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161-Acre Parcel With 55 Acres of Production Land Located Off the Braden Road – Dawson Creek, BC

$ 209,000

161-Acre arable parcel with excellent agricultural capacity. 55 acres are cleared and are seeded in alfalfa. The parcel is largely flat with some gentle undulation. Mature aspen and spruce cover...

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  • November 17, 2022

Description

161-Acre arable parcel with excellent agricultural capacity. 55 acres are cleared and are seeded in alfalfa. The parcel is largely flat with some gentle undulation. Mature aspen and spruce cover large swaths of the property – potential timber value.

The parcel is rich in wildlife with moose and deer found in abundance. A creek dissects the eastern portion of the property and flows year-round. Beavers have dammed small portions of the creek creating natural ponds for ducks and other wildlife. There is a 1-acre dugout on the property, which has previously been stocked with rainbow trout. The dugout is perfect for watering livestock.

The property receives $4,500 per annum for an oil/gas road Right of Way. The Right of Way is on the very western edge of the property and is unobtrusive.

This is an affordable parcel to add to your current farming operations, or to commence your own farming project. Potential is there to lease agricultural land to local farmer if the parcel is purchased as an investment, or for hunting. Located 25 minutes from Dawson Creek, BC.

LOCATION

Property is located off the Braden Road on Township Road 214. Approximately 25-minute drive east of Dawson Creek.

DIRECTIONS

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AREA DATA

The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland.  The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.  The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands.  This statistic demonstrates the regional economic reliance on agriculture.

The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation.  The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.  The continual flooding and retraction of the Peace River thousands of years ago created the flat topographical landscape that makes up the Peace River today.  The continual dispersion of sediment and nutrients by this major watershed created to the highly productive growing soils throughout the region.

The economy of Dawson Creek is based on four major industries: agriculture, retail, tourism, and oil and gas.  Agriculture has historically been the most important industry to Dawson Creek, as the city is the regional transshipment point for agricultural commodities.  The city is surrounded by the Agricultural Land Reserve, where the soil can support livestock and produces consistently good yields of quality grain and grass crops, such as canola, hay, oats, alfalfa, wheat, and sweet clover.  The service and retail sector caters to the city’s inhabitants, smaller nearby towns, and rural communities.

The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in British Columbia’s Peace River Region with a population of 20,155.  The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry.  Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

Major economic announcements regarding the $42 billion LNG Liquefaction Facility in Kitimat, and associated $600 million pipeline, intended to tie the Peace River’s Gas fields to the Kitimat’s LNG facility, shall ensure prosperity and economic growth in the Peace River for years to come.

VEGETATION

Property has 100+ acres of aspen and spruce coverage.

RECREATION

The property is very close to the lively city of Dawson Creek.  Dawson Creek provides the opportunity to enjoy various forms of urban recreation.  Dawson Creek offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property.  The large event center attracts many events and concerts through the entire year.  There is always something to look forward to.

In addition to recreational activities in town, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region.  Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region and on this property specifically.  The property and surrounding area has robust populations of mule deer, whitetail, moose and elk, which provide ample hunting opportunities for the most discerning sportsmen.  The property also provides excellent off-roading opportunities for quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles.

Additionally, the property is excellent for equestrian pursuits, with stunning views out over the surrounding countryside.  With trails situated throughout the property, there is endless opportunity to explore on horseback.

HISTORY

Dawson Creek is named after the watercourse of the same name, itself named after George Mercer Dawson who led a surveying team through the area in August 1879; a member of the team labelled the creek with Dawson’s name.  The community that formed by the creek was one of many farming communities established by European-Canadian settlers moving west through the Peace River Country.  When the Canadian government began issuing homestead grants to settlers in 1912, the pace of migration increased.  With the opening of a few stores and hotels in 1919 and the incorporation of the Dawson Creek Co-operative Union on 28 May 1921, Dawson Creek became a dominant business centre in the area.

INVESTMENT FEATURES

  • $4,500 per annum in oil/gas surface lease revenues
  • 55 acres of cleared production land

SERVICES

  • Electricity at lot line

IMPROVEMENTS

NA

TAXES

$32.32 (2022)

ZONING

A2

LEGAL

THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 16 TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 18 WEST OF THE 6TH MERIDIAN PEACE RIVER DISTRICT – PID 016-360-788

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Property Id : 32937
Price: $ 209,000

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