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Picturesque Riverfront Agricultural Acreage - Christian Valley, BC
Picturesque Riverfront Agricultural Acreage - Christian Valley, BC
Incredible agricultural riverfront property. Perfect for a hobby farm or equestrian set up. 1,800 ft of pristine riverfront. Great trout fishing. Area renowned for its hunting. Productive hay land. Amazingly productive well at 400+ GPM. Several great building sites.
  • Size: 54 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $539,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

Approximately 18 km up Christian Valley Road you’ll find this incredible agricultural riverfront property. At 54 acres in size you’ve got plenty of room for a hobby farm or equestrian set up. This property has approximately 1,800 feet of pristine riverfront on the Kettle River, and this section of the river is widely regarded as one of the most desirable in the valley with little to no flood risk and great sections for swimming and fishing. The rainbow trout fishing in this section of river is excellent. Fly fishing opens on July 1, so be sure to bring your fly rod.


This property is part of one of the original ranches in the valley and is some of the best agricultural land in the area. Approximately half of this parcel is on the east side of Christian Valley Road and the other half of the parcel is on the west side. The portion of the property on the east side of the road is flat, all agricultural, and almost entirely riverfront. The section of the property on the west side of the road has an approximately 10 acre hayfield along the roadway with the remaining back section of the property going up the well-timbered hillside in behind. A potential buyer may want to explore the possibility of subdividing this acreage along the roadway, which is often a more streamlined subdivision process.


One of the great selling features on this acreage is the fact that there is an incredibly productive well yielding approximately 400 gallons per minute. There’s enough water to irrigate for any agricultural purposes. The property also has power along the roadway.


This acreage has several great building sites to choose from including a building site which affords you a beautiful views up the river and down the valley. This is truly one of the most beautiful valleys in the southern interior. The valley is known for its four season recreation, awesome fishing during the summer months, renowned hunting for whitetail deer and elk, great horseback riding and backcountry exploration.


Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

Location : Lot 4 Christian Valley Rd - Westbridge, BC
Access : From Rock Creek go north toward Westbridge. Once you come into Westbridge stay right at the fork in the road and follow the signs towards the Christian Valley. Please phone the listing REALTOR® for access information.
Services :
  • Power
  • Water (400 + gallon per minute well)
  • Telephone
Recreation :

Tubing the Kettle River
A really popular thing to do in the summer is for people to tube the river from the bridge at Westbridge to the Kettle River Provincial Park. Along the way, near the beginning of the route, you'll pass the confluence of the Kettle and the West Kettle Rivers. Just remember while tubing past farmers' fields that this is private land, so please respect their privacy.


Backcountry Road Adventure
If you do decide to go up the Christian Valley Road and want some adventure the very remote backcountry gravel road continues to the north. It will eventually reach Highway 6 near the headwaters of the Kettle River approximately 172 km (108 miles) away, just east of Cherryville. There are lots of rustic forest service campgrounds along the way that feature fishing holes.


Rainbow Trout Fishing
For rainbow trout fishing, you have a number of options available in the area. There is the Kettle and West Kettle Rivers located right on either side of Westbridge, up the Christian Valley 64 km (40 miles) at Copperkettle Lake (requires a 3 km [2 miles] hike) and Conkle Lake about 16 km (10 miles) away from Highway 33, just north of Westbridge on a steep rough forest service road.


The area offers much more than fishing and is very well known for:

  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • ATVing
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Skiing - Mount Baldy is only a short drive away
  • Wildlife observing - moose, bear, deer, elk, waterfowl, wolf, marmet, mink, jack rabbits to name a few
  • From golf to gold panning it’s not far away!!

Hunting
Between the rugged Okanagan Highlands on the west and the snow-capped Monashees to the east, the Boundary Forest District is a patchwork of forests and clearcuts. It is rumpled like an unmade bed and stitched with roads that cut one into the other, headers joining headers and eventually turning into mains that follow ravines down out of the pine crested high country into the irrigated lowlands.


This is deer country where mule deer thrive in the lush second growth, often alongside pockets of whitetails. Travel the lumber roads in the cool of morning or in that magic hour at day’s end and you’ll see them picking their way along the edges of the clearcuts or bouncing across the road ahead of the vehicle. Or, if you just want to see deer, spend some time in the farmlands along the Crowsnest Highway where they gather by the dozens to graze in the fields, often coming right into the towns to help themselves to garden greens and manicured shrubs. Most are mule deer does with their fawns and the odd yearling buck still tagging along by force of habit, but here and there along the river bottoms are bands of whitetails as well.


That same mix of mulies and whitetails prevails in the back country away from the paved roads, the towns and the farmlands. In some places Crown land starts barely 10 kilometres in, other places you might have to travel twice that to reach huntable area. Boundary Creek Road, which starts at the Crowsnest just east of Greenwood, is one of the primary access points, providing access to a vast network of forestry roads from Wallace Creek all the way north to the Terraced Peak and Gable Mountain areas. The Christian Valley Road which follows the Kettle River Valley north from Westbridge also provides access to this high country by way of Lost Horse and Thone Creeks. Christian Valley tends to have more hunting pressure during October when any mule deer carrying antler and any whitetail-antlered or antlerless is fair game (check the regulations to verify since this is subject to change). In September as well as November, mule deer must carry four points on at least one side, not counting brow tines, and only whitetail bucks are legal.

Area Data :

Westbridge sits at a point on Highway 33 where a bridge crosses the West Kettle River. On the north side of the bridge is where you'll find the junction point to the Christian Valley Road and the Kettle River. Christian Valley is approximately 49 km (31 miles) away from Westbridge northeast along a section of paved to a gravel forestry road.


Westbridge is a very small unincorporated community that has some ranching and farming. At one time there was a general store located here called the Westbridge General Store and Post Office which was near the site of the old original hotel and post office. The store served for a number of years as the main hub and meeting place for people living in the area.


For people living in Westbridge and Christian Valley area or if you're camping out, other local shopping, services and entertaining can be done in Rock Creek or in Beaverdell. Here you can find grocery stores, gas, pubs and accommodation. In nearby Midway there is also McMynn's Foods which has a liquor store and lottery sales.

Zoning : LH
Legal : LOT 4 DISTRICT LOTS 1819 AND 1322 SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 30770
PID 003-851-842
Taxes : $38.34 (2018)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°19'25.87"N and 118°52'38.23"W
Listing # : 18177