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Old Cascade Highway View Acreages - Rossland, BC
Old Cascade Highway View Acreages - Rossland, BC
Choose from several acreages with outstanding views, year-round access, and near Rossland and Trail for all services. This area offers boundless recreation in all seasons, and is packed with history and interest.
  • Size: From 39 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: From $99,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Size :
Parcel Size Price
Parcel A 46.5 acres $99,00
Parcel B 39 acres $99,00
Parcel C 50.9 acres $109,00
Parcel D 605 acres $349,00
Parcel E 266.5 acres $249,00 (2 titles)
Description :

Located about 15 km from Rossland, a quaint Alpine Town with many services, shopping and fantastic restaurants. Another 9 km north is Trail with a little more city stuff to offer. The properties are only 40 km from Kuk’s Tavern (est.1889) in Newport, Washington and 2.5 hours drive to Spokane. With Red Mountain about ½ hour drive away, everything makes sense.


Atop the Cascade Summit are popular hiking and mountain bike trails. The Dewdney, Record Ridge and Seven Summits trails converge right at the start of the properties. Why not mountain bike to town and get someone to pick you up?


Each acreage has good access from the Old Cascade Highway and useable land. Fantastic views are to the west of the Rossland Range. One parcel has dramatic views east to the Rossland to Paterson Valley and south to Washington State atop Mt Sophia.


The parcels are off grid, as are the nearby residents at Big Sheep Creek to the west, using modern solar systems and wood fired heat and hot water systems. To some, living off-grid is a reward.


Parcel A
The most westward parcel and lowest in elevation ranging from 960 to 1,100 m. There is 1,050 metres of roadway accessing the property on the north and south sides, giving unlimited access points. 46.5 acres. $99,000


Parcel B
This parcel has 60 m metres of roadway accessing the property at two points. It is reasonably flat with elevation changes 70 m on average from 1,030 to 1,100 m in elevation. There is an old mine on the property with relics of equipment and quarry. 39 acres. $99,000


Parcel C
The land is sloped from 1,100 m to 1,200 m west to east. The road bisects the property for about 650 m along its length. Much of this parcel is flat to moderately sloped. 50.9 acres. $109,000


Parcel D
The largest parcel at 605 acres it offers immense diversity and opportunity. The minimum parcel size under FR zoning is 60 acres, allowing for potential subdivision. This property has about 1,000 metres of the main road passing through, providing many easy access points. The elevation changes 300 m west to east from 1,100 to 1,400 m. Many, many, many great building sites are possible here with knock out views. $349,000


Parcel E
The main road does not cross through this parcel and is accessed through Crown land and a private parcel for about 800 m before reaching the property. This parcel consists of two titles to accommodate access. Two titles totalling 266.5 acres(54.5 + 212 acres), there is abundant opportunity for building sites; too many to think of. This the most eastern parcel and the highest elevation, located at the Cascade Summit; sledding anyone? The parcel runs mostly north to south ranging from 1,400 to 1,600 m in elevation. The bluff at Mt. Sophia looking south has a view toward the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. $249,000

Location : Old Cascade Highway, at and west of Cascade Summit. From approximately km 13 to km 17.
Access : From Rossland head west on Highway 3B, located just past the Rossland Historical Museum. The turn off is your next right past Black Bear Road onto the Old Cascade Highway. The pavement ends shortly after the turn off onto a year-round gravel road. Ask listing agent for property by property access instructions.
Investment Features : Affordable view acreages within a short distance from Rossland. Year-round or seasonal living possible.
Services : Year-round gravel road. No other services, some cell reception.
Recreation :

The Old Cascade Highway is a phenomenal access road to wilderness adventures. There are trailheads to some of the popular hiking, backpacking and mountain biking trails in the region like the Seven Summits Trail and the Dewdney Trail. The route is also popular for accessing mountain biking, dirt biking, ATV and horseback riding in the summer. During the winter, the highway, after a large snowfall is mostly traveled by snowmobiles.


Red Mountain, a premier Snowsports Resort, is located 3 km from Rossland, opening a whole winter of exhilarating fun. With 110 named runs over three mountains, everything from gladed to groomed runs are easily accessible. From adrenaline junkies to peaceful pursuits, cat and heli-skiing, cross-country and snowshoe trails, fat bike trails and snow paragliding are all additional activities offered from the resort.

Area Data :

The Old Cascade Highway is prime to explore the mountain ridges, switchbacks, trails and wilderness scenery in the Monashee Mountain Range. The Old Highway goes by many names such as the Old Cascade Highway, Santa Rosa Road and the Old Cascade-Rossland Highway. The highway connects the communities of Rossland in the Kootenays to Christina Lake in the west.


The highway road measures approximately 72 kilometres and is divided into three sections - the Cascade side (close to Rossland), the middle and the Santa Rosa side. The highway from Rossland is a mixture of pavement and good gravel roads.


With a population of 3,557, no traffic lights or sprawling malls, the City of Rossland is really a small town. But back in 1897 when tremendous gold finds lured thousands of people, Rossland incorporated.


Nestled in the crater of an ancient volcano at an elevation of 1023 metres, Rossland is one of Canada's highest cities. With an average annual snowfall of 750 centimetres at Red Mountain, Rossland has a renowned reputation for powder skiing and has produced some of Canada’s best ski racers. Rossland offers mountain bikers and hikers hundreds of kilometers of trails, all radiating from the centre of town.


The ski hill, which is only 3 km from downtown experiences snowfalls that exceed 750 centimetres per year. In town, the annual snowfall averages 370 centimetres. Although there is snow in Rossland a month longer than in nearby valleys, the climate is gentle. Average summer temperatures are 25°C high and 11°C low. Rarely are winter days colder than -10°C and the average high is 3°C. Often above the clouds, Rossland receives about 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and windy days are rare.

History :

Gold and copper ores were discovered on the face of Red Mountain in July of 1890. There were five claims staked that led to the rise of Rossland. This most premiere mining centre in North America spawned the birth of the City of Trail. The Rossland mines proved to be very rich in gold and copper ore and, consequently, lots in the Trail town-site sold briskly. In 1895 a smelter in Trail was built to treat the Rossland ores. Edgar Dewdney was contracted to build a wagon trail over the Cascade Mountains, now called the Dewdney Trail. The Trail, 720 km long, connected Forte Steele and Hope.


The Dewdney Trail is crossed many times along its length by its successor, the Old Cascade Highway, which was opened in 1922 and allowed travellers to drive motor vehicles over the Monashee Mountains.

Zoning :

FR - Forest Resource


Permitted Principal Uses
a) Agriculture
b) Forestry
c) Single family dwelling


Permitted Secondary Uses
a) Accessory buildings and structures.

Legal : Multiple titles - inquire with Listing Agent
Taxes : Taxes for 2018

Parcel A - $437
Parcel B - $366
Parcel C - $479
Parcel D - $5,690
Parcel E - $1,995 combined

Map Reference : Parcel A - 49° 0'35.69"N and 117°54'56.11"W
Parcel B - 49° 0'53.59"N and 117°54'53.59"W
Parcel C - 49° 0'49.00"N and 117°54'32.62"W
Parcel D - 49° 0'53.93"N and 117°53'57.04"W
Parcel E - 49° 0'47.57"N and 117°53'20.90"W
Listing # : 19026