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Riverfront Acreage with Cabin - Willow River, BC
Riverfront Acreage with Cabin - Willow River, BC
A small rustic cabin with outstanding views of the Willow River is on the south side of the property. Located just over ½ hour from Prince George on a year-round road it doesn’t get better than this. Just over 10 acres with about 500 feet of river frontage.
  • Size: 10.45 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $47,700
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

This acreage is located on a year-round road; Beaver Forest Road, just 10 km from Upper Fraser Road. In just over a half-hour you can access Prince George and its many amenities and services.


The parcel is 10.45 acres and is bisected by Beaver Forest Road. The portion on the south side has the small 1.5 storey cabin built high above the road looking toward the Willow River. The portion on the north side of the road has the river frontage.


Where the cabin is located, about 2 acres is moderate terrain about 6% grade. The remaining land is steeper, about 30% overall. A road about 85-100 m in length can be cut almost flat from the main road (running west to east) to the moderate 2 acres.


This is a great opportunity for a small acreage so close to Prince George that includes a seasonal or temporary cabin for recreation use or prior to building.

Location :

Beaver Forest Service Road - Willow River, BC


  • 15 km to Eaglet Lake
  • 18 km south east of Willow River
  • 20 km to Highway 16
  • 35 km to Prince George
Access : From Prince George drive east on Highway 16 for about 18 kilometres. Turn north onto Upper Fraser Road and drive about 9 km to Beaver Forest Road. Turn east and drive another 10 km. The property is on both sides of the road before the Willow River Bridge.
Improvements : 180 ft² cabin with deck.
Investment Features : This is a great, affordable retreat with good access.
Services : No services.
Recreation :

Mountains, forests and lakefronts create phenomenal outdoor recreation. Summer activities right from the doorstep or close proximity within central BC wait to be explored. Watersports, immersing oneself in the diverse natural lakes, rivers, ancient forests, mountains and caves provide endless opportunity. Summer or winter, there is plenty for the adrenaline seeker and those looking for more leisurely fixes. Hunting and fishing, whether for moose or deer, rainbow trout, lake char and burbot as this area is full of wildlife.


Purden Lake Provincial Park
To the south, this Provincial Park is nestled in the rolling mountains south of Aleza Lake. This is a densely forested upland with open areas on the lakefront. Walks along the shoreline, swimming and angling for rainbow trout/burbot are popular activities. Other watersports are enjoyed with canoeing, waterskiing and windsurfing. With many hiking/cycling trails and viewing areas, the beauty of this park is magnificent. Portions of the park are open to hunting. The park also includes a concrete boat launch, flush facilities and a children’s playground.


Evanoff Provincial Park
The park is situated in the Hart Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. This park protects the nationally significant Fang Cave complex, which includes the ninth longest cave in Canada. Spelunkers in the caves is permitted for the experienced. The park also provides an easily accessible destination for backcountry recreation. It includes picturesque alpine bowls, three small alpine lakes, and distinctive limestone pinnacles and ridges. Two separate trails provide access to small alpine basins, with a connection over Fang Mountain. During winter, snowmobiling is permitted.


Purden Ski Resort
Purden is central British Columbia's largest ski mountain. For more than 40 years, this mountain has been providing a robust ski adventure. Purden has 25 named runs, with the longest run having over two miles of terrain. You will experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding in this area with over 1,100 vertical feet of skiing on dry powder snow, treed runs and uncrowded slopes.


Many other Provincial Parks, Forestry Parks, and unmarked areas await to be explored and enjoyed - all within this expansive and mighty region.

Area Data :

Willow River is a small community, population about 150, located a 28-minute drive northeast of Prince George, on the banks of the Willow River. The name is derived from the many willow swamps in the area. Originating at base of southeastern Mt. Tom in the Cariboo Mountains, the river meanders north and finally west where it flows by the community and into the Fraser River. Within this community there is a post office, general store/post-office, a volunteer fire department, church building and a small community hall.


Prince George City, with a population of 74,003 is the closest and largest city in northern British Columbia - the "Northern Capital" of BC. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.

History :

Carrier First Nations people occupied this region for thousands of years prior to European settlement. They lived off the land by hunting, trapping and building dwellings from natural resources. The Fraser River was one of the main transportation routes for their furs and to bring supplies in. Through the early 1900s sternwheelers paddled the rivers, transporting people and other goods from place to place. Forestry became the main industry as sawmills were built.


The forestry/sawmill industry struggled through the early years with the lack of efficient firefighting resources. In 1915, American entrepreneur A.C. Frost built a sawmill. Due to the ever-present threat of fires, the sawmill was dismantled and relocated to Giscome.


In 1917, the Northern Lumber Co. opened a mill. When destroyed by fire in 1919, the lumber piles, outbuildings, boilers and engines escaped damage and, history repeated, as they were dismantled and moved to Hansard. Some entrepreneurs stayed and continued to produce railway ties. Finally, the Willow River Lumber Company was opened in 1927 only to burn to the ground. Smaller mills remained in operation.


In the 1920s, various farmers harvested hay and wheat, kept dairy cows, raised chickens, goats and bred rabbits. Successful crops of strawberries, marrows, squash and pumpkins were cultivated.


Following the completion of the Grand Trunk Railway (GTP) in 1913, the Willow Creek became a flag stop around 1960, a regular stop by the mid-1960s and then a flag stop by the mid to late 1970, now serviced by Via Rail's Jasper-Prince Rupert train.

Zoning :

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Permitted Uses

  • Residential Single Family
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Intensive Agriculture
  • Kennel
  • Medical Marihuana
  • Nursery
  • Open Space Recreation
  • Riding Stable
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • General Permitted Uses and buildings and structures accessory to the permitted uses
Legal : LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 8374 CARIBOO DISTRICT PLAN 20493
PID 009-940-588
Taxes : $112
Map Reference : 54° 1'44.90"N and 122°21'53.62"W
Listing # : 19032