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    Valley Bottom Hideaway with Year-Round Creek - Kitchener, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 23006

    120 acres with 5,300 feet on beautiful year-round creek. Great access to Highway 3. Mostly flat. Modest off-grid cabin and outbuildings. Power nearby. Logged with all merchantable timber removed. Great climate for self-sufficient lifestyle. Subdividable to 5-acre parcels.


    119.77 acres

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    Located less than half a kilometre off Highway 3, this extremely private 120-acre property sits in one of the most desirable locations in southern British Columbia. This one has exactly what you’ve been looking for, with tons of water and the perfect warm climate suitable for anyone looking for a self-sufficient lifestyle. The growing conditions in this area are excellent. The areas also teeming with wildlife with elk, moose, deer, bears and many other species. There’s direct access out the east side of the property to thousands of acres of Crown land and a network of logging roads and ATV trails.

    The current zoning allows for a single-family dwelling with many accessory buildings, or stables, greenhouses, home-based businesses and more. Subdivision into 5-acre parcels is permitted. This property is located completely outside of the agricultural land reserve (ALR).

    The property has a modest cabin and outbuildings that is set up for off-grid living, with a drilled well, off-grid power system and propane. There is power located along Kitchener Road which is only 170 m from the property line so bringing power into the building site would only require a couple power poles and a very modest expense.

    These 120 acres are bisected by a beautiful year-round creek! This stunning Kootenay acreage is the opportunity you've been waiting for. The majority of the land is flat and accessible. The property has recently been logged with all merchantable timber removed. The logging activity has opened up the property and several areas could be developed into suitable pasture for animals. Kitchener Creek flows from one end of the property to the other, meandering through the acreage for a full mile! 5,300 feet of year-round creek flows across this land! A secluded build site with power, propane and a drilled well are here as a bonus. Parcels of this size and quality are a rarity, and one with this much creekside waterfront is rarer yet.

    Located minutes from the Crowsnest Highway and only a 20-minute drive to the Creston Valley Regional Airport.

    An affordable opportunity to seize your piece of BC’s beautiful backcountry. Contact the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.


    6357 Kitchener Road - Rural Creston in Kitchener


    Please refer to the mapping section of this listing.

    748 km from Vancouver.

    Follow Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 E and Crowsnest Highway BC-3 E to Kitchener Road (approximately a 9-hour drive).

    By road, Creston is roughly equidistant between Cranbrook (105 km) to the east and Castlegar (124 km) to the west along the Crowsnest Highway.

    From Calgary, approximately a 5-hour drive (469 km).

    Area Data

    Only a 20 minute drive to the Creston Valley Regional Airport, Creston is a town in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. A harmonious cluster of small communities each with their own distinct character, it is a perfect location for lifestyle-oriented entrepreneurs. The wide-open valley, fabulous climate, mountains, rivers, lakes, friendly and down-to-earth people, and relaxed pace contribute to our unparalleled quality of life.

    The Creston Valley begins at the US border (Rykerts, BC), 11 km south of the town of Creston and parallels the East Shore of Kootenay Lake to Riondel. The area encompasses the Lake communities of Sirdar, Kuskonook, Sanca, Boswell, Gray Creek, Crawford Bay, Kootenay Bay and Riondel. The Valley stretches to include the Town of Creston and all of its neighboring communities—Erickson, Canyon, Lister, West Creston, Arrow Creek, Kitchener, Wynndel and Yahk.

    The Creston Valley has a temperate climate which plays a vital role in its economic well-being. The agriculture industry is a major player, with more than 20,000 acres of reclaimed land—some of the most fertile land in British Columbia. Other major industries include: forestry, manufacturing, mining and tourism. The Creston Area makes up the southern third of the Kootenay Lake Timber Supply Area, as well as a great deal of private forest land.

    Creston offers a quiet, rural setting within reasonable distance of larger, urban centres in British Columbia, Alberta and the US. Nestled between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains, the Town of Creston comprises 911 hectares and includes about 4,800 residents.

    Creston routinely experiences ideal weather and is usually spared the sudden high and low extremes of many other regions. With such ideal weather and increasing economic development, Creston has long been favoured by retiree's as "A Great Place to Retire". Whether visiting or seeking to relocate, Creston has a complete range of services and facilities which provide for a comfortable and satisfying lifestyle.


    Creston offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. Included are: a professional 18-hole golf course, a par 3 golf course, a 5-pin bowling alley with 8 lanes and automatic scoring, 2 fitness centres, several tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a four hundred seat auditorium, a modem, air-conditioned Recreational Complex equipped with an ice rink which doubles as a rollerblading rink (spring/summer), a 6-sheet curling rink, and a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool and a wading pool. The Complex is situated on 17 acres in the heart of Creston and offers many active-living programs as well as a Spring Trade Show and Fall Fair. Creston is also the home of the (junior 'A) Thunder hockey team.

    Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Creston's scenic hiking, biking and naturalist trails or paths. Near Summit Creek Campground and Recreation Area, hikers can explore part of the original Dewdney Trail.

    Directly from Creston, excellent fishing and boating adventures await you on Duck Lake, or within 1.5-hour drive on Kootenay Lake. You can also "jump" at the chance for some exhilarating hangliding, from nearby Goat Mountain. Several municipal parks in Creston provide for perfect picnic fun and playgrounds for families with children.

    During the winter, popular sports include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. In the Valley, you can enjoy plenty of "offtrack" winter adventure. The Summit Creek Park and the Wildlife Management Centre Area offer flat and gentle slopes suitable to beginner and intermediate abilities. Other challenges are available at any one of the choice spots within a 2-hour radius of Creston.


    The history of Creston had its beginnings with the Native nation, known as the Ktunaxa Kinbasket. They fished and hunted in the marshes created by the annual flooding of the Kootenay and Goat Rivers. The famous sturgeon-nosed canoe is indigenous to this Nation.

    The great explorer David Thompson came through this area in 1808 and was the non-indigenous person to see Kootenay Lake. The Dewdney Trail, named for Edgar Dewdney who oversaw its construction in the early 1860s, opened the country to prospectors and miners who came to seek their fortunes in the surrounding mountains.

    The Canadian Pacific and Great Northern Railways raced to complete branches of their lines to Kootenay Lake; the CPR reached Kootenay Landing in 1898. With the railways came farmers and business people. Small sternwheelers connected with the trains to transport the settlers and their supplies.

    Logging and lumbering were a prime industry in the early days, and continue to be today. The mills in the area provide employment for many residents. In 1893, Mrs. Ella Rykert was instrumental in the planting of the first apple trees in the valley. Fruit farming became another of Creston's important industries, and the valley still boasts of the very best fruits.

    Also in 1883, the inventive and boldly entrepreneurial William Adolf Baillie-Grohman conceived of a scheme that would change the face of the valley by draining the Creston Flats to create huge tracts of fertile farmland.

    His ambitious three-pronged plan involved lowering the level of Kootenay Lake by dynamiting the bed of the Kootenay River west of Nelson, diverting water from the Kootenay River into the Columbia at Canal Flats, and building dykes to contain the Kootenay River at Creston.

    He negotiated a deal with the Government of British Columbia, which was to grant him title to a huge amount of land in return for the proposed land reclamation. The blasting effort was a complete failure, the canal water diversion was not permitted by the Federal Government, and his early dyking system was swept away by the first freshet. Today, dykes protect more than 10,000 ha/25,000 ac of reclaimed farmland. No doubt Baillie-Grohman, the determined dreamer, would feel vindicated.


    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    49° 9'25.59"N and 116°17'47.57"W


    • Drilled well
    • Propane
    • Power is located on Kitchener Road only about 2 power poles from property line
    • Septic system


    Modest cabin and outbuilding.

    Tax Details

    $1,954.55 (2022)


    R4 - Rural Residential-Low Density


    PID 006-280-439

    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.