BAR WK RANCH & OUTFITTERS, BC

One of a kind offering beyond all expectations

$1,445,000


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    Located in the Robson Valley between the majestic Rocky and Cariboo Mountains, the ranch sits on a picture perfect showpiece peninsula surrounded by 3.6+ km of Fraser River frontage.

    The Ranch includes 604 acres of deeded land in 11 titles with about 500 acres in hay/tame pasture producing an average of 2 tons of haylage per acre that can support 100 cow/calf pairs. The owners take one cut of hay then rotational graze the cattle on the fields which also provide grass for the elk, deer and moose. The ranch was previously registered and operated as a bison game farm and could be converted back.

    The 2,530 ft2 ranch house/hunting lodge has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, spacious living room with vaulted ceiling and kitchen with maple cabinets. The raised fully finished basement has underfloor heat and large windows making the space comfortable and bright. The property has shelter buildings, large shop, storage, numerous outbuildings and corrals.

    Wildlife thrives in the forests surrounding the ranch and on the islands in the river. The animals are abundant and beautiful to watch grazing in the fields providing perfect opportunities for hunters or photographers. The river frontage allows boating access to enjoy jet boating on the Fraser and Morkill Rivers.

    The operating cattle ranch and big game outfitter territory combined provide fantastic income opportunities. There is definite potential to increase revenues for both.

    Covering almost 800 square miles, the guide territory offers outstanding hunting for moose, elk, white tail deer, mule deer, mountain goat, black bear, cougar and wolf.

    The 5-year quota for moose is 35 (up to 11 per year), and the remainder is open for mountain goat, whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, black bear, cougar and wolf.

    The ranch can serve as the operational base at the east end of the territory, while the road accessible hunting camp in a stunning mountain lakeside setting serves as the western base.

    The camp sleeps 15 and has a large cook house with full kitchen that includes propane fridge and stove. Guests can enjoy a hot shower after an exciting day of hunting (see improvements below).

    The CN Railway to the Port of Prince Rupert runs through the ranch. VIA Rail provides passenger pick up or drop off at the ranch heading east to Jasper or west to Prince George adding a fun, convenient and super scenic travelling experience at your doorstep.

    This unique offering of a working cattle ranch inside an 800 square mile guide territory is a rare opportunity.

    SIZE

    • Bar WK Robson Valley Ranch 604 acres $1,445,000
    • Bar WK Ranch & Outfitters/Dome Creek Outfitters Hunting Territory, 800 square miles $500,000

    LOCATION

    On the Fraser River between Loos and Dome Creek, BC at the west end of the Robson Valley between the Cariboo and the Rocky Mountains.

    ACCESS

    From Prince George, go east on Highway 16 toward McBride. From 7-Eleven (the old Mr. G’s) at the top of the hill at km 155 turn left at Crescent Spur (green sign) onto Loos Road. Go straight on Loos Road to the end, follow the power line. Deeded land starts just past Snowshoe Creek Bridge on Loos Road. From McBride go west for 48 km on Highway 16 and do as above.

    The drive from the highway to the ranch is approximately 20 km.

     

    AREA DATA

    Crescent Spur

    Crescent Spur–Loos is made up of several communities which grew and faded as sawmills came and went. It now attracts back country enthusiasts from all over the world. From grizzly bear watching in the Morkill to hiking the historic Goat River Trail, the unspoiled wilderness offers a true challenge to the adventurous at heart. For a more relaxed trip, take a walk through the many old growth forests, or visit La Salle Lakes. Little la Salle is a popular fishing destination and la Salle Lake campground offers rustic camping with a swimming dock, non-motorized boat launch and beach.

    The Spur with a population of about 15 permanent residents is located on the Fraser River just west of McBride. The community also boasts a world class heli-ski lodge that operates from January thorough to April. Postal services are available and a school bus brings children from Crescent Spur to the schools in McBride.

    Robson Valley

    The Robson Valley Region is a collection of communities nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in northern British Columbia, between Prince George, Jasper, and Kamloops. The Robson Valley Region includes: Dome Creek, Loos , Crescent Spur, McBride, Dunster, Tête Jaune Cache, and Valemount. The communities and lifestyle is a great opportunity to step back and enjoy life; the outdoors, nature, fresh air, wildlife, and close neighbours.

    Living in the Robson Valley is your chance to step away from the busy pace of city life, and embrace space, serenity, scenic views, community, outdoor adventures, and a life that anyone can afford.

    VEGETATION

    Hay production land, pasture and forested land.

    RECREATION

    Area recreation includes hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, geocaching, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and the Robson Valley is renowned for world-class snowmobiling and heli-skiing. The Ancient Forest, with 1,000+ year old cedars and the Morkill River Falls, are just 50 minutes away from the main ranch house. The tourism and hunting possibilities are endless, and the abundance of wildlife and scenery are breathtaking. This is the ideal country getaway with excellent income generating potential.

    HISTORY

    Like most properties in the valley the ranch was originally cleared for the timber value. The main ranch was originally homesteaded in 1979 and hand built from timber harvested on the property. It was a small cattle operation until it was purchased around 2000 by a retired lawyer from Vancouver. This second owner expanded the original ranch by adding surrounding parcels, large and small, including 320 acres, which he logged. The current owners have cleared parts of this logged parcel seeding it to tame grass making it an exception addition to the ranch for cattle and wildlife alike. Extensive fencing has been updated and added. The current owners continued the ranch expansion adding Urling and “Abe’s” ranch to establish the total of 2025 acres on 23 titles. Abe’s ranch was originally homesteaded by a Mennonite family and later purchased by a local logger and outfitter “Abe.” Abe built the house in 1985.

    INVESTMENT FEATURES

    Operating cattle ranch, big game outfitter territory, and possible timber value.

    SERVICES

    Domestic water well(s), Hydro, Telephone, satellite TV, satellite Internet.

    IMPROVEMENTS

    10272 Loos Road – Ranch house

    2,530 ft2 5 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch home with great river and mountain views. Spacious open concept living room with vaulted ceiling and kitchen with solid maple cabinets. The property has shelter buildings, large shop, storage and numerous outbuildings.

    Hunting Camp on Mountain Lake

    16 x 24 ft cook house with accommodation, 3 hunter cabins, unfinished bunkhouse, pantry cabin, shower house with hot water tank, skinning shed, tool shed, 2 out houses, generator and tree stands.

    TAX DETAILS

    Tax details for 2020
    • Ranch – $2,502.18
    • Hunting Camp – $192.82