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    Trophy Piece! Lakefront Paradise - Radium Hot Springs, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21053

    The premier Columbia Valley acreage: 1.4 km of lake frontage on beautiful Baptiste Lake set against the Rocky Mountains, Crown land then Kootenay National Park. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property ideal for a private nature paradise with lots of established trails for recreation.


    Reduced $1,400,000

    160 acres

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    The Community

    The Elk Park development covers over 4,000 acres, of which 3,500 acres is comprised of 16 acreage ranging from 36-480 acres. Access to Elk Park is via a secure gated entry providing the utmost in privacy and security. The developer Fred Schickedanz summarized his vision for the community, the only one of its kind in Canada as follows:

    “If you want to have your horses and a few cattle, you can. Or you could simply build your dream home on it and enjoy the view of the Purcell Mountains, the lake, streams and all the amenities that British Columbia’s Columbia Valley offers - fishing, skiing, golf, mountain biking, hiking - all this just three hours from Calgary and only a few mins to the town centre of Radium Hot Springs.”
    McKay Ranch

    Situated on 160 acres and within the prestigious acreage community of Elk Park Ranch is a one-of-a-kind nature paradise! There are very few settings like this in all of BC. Spectacular mountain scenery, bordering on Crown land that extends into Kootenay National Park this is truly an amazing place.

    The land is mostly forested and really seems like a natural extension of Kootenay National Park with abundant wildlife flow and pristine nature. The acreage almost surrounds Baptiste Lake which is 0.7 km long (2,400 ft) and 545 ft across. An established trail circles the lake ideal for hikes, cross-country skiing, mountain bike or getting around via quad—numerous other trails provide excellent access and recreation.

    The property extends out to a bench that offers unbelievable vistas of the valley and the Purcell Mountains on the other side of the Columbia Valley. Most of the land is flat/gentle slope offering lots of ground available to be cleared for pasture/ranch land.

    Around the lake there are two amazing options to build. One looks across to the Rocky Mountains and another on the hillside at the north east end of the lake looks south down the lake and beyond.

    On the property is a year-round creek that flows into the north end of the lake where there is a cleared berm, ideal for hikes and spending the day enjoying the lake setting; the views from here are about as good as it gets anywhere in BC. The lake is the drinking water source for Edgewater and therefore there are some restrictions on use. The setbacks for building 100 metres, clearing of trees 60 metres from lake allowing for views, pastureland and development of structures—house, barn, shop etc.

    In winter while cross-country skiing on the land I have looked at the lake and thought wow what a fantastic place for an outdoor rink.

    Whomever decides to purchase this land and build their home will have one of the most special properties I have ever seen.


    2 km north of Radium Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley, BC. Accessed via a private gate off of Highway 95.

    • Radium Town Centre: 2 km
    • Columbia Lake/Invermere: 20 km
    • Fairmont Hot Springs: 40 km
    • Banff: 154 km
    • Cranbrook (International Airport): 146 km
    • Calgary: 264 km
    • Edmonton: 561 km


    Access via an electronic ranch gate—all showings by appointment only.

    Area Data

    Columbia Valley

    The Rocky Mountain Trench, known as the Columbia Valley, is surrounded by the BC Rocky Mountains on the east and the Purcells to the west. Both are impressively high and rugged ranges. The Columbia Valley cradles two of the more important rivers on the North American continent the nearest to this community and most influential in its geography is the Columbia River which is the largest untouched wetlands in North Amercia. Access only a few kilometres away—an important stopover on the semi-annual migration route for wildlife and a joy to travel in any season.

    Radium Hot Springs (Radium)

    Population: 921

    Located on the "warm side of the Canadian Rockies," Radium is famous for its favourable climate, beautiful geography and recreational attractions. The village of Radium Hot Springs (only minutes away from these very special acreages) is British Columbia's best mountain and ranch getaway village with a unique blend of natural attractions and all the conveniences of a resort town: great dining, golfing, skiing, spas, natural hot spring pools, and the most beautiful alpine scenery you can imagine.

    Visit the Radium Hot Springs website for more info on the town of Radium and the local area.

    National Parks (Kootenay/Yoho/Banff)

    Elk Park Ranch backs onto the Kootenay National Park and is within an easy drive to two additional National Parks—Yoho and Banff which combined make up a World Heritage Site; truly a unique location.


    Some of the recreational highlights are listed below:

    • Less than an hour to 3 major ski resorts—Panorama, Kicking Horse, Fairmont Hot Springs
    • Several world class golf courses within a 30-minute drive, some only minutes away!
    • Numerous creeks, rivers and lakes for fishing in the area
    • Great boating on Windermere Lake 15 km south
    • The hottest hot springs in the Rockies a few kilometres away
    • Great canoeing and kayaking on the Columbia River a few kilometres away

    But really why stray any further than your own land as it is well setup for recreation with lots of trails throughout and ideal for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, ATVing, hiking, horseback riding, you name it!

    Stake you claim in Canada’s only master planned ranch community!


    These acreages were once a part of the original homestead in the Columbia Valley and more recently part of a large Christmas tree farm—this is why all the roadways and trails for recreation are present; the perfect setting for a recreational ranch estate.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°41'25.61"N and 116° 5'29.33"W

    Investment Features

    This development is now starting to establish itself as the most prestigious address in the East Kootenays if not all of BC—a secure and safe place to enjoy the natural surroundings.


    Power to lot line, water is via a licence on Baptiste Lake, roads are maintained within the gated community as part of the home owner’s association, cell and satellite Internet service available.


    Zoning: W1 (Watershed)

    Permitted Uses
    (a) Single family dwelling
    (b) Agricultural use
    (c) Harvesting of timber resources and silvicultural practices
    (d) Christmas tree management
    (e) Wildland use

    Accessory Uses
    (a) Cabin accessory to wildland use
    (b) Other uses, buildings and structures accessory to above permitted uses

    (a) No person shall site more than one (1) single family dwelling on any parcel within the W-1 zone


    PID 012-506-885

    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.