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3 Adjacent Off Grid Lots in Ferguson, BC
3 Adjacent Off Grid Lots in Ferguson, BC
Great off the beaten track location for an off grid cabin + secondary cabin or camp site. Mostly flat & clear with a couple large trees. Mountain views. Year-round access. Located in snow belt = great sledding. Awesome back country access to Selkirk Mountains.
  • Size: 0.24 of an acre (90 ft x 110 ft)
  • Price: NEW PRICE $54,900
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Size : 3 lots and each lot is 30 feet wide by 110 feet deep totalling 0.24 of an acre.
Description :

Great recreational property. Off the beaten path location in the old town site of Ferguson in the Selkirk Mountains. This offering consists of three adjacent lots each 30 feet by 110 feet in size (lots 4, 5, 6). Total area 90 feet by 110 feet. Ideal land for an off grid cabin with spectacular mountain views and backcountry access. Land is flat with a few large trees. No services in town.

Zoned for house/cottage plus an accessory cabin where the cabin could be up to 60% of house size. Septic system allowed on the property but you would need all 3 lots with one dwelling in order to have a septic. Or if no septic it could be enjoyed by 3 separate owners who each had their own title and a small basic cabin/camp on each, but with no septic

Roads are plowed in winter to lot.

Great sledding, back country skiing, hunting, lots of forestry roads for motorsports.

Location :

Ferguson, BC

Travel Distances

  • Trout Lake: 5-10 mins
  • Nakusp: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Revelstoke: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Kaslo: 1 hr 50 mins
  • Nelson: 2 hours 45 mins
  • Calgary: 6 hours 15 mins
Access : Take Ferguson Road from Trout Lake to Ferguson and travel for about 6.1 km. Stay on main road (if in doubt stay left). As you enter and proceed through Ferguson the lots are on your left and a for sale sign is on the lots. The land starts 90 feet from the corner of the northbound crossroad (the one that's now closed). There is some flagging tape at each corner but it's hard to find and not exact.
Improvements : Bare land
Services : No services
Area Data :

Ferguson and Trout Lake
Trout Lake City and Ferguson are both found in the Lardeau district of the West Kootenay region of south-eastern BC. A bit off the beaten track, the area is garnering an increasing amount of attention from recreational property buyers, not just because of traditional amenities like rivers and lakes, but for less tangible allures, the chance to own a piece of history.

History :

A century ago Trout Lake City was a boisterous mining town in the District of Lardeau. The Lardeau area was laid out in the late 1890s by the Ferguson Brothers, owners of the nearby Triune Mine. By 1900 the town of Ferguson had about 1,000 residents, five hotels, a newspaper, brewery and wholesale liquor store.

Ferguson was promoted as the money-making place, the centre of the rich mining district of the Lardeau. Pack trains carried supplies up to the mines and returned with ore; daily stages moved passengers to and from the steam-powered paddle wheelers on Arrow and Kootenay Lakes. A branch line of railway followed, linking Trout Lake to Kootenay Lake. Still, with the inaccessibility of the mines, shipping costs were so high that only the best ore could be shipped out for smelting. A 30-ton Vulcan smelter was erected to treat local ores, but the smelter cracked on its trial run and was never used again. Other problems were the long winters with snow that could be 20 feet or more deep (these days, metal-clad roofs to shed snow are the rule rather than the exception).

The mines themselves were on narrow trails switch backing up the slopes, so high that even firewood had to be packed in. While world champion horse and mule packer, Andy Daney (these lots are beside his old home site), packed everything from eggs to 600-pound cook-stoves up the mountain trail, his greatest feat was moving a 2.5 km cable which weighed several tons. Tying his horses and mules head and tail in a line and distributing the weight over them all, he delivered the cable, which was to become part of an aerial train from the Triune Mine. Unfortunately, the aerial tram was destroyed during the first winter. When the price of silver dropped, so did Ferguson’s fortunes.

Today a highway sign directs you to Ferguson from the junction at Trout Lake, between the gas station/general store, where tourists stop to pose for snapshots beside the antique gas pumps and a highway maintenance yard. The road, although better maintained these days, is still narrow and climbing. Towns like Trout Lake and Ferguson were primarily company towns and when the employer left town, so did its employees. In some cases, the abandoned houses were leveled, in others the property sold as-is. If nobody bought it, ownership of the town site would revert back to the previous owner, frequently a private person or the Ministry of Mines. Only land that was owned by the Crown before the property was developed would revert back to the Crown, thus the zoning would often remain intact. Although Ferguson once had its own utilities, including electric light and a waterworks system, they went the way of the town’s buildings.

Zoning :

Land is in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD)

Small Holding - SH

Principal Uses
(a) agriculture (b) day care (c) horticulture (d) single family dwelling (e) standalone residential campsite (f) timber harvesting

Secondary Uses
(a) accessory use (b) bed and breakfast (c) home occupation (d) small-scale sawmill (e) residential campsite (f) secondary dwelling unit

Legal : Lots 4,5,6 Block 6 District Lot 1140 Kootenay District Plan 671
PIDs 016-073-223,016-073-207 & 016-073-240
Taxes : $191.04 (2017)
Map Reference : 50°40’37.58”N and 117°28’42.25”W
Listing # : 17168