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Acreage Subdivision in the Recreation Paradise of Rosswood, BC
Acreage Subdivision in the Recreation Paradise of Rosswood, BC
A subdivision in Rosswood consisting of six new acreages of 8 to 24 acres, and a remainder of 80 acres. The six new acreages have recently drilled wells, and all have power and telephone to the lot line. This is great area for the outdoorsperson.
  • Size: From 7.6 acres
  • Area: MNCOAST
  • Price: From $120,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Size :
Lot # Price Size
Lot 1 $175,000 12.25 acres
Lot 3 $175,000 12 acres
Lot 4 $175,000 24 acres
Lot 5 $175,000 12.5 acres
Lot 6 $120,000 7.6 acres
DL 434 SOLD 80 acres
Description :

There is a remainder portion consisting of 80 acres from a recent subdivision of six lots ranging from 8 to 24 acres each. Located adjacent to the Rosswood General Store only 43 km north of downtown Terrace. The area abounds with outdoor recreation on the Kalum River and Lake and nearby mountain ranges. The ocean isn't too far away at the Port of Prince Rupert or adventure to Gingolx. The area is outstandingly beautiful including the Nisga'a Memorial Lava bed. Power and telephone is at the lot line. A year-round maintained gravel road fronts the property and a driveway and partial fencing is in place. The remainder portion has Clear Creek running through it and has direct access to endless crown land.

Pine mushrooms grow abundant in the area and is known for its cash crops.

Location : Egan Road and Kalum Lake Road/Nisga’a Highway 113 - Rosswood, BC
Access : From Terrace head north on the Nisga’a Highway 113. Before you reach the village of Rosswood Egan Road will be on your right at about 43 km. This is where Lots 1, 3 and remainder DL434 are located. Travel further north past the General Store where Lots 4 and 5 are on the right and Lot 6 on the left.
Services : Power, telephone at the lot line. A well in place on lots 1 through 6, and not on Remainder DL 434. All need septic systems.
Recreation :

This whole area is a gateway to some of the best outdoor adventure in the Northwest. From the mountain playgrounds to the raging rivers, you have access to four seasons of fun and excitement.

Provincial Parks and Recreation Sites
There is a variety of recreational opportunities available in the Kitimat Valley and the Douglas Channel, with 17 recreation sites and 20 hiking trails in the area. Overnight camping is available at all recreation sites. Two beautiful lakefront provincial parks across Kalum Lake from Rosswood on West Kalum Forest Service Road. One is called Red Sand Beach, the other Hart Farm. Both have sandy beaches and offer wilderness camping.

The Coastal and Skeena mountain ranges represent a paradise for all levels of hikers, and the mountains that surround Terrace are covered with wilderness hiking trails, traversing Alpine meadows and rough terrain. Terrace Mountain is a good three-hour trek, which at the summit provides a sweeping view of the city and down the Skeena Valley. Sleeping Beauty Valley is an exemplary experience, with overnight camping allowing exploration of the beautiful alpine meadows and lakes.

Mountain Biking
The diverse terrain is tailor made for all levels of riders. The ‘Guide to Recreational Trails in the Terrace Area’ detail these trails. The Onions Lakes trails, 20 minutes south of Terrace on Highway 37, provide great biking in the summer months and excellent cross-country ski trails in the winter with 23 km of choices.

Mountain Climbing
Stone walls at Copper Mountain, Exchamsiks River Provincial Park, Exstew Valley and Chist Creek all provide challenging terrain.

The Pacific Ocean, Kitsumkalum Lake, the Skeena River, and a vast number of other lakes and rivers are fabulous to explore by canoe or kayak. For a more adventurous water experience there is whitewater paddling, water skiing, wakeboarding, kite surfing and even parasailing.

The Coast Mountain and the Skeena River Valley provide glacier-fed rivers, streams and lakes full of fish. Sport fishing yields salmon, steelhead and trout. The Skeena River system is home to all five species of Pacific salmon, which return from the ocean to spawn. In winter, ice fishing is popular on Lakelse Lake, off the mouth of Williams Creek, or anywhere on Meziaden Lake.

At the foot of Thornhill Mountain, just outside of Terrace, is the challenging Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club. Each hole offers the golfer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Winter Sports
Shames Mountain, one of North America’s ‘best kept secrets’, provide unmatched powder and internationally acclaimed backcountry skiing opportunities and cross-country skiing. The cross-country ski trails at Onion Lake, south of Terrace have both classic and skate skiing trails suitable for all abilities. The terrain around Terrace is ideal for snowmobiling, and exercise enthusiasts wanting to get out into the crisp winter air can enjoy the outdoor trails by snowshoe. Indoor activities include curling, ice skating and hockey.

Vegetation :

Rosswood and the surrounding Skeena Valley are in a hybrid coastal-interior rainforest. These lush forests consist primarily of western red cedar, western hemlock, balsam and Sitka spruce. The dominant soil is a well drained sandy loam with podzol (from volcanic activity) development where the original forest remains. Ideal soil, climate and forest provide growth of the highly profitable and sought-after pine mushroom.

Within the Skeena River Watershed, Lakelse Lake Provincial Park is surrounded by the mountains of the Kitimat Range. The park preserves stands of impressive old growth cedar, hemlock and Sitka spruce forests which thrive in the moist air swept in from the Pacific Ocean.

The Kermode (Spirit) bear is an extremely rare sub-species of the common North American black bear. The bears like the mountainous terrain, lush forest growth, mild climate, productive salmon streams and rivers offered in the natural sanctuary around Terrace and on the small islands in the Douglas Channel.

Area Data :

Rosswood is a beautiful rural community of about 150 residents. It is located on the northern tip of the stunning, emerald Kitsumkalum Lake (also referred to as Kalum Lake), on the Nisga’a Highway 113. Being unincorporated, Rosswood is not governed by any form of government. The Rosswood Community Association was formed in the early 80s to provide assistance solving issues pertinent to the community and to provide facilities that to promote social life. This close-knit community raises money by renting out its Community Hall and grounds, membership fees raffles and annual events.

There is a small store called the Rosswood General Store. The basic necessities, fireworks, and a small café are provided. It is located right on the Nisga'a Hwy as you travel through the small community.

Besides the store there are hobby farms, a few horse ranches and some cabins located along Kalum Lake. The whole area contains some excellent panoramic views of the mountains which surround the area and lake. Although the community is small, the locals are quite friendly and prefer the laid-back atmosphere of Rosswood.

There are two beautiful Forest Service Recreation sites across Kalum Lake from Rosswood on West Kalum Forest Service Road. One is called Red Sand Lake; the other, Hart Demonstration Farm. Both have sandy beaches, offer wilderness camping and several trails with grand scenic views.

North of Rosswood is the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park. As the lava spilled from the crater an estimated 250 years ago, it followed a creek bed downslope to Lava Lake and down the Tseax Valley to the Nass River. The lava travelled at different speeds depending on the steepness of the slope. Many types of lava flows provide diverse and interesting features, from tree casts, lava tubes, rough and jagged lava, large chunks and lava having a smooth surface or ropey in form. Due to the volcanic activity there are several natural and developed hot springs.

Terrace, to the south, on the Skeena River, is the regional retail and service hub for the northwestern portion of BC. This is a vibrant and diverse community with over 1,100 active businesses. The City is located on a series of natural flat benches, or terraces within the broad Skeena River Valley. These terraces are deposits from glaciers thousands of years ago.

Proximity to the ocean (approx. 60 kilometres), the low altitude (196 feet above sea level), and its location within the shelter of the Coast Mountains has created a natural "greenhouse" effect. Rainfall is less than half of that found on the coast and temperatures are moderate - warm enough to permit the growing of fruit orchards and specialty crops, including peaches.

The Canadian National Railway and Yellowhead Highway pass through Terrace. The railway station is served by Via Rail's Jasper-Prince Rupert train. Air services are provided by Northwest Regional Airport, with connections to Prince George, Smithers, and Vancouver.

History :

Rosswood was named after Annie Ross, a pioneer woman that came to this area in 1909. She located and applied for a pre-emption where Wesach Creek runs into Kalum Lake. She received her pre-emption in 1911 and in 1912 became Postmistress of the sub-post office that was named Rosswood. She was one of many people, mostly single men, who applied for land in the valley in the years before WWI. By the end of WWI the population of the new community had dwindled, the post office was closed, and since then there has been no postal service here.

The 1920s and early 30s were the era of prospecting and placer mining in Rosswood, with the most successful locations being on Maroon Mt. and along Douglas Cr. In those years, Rosswood town site was located at the north end of Kalum Lake.

With WWII came a demand for cedar poles and lumber, giving employment to local residents as well as to the trickle of newcomers into the area.

After the War, logging increased, bringing young families into Rosswood. In 1957 a one room school was built, and classes started that September with 13 students in six grades. After six years the school closed and Rosswood’s children have since been bussed into Terrace schools.

In the early days, transportation to Rosswood was by a trail, later by a wagon road to Kalum Lake, then by trail around the Lake, or by boat in the summer and over the ice in the winter. In 1954, an access road from the West Kalum logging road was built into Rosswood. In 1971, a logging road was completed up the east side of Kalum Lake. Since both roads were built by logging companies, private vehicles traveled on them at their own risk. Several years later, the Highways Department took over the road on the East side, finally paving it in 1984.

The Kitselas people, a tribe of the Tsimshian Nation, have lived in the area for thousands of years. First Nations peoples have inhabited northwest BC for generations. This region is one of the oldest continuously occupied regions of the world and, long before European contact, was one of the most densely populated areas north of Mexico.

The Heritage Park Museum is a Municipal Heritage Site and Museum. The Museum sits on 1.73 acres of scenic park land that was originally the first dairy farm in Terrace and later the site of a large WWII army hospital. Ten different buildings sit on the site, eight of these are original log structures relocated to the Museum grounds from various locations in the Terrace area. Within each of the buildings there are artefact displays exhibiting the local settlement history of Terrace and the surrounding area. Displays highlight industries such as logging, mining, trapping, farming and tourism, as well as the general ways of life of newcomers to this area.

Zoning : No zoning - however, the Regional District may re-zone to R2 in the future.
Legal : Lot 1, DL 434, Range 5 Coast District, Plan EPP6704; PID 030-563-691
Lot 3, DL 434, Range 5 Coast District, Plan EPP6704; PID 030-563-712
Lot 4, DL 434, Range 5 Coast District, Plan EPP6704; PID 030-563-721
Lot 5, DL 434, Range 5 Coast District, Plan EPP6704; PID 030-563-739
Lot 6, DL 434, Range 5 Coast District, Plan EPP6704; PID 030-563-747
REM DL434, Range 5 Coast District, Except Plan EPP6704; PID 014-961-644
Taxes : Not assessed.
Map Reference : 54°50'32.10"N and 128°47'21.29"W
Listing # : 18313