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    The C5 Ranch - Cranbrook, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21217

    Lock, Stock and Barrel offering of quality ranch land with majestic Rocky Mountain views, 20 minutes east of Cranbrook. On the property are 4 homes + several outbuildings. In addition to the freehold acreage this sale includes 190 acres of high production spray irrigation land.


    565.8 acres + approx. 190 acres valuable City Irrigation land

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    Spectacular ranch package 20 km east of Cranbrook. The C5 Ranch has 565 acres over 2 titles (455 acres and 110 acres) plus approx. plus 190 acres of valuable city irrigation and grazing land—more info on this valuable asset below under “City of Cranbrook Spray Irrigation.” This property enjoys some of the most majestic views of the Rocky Mountains you can imagine.

    This operational ranch is being offered for sale "lock, stock and barrel," current herd size of 120 cows plus calves and equipment. Property has significant improvement value with 4 homes (a 3 bedroom main home , a 6 bedroom family home, a 3/4 bedroom rental home, and a ranch hand house), shop, Quonset hut/calvng barn, grain storage, outdoor arena and much more.

    The 565 acres of freehold land has over 330 acres of open pasture and hay land with multiple water licenses. The city leased land has an additional 91+ acres of irrigated hay land plus 65 acres of high quality irrigated pasture and about 20 to 25 additional grazing acres including some treed/shaded areas. Overall the cow/calves come off the rich leased this land looking very healthy, much more so than on a typical range.

    A former rail line, now removed, used to run through the freehold property and would make the ideal long runway if one desired. Again, this sale is includes equipment and livestock, everything needed to carry on with the ranch operation and lots of spare parts to take care of things for years to come. Full equipment list available.

    Water features include a stock water pond connected to spring, as well as two creeks and irrigations licences offering excellent gravity fed/good pressure water.

    The land also backs onto Crown land with lots of trials and endless backcountry to explore.

    This is the ideal property for an extended family or one family household plus some excellent rental homes with easy access to the City amenities in Cranbrook and Alberta markets.

    The C5 Ranch generates a healthy income through hay sales, home rental income, crop leases, and cattle.

    City of Cranbrook Spray Irrigation

    The C5 Ranch is located approx. 5 km away from the $30-million-dollar City of Cranbrook’s spray irrigation program. The C5 ranch has approx. 190 acres of leased land in this project (approx. 100 acres of irrigated hay land and an additional 65 acres of irrigated grazing land, plus about 20 acres of non-irrigated grazing land of which most of this last 20 acres is treed offering shade for the animals). More information on this award-winning project can be found by visiting the Kootenay Business website.

    With sustainability and environmental footprints becoming more and more market sensitive, this type of ranch operation will thrive more so than others. The water quality that comes out of this treatment system is equivalent to the water flowing down the adjacent Kootenay River. And with drought becoming a larger and more significant risk, access to this water supply is a huge perk. Local ranchers are a key part and receive real benefits, it is the perfect definition of a win-win situation, and a green one! The cows and calves grazing on the irrigated land gain significant more weight than the ones on range land because the feed is of higher quality and the cattle don’t have to travel as far to find it. Since the cows are contained in a smaller area, the conception rates in the cows are higher and the farmers can check them more easily as they are all in plain sight.


    4086 Mayook Settlment Rd - Wardner, BC

    20 km east of Cranbook in the East Kootenays

  • 363 km to Calgary
  • 197 miles ot Spokane/50 miles to U.S. border
  • 75 km to Fernie
  • 20 km to Cranbrook
  • Access

    Take Mayook Settlement Road off of Highway 3, approx. 20 km east of Cranbrook. Property starts about 1.25 km down the road - see the maps. All showings by appointment only.

    Area Data

    Cranbrook (20 km west of property)

    Cranbrook is the largest urban area in southeast British Columbia and the entire Kootenays region. Cranbrook’s population is approximately 25,000 and it serves as the commercial center for several surrounding towns and the location of regional headquarters of various provincial ministries agencies. In the city you will find all the major retailers and big box stores, excellent health care options, schools and an International Airport. Cranbrook sits at the junction of major highways 3 and 93/95, and with its close proximity to the borders of Alberta and the United States it is an important transportation hub. While much of the city is relatively flat, Cranbrook is surrounded by many rising hills and mountains facing the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the north and east. Environment Canada reports Cranbrook as having the most sunshine hours of any BC city at approximately 2,228 hours annually. It is a fairly dry city throughout the year and when precipitation does fall a good percentage of it will be in the form of snow. Environment Canada also states that the city experiences some of the lightest wind speeds year-round, has few foggy days and has among the highest average barometric pressure of any Canadian city. Frost-free days average 110 days, typically occurring between May 26 to September 14.


    The land offers excellent recreational perks with direct access to Crown land for hunting, motorsports, mountain biking, horse back riding, etc. There is also an outdoor riding arena on the property, motor cross track, and even a paved go kart circle. For those who enjoy golfing, you have numerous world class courses only 20 minutes away. For winter sports alpine skiing at Fernie and or Kimberley are both approx. 45 minutes away. Indoor recreation—pool, fitness clubs, yoga, gymnasiums are all 20 km away in the City of Cranbrook.


    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    49°28'50.06"N and 115°33'51.64"W

    Investment Features

    Larger title is subdiviable into three 148 acre parcels.


    Power, drilled well, multiple septic systems, propane forced air furnaces, stock and irrigation water licenses, wood heat.


    3 Bedroom Main Home
    • Approx. 1,600 ft2
    • Plus double car garage
    • Hot tub
    • Large wrap-around deck
    6 Bedroom Home
    • Approx. 4,750 ft2
    • Main updates
    • All large bedrooms—3 up and 3 down
    3/4 Bedroom Rental Home
    • Located away from main ranch
    • Good tenants

    Ranch Hand House

    2,400 ft2 Shop
    • Power
    • Insulated
    • Overhead radiant propane heat
    • Wood stove
    • Compressor
    • Concrete floors
    • Large sliding doors
    Quonset Hut
    • Power
    • Heated room for calving
    • 4 or 5 pens
    • Medical room with fridge
    • Quality squeeze setup
    • Power
    • Concrete floor
    • Connected to pens
    • New cattle squeeze
    Double Carport
    • Power
    • Concrete floors
    Several Sheds
    • Tack shed
    • Equipment storage
    Chicken Coop
    • Power
    • Heat lamps
    Additional Outbuildings and Improvements
    • Paddocks
    • Lots of feeders
    • Conveniently located spickets
    • Perimeter fencing
    • Cross fencing
    • Grainery
    • Hay shed/storage
    • Lots of yard lights
    • Fuel/diesel tanks
    • Loading ramps
    • Paved go kart circle
    • Motor cross course

    Tax Details

    Lot A District Lot 331 - $1,616.20
    District Lot 12246 - $1624.88



    Permitted Uses
    Single family dwelling; Duplex Kennel; Grading, washing, screening, crushing and transporting of sand and gravel resources extracted from the parcel; Forest management; Farm operation; Equestrian centre; Portable sawmill; Trap and skeet range; Airport, heliport; Wildland use; Guest ranch; Rural retreat; Wireless communication facility.

    Accessory Uses
    Home based business; Secondary suite; Bed and Breakfast cabin; Secondary dwelling unit for for farm hand, Cabin; Lodge; Veterinary clinic; Uses, buildings and structures accessory to a permitted use.

    Minimum Parcel Size
    60.0 ha/148.26 acres


    Lot A, Plan NEP15185, District Lot 331, Kootenay Land District, Except Plan EPP60180
    PID 009-512-802

    District Lot 12246, Kootenay Land District, EXC PCL A, DD 10827-I
    PID 009-645-420

    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.