spectacular Nechako River.

    Area History

    Early settlers came in from the south, over the western end of the Telegraph Trail. They traveled up the west coast to Prince Rupert where they boarded river steamers to take them to Hazelton; then they trekked along the trail to Fort Fraser. Those bound for Fort St. James branched off and followed the pack trail between the two Hudson’s Bay Forts; other continued along the focal point of the Nechako Valley. The telegraph line was erected in the early days with the object of forming an overland connection between America and Europe. The Telegraph Trail followed the line from one end of British Columbia to the other and since it was the only trail into the country, it was also the main artery of travel. Many of the men who had been employed on the telegraph line remained in the north, trading, trapping, and prospecting for gold.

    In 1906, the Village of Vanderhoof was only a survey line in the wilderness to mark the location of the planned railway. When the last spike was driven on April 7, 1914, it started a race for the land. The Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company offered cheap land and had one of their employees, Mr. Herbert Vanderhoof, lay out the town site. Vanderhoof is Dutch for "of the farm" which was very appropriate, since it was the first agricultural settlement in the province. The town grew and in 1926 the Village of Vanderhoof was born. With the arrival of World War II, many young men left and Vanderhoof came to a standstill. With the rise of lumber prices and the arrival of new people in the late 1940s, it started to grow again. The next boost to the population and the economy came with the construction of Kenny Dam in the early 1950s. At the peak of construction, it employed 1,500 men, and a number of them stayed in the area after the dam was built. The next expansion period came with a large influx of American immigrants in the 1960s, and since that time Vanderhoof has enjoyed steady growth.


    Please see mapping section, all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    53°45'32.27"N and 124°39'12.97"W


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    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.