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Large Riverfront Acreage with Timber - Christian Valley, BC
Large Riverfront Acreage with Timber - Christian Valley, BC
116 acre riverfront parcel is situated on a bench 100± ft above the valley floor. 2 separate access points. Backs onto Crown land. Elk & deer wintering area. Awesome hunting. Many building sites with great views. 5,000 m³ of merchantable timber. David Creek runs through.
  • Size: 116 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $539,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

The majority of this 116 acre riverfront parcel is situated on a bench approximately 100 feet above the valley floor. To access the property would be provided by turning east off Christian Valley Road on Fromme Road and across the bridge to the east side of the river. An easement through the adjacent property provides access, with secondary access provided to the backside of the property down East Kettle Forest Service Road. There are currently no services to the property, however power is not far away and could be brought into the property. Also, installing a well and septic system is not difficult.


This large acreage is completely timbered and is a spectacular piece of property. The acreage would make an ideal recreational retreat or year-round estate. There are several amazing building locations on the ridge overlooking the valley floor and river below. The property and the most suitable building locations all enjoy picturesque southwest exposure and stunning views back down the valley. Picturesque David Creek runs through the property towards the property’s north end and is a great feature to have on your property.


The southwest corner of the property has river frontage on the Kettle River. The river frontage at this section of the river is quite steep coming down from the bench above, however a walking path or ATV trail down to the river’s edge shouldn’t be a problem. It’s purported that this section of riverfront has one of the best swimming holes in the area. The fishing is also incredible for rainbow trout on the fly.


The current owner has retained most of the timber on this property and there is at least 5,000 m³ of merchantable timber. This well-treed property provides thermal cover for the large population of deer and elk in the area. It’s not uncommon to see dozens of deer and elk on this particular piece of property. This property also backs onto Crown land and has direct access to some of the best hunting, horseback riding, ATV in the entire Boundary Region.


People who are familiar with the Christian Valley know that this particular piece of property has not been available for sale in many decades and is part of one of the few original ranches in the Valley ... this one will not last long.


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

Location : DL 1150S Christian Valley Rd - Westbridge, BC
Access : From Rock Creek, BC 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 : None.
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 : DISTRICT LOT 1150S SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN KAP45967
PID 014-980-673
Taxes : $40.37 (2018)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°19'42.68"N and 118°52'0.80"W
Listing # : 18178