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Home on the Range - Robbins Range, Barnhartvale, BC
Home on the Range - Robbins Range, Barnhartvale, BC
This off-grid 40 acre parcel has rich black loam soil, 5 acres of cultivated land ready to expand, Robbins Creek, plenty of trees and gorgeous building sites. The property is very private yet located about 40 minutes from Kamloops.
  • Size: 40 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: $219,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description : This off-grid acreage offers more than you see at first glance. Currently there are 5 cultivated acres topped with black loam topsoil, and an additional 20–22 acres that could be cultivated. There are plenty of mature trees, great building sites with valley and mountain views and the property is fenced. This is a very private location and above the desert vegetation. Off-grid living at its best.
Location : LS9 Robbins Range Road - Barnhartvale, BC
Access : From Highway 97 travel west on Barnhartvale Road. In 600 m take the left fork onto Robbins Range Road and continue for 7.5 km. Turn south onto an unnamed road. The first fork in the road will be in 720 m, stay left. In 2.3 km take the right fork in the road. In 240 m there is an iron gate, please close unless open, continue straight. In 460 m there is another gate. Just past the gate turn left between two rows of fence posts, one has wire and the other doesn’t. When you reach another gate at the creek you are at the property.
Recreation :

This region is British Columbia’s second-sunniest city with over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, making it ideal for recreation in any of the four seasons. Add to this the sandstone canyons, grasslands, hoodoos, sage brush, evergreen timberlands and you have nature’s finest backdrop.


Summer Activities
Over 100 lakes and two major rivers provide great fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing. This area is famous for its rainbow trout with the top five lakes being, Edith, Monte, Knouff, Roche and Jacko Lakes. Experience wilderness hiking and camping, competition-level mountain biking or a round of golf at any one of Kamloops' 13 courses. Eaglepoint Golf Resort, an 18-hole championship course, is located on Barnhartvale Road. Summer activities are plenty at Wells Gray Provincial Park, home to Helmcken Falls and incredible canoeing, rafting, kayaking and camping opportunities.


Winter Activities
Sun Peaks Resort, a 45-minute drive from Kamloops, offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice skating in addition to tri-mountain downhill skiing and snowboarding. Harper Mountain, 20 minutes away, still has old fashioned winter fun. Ski and snowboard, snowshoe, cross-country ski, night ski and tube or enjoy a real fire in the lodge. Several destinations have great snowmobile options from groomed to off-piste. For those who’d rather take it easy, ice skate (indoor or out), taboggan, ice fish or simply make a snow angel.

Vegetation : The property is above the desert vegetation of the Kamloops Region. Pine, fir and birch are the prominent trees. There is approximately 25 acres of rich black loam soil on the property, with five acres cultivated.
Area Data :

Barnhartvale is located at the southeast end of Kamloops, immediately south of Dallas in British Columbia. The area features riding stables, farms, honeybee farms and ranches. A local store, Happy Valley Foods, was originally founded in 1998 by a local resident. The Barnhartvale Community Hall is used by local groups, private rentals and Kamloops preschool programs. A vibrant Coffee House has been providing not only coffee but feature acts, and open-mic fundraisers. The Pond Country Market, a home and garden store, also offer meals in their licensed facility. This is a very active community.


Nearby Kamloops is a city in south-central BC, at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and east of Kamloops Lake. Water isn’t the only thing that meets here; the Trans-Canada, the Yellowhead and Highway 97 all meet in Kamloops, as do the two national rail lines, CP and CN. With a population of 90,280 Kamloops is the largest city in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The International Airport is 11 km from the center if this city.


This city is known as the Tournament Capital of Canada and hosts over 100 tournaments each year at world-class sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops Bike Ranch and Tournament Capital Ranch. Health care, tourism, and education are major contributing industries to the regional economy and continue to grow. The City provides many accommodation and dining options, a lively arts scene, modern shops, a full range of businesses, wonderful parks and recreation facilities. The weekly farmer’s market, a world-class wildlife park, ski resorts, eight golf courses, endless miles of walking and biking trails, and scenic boat tours are more opportunities to keep active and entertained.


Spring is moderately cool with a mix of sunshine, wind and rain. During summer temperatures reach 30+°C with the odd rainstorm and relatively low humidity. Fall brings warm sunny days, but colder nights and a cooler wind. Early fall is still quite warm, about 25°C, cooling to an average of 0 to 5°C by the end of fall. In winter expect snow and cold temperatures, yet days are mainly sunny and sometimes windy.

History :

Barnhartvale was originally referred to as Campbell Creek or Campbell's Creek until 1909. It is now named after Peter Barnhart, who was the conductor on the first CPR train through Kamloops. He moved to Campbell Creek and opened a post office and in 1909 the name was changed to Barnhart Vale Post. In 1978 the spelling was formally changed to one word, Barnhartvale.


1865 marks the beginning of the written history of the area later named Barnhartvale. That was the year that James Todd and Lewis (Lew) Campbell, the first two pioneers, arrived. The next settlers in the region were John and William McLeod in 1879. A major road in the area is named after the Robert and Henry Pratt families who occupied the bulk of the valley after 1890. In 1973, Barnhartvale and other outlying communities were amalgamated with the City of Kamloops

Zoning : AF-1
Legal :

LEGAL SUBDIVISION 9 SECTION 27 TOWNSHIP 18 RANGE 15 WEST OF THE 6TH MERIDIAN KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT


PID 003-765-547

Taxes : $581 (2019)
Map Reference : 50°33'20.15"N and 119°58'37.18"W
Listing # : 19253