The South 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of DL 4493 Range 5 Coast District
This 80 acre property includes 395 m of waterfront on pristine Tsichgass Lake. This gently sloping lot provides you with partial views of the snowcapped mountains in the distance, the lake at your doorstep, and the pastoral countryside surrounding you. While well treed in aspen and spruce, several large meadows provide you with several choice building sites. Rustic trails running through the property provide you with the means to fully explore your lot.
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 on the northwest arm of Tsichgass Lake, about 99 km (61.5 miles) from the Village of Burns Lake.
Driving times to Tschigass Arm:
Vancouver: 15 hours
Calgary: 15 hours
Edmonton: 13 hours
Prince George: 5 hours
Burns Lake: 2 hours
Houston: 1 hour
Noralee: 45 minutes
For an access map for the property click here
Colleymount Road connects the smaller communities along the north side of Francois Lake to Highway 16. This road is maintained year-round by the Ministry of Transportation and is graded throughout. In the summer it is watered to keep the dust generated by traffic to a minimum. In the winter it is cleared so that traffic can continue using the road. The Forest Service Roads are minimally maintained through the year, but are not generally cleared during the winter.
The airport at Burns Lake can handle smaller private aircraft and charters.
The nearest commercial airport is at Smithers, located about 2 hours away. Regular air service is provided by Air Canada’s Jazz Airlines , Central Mountain Air , and Northern Thunderbird to Vancouver and other points in British Columbia. The Smithers airport recently received federal and provincial funding to expand its runway and upgrade its operations.
Located about 5 hours away, Prince George Airport is the regional airport for Northern B.C., and is expected to play a key role in the economic development of the area. The airport is undergoing a major expansion, with renovations to its runways and international cargo plane fuelling capacity recently completed. At the end of the expansion, the airport is expected to be able to accept 747 airplane landings. The airport opened an International Customs and Canada Border Service area in 2005 and currently accepts international charter flights.
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.
This property is treed in aspen and spruce.
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 .