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Drywilliam Lake Shore Lot - Fraser Lake, BC
Drywilliam Lake Shore Lot - Fraser Lake, BC
Build your home or recreational getaway on this two acre lakeshore lot on Drywilliam Lake. This property has great topography for accessing the lake, building and providing elevated lake views.
  • Size: 2 acres
  • Area: OMINECA
  • Price: $80,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description : This lakefront lot is 2 acres with 175 feet of shoreline, located on Drywilliam Lake. Power and telephone are at the lot line. Water and septic needed. The upper portion is moderately sloped to about 2/3 of the property with a gradual slope to the lake, making for easy access and a future boat dock. This also provides elevated lake views. Locals report up to 7-pound rainbows are caught in the lake. Fabulous views of the lake, and great location between Fraser Lake and Vanderhoof keeps you close to amenities.
Location : Lot 12 Bayview Road - Fraser Lake, BC
Access : From the main intersection in Fraser Lake head east. In 10km, turn right onto Bayview Road. From the main intersection in Vanderhoof drive 50km through Fort Fraser and turn left onto Bayview Road. The property is 1km away along Bayview Road on the left.
Services : Power and telephone at lot line, cell service. Well and septic needed.
Recreation :

Drywilliam, a small peaceful lake accessed from the property, still affords watersports opportunities. Fishing for small trout, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching or seeing the occasional float plane landing - all provide interest and opportunity.


Fraser Lake has three sandy beaches and nearly 20 kilometres of shoreline. Watersport activities are obviously popular in this area, and include swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing.


Some of Canada’s best sports fishing is found in the Vanderhoof/Bulkley Valley region. Summer sees a great annual salmon run on the Stellako River, between Fraser Lake and Francois Lake to the east, making it a superb spin-casting and fly-fishing river (check fishing regulations). The host of small lakes in the area provide excellent fishing for rainbow trout.


Paddlers can challenge the Stellako and Nechako Rivers, suitable for novices and experienced canoeists. Located on the edge of the Lakes District, over 300 lakes, canoeing and kayaking is very popular.


Molyhills Golf Club is in the heart of the Glenannan tourist area, on the shores of East Francois Lake. Molyhills offers a short but challenging par-36 golf course, with scenic views of Francois Lake.


Beaumont Provincial Park provides campers with open views of Fraser Lake. Vehicle and tent campsites are available just off Highway 16 near the community of Fraser Lake. Beaumont was the site of the historic Fort Fraser in the 1840s, and there are still a few signs of the habitation around the park.


Stellako River Wildlife Management Area protects 503 hectares of river and riparian habitat along the Stellako River near Fraser Lake. The Stellako River is one of the top rainbow trout river fisheries in BC and is also used by chinook and sockeye salmon. The area is a destination for sport fishing and other recreational opportunities.


Nautley River including the area between Stellako River and Fraser Lake, is a nesting area for Trumpeter Swans. The bridge west of Fraser Lake is a good point to view the largest waterfowl in North America and the largest swan in the world. The Mouse Mountain Hiking Trails, which are used as cross-country trails in the winter, provide an excellent view of hundreds of swans gathering for their journey south for the winter.


Winter is a great time to be in the valley, with outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, with hockey and curling in the arena.

Vegetation : The Fraser Lake area is relatively flat, while the surrounding wilderness has a variety of sloping plateaus, hills and mountains. Lakes and wetlands are also scattered throughout this domain, attracting moose and a variety of other wildlife. The area is characterized by gently rolling terrain forested with willow, poplar, birch, spruce and occasional stands of aspen.
Area Data :

Drywilliam Lake (also referenced as Dry William), is located on the south side of Fraser Lake and borders the south side of Highway 16. Drywilliam Lake Ecological Reserve is kitty-corner on the northwest side of the highway. This reserve was established to preserve forestry research within a stand of Douglas fir. Drywilliam Lake has about a dozen homes around the perimeter of the Lake. The nearest township is Fraser Lake, 11 km to the northeast with Vanderhoof 47 km to the east.


Fraser Lake, population roughly 1,300 was established in 1914, during the construction of the Grand Trunk Railway, and was incorporated as a village in 1966. Fraser Lake marks the eastern edge of the Lakes District, and is in a land dotted with lakes, rivers, mountain ranges and valleys, where outdoor recreation knows no limits.


Fraser Lake amenities include schools, retail, Canada Post, library, banking, recreation complex, restaurants, accommodation and churches. Key services include ambulance, police and a volunteer fire department. The closest hospitals are located in Vanderhoof and Burns Lake. The closest international airport is in Prince George, the largest city in Northern BC.


Tourism, mining, cattle ranching, and the sawmill are the mainstays of the local economy. The average high temperature in July is 34°C with the average low in January at -13.8°C.

History :

The Cheslatta Trail is an ancient land route from the Dakelh villages of Belhk'achek and Sdughachola on Cheslatta Lake to Nadleh Village on Fraser Lake. It was used by the Dakelh people for as a major trade, travel and communication line, until the construction of the Alcan Kenney Dam in 1952 caused flooding of the Cheslatta River and Cheslatta Lake, forcing the Cheslatta people from their lakeside villages. From Nadleh, the trail would have passed through the modern-day Beaumont Provincial Park and across Highway 16, then south of Drywilliam Lake.


Fraser Lake Museum enables visitors to learn the story of Fraser Lake. Located at the Visitor Centre, itself a fine example of log-home construction, the museum displays remnants of the rich history of the Fraser Lake area, and an informative display on Dakelh culture.


The Nautley River, one of the shortest rivers in the world, drains Fraser Lake into the Nechako River. Less than one kilometre in length, the Nautley River is an important traditional salmon fishing spot for the local Nadleh Whut’en First Nation people, as it has been for ages.


The east end of Fraser Lake is recorded as the site of the first cultivated land in British Columbia, while Fort Fraser is the site of the last spike of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, now the Winnipeg-Prince Rupert line of Canadian National (CN).

Zoning : R4
Legal : LOT 12 DISTRICT LOT 2038 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 9458
PID 004-197-321
Taxes : $350 (2019)
Map Reference : 54° 3'3.59"N and 124°41'24.25"W
Listing # : 19216