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Stunning Views of Mt Robson and Mount Terry Fox
Stunning Views of Mt Robson and Mount Terry Fox
75 acres with an elevated building site that will have a full view of Mt Robson to the north and Klapperhorn Mountain and Mount Terry Fox to the south. The south side of the property has a natural meadow and a waterfowl pond.
  • Size: 75 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $398,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

This rare property is one only a few acreages in this area that are surrounded by Mt Robson and Terry Fox Provincial Parks. The property is very easy to access from Highway 16, and only a short drive up Hargreaves Road. You can escape to a secluded paradise of your own, without difficult access. The property has been logged with an access driveway recently from Hargreaves Road.

Approximately 35 acres is a meadow with a 4 acre waterfowl pond. The remaining 45 acres is elevated offering fantastic building sites and picture-perfect views in all directions.

Location : Hargreaves Road - Mt Robson
Access : East access off Highway 16. Turn south at Mt Robson visitor centre onto Hargreaves Road. The property is located across the Fraser River; about a two-minute drive
Services : Power and telephone to the lot line.
Recreation :

This area abounds of recreation; fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback trails, ATV trails, river rafting, snowmobiling and heli-skiing. It is a recreational paradise.

Climbing the 1,500 m (4,921 ft) Emperor Face on the northwest side of Mt Robson provides the most formidable challenge to elite climbers on the mountain, though the more popular routes are the Kain route and the southeast face. The Kain route follows the first ascent's path up the entire length of the Robson Glacier from its terminus above Robson Pass to the upper northeast face and the summit ridge. Mount Robson has a high failure rate on climbing to the top, with only about 10% of attempts being successful. Although the mountain is under 4,000 m (13,123 ft), there is no easy way to the summit and bad weather commonly rebuffs most summit attempts.

Area Data :

Mount Robson Provincial Park
Mount Robson Provincial Park is the second oldest park in British Columbia’s park system, is truly one of the world’s crown jewels. The mountain for which the park is named guards the park’s western entrance. At 3,954 metres Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, towers over the lesser surrounding peaks. Winter or summer, this is one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains. Just as the early trappers, hunters and explorers felt in awe at the mountain’s magnificence, travellers today experience the same feelings.

With Alberta’s Jasper National Park as its easterly neighbour, Mount Robson Provincial Park comprises a portion of one of the world's largest blocks of protected areas. Designated as a part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990, Mount Robson provides everything from developed, vehicle-accessible camping to remote valleys that seldom see a human footprint. Mount Robson Provincial Park also protects the headwaters of the Fraser River. From its pristine alpine source, the Fraser River gains strength and size to match any of the world’s major rivers. Future generations will surely appreciate the protection of this great river’s source within Mount Robson Park.

Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park
Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park is dedicated to the memory of Terry Fox of Port Coquitlam, BC. Terry Fox lost a leg to bone cancer, but undertook to run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He completed 5,375 km before illness forced him to end his run. His valiant effort against incredible odds touched the hearts of all Canadians and people around the world. Terry died on June 28, 1981. The mountain that bears his name will serve forever as an enduring and fitting memorial to a young Canadian's determination, selflessness and courage. The park was officially dedicated September 22, 1981 by the family of Terry Fox and the people of British Columbia.

Fraser River Headwaters
Here is found the birthplace of British Columbia’s most important river system: the Fraser. From its source in Mt. Robson Provincial Park, the great river flows north on its way to Prince George where it turns and heads south to the Pacific Ocean - a total distance of nearly 1,500 kilometres. Chinook salmon migrate to the Headwaters each year, thrashing their way upstream to spawn in tributary streams or in the gravels of the Fraser’s uppermost reaches. Other major rivers also originate here: the North Thompson, the Canoe- a major fork of the Columbia, the Kakwa.

Ecosystems of the bioregion span a wide range, from rich, valley-bottom wetlands and ancient inland rainforests, to high elevation subalpine forests and alpine tundra. With large, intact areas of pristine wilderness still remaining, the Headwaters region provides habitat for a wide range of species. Grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, caribou, wolverine and cougars are among the area’s most charismatic fauna.

Moose Lake and Kinbasket Lake
Moose Lake sits on BC’s interior plateau at an elevation of over 1,000 metres (3,500 ft). It is 8 km (5 mi) long and 1 km wide at its widest point. With no significant inflowing waters, Moose Lake is home to one of the few pure wild rainbow trout stocks in North America and this regal species is abundant here in numbers rarely found today, thanks to our lightly touched waters. They feed voraciously in the May to October period and can be fished with wet or dry flies, trolled, mooched, or by spin casting.

Wet flies are very effective all season long, particularly during the early season following the spring thaw. With a wet fly, often the take is so gentle that the only indication is the subtle movement of your line on the glassy surface of the water. A variety of dry flies can be fished throughout the season, depending on the hatch and timing, but particularly during the frequent insect hatches of mid and late summer.

Virtually all areas of Moose Lake can be fished successfully, from the shallows near shore to the deeper mid-lake waters, from the small islet in the far-east corner of the lake to casting directly off the dock at the Moose Lake lodge.

The turquoise waters of Kinbasket Lake stretches for miles. A geographical marvel created by the construction of the Mica Dam, the lake seems as endless as the mountain ranges on either side. Kinbasket stretches from Columbia Reach to the south near Revelstoke and Canoe Reach in the north near Valemount. Launch a canoe and spend the day paddling along the shoreline, or walk along the rocky shore until you come across a nice sandy beach. Unpack a picnic, take a chilly plunge and marvel at the views of Canoe Mountain as you laze the day away. Fish on the mind? Kinbasket is full of them. Toss in a line and you’ll be rewarded when the rainbow and bull trout begin to bite.

Jasper National Park
Only a 20 minute drive from Mt Robson is Jasper National Park. Jasper astonishes visitors with its vast wilderness, dotted with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, mountains and deep-cut canyons. Hike, paddle, swim, ski, fish, and take in soothing hot springs, scenic drives and extraordinary wildlife.

History :

In 1893, five years after the expedition of A.P. Coleman to Athabasca Pass and the final settling of the mistaken elevations of Mt. Hooker and Mt. Brown, Mt. Robson was first surveyed by James McEvoy and determined to be the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The first documented ascent of Mount Robson, led by the young guide Conrad Kain, at its time the hardest ice face to be climbed on the continent, was achieved during the 1913 annual expedition organized by a large party of Alpine Club of Canada members who made use of the newly completed Grand Trunk Pacific railway to access the area. Prior to 1913, it had been necessary to approach the mountain by pack train from Edmonton or Laggan via Jasper and Lucerne, so only few intrepid explorers had made previous attempts at exploring the mountain. The most famous early ascensionist was the Reverend George Kinney, a founding member of the Alpine Club, who on his twelfth attempt in August 1909 claimed to have reached the summit with local outfitter Donald "Curly" Phillips. A major controversy over this claim and over the implausible nature of his unlikely and dangerous route dominated the discourse within the Alpine Club elite, and he is now generally presumed to have reached the high summit ridge before being turned back at the final ice dome of the peak. Kinney Lake, below the south face, is named in his honour.

Zoning : Small Holding (SH) & Rural 2 (RU2) - Bylaw 2892, Regional District of Fraser Fort George
Legal :

The fractional north east 1/4 of District Lot 5671 Cariboo District except Part Plan BCP10723

PID 015-380-335

Taxes : $1,460 (2018)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 53° 1'15.54"N and 119°13'51.60"W
Listing # : 19049