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Welcome to Paradise (Lake)!
Welcome to Paradise (Lake)!
Resort community ideal for 4 season backcountry recreation! Fish, hunt, ATV, hike, dirt bike, cross-country ski & sled in the high alpine. This VERY affordable piece of land is part of a Co-op with a f/t caretaker, community water & septic, power and even a fuel tank!
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  • Area: SWBC
  • Price: $59,900
  • Listing Agent: Rob Greene - rob@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-830-2020
Size : 10.2 acre resort community with approximately 6,000 ft2 area for each shareholder for a cabin and outbuilding.
Description :

This gated resort community is ideal for 4 season backcountry recreation lovers! Where else can you fish, hunt, ATV, hike, dirt bike, mountain bike, cross-country ski and sled in the high alpine in an area with many lakes and trails? This affordable piece of land is part of a Co-op with community water, septic, power, boat launch and dock, machines storage, and even a fuel tank for your machines! What you get is a small, like-minded community of 28 owners, with a full time on-site caretaker who checks on all cabins daily, road clearing and maintenance, a building scheme that allows you to build a 24’ x 36’ log cabin plus an outbuilding with lake views. This is a unique opportunity to buy into a property that is assessed at over $3M (1/28th share = $107,250) for under $60,000! There is a quarterly fee of $750 for the caretaker, insurance and maintenance.

This community was at one time a seasonal fishing resort that got redeveloped into the Paradise Lake Cooperative Association with 28 shares (lots) and common areas and shared facilities like the caretaker residence/lodge. There is a 10 hp maximum allowed on the lake. This community was developed in 1993, and the same developer also did a nearby resort community on Hatheume Lake. There are significant differences between these two resort communities. Talk with Rob to find out more about these differences.

Location : 5300 Bob’s Lake Pit Road - Douglas Lake, BC
Access :

Take the Okanagan Connector 97C to the Elkhart Road exit, follow signs to Paradise Lake (7 km).

Elkhart Exit W webcam
Elkhart Exit E webcam

Improvements : The property is improved with community water and septic systems, a caretaker’s residence, a storage building for ATVs and snow machines, a common dock and boat launch, internal gravel roadway and 25 cabins. Lot (share) 26 is unimproved as are 2 other lots with the resort community.
Services : Connections to community water, septic and power are available at the lot.
Recreation : Paradise Lake is a backcountry recreation enthusiast’s dream. Besides paddling, swimming and fishing on the lake, there are hundreds of kilometres of trails for ATVs and trail bikes in three seasons, with sledding in the winter. This location is among dozens of lakes within in the higher alpine, so if adventure is your thing, this is the place! Crystal Mountain Ski Area is only about 40 minutes away and is re-opening this coming winter!
Vegetation : Low lying upland tends to be wet and covered by heavy spruce forest with dense shrub growth of Labrador tea, twinberry and white rhododendron. Sloping upland and elevated benches have relatively open spruce and pine forests with soopalallie and grouseberry shrub cover. Eskers, are evidence of the most recent period of glacial retreat.
Area Data :

Pennask Summit (el. 1728 m, 5669 ft) is a highway summit along the Okanagan Connector in British Columbia, crossing the forested uplands of the Thompson Plateau. It is the highest point on the highway between the cities of Merritt and Peachland. It is the second highest mountain route used by a highway in British Columbia, after Kootenay Pass. It is located 49 km (30 mi) east of Aspen Grove, and 33 km (21 mi) west of the highway junction in Peachland/Westbank. The road grades to this summit are very steep and go for miles - especially when travelling westbound, exiting the Okanagan Valley.

Wind Farm at Pennask Summit
The Pennask wind project was initiated by ZED and is located in the Thompson Okanagan region of BC approximately 44 km west of Kelowna. It consists of 5 wind turbines with a total capacity of 15 megawatts (MW) which is sufficient to power approximately 4,500 homes. It began operating and generating clean, renewable electricity in 2017. More info can be found on the Zero Emmission Developments website.

Pennask Lake Provincial Park
Park Size: 244 hectares

The rainbow trout from the 1,450 metre high lake provide eggs for much of the provincial stocking program in the south-central interior. The last portion of the access road is rough and not suited for most recreational vehicles. Four-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended.

The Pennask Lake fishery is the dominant resource value. Producing 3-5 million native rainbow trout eggs annually and roughly 40% of the provincial hatchery needs, the fishery is considered vital for the provincial fish culture program. The Pennask Lake fishery is particularly valuable since its large spawning runs peak around two or three weeks later than other runs, allowing flexibility in the hatching process to maximize hatchery outputs. Along with the egg collection program, the fishery is considered to be of provincial significance for its outstanding sport fishing.

Weather for Pennask Lake Provincial Park can be found on The Weather Network website.

Nicola Ranch
Black Angus and Wagyu (Kobe Style Beef) cattle, fallow deer and sheep are raised on Nicola Ranch. On their 2,000 irrigated acres of farmland, hay and other crops are harvested. Although some of the renovated historic buildings are available to hire as self-catered accommodation through the ranch, they are not open to the general public. Visitors are welcome to walk around the town site to enjoy the many original buildings that are still intact. Highlights include the Harness Maker’s House and the Blacksmith Shop circa 1890. Murray Church is also well worth a visit; dating back to 1876, it is one of the oldest in the BC Interior. It is named in honour of its founder, Reverend George Murray. Being the only Presbyterian minister in the Interior, Murray also ministered in areas as far away as Yale, Clinton, Ashcroft and Lillooet, with periodic visits to Quesnel. His area exceeded 600 miles, covered entirely on horseback, with his Bible under his arm.

Nicola Lake
This lake is reportedly home to 26 different species of fish, making fishing a popular pastime. If you prefer to keep your feet on land, enjoy the lake by hiking or biking along the shoreline. A bird watcher’s paradise, the vegetation along the lake is vital to the abundance of migratory and resident bird species. Watch for a range of fowl from warblers and waxwings to ducks, geese, ospreys and eagles.

Monck Provincial Park
A popular spot for camping or day-use, Monk Provincial Park is an ideal place for enjoying the natural environment, whether hiking, swimming, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing or simply relaxing. Three fascinating archaeological discoveries have been made in the park; evidence of the region’s rich First Nations heritage.

KVR trails
175 km of rail bed await cyclists and hikers between Penticton and Brookmere. For a shorter but scenic route that follows the Coldwater River, head north to Merritt. Please note that cyclists and hikers are not permitted to travel along the rail bed where it enters First Nations land. Detours can be made via the Coldwater Road.

For more info, visit the Explore Gold Country website.

History : First Nations people have inhabited the Nicola Valley for thousands of years. The name Nicola derives from Nicholas, the designation given to powerful First Nations Chief Hwistesmetxquen, whose name the fur traders could not pronounce. Nicola was one of the most important settlements in the area, with a population of close to 1,000 in the 1860s. With the discovery of coal and the routing of the railway south of Nicola, the community began to move to Merritt. In 1919 Charles Sydney “Major” Goldman from South Africa started the Nicola Stock Farm, and purchased the Nicola town site. It has changed ownership over the years and has become one of the largest ranches in BC.
Zoning : C-4 Recreational Commercial Zone and RL-1 Rural Zone
PID 013-303-937
Taxes : No data available, as BC Assessment has not yet created a file for this new lot.
Map Reference : 49°55'12.83"N and 120°17'1.28"W
Listing # : 19173