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Rural Acreage with Creek, Timber, Lake Nearby - Galena Bay, BC
Rural Acreage with Creek, Timber, Lake Nearby - Galena Bay, BC
Mid size acreage near the Galen Bay Ferry terminal. Land is divided by Highway 23 & 31 into a 4-acre parcel with running Creek, 10 acres of fully timbered land and 27 acres of late summer pasture and wild land. Subdividable to 10 acres parcels.
  • Size: 39.2 acres
  • Price: $279,000
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Description :

Scenic rural acreage in the West Kootenays, less than 2 km south of the ferry terminal at Galena Bay. Property is divided into 3 pieces by Highway 23 South and Highway 31 - see below. There is easy access to the Arrow Lakes nearby. The zoning allows a house and secondary dwelling with subdivision potential into 10-acre parcels.

West Side Highway 23 South

  • Approx. 4 acres
  • Flat
  • Hyham Creek runs for approx. 650 feet through the land
  • Historic old trapper cabin
  • Mix of open pasture and some forest land
  • Not in ALR

Between Highway 23 South and Highway 31

  • Approx. 10 acres of land
  • Mature timber/forest
  • Slight slope offering the potential for an amazing build site
  • Access off Highway 31 and Highway 23 in place - driveway extends into the land off both highways
  • Shed
  • A small portion in the ALR - see maps

East Side of Highway 31

  • Approx. 27 acres
  • Open pasture and some wetland (late summer pasture)
  • Wild-life mecca
  • Lots of wildlife
  • 60% in the ALR - see maps
Location :

Close to the Junction of Highway 23 South and Highway 31 in the West Kootenays, BC.

Travel Distances

  • Nakusp - 35 mins
  • Revelstoke - 1 hour 05 mins (includes ferry - runs year-round, no cost)
  • Kaslo - 2 hours
  • Nelson - 2 hours 15 mins
  • Kamloops - 3.5 hours
  • Kelowna - 3.5 hours (includes ferry - runs year-round, no cost
Access :

Just south of the Galena Bay Ferry Terminal, drive up the hill 1-2 km and look for the real estate signs on boats sides of the highway. Land extends across both. If you drive a few hundred feet further and turn on Highway 31 to Trout Lake you will see signs on both sides of the highway there as well. The land extends across here. See maps.

Access off Highway 23 South and Highway 31.

Improvements : Historic cabin/shed.
Investment Features : Potential to subdivide into multiple titles 10+ acres each.
Services : Power along highway.
Recreation :

In summer the boating on Arrow Lake is fabulous, there are lots of interesting excursions - up the long and fjord like Beaton Arm which extends more than 12 km off the main lake body, kayak along the shores of Galena Bay, visit historical sites such as the ghost town of Arrowhead, or just zip around the bay in a small aluminum boat stopping at various beaches and combing the shoreline for driftwood. Fishing is top notch year-round, but best in the fall/winter months with large rainbows 9-15 lbs. a common catch, dollies are also prevalent, the smaller Kokanee salmon. Extending immediately out of the private roads of Galena Shores are great quadding and dirt biking roads. For those who want to get into the backcountry even further, there are Forrest Service Roads that take you up amazing mountain valleys. Or for those who are looking for a scenic drive the drive south to Meadow Creek and Kaslo along Trout Lake and the Lardeau River is one of the best in BC. In late April/May the Gerhard rainbow are spawning at the end of Trout Lake (approx. 1 hour away) and these are the largest trout in the world - a must see! Other summer activities include wildlife watching, hiking, great mountain bike trails or just kick back and enjoy the stunning mountain and lake scenery.

In winter you have some BC’s best snowmobiling nearby, world class heli-skiing and a few backcountry adventure lodges are present in the area. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is approx. 1 hour away and offers amazing powder riding. Some of the best fishing of the year is during the winter months as the lake remains open water year-round. What better way to spend a snowy winter day than in a hot spring only minutes away from the land at Halcyon Hot Springs.

Area Data :

Upper Arrow Lake
Upper Arrow Lake is part of the Arrow Lakes which are essentially two widenings of the Columbia River made larger by the creation of the BC Hydro Reservoir after the construction of the Keenleyside Dam. Upper Arrow Lake extends over 100 km from above Revelstoke southward past Nakusp to the narrows near Arrow Park. The water in nearby Galena Bay on the lake is much calmer than the main lake. Lower Arrow Lake extends further south to the city of Castlegar. A couple options to launch your boat are available nearby.

Nakusp (35 mins away) Nakusp has a population of 1,600 and offers all your basic amenities. The town has a 3,000 ft paved runway, great schools, a hospital, vet clinic, grocery store, golf course, quaint shops and many other services and a small but vibrant arts community. Nakusp also fronts on Upper Arrow Lake and has a great marina facility and attractive waterfront.

Trout Lake (25 mins away)
Home to approx. 35 to 40 permanent residents who enjoy the peaceful life in a small remote community surrounded by nature’s wonders. In addition to these 40 residents there are many recreational dwellings and cabins in the town and along the lake, owned by people who have already discovered this remarkable are and visit for its year-round recreation. The town, although unincorporated, has paved streets, town water system and many amenities. There is a general store/gas station serving basic groceries and booze. A cat ski operation has a lodge 20 minutes from land and now caters to day skiers coming from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. A small coffee shop is open now and then and a couple homes do a bed and breakfast/rental, but for the most part it is very quiet.

Zoning :

Small Holding (SH - CSRD)

Principal Uses
(a) agriculture (b) day care (c) horticulture (d) single family dwelling (e) standalone residential campsite (f) timber harvesting

Secondary Uses
(a) accessory use (b) bed and breakfast (c) home occupation (d) small-scale sawmill (e) residential campsite (f) secondary dwelling unit

Min parcel size 10 acres.

Partly in the ALR.

Legal : DL: 7044; LD: Kootenay (26);
PID 011-740-671
Taxes : $550 (2019)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°36'46.67"N and 117°51'39.68"W
Listing # : 19164