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    Subdividable Rural Acreage with Creek - Trout Lake, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 23009

    Mountain side acreage in the Selkirk Mountains. Property has year-round creek running though the land. Great investment as subdivision to two acreages nearing completion. Amazing recreational area. Backs onto Crown land.



    157.38 acres

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    Subdividable acreage (approx 157 acres) in an off the beaten track location just north of Trout Lake in the wild & beautiful Selkirk Mountains.

    Significant work has been done towards creating 2 acreages. Proposed Lot l would be 61+ acres and the remainder 89+ acres. One can choose to carry on with the subdivision or leave it as is.

    The Property has the beautiful Beaton Creek flowing through it and down into some ecologically rich wetlands & then into Staubert Lake. Both acreages would have some creek frontage – see maps. Coming off Highway 31 there is a driveway way into the old homestead home site where there is a machine shed and some nice soils. The driveway continues through the land and across the creek where there is a wooden bridge in place. This driveway would be the dividing boundary between the two proposed acreages. It is also an easement for access to a property in behind this acreage.

    Much of the land is flat and gently sloping until it extends up the mountain side where there is a creek canyon and some pretty cool mountainous terrain - borders on crown land on multiple sides. The creek would make the perfect gravity fed water source (water licenses approved). The creek once was the water source for the former homestead which has since been removed, only a machine shed & carport remain. The machine shed / shop has a small bunk room inside and separate lock off shop area. It is currently storing an RV to be removed.

    The wildlife flow here is incredible. In a 30-day span a wildlife camera photographed a black bears, grizzly, cougar, mountain caribou, black and grey wolves and a moose family. The area also has a great reputation with outdoor enthusiasts; some are drawn to the area for its very snowy winters, epic snowmobiling & backcountry skiing. Great White North Cat Skiing is a couple kms away. In the snow free months Staubert Lake (1 km away) is a nice fishing lake & a couple kms in the other direction is Trout Lake for boating.

    The land was logged in the fall.

    GST is applicable on the price.


    Highway 31

    Travel Distances
    • Nakusp: 55 minutes
    • Revelstoke: 1 hour 25 minutes (includes ferry; runs year-round, no cost)
    • Kaslo: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • Nelson: 2 hours 45 minutes
    • Kamloops: 4 hours
    • Kelowna: 4 hours (includes ferry; runs year-round, no cost)

    Area Data

    Trout Lake

    The town is home to some 40 permanent residents who enjoy the peaceful life in a small remote community surrounded by nature’s wonders. In addition to these 40 residents there are many recreational dwellings and cabins in the town and along the lake, owned by people who have already discovered this remarkable are and visit for its year-round recreation. The town, although unincorporated, has paved streets, town water system and many amenities. There is a general store/gas station serving basic groceries and booze. A cat ski operation has a lodge and now caters to day skiers coming from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. A couple homes do a bed and breakfast/rental, but for the most part it is very quiet.


    Trout Lake is an old silver mining town that dates to 1890, and was part of a massive boom in silver, gold, lead and zinc mining. Trout Lake City's hey-day ran from around 1897 to 1907, when the population exceeded 1,000. The town site was full of silver prospectors, and just as importantly, all the businesses to serve them. The budding city quickly obtained numerous stores and hotels, a hospital, a school, churches, and a skating rink. Sitting at the head of Trout Lake it was also expected to be a major transportation hub.


    Please see mapping section and pictures (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    50°40'9.28"N and 117°37'31.53"W

    Investment Features

    Subdividable into two acreages.

    Previous owner had engaged a consultant to aid in the subdivision into two acreages. A significant investment was made to complete the required riparian study, mapping, letters, water license applications and dialogue with the CSRD, MOTI. Land has also been rezoned and removed from the ALR.


    • Power at lot line
    • No cell service
    • Water license on creek


    • Machine shed with lock off shop area and residential bunk house above – very rustic
    • Carport / Storage structure

    Tax Details

    $944 (2022)


    SH - Small Holding (Columbia Shuswap Regional District)

    Principal Uses

    • Single family
    • Agriculture
    • Horticulture
    • Stand alone camp site
    • Timber harvesting

    Accessory Uses

    • B&B
    • Home occupation
    • Small scale sawmill
    • Residential campsite
    • Secondary dwelling


    District Lot 5694 Kootenay District
    PID 016-033-663

    Maps & Plans

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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.