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Attractive View Acreage in the Columbia Valley - Radium Hot Springs, BC
Attractive View Acreage in the Columbia Valley - Radium Hot Springs, BC
Very picturesque parcel. Mostly forested with some amazing south facing building sites. Views of the Rocky & Purcell Mountains. Very accessible with well established trails & roadways throughout. Part of exclusive acreage community - Elk Park Ranch.
  • Size: 230.86 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $695,000
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Description :

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. Each property is deeded/freehold title. The developer Fred Schickedanz summarized his vision for the community, the only one of its kind in Canada below:


“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.”

Cliffside
This acreage offers spectacular views of the Columbia Valley and both the Purcell and Rocky Mountains.


The land is mostly forested with light to medium density forest with a few small clearings interspersed. One appealing trait, and important with large forested acreages is the land is all very accessible with a number of internal roadways and trails ideal for recreation. Also the private internal Elk Park Road (available to only a handful of owners) splits the land and adds to the accessibility.


Cliffside is also the only acreage in Elk Park that can be accessed via the south and north gate, and depending on where you build one gate may be more ideal than the other, but again for accessibility you can use both gates and access your land much easier while still remaining very private.


There are several options for building sites with some amazing view options - choose either expansive view sites of the Columbia Valley, close-up views of the Rocky Mountains or tuck your home or cabin within some private forest land. On the west side of the road you have approx. 80 to 90 acres of land to choose from and on the east side of the road there is about 140 to 150 acres.

Location :

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 : Access via an electronic ranch gate - all showings by appointment only.
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.
Services : This property is serviced with power. No water. No septic. Roads and gated entry are maintained within the gated community as part of the home owner’s association at a very affordable cost.
Recreation :

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 then your own land as it is well set up 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!

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.


For more info on the town of Radium and the local area visit the Radium Hot Springs website.


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.

History : These acreages were once a part of the original homestead in the Columbia Valley and more recently part of the large Christmas tree farm - this is where all the roadways and trails for recreation stem; the perfect setting for recreational ranches.
Zoning :

A-2 - Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), Bylaw 900.


Permitted Uses
Single family dwelling, Agricultural use, Seasonal produce stand, Veterinary clinic, Kennel (subject to subsection 5e), Guest Ranch (subject to subsection 7d), Riding stable, equestrian center, Rifle, archery, trap and skeet range (subject to subsection 5f), Fish pond, Rural retreat, Hostel, Extraction of sand and gravel including grading/washing/screening/crushing and transporting of materials, Harvesting/transport and storage of forest resources, silviculture practices and Christmas tree management, Sawmill, shakemill and planermill (subject to subsections 5g,h,I & 7c), Private airstrip and helicopter landing pad, Wildland Use, Sanitary landfill site (subject to subsection 5j).


Accessory Uses
Cement/concrete/asphalt or ready-mix plant accessory to sand and gravel pit (subject to subsection 5g), Concession stand accessory to fish pond, Cabin accessory to Wildland use, Guide-outfitting lodge accessory to Wildland use, Home based business, Secondary dwelling for farm hands, Other uses/buildings and structures accessory to above permitted uses.


Additional zoning information can be found on the RDEK website.


The community limits some of the conflicting uses above with the vision of creating an agricultural/residential community. If desired, owners are allowed to remove trees to open up pasture and views. No timeline to build. Building scheme is designed to work with owners to aid them in creating their dream home which blends in seamlessly with the natural environment - log homes, timber frame and other natural materials emphasized (no vinyl), as are natural tones that blend into the land.


Further subdivision is restricted - there will only ever be these 16 ranches. Call for more details.


Property is within the ALR and managed forest reserve.

Legal : DL: 7383; LD: Kootenay (26); Narrative: Except Plan R316, Managed Forest 0238.
PID 012-506-851
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°39'38.21"N and 116° 4'54.73"W
Listing # : 19100