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Beautiful Riverfront Agricultural Acreage - Christian Valley, BC
Beautiful Riverfront Agricultural Acreage - Christian Valley, BC
One of the most desirable properties in the valley. 70 acres of prime agricultural land bordered on 2 sides by the Kettle River. Irrigation water rights on David Creek & Kettle River. Over 3,500 feet of riverfront. Great building locations. Renowned hunting & fishing.
  • Size: 70 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $549,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

This is without question one of the most desirable properties in the Christian Valley. 70 acres of flat prime agricultural land bordered on two sides by the Kettle River. Over 3,500 feet of low bank riverfront. 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. Irrigation water rights are provided by both David Creek which runs just to the north of the property and the Kettle River.


The section of river that flows past this property is well known as one of the best stretches of river in the valley. This section has little to no risk of significant flooding during the spring runoff. The fly fishing for rainbow trout is excellent and there are a couple good swimming holes as well. Typical summer weather is warm and dry which not only provides a great climate for agriculture, but you’ll also be glad can walk down to the river and take a dip to cool off on the hottest summer days.


There are too many good building sites on this property to choose from, you will just need to visit the property yourself and figure out which is the best one for you. With the river flowing across the southern portion of the property it allows you to build your home to take in the southwest of the exposure and have the river flowing in front of you. Also, the entire property is located on the far side of the river from Christian Valley Road which provides excellent privacy. The views of the surrounding mountains and down the valley are absolutely breathtaking. The fall months have the trees changing colour and turn the surrounding hills into a beautiful tapestry of green and gold.


There is easy access to nearby Crown land for recreation and backcountry exploration. There are several small good fishing lakes in the area as well. The hunting in the area is renowned and this particular property is located in the wintering ground for elk and deer. It would not be uncommon to see dozens of elk and deer on this property.


This property is part of one of the original ranches in the Valley and is in a highly sought after area. This parcel has not been available for sale for many decades, so don’t wait to contact the listing REALTOR® for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

Location : DL 77S Christian Valley R - 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 : Irrigation water provide by water licence.
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 77S SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT
PID 014-605-015
Taxes : $86.37 (2018)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°19'38.28"N and 118°52'22.80"W
Listing # : 18179