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    Wild West Kootenays - 200 Acres of Bare Land

    Kootenays Listing No. 21196

    200 bare land acres on the east and north slopes of Yellowstone Peak–a launching pad for miles of thrills within the beauty of West Kootenay wild nature. Salmo River, with numerous swimming holes, bull and rainbow trout, and alpine lakes all nearby.


    Price
    $595,000

    Size
    200 acres ~ 4 titles

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    Description

    This property is on the east and north slopes of Yellowstone Peak, about 14 km east of Highway 3, south of Salmo. This 200 acre, 4-title property has magnificent views of the Three Sisters Peaks that rise to 2,400 m. Picturesque Panther and Waldie Lakes are nearby for alpine fishing.

    The property is remote, however, it is accessible by 4x4 (no permit required) and snowmobile (permit required). Snowmobile clubs have permits to the area and welcome new members. A road upgrade will be completed at the property along with ATV trails to facilitate viewing. A forestry company has managed the property. Timber volume records are available.

    Muskrat Creek passes through tree titles and an unnamed creek through the fourth. Both flow north into Sheep Creek. Sheep Creek flows through the northernmost title from east to west.

    Crown land surrounds the properties.

    Location

    DL15131 Sheep Creek Forest Service Road - Salmo, BC

    Access

    From Salmo, turn south on Highway 3 for 6.5 km. Turn east on Bellmond Road, then north onto Airport Road. In 1.5 km, turn east onto Sheep Creek FSR. In 2.5 km, the road branches—keep right (the lower road). In 10 km, you reach the property line.

    Area Data

    Salmo (population over 1,000) nestles in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains within the southern Kootenay area just north of the property. At the junction of the Crowsnest Highway 3 and Highway 6, Salmo is about a 30-minute drive to Castlegar, Nelson, and Trail and 45 minutes from Creston. The Kootenay Pass (Highway 3) east of Salmo, at 5,823 feet, is the highest elevation of any major highway in Canada. The Crowsnest was constructed in the late 1950s to avoid the long route north to Nelson and crossing Kootenay Lake by ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay.

    Mining was undeniably the primary industry within the community. As local mines began to dwindle, miners turned to forestry for a living. With the growth in the neighbouring communities of Nelson and Trail, demand for lumber grew. Today, Salmo remains a community of primarily forestry workers. Tourism within this quaint and beautiful community is also a solid economic driver.

    Besides the surrounding opportunities for outstanding recreation, Salmo is known for interesting historic and intriguing artifacts, one being the world’s oldest telephone booth. The rugged booth, carved from a cedar tree, is estimated at 465-years-old. This town is also home to the world’s largest penny standing at a whopping 8 feet tall. Heritage buildings and stone murals chiselled out of rock, showcased throughout the town, depict local historical scenes.

    The Salmo Valley is fertile and sunny, ideal for growing a wide range of high-quality vegetables and fruit. A thriving farmer’s market supports the ‘Farm to Table’ philosophy and brings the community together.

    With an elevation of 560 metres, the average temperature during the winter month of January is a mild -2 Celsius. During July, temperatures usually top out at 27 degrees, with a comfortable average of 19. One can expect to see around 640 mm of rainfall and 130 cm of snow.

    The closest regional airport is at Trail and Castlegar airports. Trail is serviced by Pacific Coastal Airline, providing flights to Vancouver eight times a week. Castlegar is serviced by Air Canada/Jazz with flights from the major cities across most of Canada. Kelowna International Airport is a four-hour drive to the Okanagan. BC Transit bus service provides transportation from Salmo to destinations throughout the West Kootenays.

    Recreation

    Salmo is a natural haven for a wide variety of wildlife and provides an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts.

    A beautiful 9-hole public golf course bordering the meandering Salmo River is well known for its affordable green fees, friendly atmosphere, and flat open fairways. The Golf Club is also home to the popular ‘Bunkers Grill’ serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Several beautiful courses are just a half-hour away in the Nelson/Castlegar area, and Champion Lakes Golf is 20 minutes away.

    Nearby Erie Lake and surrounding rivers and creeks are abundant with fish and aquatic life. Whether angling for bass or trout, ice fishing in the winter, or simply paddling a canoe, this lake is an ideal place for recreation and relaxation. This natural setting is an ecosystem in itself, providing local fish, waterfowl, bears, moose and deer and turtles with an abundance of food and shelter.

    Family-friendly Salmo Ski Hill has a T-bar, rope tow and is also home to a BMX park and hiking trails through magnificent scenery. If looking for more terrain and adrenaline-pumping ski and mountain bike runs, Red Mountain at Rossland is ranked #1 for the most acres per skier in North America, a mere 50-minute drive away.

    Some of the more notable hiking trails include the DeLaurentis Bluffs Lookout, a scenic network of trails and viewpoints overlooking the valley. Sheep Creek Forest Service Road provides trail access to Curtis, Panther and Waldie Lakes. These hikes offer majestic views of sub-alpine meadows, forests and lakes at the trail's end—perfect for a cooling dip or throwing in a fishing line.

    Salmo is part of the Great Northern Rail Trail. The trail covers approximately 48 km between Salmo and Nelson. A portion of the TransCanada Trail system, the Great Northern Rail Trail is a multi-use recreation trail suitable for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

    The Great Trail Network for cross-country skiing has one of the country's most elaborate, diverse, and scenic terrain. Castlegar operates the largest cross-country trail network in the region, sometimes referred to as ‘Paulson Summit’ or ‘Nancy Greene.’ Castlegar Nordic opens up to picturesque views of the Monashee Mountains. Rossland’s BlackJack Ski Club is considered one of western Canada's premier cross-country ski facilities due to its excellent grooming, variety of trails, and abundant, reliable snowfall.

    Regional areas along the Salmo Creston Pass are accessible for epic snowmobiling and backcountry skiing, including Char and Bayonne Creeks and North Star Mountain. Salmo is an ideal snowmobile location when the Selkirk Mountains transform into world-class terrain for the winter season. Elevations run from 2,000 feet up to 7,000 feet. Around mid-April, you can snowmobile one day and golf the next.

    History

    Originally named Salmon Siding on the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway, Salmo began its existence as a railway siding before growing into a small mining town during the gold rush of 1896. The small communities of Ymir and Erie sprang up to the north and west, and Salmo soon became a centre for supplies and entertainment, full of rowdy celebrations on a Friday night after a local gold strike.

    Map Reference

    49° 8'54.75"N and 117° 6'12.16"W

    Tax Details

    $642 (2021)

    Zoning

    RA Rural Recreational

    Legal

    DL 15134 Kootenay District
    PID 013-667-386

    DL 15133 Kootenay District
    PID 013-667-394

    DL 15132 Kootenay District except Plan NEP64161
    PID 013-667-408

    DL 15131 Kootenay District
    PID 013-667-424

    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.

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