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    Sylvia’s Café & General Store Retirement Sale - Baker Creek - Quesnel, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 19240

    Cafe & General Store Retirement Sale. After 33 years of running this bustling business and servicing locals & tourists Sylvia is retiring. Multi-faceted business with numerous revenue streams. 95.87 acres with a 3,300 ft2 commercial building.

    Reduced $1,100,000

    95.87 acres

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    Sylvia's Cafe & General Store retirement sale. After 33 years of running this bustling business and servicing locals and tourists Sylvia is going to retire. This multi-faceted business is a going concern and has numerous revenue streams: cafe, grocery store, liquor outlet, gas station, campground with sleeper trailers and wash house, fenced event venue, rental cabin and more. 95.87 acres with a 3,300 ft2 cafe grocery store and one bedroom living suite above. Consistent annual income easily able to sustain a multi-family income. Resource/Agriculture and C1 & C2 Zoning, not in the ALR.


    5610 Nazko Road - Quesnel, BC.

    Area Data

    Sylvia's Cafe is strategically located 47 kilometres from Quesnel in the rural community of Baker Creek. It is located half way between Quesnel and Nazko, situated between two quiet and beautiful lakes (Puntchesakut and Tibbles). Out the back door, Sylvia’s Café is in the heart of outdoor recreation such as ATVing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and the list goes on. Not to mention it is an excellent location for hunting and fishing. The immediate area consists of rural residential, agricultural and recreational type properties.

    Baker Creek is a highly sought after recreational area, due to its raw beauty and seclusion along with its easy access to the town and employment center of Quesnel. Its proximity to Quesnel makes the Baker Creek region the perfect amalgamation of rural living and urban convenience.

    There are several large lakes in the area including Puntataenkut Lake, Teltierone Lake, Tiltzarone Lake and Puntchesakut Lake. These lakes make the Baker Creek area a fisherman’s paradise with ample opportunity to catch a variety of game fish. In addition to the many lakes, the region has enormous tracts of public land with logging roads and trails providing excellent year-round access and exploration opportunity. Few other regions of the province offer such immense quantities of public land in close proximity to a major urban hub (Quesnel).

    Quesnel is the closest urban center with a population of approximately 10,000. Within the greater North Cariboo region there are approximately 23,000 residents all serviced by Quesnel. The town is a major logging and transportation hub. Quesnel is surrounded by productive forests and sits conveniently on Highway 97 between the urban centers of Williams Lake and Prince George. Quesnel offers all the modern necessities required to supply and service your rural property in Baker Creek. Sylvia’s Café is a short trip up the road if you need basic items and do not have time to drive into Quesnel.

    The G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital services the Baker Creek and Quesnel areas and helps ensure the continued health and safety of the area’s residents.

    The University of Northern British Columbia and the University of New Caledonia both have regional facilities in Quesnel.


    Forestry continues to dominate, as the region’s major economic driver with tourism constituting a close second. West Fraser, Tolko and C&C Wood Products are all active in the region and have made recent significant investments in their Quesnel operations.


    Lodge pole pine is the dominant tree species in the Baker Creek region. In areas of low lying wetlands, white spruce may be found in abundance. Pine tends to dominate the ridges and hills while the marsh grass and willow is concentrated in the lower sections of the landscape.



    Hunting for mule deer, moose, bear, wolves and multiple game bird species. The ecosystem surrounding Baker Creek is rich and healthy allowing large populations of wild animals to flourish.


    The ample annual snowfall and high altitudes here create some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around. There are infinite miles of seismic trails/logging networks to explore.

    Cross-Country Skiing

    The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity, provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions. This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful country side without the constant hum of an engine.


    The many river networks and lakes provide fishing and boating opportunities galore.


    With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.


    The long summer days allow certain vegetables to grow large, but the growing season is short compared to some areas of the province.

    Urban Recreation

    Quesnel, being so close, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a movie or enjoy the community rec center.


    The region surrounding Quesnel, was made famous by the Gold Rush, which occurred starting in the mid-nineteenth century. The Gold Rush caused a major influx in the number of people moving to the area and in 1861 it was said that the town of Barkerville (east of Quesnel) was the most populous city in North America east of Chicago and north of San Francisco. Many remnants of this time-period remain throughout the region, as evidenced by the numerous historical buildings in and around Quesnel.

    Baker Creek and Nazko became famous cowboying centers, as cowboys would summer thousands of cattle in the high country surrounding Nazko and Baker Creek and then drive them to auction at Quesnel each year. Alexander Mackenzie was one of the first Europeans to visit the Baker Creek and Nazko region of the province in 1793, as he was guided through by the Carrier First Nation tribe. The cowboys found it difficult to make a living in the early days with poor access to supplies, long distances to market and sporadic weather conditions.

    Map Reference

    52°59'19.63"N and 122°59'17.97"W

    Investment Features

    Multiple revenue streams:

    • Gas station
    • Café and grocery store
    • Liquor outlet
    • Campground
    • Event venue
    • Crew camp


    • Electricity
    • 2 wells
    • Septic lagoon


    • 3,300 ft2 commercial building with living suite
    • Storage sheds
    • 2 gas tanks, 1 diesel tank and 6 pumps
    • Campground with RV hook-ups and tenting spots
    • Showers and Laundromat
    • Two 5-room GNS Sleeper Trailers
    • Log cabin (rental)
    • Event venue; concession, stage, dance floor
    • Crew camp
    • 2 wells
    • Septic lagoon
    • Chain-link fence

    Tax Details

    $6,138.97 (2019)


    North Cariboo Area Rural Land Use Bylaw 3505, Cariboo Regional District.
    Resource/Agriculture R/A
    General Commercial C1
    Tourist Commercial C2


    PID 027-835-774

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