Off-grid 160-acre ranch 80 km north of Lillooet. Pelton wheel provides power to heritage cabin, shop, underground bunker/root cellar. Water rights for domestic, stock watering, irrigation, & power generation. Woodlot with 946 m3 annual allowable cut. Spectacular scenery & wildlife.
This 160-acre small ranch in cowboy country north of Lillooet, about eighty kilometres out West Pavilion Road, seems to be on the final frontier of BC wilderness. It is a great spot for an adventurous person seriously interested in living a private end of the road, self sufficient, off grid lifestyle.
Improvements include an historic cabin with bathroom and running water, workshop, and underground bunker/root cellar all with power generated by a Pelton wheel housed in a concrete building with water delivered in a buried PVC pipeline. There is a dugout barn and as well as a log chicken coop with storage area above that could made into a rustic one room cabin and a year-round creek that flows through the property and past the cabin site.
Water Licences provide water for domestic use, stock watering, irrigation, and power generation. The owner says the domestic water is excellent.
To show how precious this area is the owner has an agreement to graze cattle on the adjacent land owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada which they have chosen to preserve.
Irrigation is gravity fed with wheel lines and hand lines which are there to be used and there are about forty acres of hay land which could produce two cuts when irrigated.
The sale includes Woodlot Licence W1478 granting the owner exclusive rights to manage and harvest Crown timber within the woodlot licence area, with annual allowable cut of 930 m3 making a total of 4,650 m3 available to be cut at any time during the 5-year period starting in 2021. Currently there are some deferrals on cutting old growth timber in the woodlot which can be discussed with the Tenures Forester.
This is a hunting property in serious mule deer country and other wildlife in the area includes big horn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly and black bears, wolves, cougar, grouse and chukars. Consult BC Hunting Regs for area 3-32.
The ranch is at the upper reaches of the Ponderosa Pine Region at about 3,200 ft elevation with juniper and sage with Douglas fir forest and good growing season for an excellent garden.
Backing on to Crown land, bordering Nature Conservancy land and endless kilometers of backroads for driving and Crown land for riding this an outstanding outdoor adventure location.
The drive from Lillooet to the property is 80 km of winding gravel road through breathtaking scenery with abundant wildlife to view.
DL 3062 West Pavilion Rd - Lillooet, BC
Lillooet, formerly Cayoosh Flat, is a community on the Fraser River in British Columbia, about 240 kilometres (150 mi) up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. Situated at an intersection of deep gorges in the lee of the Coast Mountains, it has a dry climate—329.5 millimetres (13 in) of precipitation is recorded annually. Lillooet has a long growing season and once had prolific market gardens and orchard produce. It often experiences extremely hot summers with shade temperatures more than occasionally topping 40°C (104 °F) and it often vies with Lytton and Osoyoos for the title of "Canada's Hot Spot" on a daily basis in summer.
It is set against a backdrop of the Coast Mountains—a varied terrain ideal for fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and ice climbing. The abundant surrounding wilderness also provides incredible wildlife viewing and bird watching. Lillooet's spectacular geography is accompanied by a rich culture and history experienced today at heritage sites and on cultural tours.
Call the listing REALTOR® for more information today or to set up a time to go by for a look.
The trees usually harvested in this area are pine, spruce, balsam and Douglas fir. In some of the wetter areas, towards the coast, cedar and hemlock are also harvested.
Popular activities in the area include:
The amenities at the Lillooet R.E.C. Centre include:
Pavilion gets its name from its gold rush-era appearance, when the chief of the Tskwaylaxw flew a large banner of white cloth which was visible to travelers up and down the canyon on the River Trail and the Old Cariboo Road (the white banner was a mark of a "friendly Indian" in the context of the then-recent Fraser Canyon War farther south along the Fraser, and also maybe a mark of wealth, cloth being an expensive trade good at the time).
During the gold rush, a small boomtown emerged at Pavilion, as it was an important junction between the Old Cariboo Road, which from Pavilion climbs up over Pavilion Mountain to Cut-off Valley to Clinton, and the trail (soon after road) through Marble Canyon to the Bonaparte River and what would become the route of the Cariboo Road. In addition to miners' huts and packtrain encampments, by the time of the Cariboo Gold Rush lands had been alienated by settlers and the ranchhouses served as hostelries to Cariboo-bound travellers.
The ranches at Pavilion are some of the oldest land-grants in the province. The most prominent of them was staked by a Captain Martley as part of a military-officer settlement program. It has since become part of the Diamond S Ranch.
Explore Lillooet's First Nations history and culture on a guided cultural tour of a replica Sheesh'kan, or pit house, visiting an active archeological site, or watching demonstrations of traditional fishing along the Fraser River. Return to the height of Gold Rush fever on self-guided walking tour of 14 local historic sites from the period, or browse through artifacts and stories at the Lillooet Museum. Hop on the Kaoham Shuttle that winds along the shores of Seton Lake passing many sites of historic significance and usually some wildlife.
Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).
Deeded parcels in Red, Woodlot in Green.
51° 7'45.95"N and 122° 6'42.09"W
BLOCK A OF DISTRICT LOT 2998 LILLOOET DISTRICT
DISTRICT LOT 3062 LILLOOET DISTRICT
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