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Hummingbird Haven - Bralorne, BC
Hummingbird Haven - Bralorne, BC
Renovated old mining house. Updated kitchen opening into the dining & living room. Master bdrm with large walk-in closet & luxurious main bath with claw foot tub, shower, pedestal sink & linen closet. Basement has 3 rooms. Walk-in & fill the cupboards ready.
  • Size: 0.15 of an acre
  • Area: SWBC
  • Price: NEW PRICE $118,700
  • Listing Agent: Robbi-Layne Robertson - RLR@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-457-7603
Description : Hummingbird Haven, at least 25+ hummingbirds zipping around the feeders outside this quaint renovated old mining house when I was there. They say at times they have counted more than 50+ hummingbirds. The inside feels as cheery as the outside is with all the birds. The kitchen is updated, all white, opening into the dining and living room. Basement has an office, small second bathroom, bedroom and an additional room that could be used for a third bedroom. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and the main bath is enormous with a claw foot tub, separate shower, pedestal sink and linen closet. Fenced front yard area, side patio and back yard has an easy slope. Attic has space for an extra room with pull down access stairs. This house is ready for someone to walk right in and fill the cupboards, no work required.
Location :

Bralorne, BC.

Follow Pioneer Road through town till you pass the Fire Hall and turn right onto W Bralorne Road. The road T’s, stay right and this turns into Whiting, the house is the first one on the right hand side.

Access :

Bralorne is situated in the Bendor Mountain Range. 100 miles north of Vancouver as the crow flies. Nestled between the drier Chilcotin Range and the mighty Coast Range, it’s a remote area like no other.

Just getting to Bralorne is an adventure not to be missed! Expect rocks, tree debris and wildlife to be on the road. Drive with attention and focus!

Travel from Lillooet takes 2+ hours on Highway 40. The mixed paved and dirt road follows the Bridge River and Carpenter Lake Reservoir and is 112 km long. This is the main road in and out of the Bridge River Valley and is open year-round. The hill from Gold Bridge to Bralorne has been paved recently and is the nicest stretch of road in the valley. Check Drive BC for updates and road conditions.

Bralorne is a 2.5-3 hour drive from Whistler over the Hurley Forest Service Road which starts in the Pemberton Meadows and is a rough 4WD dirt road over a high mountain pass. It is often only passable with a 4WD or a high clearance vehicle. The Hurley is plowed in May every year to open it up for car and truck traffic.

All roads to Bralorne pass by some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable. Expect changing mountain driving conditions. There is no cell phone service after Lillooet or Pemberton. Take your time and enjoy the drive!

Improvements : Home.
Services :
  • Electricity
  • Community water
  • Community sewer
Recreation :

Today Bralorne is known for the unlimited recreation possibilities available. In every season, people are out enjoying the roads and singletrack trails that the miners and loggers left behind.

Winter in Bralorne is a snow lover’s paradise. At 3,350 feet above sea level the town stays snowbound for most of the winter. Snowmobiles are part of everyday transport and great fun in the backcountry. Avalanche training is recommended to play in the mountains.

Other winter activities include ski touring, sled skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, winter camping and ice skating on the frozen lakes. Sunshine Mountain Ski Hill has been around since the 1930s and is an ongoing community project.

Summer in Bralorne is a feast for the senses. The mountain meadows are vibrantly alive with wildflowers and wildlife at the base of the massive Coast Mountain icefields and glaciers. Mountain bikers come from near and far to ride through the wildflowers on the famous singletrack trails. Hikers can climb mountain peaks and walk alpine ridges for days. ATV and dirtbike trails are abundant and can lead you up into the alpine on old mining roads. Family campers can experience great adventures with nature by simply visiting the area. Exploration never ends in Bralorne!

Vegetation :

SCR - Southern Chilcotin Ranges Ecosection
Interior Douglas fir and Montane spruce forests dominate the valleys and lower slopes while subalpine forests dominate the middle mountain slopes. Extensive alpine tundra, from the rugged glacier dominated areas in the west to rolling alpine meadows in the northeast occurs on the upper slopes

Area Data :

Bralorne is situated at 3,350 feet above sea level, in the heart of BC in the South Chilcotin Mountains. Bralorne is bordered by the Coast and Bendor Ranges and the South Chilcotin Mountains. Towering peaks and spectacular mountain scenery can be seen in every direction.

Bralorne is a combination of old mining houses and brightly painted renovated homes, set in a spectacular high-mountain valley. People are very friendly and all share a passion for the outdoors. Dogs and cats are as much a part of the community as are people.

The town population is 77, residents are a hearty bunch and a mixture of old and young. Feel the small town, mountain atmosphere. Bralorne has something for the whole family.

The climate in Bralorne is cold and temperate. Bralorne has significant rainfall. The climate here is classified as Dfb by the Köppen-Geiger system. July is usually the warmest month. January is usually the coldest month. The precipitation varies 48 mm between the driest month and the wettest month. Throughout the year, temperatures vary by 23.4°C.

History :

Bralorne has a colourful history rich in gold! Bralorne and Pioneer were the most important gold mines in BC for much of the 20th Century. A gold mining town that once boomed in the 1930s and produced over 3 million ounces of gold, the biggest lode producer in BC.

The first gold nuggets were found in the Bridge River Valley in 1858 by early prospectors. In 1897, three men hiked in from Lillooet to Cadwallader Creek looking for gold. They made three claims - the Lorne, Marquis and the Golden King. These would form the core of the complex of claims which became the Bralorne Mine. Arthur Noel bought the claims and worked them sporadically, holding on in bad times, waiting for the good. Unfortunately the mine became tied up in litigation and stood idle for a dozen years. By 1914 Pioneer Gold Mines was set up with more industrial equipment, boilers and modern rock mill. The site worked through the 1920s and the profitable King vein exploited.

In 1931 Austin C. Taylor and associates acquired the Bralorne property and financed construction of a 100-ton mill. The Bralorne Mine operated from March 1932 until 1971. During the depression, men flocked to the region to work as miners for the high wages of up to $5 per day. The collapse of world markets and the solid price of gold in the Depression caused a boom in Bralorne and men and investment ramped up production. The district was one of the few bright lights in the BC economy during the Depression - in a seven-year period in the 1930s the mines of the Bridge River produced $370,000,000 in gold. In the 40 years of operation, over 100 miles of underground tunnels were dug under Bralorne.

In the peak of the golden era, Bralorne boasted a population of over 3,000 people with all the conveniences of a big town - banks, general store, post office, church, school, hockey rink, skating rink, tennis courts, ball field, gymnasium, community hall, police station and a hospital.

Zoning :

R1 Zoning

Permitted Use

  • single family dwelling
  • duplex, subject to Section 8.2.2 below
  • bed and breakfast
  • home business
  • secondary suite, permitted only within a single family dwelling
  • accessory building and accessory uses
PID 005-736-978
Taxes : $1,104.44 (2016)
Boundaries : SLRD Electoral Area A
4 Undersurface Rights on Title
Map Reference : 50°46'21.48"N and 122°48'42.14"W
Listing # : 18237