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160-Acre Homestead with 60 Acres in Hay Production and Mobile Home - Fort St. John, BC
160-Acre Homestead with 60 Acres in Hay Production and Mobile Home - Fort St. John, BC
Conveniently situated 160 acres with mobile home, 60 acres in hay production and beautiful forest cover. Under 15 minutes south of Fort St. John. Perfectly located for individual who travels back and forth between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
  • Size: 160 acres
  • Price: NEW PRICE $430,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

This is a very functional and convenient quarter section with a mobile home, large farm yard and hay production. The property is situated under 15 km south of Fort St. John along the highway travel corridor connecting Fort St. John to Dawson Creek. The property is approximately 46 km north of Dawson Creek.

The property has a large wrap-around driveway ideal for turning/parking large trucks and equipment. There is ample space within the main yard to erect a shop or other outbuildings to service various trucking and commercial endeavours. The property is ideally located to house a trucking/transport enterprise, or some other oil/gas service undertaking. The corridor between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John is very prominent for its commercial activity and properties, which can support trucking/transportation operations within the area, are in very high demand.

The property has approximately 60 acres in hay production, which is currently being leased to a resident farmer. There is a lot of demand for quality hay production and it would not be difficult to keep the hay fields leased.

Large portions of the property are enveloped in timber. There is approximately 97 acres of timber on the property. Most of the timber consists of poplar, aspen and birch with pockets of fir trees. The trees provide an excellent wind break for the farm yard and residence along with valuable thermal cover for white tail deer, moose and numerous bird species.

This property is an excellent option for an individual who wishes to live a rural life style, but have the option to commute into Fort St. John or Dawson Creek for work or school. It is also ideally situated for an entrepreneur in the trucking/transport or oil/gas sectors who operates in the area.

Primary Residence
The main residence is a double wide mobile home. There is electricity and septic. Water is provided via a half-acre dugout. The landowner elects to bring in his drinking water via water cooler and water jugs. The residence has a full, but undeveloped basement, living room, dining area, kitchen, full bath and three bedrooms. As mentioned there is ample room to build a full detached home on the property or erect various other outbuildings.

Location : This property is located approximately 15 km south of Fort St. John and 46 km north of Dawson Creek along the 97 connector Highway.
Access :

From Fort St. John, head south through Taylor across the Peace River Bridge. From the bridge, proceed approximately 8.5 km south until the intersection of Highway 97 with the property’s driveway. It will be a right-hand turn on the west side of the road.

From Dawson Creek, proceed north across the Kiskatinaw River and through the Farmington region and at approximately 46 km the driveway will be on the left-hand side of the road (west).

Improvements :
  • 60 acres in hay production
  • Mobile home with services
  • Prime location in between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek (under 15 km south of Fort St. John)
Investment Features : Mobile Home - 1,056 ft² (built in 1975)
Services :
  • Water - dugout
  • Septic - lagoon
  • Electricity
  • Heat
Recreation :

This property provides all the recreational opportunities afforded by a large rural acreage. One of the benefits of the property’s convenient location relative to Fort St. John and Dawson Creek is the opportunity to go into town to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. If the new owner feels like eating out or catching a movie, they may easily do so without the hassle traditionally associated with rural living. Fort St. John offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property.

On the property itself, there is opportunities for equestrian pursuits, off-roading, hunting, skeet shooting, hiking and picnicking.

In addition to recreational activities on the property, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region. Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region and along the Alaskan Highway.

Area Data :

The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound. The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands. This statistic demonstrates the regional economic reliance on agriculture.

The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.

The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

History :

Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance, at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometers north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.

It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.

In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

Zoning : A2
Legal :

The NE1/4 of Section 31 Township 81 Range 17 West of the 6th Meridian Peace River District except Plan A938

PID 011-699-426

Taxes : $1,200.57 (2017)
Map Reference : 56° 4'7.80"N and 120°38'34.04"W
Listing # : 18203