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    Scenic Lakefront Acreage - Radium Hot Springs, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21054

    Lakefront paradise! Rare opportunity to have private mid-sized acreage & over 1,000 ft of lakefrontage just minutes to town. A stunning building site has been prepared perched up above the lake with views through to the lake all set against the Rocky Mountains.

    Reduced $895,000

    40 acres

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    The Community

    The Elk Park development covers over 4,000 acres, of which 3,500 acres is comprised of 16 acreage ranging from 36-480 acres. Access to the property is via secure gated entry providing the utmost in privacy and security. The developer Fred Schickedanz summarized his vision for the community, the only one of its kind in Canada as follows:

    “If you want to have your horses and a few cattle, you can. Or you could simply build your dream home on it and enjoy the view of the Purcell Mountains, the lake, streams and all the amenities that British Columbia’s Columbia Valley offers—fishing, skiing, golf, mountain biking, hiking—all this just three hours from Calgary and only a few mins to the town centre of Radium Hot Springs.”

    Clearwater Ranch is one of the only lakefront acreages of its size (40 acres) available in all the Kootenays. The property is located along the pristine south shore of Baptiste Lake with 1,000 feet of frontage. A fantastic building site has been cleared and the trees thinned leading down to the lake, creating breathtaking lakefront scenery set against the Rocky Mountains.

    A driveway and branded ranch gate have been installed and lead to the building site. In behind this prepared building site is an area of flat land where one could open up some trees and keep a couple horses, have some outbuildings such as a horse barn/shop etc. Overall the land has a few nice trails throughout and seasonal creek cuts into the land. A small dock has been placed on the lakes edge to help spur the imagination.

    This is truly a rare offering to have a lakefront acreage offering up the ability to have some horses and the country lifestyle all the while enjoying a beautiful lake setting.


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

    • 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


    Access via an electronic ranch gate - all showings by apt only.

    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 Purcells to the west. Both are impressively high and rugged ranges. The Columbia Valley cradles two of the more important rivers on the North American continent the nearest to this community and most influential in its geography is the Columbia River which is the largest untouched wetlands in North Amercia. Access only a few kilometres away—an important stopover on the semi-annual migration route for wildlife and a joy to travel in any season.

    Radium Hot Springs (Radium)

    Population: 921

    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.

    Visit the Radium Hot Springs website for more info on the town of Radium and the local area.

    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

    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!


    These acreages were once a part of the original homestead in the Columbia Valley.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°41'5.67"N and 116° 5'27.78"W


    This property is serviced with power and a water licence on Baptiste Lake—4 acre feet (well enough for a residence and watering of the grounds and gardens around the home). Roads are maintained within the gated community as part of the home owner’s association at a very affordable cost.


    Small dock.


    Property is within the ALR and managed forest reserve.

    Zoning Watershed (W-1)

    Permitted Uses
    (a) Single family dwelling
    (b) Agricultural use
    (c) Harvesting of timber resources and silvicultural practices
    (d) Christmas tree management
    (e) Wildland use

    If desired, owners are allowed to remove trees to open up pasture and views. No timeline to build. Building scheme is designed to work with owners to aid them in creating their dream home which blends in seamlessly with the natural environment—log homes, timber frame, and other natural materials emphasized (no vinyl), as are natural tones that blend into the land.

    Further subdivision is restricted—there will only ever be these 16 ranches. Call for more details.


    DL: 7577; LD: Kootenay (26); Narrative: Managed Forest 0238
    PID 012-507-261

    Maps & Plans


    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.