- Updated On:
- June 1, 2022
Tucked along the pristine shores of Francois Lake, the second largest natural lake in BC, is the subject property sits gazing out over the glistening waters. Its location towards the westerly end of Francois Lake ensures it is just as peaceful as it is quiet, with the summer breeze and chirping birds competing for your attention. The lot itself is a bite size, and easily maintained 0.585 acres, which helps to ensure your time is spent enjoying the property and working on it.
There is power to the property boundary, but is otherwise non-serviced, allowing you to plan/build as you see fit. The lot is zoned for a single family residence, and it certainly offers the perfect location for a home or cabin. Access to the water is just across Colleymount Road, and there are a number of locations along Colleymount where you can launch a boat, or set up a beach towel for a day spent lakeside. Noralee Resort is a few minutes away and offers some quick supplies when you do not feel like running into town.
If you are ready to exchange city life, and the stresses it brings, for a slice of rural heaven, this could be the property for you. An affordable and easily managed lot with huge potential and significant upside. For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact the listing REALTOR®.
Lot 1, DL 699 – Burns Lake, BC
Notable Drive Times
- Burns Lake: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Vanderhoof: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Prince George: 3 hours 50 minutes
- Fort St. John: 8 hours 46 minutes
- Kamloops: 9 hours 30 minutes
- Vancouver: 12 hours 50 minutes
From Burns Lake travel south on Highway 35 until you reach Colleymount Road. Turn right onto Colleymount Road and head west for 54 km, approximately 55 minutes. The property will be on your right.
Francois Lake is about 30 km (19 mi) south of Burns Lake and 10 km (6.2 mi) west of Fraser Lake. The lake is 110 km (68 mi) long, making it the second longest natural lake entirely within British Columbia after Babine Lake. The Nadina River is the inflow of the lake at the west and Stellako River is the outflow of the lake. The lake is popularly fished for its rainbow trout and char.
Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia’s oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.
Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It is located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof, alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area’s history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.
Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the “Northern Capital” of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province’s economy and culture.
Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.
The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.
Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:
- Two chemical plants
- An oil refinery
- Machine shops
- Aluminum boat construction
- Value added forestry
- Specialty equipment manufacturing
Air transport options are bountiful, with the Smithers airport being only 1 hour 45 minutes from your doorstep, and Prince George Airport and Terrace Kitimat Airport being a 4 hour and 4.5 hour commute respectively.
The property and surrounding region is perfect for the growth of thick coniferous forests with interspersed pockets of aspen and poplar groves. In valley bottoms with rivers, creeks and ponds, willows are the dominant species of vegetation.
The region east of the property (Vanderhoof region) offers excellent climatic conditions for hay production on the flat fertile benches lining the region’s major river valleys.
Francois Lake, and the surrounding region, is famous for its recreational opportunities. There are countless outdoor opportunities and excursions for your family to enjoy. Some of the more prominent activities include:
- Boating sports
- Fishing in the summer – Francois Lake is famous for its large trout, char and burbot (ling) fishing
- Ice fishing in the winter
- Snow Shoeing
- Cross-country skiing
- Golfing, the closest course is a 1.25 hour drive at the east end of Houston
53°59’0.97″N and 126°26’38.00″W
Power to the property boundary.
Waterfront Residential (R3)
LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 699 RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 4785