- Updated On:
- September 21, 2023
- 4 ac
This operational cattle ranch is an expansive oasis consisting of 4,426 contiguous acres of pristine farm and recreational land. The property is located northeast of Chetwynd and offers 1,000+ acres of hay land, 700+ acres of improved pasture land, 2,000+ acres of bush pasture and 2,000 acres of adjoining leased grazing lands.
The existing 1,000+ acres of hay production has yielded up to 3,000 hay bales per annum at 1,600 lbs./bale. To aid with hay storage there is an 8 ft fenced stack yard as well as a silage pit. The landowner has fenced the entire property with cross-fencing to allow for a regular rotational grazing throughout the year. In addition, there are numerous dugouts throughout the grazing pasture to supply water to livestock. To assist with cattle transportation the property contains a covered Morand chute and intricate cattle handling system. There are numerous other structures located on the property of which a list can be provided upon request.
The custom 2009 built timber log ranch house is a site to behold. The meticulous design is a perfect fit for the surroundings and resonates a feeling of tranquility and comfort. It totals 4,600 square feet that includes 2,300 square feet of finished basement living. Upstairs you will find high vaulted ceilings, with windows throughout providing not only breathtaking views but an ample supply of sunshine. The kitchen is warm and bright and highly functional. The country kitchen comes with a butler pantry, ample cabinet space and an island with sink. Attached to the kitchen is a formal dining space. The kitchen also looks onto the living room, which is perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family.
Just outside you will find a sizable covered deck overlooking the property and your very own private lake. Just off the main house stands a quaint greenhouse, perfect for growing healthy and organic produce. There is also an attached two car garage to shelter vehicles and provide additional room for storage.
954 Jackfish Lake Road – Chetwynd, BC
This ranch is located approximately 36 kilometres northeast of the town of Chetwynd, as the crow flies. It is off the Jackfish Lake Road and rests in the heart of British Columbia’s Peace River Region. This is ranch country in its truest sense.
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 contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that Northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.
The town of Chetwynd is a transportation and service hub for the oil and gas industry. The town is home to numerous hotel/motels providing the bulk of the accommodation for regional economic activity. There is infinite business opportunity to service this diverse work force. Trades, transportation and equipment operating dominate the workforce providing a high-income source of clientele for all local businesses.
The primary employers within Chetwynd include the forest industries – West Fraser/Bio-Energy Plant, Canadian Forest Products and Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp. All three facilities provide stable, year-round employment for the residents of Chetwynd and present commercial servicing opportunities.
Situated along Highway 97 and serving as the gateway to the Peace River Region, Chetwynd is an essential hub for travelers commuting from British Columbia’s lower interior to the major cities of Dawson Creek and Fort St John.
There is a general airport within Chetwynd that may service local aviation needs. A commercial airport exists in the nearby towns of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
There are numerous large scale oil and gas construction projects occurring in the immediate vicinity of Chetwynd. The Jackfish Lake Expansion Project most recently provided excellent employment and economic opportunity for trade workers and oil and gas service companies stationed in Chetwynd.
Ultimately, Chetwynd is a town on the rise where economic and recreational activity abounds.
Dwason Creek, located 100 kilometres away, is the primary auction location for ranchers in the Peace River Region. There is the Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Company (VJV Auction Company), in Dawson which provides an easily accessible market for this ranch and its product. There is also Patterson’s Auction Mart, which provides additional an additional option for regional ranchers.
The property and surrounding area features tall stands of poplar and aspen with intermixed stands of various species of coniferous trees. The river valleys surrounding the property are heavily shrouded in timber while the benches upon which the ranch rests are mostly natural and tamed pastured with sprawling hay fields intermixed.
The recreation is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large working cattle ranch may be undertaken on this property. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:
The property resides in Management Unit 7-32 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting on the property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. The property borders Crown land to the east increasing the available hunting territory in the immediate vicinity of the ranch.
There is excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the ranch (Moberly Lake).
With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery, there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the ranch and on the adjacent Crown land.
With the diversity/immensity of the property and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the ranch by foot and discover new joys each time.
The town of Chetwynd was once known as Little Prairie. However, with the expansion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway through the town in 1957, the town’s name was changed to Chetwynd in honor of the Minister of Railroads, Ralph Chetwynd.
The town was connected to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for vehicular passengers in 1952 when the John Hart Highway from Prince George to Dawson Creek was completed. The construction of the railway and highway through Chetwynd solidified the town as a major transportation hub and jumping off point for Northern British Columbia.
Canfor and West Fraser Timber Products purchased sawmills in town in 1964 and 1971 respectively. These two companies rapidly became the town’s largest employers and continue to provide ongoing economic growth for the municipality. Forestry and timber refinement continue to be a major source of economic activity for the region along with oil/gas and ranching.
55°58’4.81″N and 121°19’25.19″W
Please see mapping section – all boundaries are approximate. Deeded land in Red, range permit in Purple.
- 4,130 contiguous acres
- Potential to combine with adjacent 2,100 acre property (MLS# 173194)
- 1,000± acres in hay production land producing up to 3,000/1,600 lb bales
- 700± acres of improved pasture land
- 2,000± acres grazing lease and option to transfer 180 c/c pair allotment for community pasture
- Existing $7,200 per annum lease site/road allowance on DL 2920
- Over past years the property has accommodated 300 cow/calve pairs + 180-240 yearlings and bulls
- Fully fenced and cross-fenced on a regular rotational program
- Private lake and well supplying water to livestock pens
- Numerous dugouts throughout grazing pastures
- The option to purchase the closed herd and equipment/machinery may be available upon request.
- 200 amp electrical service with sub feed to the home
- Residence is on well water and has a line from the private lake
- Equipped with two pressure pumps
- Existing septic field for sewer
- 4,634 ft2 timber log residence built in 2009 featuring vaulted ceilings, huge country kitchen and open living room, spacious entry way with a wash room, a finished basement and covered deck area
- One 30’ x 30’ timber double car garage with gravel floor
- One 32’ x 50’ timber shop with a metal roof and 200 amp electrical service
- One 16’ x 22’ pole construction calving barn with a metal roof
- Three metal roof pole sheds: 40′ x 74′, 22′ x 72′ and 22’ x 32’
- One 16’ x 24’ wood frame storage shed on skids
- Covered Morand chute and cattle handling system
- 8’ fenced stack yard and silage pit
- Water well producing 20± gal/min
- Four granaries
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