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    Trophy Lakefront Acreage - Nicola Lake, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 23136

    Stunning 23 acres with 1,910 feet of lakefront and dynamite views. First time offered for sale in over 100 years. Build a dream home with a dock on your own private sandy beach. Klup Creek babbles through. Back onto Crown land and endless riding. Showing access currently by boat.


    23 acres

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    Trophy lakefront acreage situated at the north and of Nicola Lake. This is the first time the property has been offered for sale in over 100 years. This stunning 23-acre property has 1,910 feet of lakefront and unparalleled views down the lake to the rolling ranch lands beyond.

    The rear of the property slopes down towards the lake where it gradually flattens out until you reach the lakefront. There’s a good mix of open grassland areas and mature pine trees adding character to the parcel. There are a number of excellent building sites to choose from which take in the views and position your future cabin or home a short stroll down to the lakefront where you can install your dock system. The lakefront on the south side of the parcel is gravel and as you move towards the north the lakefront turns to sandy beachfront. Nicola Lake is widely recognized as one of the top water sport recreation lakes in close proximity to the Lower Mainland.

    The area is known for its warm dry climate with many cloud free days. Towards the southwest boundary of the property Klup Creek babbles through the acreage for 630 feet before pouring into Nicola Lake. Given the dry nature of this area it’s a huge bonus to have this awesome secondary water feature on the property.

    Backing onto thousands of acres of untouched Crown land this property is the epitome of private. The closest neighbour to the north is Beaver Ranch, and the closest neighbour to the south is separated from the property by a large rock bluff which slopes down to the lake. This property is a true oasis in the Nicola Valley.

    Located less than three hours from Vancouver, 20 minutes to Merritt and less than an hour to Kamloops Regional Airport this property is within easy striking distance. Access by water is required to view the property, and a registered easement is on title for access to the property by land.

    The zoning is rural residential and allows for one single-family dwelling along with a secondary suite. Permitted uses include rustic guest ranch, riding stables and bed-and-breakfast. For someone with horses this could be the trophy equestrian property you’ve been dreaming of, with almost endless riding out your back door on the adjacent Crown land.

    This is literally a once in 100-year property, and when you find something like this you buy it because it’s really difficult to find it twice.

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


    Northwest end of Nicola Lake


    Access by water is required to view the property, and a registered easement is on title for access to the property by land.

    Area Data

    Merritt is a city located in the Nicola Valley region of British Columbia.

    Location and Geography

    Merritt is situated in the southern interior of British Columbia, approximately 270 kilometres (168 miles) northeast of Vancouver. It lies at the junction of the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) and the Okanagan Connector (Highway 97C). The city is surrounded by the Nicola River and rolling hills, with beautiful natural scenery.


    Merritt's economy is primarily based on forestry, ranching, and agriculture. The city also serves as a commercial and service hub for the surrounding rural area. In recent years, efforts have been made to diversify the local economy by attracting industries such as renewable energy, tourism, and technology.

    Tourism and Recreation

    Merritt is known as the "Country Music Capital of Canada" due to its annual Merritt Mountain Music Festival, which used to be held during the summer and featured renowned country music artists. The festival, which drew thousands of visitors, was canceled after the 2010 event, but Merritt continues to embrace its musical heritage. The city is also a gateway to outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, and exploring the nearby Nicola Valley.


    Merritt experiences a semi-arid climate with warm summers and relatively cold winters. Summers are typically hot and dry, with temperatures occasionally exceeding 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Winters are cold, and the city receives some snowfall, making it a potential winter sports destination.


    Merritt has the necessary infrastructure to support its residents and visitors. It offers amenities such as schools, healthcare facilities, shopping centers, recreational facilities, and a variety of accommodations.


    Outdoor Activities

    Merritt's location in the Nicola Valley provides numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. The area is known for its picturesque landscapes, lakes, and mountains, offering activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, and horseback riding. Some popular destinations include Nicola Lake, Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park, and the surrounding grasslands and forests.

    Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

    The Nicola Valley Memorial Arena is a community ice rink that hosts various ice sports, including ice hockey and public skating sessions. It offers opportunities for both recreational and competitive ice activities.


    Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the beautiful courses in and around Merritt. For example, the Merritt Golf and Country Club offers an 18-hole course with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

    Parks and Playgrounds

    Merritt has several parks and playgrounds where people can relax and enjoy outdoor activities. For example, Rotary Park, located near downtown Merritt, features picnic areas, a playground, and walking trails.

    Indoor Recreation Facilities

    Merritt also has indoor recreational facilities. The Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre is a popular spot for swimming and water activities, offering a lap pool, leisure pool, hot tub, and a waterslide. Additionally, the Merritt Civic Centre provides indoor sports facilities for activities like basketball, volleyball, and badminton.

    Events and Festivals

    Merritt hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. While the Merritt Mountain Music Festival is no longer held, the city continues to celebrate its musical heritage with events like the Walk of Stars and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Other festivals and events showcase local culture, arts, and community spirit.

    Map Reference

    50°14'33.85"N and 120°28'24.43"W

    Tax Details

    $5.07 (2023)


    RL-1 (Rural Residential)


    PID 013-160-966

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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.