Huge potential development acreage spread out over 22.60 acres (on 2 titles) – Clearwater BC

$ 197,000

DESCRIPTION *The adjacent 32.50 acres (on 2 titles) with residence is also available for purchase at a list price of $747,000. Welcome to this extraordinary piece of bare land in...



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  • September 21, 2023



*The adjacent 32.50 acres (on 2 titles) with residence is also available for purchase at a list price of $747,000.

Welcome to this extraordinary piece of bare land in Clearwater, BC, offering a rare opportunity to create your own personal sanctuary in the midst of the region’s awe-inspiring natural beauty. Spanning 22.60 acres, this impressive parcel is divided into two separate titles, providing flexibility in land utilization and development. Boasting stunning mountain, valley, and river views, the property promises a picturesque and tranquil setting for any dream home, retreat, or investment project.

One of the most enticing features of this property is the presence of multiple creeks and springs that meander through the land, enriching its scenic allure and offering ample availability for clean fresh potable water. These water features not only add to the aesthetic value of the property but also provide a sense of harmony with nature, allowing future owners to embrace the serenity that Clearwater’s environment offers. There are also two registered water licenses for both the Jinnah and James Spring.

The land’s topography boasts multiple build sites, each with its unique charm and appeal. Future owners have the freedom to select the perfect location to construct their dream home or multiple structures, depending on their vision for the property. The diversity of potential build sites offers a myriad of design options, catering to different preferences for views, sun exposure, and proximity to the natural features found throughout the parcel. Hydro is available along Dunn Lake Road at the base of the lots.

Adjacent to Crown Land, this property offers the added benefit of easy access to even more pristine wilderness to explore and appreciate. With the opportunity to venture into neighboring protected lands, residents can fully immerse themselves in the diverse flora and fauna that flourish in this area of British Columbia. The vast expanse of nature ensures that outdoor enthusiasts will never tire of the limitless recreation and exploration possibilities.

An intriguing option for prospective buyers is the possibility to combine this 22.60-acre parcel with the adjacent 32.60 acres, creating a truly vast and exceptional piece of land. By combining the properties, the scope for development and land use expands even further, allowing for more ambitious projects or the establishment of an extensive private haven. The potential for creating a legacy property is unparalleled, affording the ultimate in privacy, natural beauty, and boundless opportunities for outdoor activities.

This exceptional 22.60-acre bare land lot in Clearwater, BC, presents incredible value and a unique opportunity for those seeking to create a tailor-made haven surrounded by British Columbia’s picturesque landscape. With its breathtaking views, abundant water features, proximity to town, multiple build sites, and adjacency to Crown Land, the property provides an extraordinary canvas for the realization of any vision, whether it be a dream home, retreat, or investment project. The option to combine this parcel with the neighboring 32.60 acres further amplifies its potential, solidifying it as a truly one-of-a-kind offering in this idyllic region.


1192 & 1236 Dunn Lake Road – Clearwater, BC


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Clearwater, British Columbia, nestled in the North Thompson River Valley, is a picturesque community with a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The region was initially inhabited by the Indigenous Secwepemc people, who thrived on the abundant resources offered by the area’s rivers, lakes, and forests. The European settlement of Clearwater began in the early 19th century with the arrival of fur traders from the Hudson’s Bay Company. Over time, Clearwater evolved as a critical transportation hub for the region with the construction of the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway and the Yellowhead Highway, significantly shaping the development of the area.

The surrounding region, characterized by lush forests, serene lakes, and the majestic peaks of the Cariboo and Monashee Mountains, provides an idyllic setting for a plethora of recreational opportunities. Visitors and residents alike are attracted to the vast array of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and skiing in the winter months. Clearwater is also the gateway to the world-famous Wells Gray Provincial Park, which boasts the stunning Helmcken Falls and over 39 named waterfalls, drawing adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe.

A vital component of the Clearwater economy is its resource-based industries, including forestry, agriculture, and tourism. The forestry sector has played a significant role in the town’s development, with several sawmills operating in the area. Agriculture is another vital industry, with local farms producing a variety of products, including livestock and crops. Tourism has grown in importance as the region’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities continue to attract visitors from far and wide.

Clearwater is well-equipped with essential facilities and services, including the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. The hospital is a critical healthcare provider for the community and surrounding areas, offering emergency, acute, and long-term care services. In addition to its medical services, the hospital also supports various health initiatives and programs aimed at promoting wellness and healthy living in the community.

The history of Clearwater, BC, is a captivating tale of Indigenous heritage, European settlement, and the rise of resource-based industries. Today, the town thrives as a popular tourist destination due to its unparalleled recreational opportunities and stunning natural surroundings. With a strong focus on community well-being, Clearwater continues to invest in healthcare and other essential services, ensuring a high quality of life for its residents and visitors alike.



The District of Clearwater showcases many activities such as skiing and snowboarding at Clearwater Ski Hill, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.  The Clearwater Sportsplex, local golf courses, whitewater rafting, regional parks, and multitudes of trails round-out pursuits for exploration and adventure.

Wells Gray Provincial Park

Wells Gray Provincial Park provides activity year-round.  Within this alpine wilderness—full of trails, wildlife, and waterfalls—the Clearwater, Thompson, and Murtle Rivers roar.  During spring, summer, and fall you can hike through ancient forests, paddle lakes, and raft on river rapids.  In the winter, viewing frozen waterfalls and skiing down backcountry slopes are options to enjoy the outdoors.

Dunn Peak Provincial Park

With an elevation of 2,607 metres, Dunn Peak Provincial Park can be viewed from Kamloops on a clear day.  This protected area has large wilderness areas and considerable undisturbed old-growth forest.  This mountain is an essential habitat for a large variety of wildlife, including wolf, cougar, marten, river otter, black bear, mule deer, mountain goat, great blue heron, and bald eagles.  The park includes a significant fish migration route and spawning grounds in the North Thompson and North Barriere Rivers.

Local Lakes

Dunn Lake, long and deep, offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout, and Kokanee.  Due to the depth, the lake stays relatively cool, with trolling the most successful fishing technique.  Along the northern shore, there is a recreation site with a car-top boat launch.

East, North, and South Barriere Lakes each personalize opportunities to enjoy paddling in calm waters, fishing, or drifting around in a pontoon boat.  Uncrowded East Barriere Lake is great for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other watersports.

Latremouille Lake Recreation Site is a rustic treed campsite with a rough boat launch.  The lake is popular with anglers and campers.

Hallamore Lake, a scenic alpine lake, is noted for its tranquil atmosphere and is a popular fishing destination.  An RV park and resort are nearby.

Thuya Lake Lodge has lakeside cabins and also offers meals.  With over 30 small wilderness lakes joined by streams filled with wild rainbow trout, this area is perfect for flyfishing, hiking, and float tubing.

Taweel Provincial Park is a day-use park with a large lake connected with a network of trails to smaller lakes.  This wilderness setting is known for fishing, paddling, and hiking.  Private resorts and cabins are at the east end of the lake (outside the park).


The history of the Lower North Thompson is as wild as you could imagine.  ‘From First Nations to European settlers to people in the 21st century looking to escape to a quieter life, the Lower North Thompson has been and continues to be, home.’  (North Thompson Valley Barriere).

Upon arrival in the North Thompson in 1817, Alexander Ross (with the North West Company) quoted ‘It was a barren waste well-stocked in wild animals of the chase and with some few furs.’  Little did he know.  The fur trade boomed in the mid-1800s.  Hudson Bay Fur Trading Co. constructed the trading post called Little Fort.

Gold was discovered in 1861, bringing people with riches on their minds.  For a mere $25 these prospectors could get a double-barreled shotgun and a saddle, or an acre of land.  Louis Creek sprung up with its own post office and store.  The road between Louis Creek and Kamloops completed in 1891.

By the early 1900s, Barriere and Little Fort had a school, post office, and telephone service.  Barriere became a bona fide town in 1914 when the CP Railway connected the Lower North Thompson to the rest of BC.  The Barriere River dam provided electricity for the city of Kamloops from 1914 to 1950—well before the smaller communities close to Barriere had electricity—including Barriere.

Ranching became a staple way of life in the mid-1900s.  One of the first ranches in the area was Little Fort Herefords.  Gung Loy Jim purchased three Hereford heifers in the fall of 1943, beginning a decades-long quest for beef cattle.  The Jims also purchased a hotel in Little Fort, which burned to the ground within the year.  Not to be deterred, they rebuilt a general store in its place.  Last year Jim’s Food Market celebrated 100 years of operation.  The Gung Loy Jim Scholarship, established in 2003, was a way to give back to the cattle industry and encourage the ranchers of tomorrow.


Shiloh Springs is the name of the popular B&B that the current owners had run for 2 short seasons, helping to accommodate some of the over 400,000 annual summer tourists. This is a great mortgage helper as well as an opportunity to meet people from around the world.


2 x Water License

TAXES (include tax year)

$1,349.00 (2022)








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Price: $ 197,000

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