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Take Me Home, Country Roads - Tachick Lakefront Acreage
Take Me Home, Country Roads - Tachick Lakefront Acreage
A fabulous spot for your lakeshore hobby ranch dream to come true. There is 2,000 feet of shoreline on Tachick Lake. The property is forested and in hay production, with a perfect spot for your dream home on an elevated bluff.
  • Size: 137 acres
  • Area: OMINECA
  • Price: $358,200
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

This exceptional lakefront acreage can provide for the most spectacular Hobby Ranch or lakefront estate. The 137 acre property has over 2,000 feet of lakeshore with a great location for a dock.


The land is treed and has about 22% currently in hay production, with room for more. There is an elevated bluff overlooking a pond below and the great expanse of Tachick Lake. This a great place to build your dream home and prepare the remaining land to your liking.


The area is known for good hunting of deer, moose and waterfowl is abundant. Tachick Lake is especially known for productive fishing. With the convenience of being on the lake, hit the water for a couple hours of fishing anytime.


Kenny Dam Road takes you to the property, and is maintained year-round. Power and telephone are accessed from the road.


Most large freehold large lakefront acreages have been subdivided into small parcels, or are simply not available. New supply is not being created, making lakefront acreage a sound long term investment.

Location : The property is located approximately 14.48 km (9 miles) south west of Vanderhoof in central British Columbia. Vanderhoof is the geographical centre of British Columbia and 100 km west of Prince George.
Access :

Vanderhoof is 97 km (60 miles) west of Prince George, which is 786 km (490 miles) north of Vancouver. From Highway 16 at Vanderhoof turn due south on the paved Kenny Dam Road at the sign that reads Nulki Lake, Tachick Lake and Kenny Dam Road. At 16 km (10 miles) the pavement ends and this is the east boundary of the Nulki Lake Ranch. The Nulki Lake Ranch is on both sides of the main road for 1½ miles (2.4 km). This main road is well maintained throughout the year.


From Nulki Lake Ranch continue on the Kenny Dam Road for approximately 3.19 km past Tachick Lake Estate lots C and B. Turn north onto Tachick Lake Road for 0.35 km to the south east corner of the property.

Improvements : Bare land.
Investment Features : Prime, rare lakefront acreage.
Services : Power and telephone to property.
Recreation :

This area is popular with local residents and tourists alike, due to the rare combination of natural, unspoiled beauty and the many and varied year-round recreational activities. The fishing and hunting resources attract sportsmen from all over North America. Within a 60 mile radius of Vanderhoof, there are numerous lakes and rivers for fly fishing or casting. Moose and deer are very prevalent throughout this area. Activities vary from hiking, camping, boating, canoeing, golfing, horseback riding and water-skiing in the summer to cross country-skiing, curling, skating and snowmobiling in the winter.


Murray Ridge Ski Hill is located 60 km away and Vanderhoof residents can enjoy downhill skiing in the winter. The Migratory Bird Sanctuary at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof is one of the major migratory stops for Canada geese, trumpeter swans, northern pintails, Caspian terns and white pelicans - a must see for watchers and photographers.


Burns Lake located 129 km (81 miles) west of Vanderhoof is an access point to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, second largest Provincial Park in the province and one of the largest in North America. It boasts the 4th highest waterfall in Canada, Hunlen Falls. Caribou, moose, grizzly and black bear, mountain goats, mule deer are residents of the park. Boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, photography and camping are some of the recreational uses of the park.

Vegetation : The land is mostly treed, about 100 acres or more and with about 30 acres in hay production. More room for hay, other crops or grazing is possible.
Area Data :

Vanderhoof (population 4,480) is a historic ranching and farming community and is located at the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 27 at the geographical center of British Columbia. Forestry is the number on industry, followed by ranching and farming. Vanderhoof is in a rich fertile valley known for its cattle ranches and dairy farms with agriculture as the second largest industry in the region. There is also a growing industry in horticultural production. Mining is growing in importance, with a number of mines being developed in the area.


Vanderhoof is a main service centre with several government offices, RCMP detachment, schools, hospital, medical clinic, shopping centre, 18 restaurants, 5 hotels/motels, theatre, bowling alley and golf course. The area is served by rail and air (land and float planes). The Vanderhoof Airport has an asphalt runway, runway lighting, GPS, automated weather station, an aircraft tracking system and can accommodate most planes.


The Nechacko River, which joins the Fraser River at Prince George, runs along the north edge of Vanderhoof. There are a number of very nice residences along the river whose owners have both boats and floatplanes. From this river, you can go on waterways for over 200 kilometres up rivers and lakes. The people of Vanderhoof are low keyed, easygoing people who are mostly hobby farmers with horses and enjoy the outdoors fishing and hunting.

History :

Simon Fraser’s diary relates that he was the first white man to trade with the surrounding First Nations people of Chinlac in the Vanderhoof region. After the fur traders came the packers, miners, telegraph operators, surveyors and finally settlers looking for their free land of the frontier.


Early settlers came in from the south over the western end of the Telegraph Trail. They traveled up the west coast to Prince Rupert where thy boarded river steamers to take them to Hazelton, then they trekked along the Trail to Fort Fraser. Those bound for Fort St. James branched off and followed the pack trail between the two Hudson’s Bay Forts; others continued along the focal point of the Nechako Valley. The telegraph line was erected in the early days with the object of forming an overland connection between America and Europe. The Telegraph Trail followed the line from one end of British Columbia to the other and since it was the only trail into the country, it was also the main artery of travel. Many of the men who had been employed on the telegraph line remained in the north, trading, trapping and prospecting for gold.


In 1906, the Village of Vanderhoof was only a survey line in the wilderness to mark the location of the planned railway. When the last spike was driven on April 7, 1914, it started a race for the land. The Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company offered cheap land and had one of their employees, Mr. Herbert Vanderhoof, lay out the townsite. Vanderhoof is Dutch for “of the farm” which was very appropriate since it was the first agricultural settlement in the province. The town grew and in 1926 the Village of Vanderhoof was born. With the arrival of World War II many young men left and Vanderhoof came to a standstill. The next boost to the population and the economy came with the construction of the Kenny Dam in the early 1950s. At the peak of its construction it employed 1,500 men and a number of them stayed in the area after the dam was built. The next expansion period came with a large influx of American immigrants in the 1960s and since that time Vanderhoof has enjoyed steady growth.

Zoning : AG1 (Agricultural), within the ALR
Legal : Pl: EPP43920; LD: Coast Range 4 (13); Section: 12; Town: 4; Range:4.
PID 029-449-731
Taxes : $50.22 (2019)
Map Reference : 53°55'51.59"N and 124°13'30.43"W
Listing # : 17193