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    Sub-dividable Waterfront Wilderness Hideaway on the Pend-d'Oreille River - Nelway, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21177

    160 acres on the picturesque Pend-d'Oreille River. Totally private sanctuary with 2 creeks. Level river frontage with great building locations. Fantastic climate for gardening and self-sufficient living. Southern property line is the Canada-U.S. border. Strong second growth timber.


    160 acres

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    If another pandemic was to ever strike this would be the property I would like to retreat to. Complete privacy on this spectacular 160-acre property with 1 kilometre of river frontage on the Pend-d'Oreille River. A year-round creek runs through the northwestern most corner of the property, and a second creek runs southeastern corner of the property. The property generally slopes from east to west, but the river frontage is mostly level with many nice building locations to take in the view of the river to both the north and south. The zoning on this property is R3 - Rural Residential which allows for subdivision into 5-acre parcels. This property would make an incredible riverfront subdivision. Land in this area is in high demand so the subdivision potential really exists. Perhaps subdivide off a few parcels and keep the best section of the property for yourself.

    The climate on this property is fantastic with mild winters and warm summers. You literally cannot go any farther south in the province of British Columbia as the property’s southern property line is in fact the Canada-U.S. border. The opportunity to for self-sufficient living and gardening on this property are superb. The property has a perfect southwest exposure, and the warm summers will no doubt have you swimming in the Pend-d'Oreille.

    The property was logged approximately 20 to 25 years ago in the secondary timber growth has come back significantly with certain areas of the property already reaching a merchantable size. The property is heavily forested and in another 10 years there will be significant merchantable timber on this property. The property has a network of rough older logging roads and is generally a blank canvas ready for you to explore and pick the best location for your wilderness cabin or home.

    Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.


    District Lot 9519 Pend-d'Oreille Rd.


    The entrance to the property is exactly 4.14 km west of the Nelway border crossing. The entrance to the property is directly across from the power substation.

    Area Data

    The Pend-d'Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 209 km long, in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington in the United States, as well as southeastern British Columbia. In its passage through British Columbia its name is spelled Pend-d'Oreille River. It drains a scenic area of the Rocky Mountains along the U.S.-Canada border on the east side of the Columbia. The river is sometimes defined as the lower part of the Clark Fork, which rises in western Montana.

    Summer climate in Trail is generally hot and dry with moderately cool nights. Temperatures often exceed 35°C (95°F) during summer afternoons, average 29°C (84.2°F). Thunderstorms are common during the late-spring and summer season, often moving into the valley from the south. The fall months bring dense river fog, especially overnight and in the morning, as a cold air inversion lingers above the relatively warm river surface. Winters are mild to cold, with periods of moderate snowfall. Nearby villages such as Warfield and Fruitvale often receive greater amounts of snow due to higher elevation.

    The Monashee Mountains are the first major mountain range east of the Coastal Mountains to intercept moisture laden westerly flow from the Pacific Ocean. As a result, areas west of Trail, including the Christina Range, Rossland Range, the city of Rossland, and the Blueberry-Paulson section of the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) receive greater amounts of winter precipitation, mostly in the form of heavy snow. Vegetation in the Trail area, although fairly lush, is noticeably drier than other areas with a more westerly aspect.


    Fruitvale was originally named Beaver Siding because it was a railway stop for the great Northern Railroad. In 1906, Fruitvale Limited purchased a great deal of land on both sides of this stop and changed the name to Fruitvale. Fruitvale was incorporated as a Village on November 4, 1952.

    Today, Fruitvale is mainly a residential area for the employees working in the industries located in and around the area. However, in the downtown core, there are some great stores that will surprise and delight visitors. They have full service amenities such as, a grocery store, a pharmacy, a medical clinic, dental clinics, veterinary services, gas stations, auto services, a post office, cafes and places to eat, BC Liquor Store, and a “real” country store with feed and gifts.

    In the early 1900s a large influx of Italian immigrants lent a distinctive character to "The Gulch," which is located at the entrance to Trail accessed by the Schofield Highway which drops down the long grade down from the city of Rossland and the village of Warfield and sub-division of Annabel onto Rossland Avenue. This neighbourhood which runs the length of Rossland Avenue is known as "the Gulch." Originally called the "Dublin Gulch" in the very early days, it eventually became known as "The Gulch" as it filled up with Italians who chose not to live on the original Trail townsite. The Gulch starts as throat of Trail Creek narrows between the high, sandy slope of Smelter Hill on its left bank and the West Trail bank where early pioneer houses were built by immigrants as the purchased properties along the west bank steep terrain.

    In the early pioneer days, industrious Chinese launderers and cooks spent time gardening in the defile of the Gulch. Few of these immigrants ever acquired rights to own land in the Gulch and their gardens were gradually displaced by Italians and other European working families who terraced their properties into level plots. Despite the steep terrain, these immigrant families planted vegetable gardens reminiscent of the old country, fed by plenty of water from Trail Creek and the hot summer sun.

    The Gulch is home to shops and the Terra Nova hotel, located at the entrance to Trail’s central business district at the foot of Rossland Avenue.

    Map Reference

    49° 0'14.27"N and 117°21'3.50"W


    Power available (would need a transformer to step down the power from higher voltage).

    Tax Details

    $560.85 (2021)


    R3 - Rural Residential


    District Lot 9519, Kootenay Land District
    PID 009-397-493

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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.