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320-Acre Recreational Property - Some Merchantable Timber & Trail Network - Quesnel, BC
320-Acre Recreational Property - Some Merchantable Timber & Trail Network - Quesnel, BC
Gorgeous 320-acre timbered, recreational property on the west fringe of Quesnel. Extensive recreational opportunity minutes from downtown Quesnel. Good access & a trail network throughout the property. Offered individually, or in conjunction with DL 1229.
  • Size: 320 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $235,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Size :
Lot Size Price
DL 906 320 acres $235,000
DL 1229 86 acres $65,000
Description :

320 acres of timbered recreational land mere minutes from downtown Quesnel. The property is accessed via Abbott Drive which takes you to the north end of the property. A timber cruise has not been conducted, but there are pockets of spruce and fir intermixed with birch and poplar throughout the property.


As an additional option, this property (DL 906) may also be purchased in conjunction with DL 1229, which offers an additional 86 acres of land and additional merchantable timber (727 cubic meters with timber cruise available). 240 acres are considered Managed Forest Lands #0143. This reduces the property tax burden of the property.


The property has a mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees blanketing the hillside. There are several flat build sites, which offer excellent views of the town of Quesnel. There is the opportunity to convert the property into a large residential acreage with power available at the lot line. A trail/roadway extends through the entire length of the property providing uninhibited access to the southern portion of the property.


The property itself is extremely quiet and private despite its close proximity to town. This makes it the perfect get away for someone who lives in the area. The property backs on to Crown land and is approximately half of a kilometre to the east of the Baker Creek ravine thus, extending your recreational and exploration possibilities to thousands of acres.

Location : This property is located on the western fringe of Quesnel with DL 1229 forming its northwest boundary and with the Baker Creek ravine lying outside the western edge of the property.
Access : From east Quesnel cross over the Fraser River using the Moffat Bridge. Once in west Quesnel turn right immediately after the Esso station heading west on Abbott Drive. Follow Abbott Drive for just under 2 km until you reach the gate. Continue past the gate for approximately 0.5 km at which point you will have reached the north boundary of the property.
Investment Features : Some merchantable timber (spruce/fir).
Services :
  • Electricity near lot line
  • Cell phone reception
Recreation :

The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:


Hunting
The property sits in Management Unit 5-13 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and game bird species. The property itself houses abundant wildlife particularly mule deer, moose and bear.


Snowmobiling/Off-roading
The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities. There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity. The property itself is excellent for all manner of off-road activities.


Cross-country Skiing
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent slope and trail conditions. What better way to explore the property and surrounding countryside than on a pair of cross-country skis.


Boating/Fishing
Some of the best trout fishing opportunities in the province are mere minutes away from the property. Dragon Lake offers some of the best spring and fall rainbow trout fishing particularly for fly fisherman.


Hiking/Camping
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature the options for hiking and camping are endless.


Urban Recreation
With Quesnel located minutes from the property, there is plenty of urban recreational opportunities available. There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.

Vegetation : The property is blanketed with timber. Poplar dominates much of the property, but there are pockets of spruce and fir.
Area Data :

The Cariboo Region of British Columbia has a total approximate population of 127,900. Manufacturing, forestry, mining, oil and gas are the most prominent sources of employment through the region with manufacturing leading the way at 12% of total employment. The Government of British Columbia has predicted regional job growth at 0.4% per annum out to 2022 at which point regional job openings will reach 30,330.


The town of Quesnel is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. It is the commercial center for some 23,000 residents and is serviced by diverse rail, road and air networks. The Quesnel Airport is directly north of town and services all domestic air travel needs.


The Quesnel economy has traditionally been orientated around the timber industry. There are numerous mills, which currently operate in the region providing stable predictable employment. West Fraser Integrated Forest Company, one of the most prominent players in British Columbia’s timber industry, operates several corporate offices in Quesnel. Other prominent industries in Quesnel include agriculture, mining and service/support companies for northern resource development and extraction.

History :

The town of Quesnel was named after Simon Fraser’s clerk during his expeditions, Jules Maurice Quesnel. The town grew as a major supply and transportation hub for the gold town of Barkerville and its surrounding gold fields. Following the region’s gold rush, Quesnel continued to play a major role as a supply and transportation center for the exploration of Northern British Columbia.


From 1921 to 1952 Quesnel was the northern terminus of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This transportation network and the rich, productive forests surrounding Quesnel led to a boom in the regional lumber industry. In fact, by 1952, there were 180 sawmills and 5 planer mills all within a 30-mile radius of Quesnel. This number has declined over the years, with the consolidation of the mills under the ownership of some of the larger regional companies. The lumber industry has continued to be the primary economic driver for the region.


As time passed, upgrades were made to the town of Quesnel including paved roads, electricity, a bridge spanning the Fraser River, which amalgamated west Quesnel with east Quesnel, a natural gas transmission line and the construction of the GR Baker Hospital. All these developments permitted the town of Quesnel to gain city status in 1979.

Zoning : RA-1 (RESOURCE/AGRICULTURAL ZONE)
M-3 (HEAVY INDUSTRIAL) - 46 acres of the property
Legal : the west 1/2 of DL 906 Cariboo District
PID 014-856-743
Taxes : $2,095.23 (2018)
Map Reference : 52°57'48.21"N and 122°32'18.99"W
Listing # : 19067