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Around the Bend Acreage - Dome Creek, BC
Around the Bend Acreage - Dome Creek, BC
The most affordable 10 acres in BC. This off-grid acreage is very private, great for the pioneer inside you. Other acreages, some agricultural are nearby. Only 250 m from for the mighty Fraser River and 2 km from Dome Creek.
  • Size: 10.8 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $24,500
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

This a great retreat for a homestead or for recreation. It is located north west of Dome Creek with limiting access, which is its appeal. The Fraser River is just 250 m away for outstanding fishing. Its isolation will make it a great hunting territory.

An unbelievable and vast area of Crown land is north of the property with very little access. We are talking thousands and thousands of square kilometres. The Rocky Mountain Trench separates the property from the Red Mountain Range and Torpy River about 10 km away.

If you are looking for an isolated get away, yet not far from civilization, off-grid living and under $25,000 this property is for you.

Location :

Bend Station - Dome Creek, BC

Bend is the remnants of a community located two miles northwest of Dome Creek in central British Columbia, which comprises several scattered houses stretching along the Fraser River on the northwest side of the railway bridge.

Access : From Prince George travel east on Highway 16 for about 123 km, turn north to Dome Creek about 6 km away. The property is about 2 km from Dome Creek. Please contact listing agent about land access.
Improvements : Bare land.
Investment Features : Best priced acreage in BC.
Services : No services.
Recreation :

The Robson Valley holds many recreational gems. Hike, fish, camp, or explore by horseback and ATV. In the winter you can snowshoe, ski, or take part in some of the best snowmobiling in North America. Backcountry skiing in bottomless champagne powder, and hunting, are also a major appeal for residents and visitors. Within close proximity, provincial parks, forestry parks and untouched wilderness await exploration.

West Twin Provincial Park, 60 km to the south, was established to protect the rich wildlife values and the wide biogeoclimatic representation. This park contains the only protected corridor across the Robson Valley. The area runs from the Cariboo Mountains in the south, through the main Robson Valley trench, and up the fronting ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

The 1,011-hectare Erg Mountain Provincial Park, 30 km to the south, protects interior cedar hemlock forests on a valley slope above the Upper Fraser Trench, leading to alpine/sub-alpine area at the top of Erg Mountain. Erg Mountain has historically been a hiking destination and offers an excellent viewpoint of the Upper Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. The trailhead is shared with Ptarmigan Creek Provincial Park - 8 km in from Highway 16.

Ptarmigan Creek Provincial Park and Protected Area is a narrow, steep-sided valley at the north end of the Cariboo Mountains above the Upper Fraser Trench. The park protects 4,633 hectares of the complete, intact watershed of the east branch of Ptarmigan Creek, a tributary to the Fraser River.

Mount Robson Provincial Park, the second oldest park in British Columbia’s park system, is one of the world’s crown jewels. At 3,954 metres, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, towers over surrounding peaks; winter or summer, this is one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains. Just as the early trappers, hunters and explorers felt in awe at the mountain’s magnificence, travellers today experience the same feelings. This magnificent park is a mere 168 km from Dome Creek.

Sugarbowl Provincial Park is approximately a one-hour drive northwest. This park protects old growth interior cedar-hemlock, and provides excellent habitat for grizzly bear, martin and caribou. It is also an important caribou corridor. The area includes a developed trail system that offers popular alpine backcountry recreation opportunities.

Purden Ski Mountain is central British Columbia's largest ski mountain and is less than an hour’s drive from Dome Creek. For 50 years the mountain has been supplying an exciting and robust ski adventure. Purden has 26 named runs with one two miles long. Key attractions to this mountain are the abundance of dry powder, treed runs and uncrowded slopes.

Area Data :

Dome Creek, population about 40 permanent residents, is located on the southwest side of the Fraser River in central British Columbia. This area is an ideal choice for those that love the outdoors and are looking for clean air, pristine water and an outdoor lifestyle. Founded by the railway in 1912-13, it continues as a settlement and farming area. This hamlet is a year-round destination which has a small rustic post office, clusters along the railway line and Dome Creek. The creek and town are named after Dome Mountain. The recreational facility, which occupies the former school building, houses the community hall, a public library and a museum. The visitor centre stands at the front of the lot previously occupied by the community hall.

The Rocky Mountains flank the eastern side of Dome Creek. To the west, the northern end of the Cariboo Mountains this community nestles within the Robson Valley. Prince George City is 90 minutes to the northwest while McBride is an hour’s drive to the southeast.

Services at McBride include a hospital, recreation center, community center, library, public and private schools. BC Bus North, a new long-haul passenger coach offers service between Prince George and McBride. Via Rail operates from Jasper to Prince Rupert with Dome Creek having a flag stop.

History :

For centuries the Yellowhead Pass was an aboriginal trading route. The nineteenth century brought explorers, gold seekers and surveyors, and in 1872 Sir Sanford Fleming and his engineers began surveying to find railway routes through the pass. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company surveyed a railway route from the prairies west to the coast, and railway construction took place from 1911 to 1914 when the first passenger train went through to the new port of Prince Rupert.

Along with the railway and sawmilling, farming was also established. Sawmills produced lumber for buildings, and poles/ties for the railway. Many railway workers took up land and stayed. The railway construction workers mostly came from Britain, central and eastern Canada, and Europe. Once the railway way was completed, the railway company actively sought settlers for the community and the area.

Another history altering moment was the completion and opening of Highway 16, the Yellowhead. Dome Creek was also chosen as a townsite due to the potential for timber, tourists and hunting. By 1920 there was a school, post office, general store, restaurant, billiard parlour and a barber shop. In the early part of the twentieth century people arrived by train to enjoy the hiking, big game hunting and mountain climbing.

Zoning :


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
PID 012-832-308
Taxes : $15 (2018)
Map Reference : 53°45'45.08"N and 121° 3'54.07"W
Listing # : 19033