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Granisle

One remaining trailer lot, located in the charming small town of Granisle, located on beautiful Babine Lake, 40 miles east of Smithers, as the crow flies. Most of these lots are covered in lawn, with gravel driveways extending from a paved frontage road. They are fully serviced, including power, telephone, water, sewer and channel TV. The influx of retirees, along with government commitment to maintaining existing services and aggressively stimulating the community’s tourist potential, have given Granisle a complete facelift. Fishing is superior. Types include rainbow trout, char, kokanee, turbot, salmon and steelhead. Fly fishing is strong in the Babine River. Lot 49 backs onto a small park, which includes a playground. Again they are level, with lawn, and above road grade. Granisle offers a superb, quite large marina, with a sandy beach, hiking trails, school, hockey and curling rink, tennis courts, community hall, library, post office and police station.

Price: SOLD
Size:

Lot 49 – 60’ x 115’

Area: Omineca
Contact Us: sales@niho.com or 604-606-7900
Listing Number:

OMINECA 49 A, C, D, H

Size:

Lot 49 – 60’ x 115’

Map Reference:

93L16

Price:

SOLD

Legal:

Plan 8056, DL 1246, Coast Range 5

Description:

This small penturbia town on Babine Lake is one of the nicest little towns in central B.C. It is clean and has many renovated buildings. The lots for sale are for mobile homes. The streets are paved and maintained year round. People living in the subdivision are retirees.

Lot 49- is flat and level and covered in grass except for the trailer pad and driveway. This lot backs onto the playground area.

Improvements

Some lawns and gravel driveways

Location:

The lot is located in the town of Granisle, on the banks of Babine Lake, 80 km (50 miles) north-west of Smithers in west- central British Columbia.

Access:

Take Yellowhead Highway #16 west from Prince George for 226 km (140 miles) to Burns Lake. From here travel west 120 km (75 miles) to the town of Topley. Topley is located 40 km (25 miles), west of Houston. Take Highway #118 north for 50 km or (30 miles) into Granisle. Head west on MacDonald St., turn left on Morrison St. and follow it to Byron St. and Byron Circle.

Recreation:

Attractions to the area are numerous including fishing for rainbow trout, char, kokanee, burot, salmon and steelhead, cross country skiing, golfing, hunting, bird watching, camping, tours, hiking, fishing camps. Red Bluff Provincial Park near Granisle is popular with anglers and boaters. Due to the southern exposure, the water is warm enough for swimming. Granisle is the outdoor recreation centre for Babine Lake with a large well maintained marina. There is ample parking, boat launching and a dock all in excellent condition. A few miles south is the famous Fulton River where the Department of Fisheries has spawning beds for salmon, which are hatched each year and transferred to Babine Lake for eventual travel up the Skeena River system to the ocean. There are some lodges just south of Granisle at Topley Landing offering rooms, fishing, boat rentals and house boats.

Services:

The lot has hydro, water and sewer hookup is available. Garbage collection is available if permanent residency is taken up. Television offers twelve channels by using an antenna.

Area Data:

The small town of Granisle, population 676, is located on the shores of 180 km (111 miles) long Babine Lake, 48 km (30 miles) north of Highway #16 from Topley and within an hour and a half of a major airport and connection to Vancouver. This is where the real attractions of the countryside west of Prince George can be seen. Granisle is a retirement and recreational community offering many services and clubs including a library, post office, medical centre, elementary and secondary school, College of New Caledonia and RCMP station. Clubs include Lions Club, Dart Club, Youth Centre, Curling Club and Cross Country Ski Club.

History:

The early inhabitants of the area were Carrier Indians, called “Babine” by the early explorers, referring the to the distended ornamented lower lips of the native women. Copper and silver drew prospectors into the area, but nothing substantial was ever produced until the excavation of the Norandan Bell Copper Mine. During the excavation in 1971 the bones of a fifteen to thirty thousand year old mammoth were uncovered. The Granisle Copper Mine was staked on an island in Babine Lake called Granisle and started production in 1966 and by 1969 it was producing twenty-four million pounds of copper, one hundred thirty-six thousands ounces of silver and fifteen thousand ounces of gold annually. The community of Granisle was built on the shores of Babine Lake for the employees of the mine.

Vegetation:

The lot is mostly covered in grass with some small patches of poplar trees.

Zoning:

Residental & Recreational R-3A. Double wide mobile homes and single wide mobile homes allowed. Motor homes, campers and 5th wheels allowed for summer months

Boundaries: Some corner posts are visible.

Sold Date:

Oct 24, 1996

Re-Sale Year 1:

24/10/1996

Re-Sale Year 2:

20/10/2000

Re-Sale Year 3:

10/06/2005