Lot A of DL 5313 Range 5 Coast District, except Plan 12239PID: 009-594-884.
This 131 acre property is ready for you to create your ideal retreat. This property includes 1, 182 m of lakefront on Tsichgass Lake. The level fields of this property gently slopes towards the lake, with grassy meadows along the shoreline that are prime building sites. An old abandoned homestead can be found on the western border of the property. A mixture of regenerating spruce and aspen trees dot the property and a small stand of second growth aspen and spruce is located at the eastern corner of the property. You have excellent views of Tsichgass Lake, the surrounding countryside and the snowcapped mountains in the distance. Rustic trails through the property allows you easy access to all sections of your property. There is road access to this property at its northeast corner.
Tsichgass Lake is about 10,972 m in perimeter, and has a surface area of about 660 acres. Its mean depth is 10.2 metres, although its lowest depth is 18.6 metres.
The property is located close to Tsichgass Lake, about 99 km (61.5 miles) from the Village of Burns Lake.
This property is close to large tracts of open Crown land, providing public access for horseback riding, quad and ATV riding, and in the winter, snowmobiling.
Nearby Francois Lake is approx. 110 km ( 68 miles) long, making it the second largest natural lake in British Columbia. It offers excellent rainbow trout and char fishing. Rainbow trout over 3 pounds and lake trout (char) to over 20 pounds are not uncommon. With a lake of this size, watersports of all sorts are popular, with opportunities for boating, kayaking and canoeing. This area has many forest recreation sites, which offer many trails for hiking and mountain biking. In the winter, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling is popular.
Noralee Resort has the only private boat launch on Francois Lake in the area. This popular resort offers heated cabins, camping and RV sites to its guests. Fishermen and campers can also stock up on supplies at their grocery store before heading out. The next closest boat launch is located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) from the Francois Lake ferry. The closest gas station is at Burns Lake or Houston, an hour’s drive away.
The entire area known as the Lakes District is famous for its excellent fishing and game. There are a number of resorts throughout this area which offer boating, fishing, hiking, horse-back riding, camping, cross country skiing and many other activities. This area is well known for its hunting and wildlife watching opportunities. Black, cinnamon and grizzly bears, deer, moose, wolves, coyotes and eagles can often be observed in the area.
Close to this area is North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, one of the most scenic provincial parks in the province. Tweedsmuir Provincial Park appeals primarily to outdoor recreationists interested in boating, angling, camping, hiking or hunting in one of North America’s most magnificent wilderness areas. Outdoor recreation opportunities are almost unlimited. Parts of the park are open to hunting in the fall.
Burns Lake is the nearest community with a population of 2,000 in the village. The first thing that strikes you when you enter this town is the welcoming sign with enormous chainsaw-carved trout and the inscription “Three Thousand Miles of Fishing”. The other large community close to the Noralee Estates is Houston with 4173 citizens. This community is known as the “Steelhead Capital of Canada” due to the unparalleled fishing in the nearby lake and river systems.
Tsichgass Lake is located within the Lakes District which is noted for sunny skies and moderate rainfall of less than 20 inches per year. This area is known for clean air, friendly people, inviting lakes, wandering country roads, abundant wildlife and the spectacular beauty of nearby Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.
Burns Lake is called the “Heart of the Lakes District” and “Gateway to Tweedsmuir Park”. The village takes its name from Michael Byrnes, an explorer in the area who passed by the lake in 1866. Settlers were initially drawn to the area by the promise of gold in the Babine Lake vicinity. The actual village was formed in 1914 to service the workers creating the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway through the area. The arrival of the railway opened the forest industry, drawing more settlers and creating a stable economy for the area.
Aspen and spruce trees can be found throughout this property.
Zoned RR1 (Rural Resource). Agriculture, single, multiple and seasonal dwellings, logging and silviculture, guest ranch, rural retreat, unpaved airstrips and helipads are permitted here. Dwellings on the property are restricted to four seasonal dwellings, two single family dwellings or one two family dwelling. This property is not within the ALR .