ECOTOURS-BC Outdoor Adventure Tourism Company, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, 5.3 Acres

  • Big Game, Fishing, House, Income producing, Off-Road, Snow sports, Stream/River, Upland Bird, Water Sports, Waterfowl, Wildlife Viewing

Ecotours-BC is a highly ranked internationally known outdoor adventure tourism company, specializing in grizzly bear watching, wildlife, and all things nature in the Cariboo Mountains of Central British Columbia. It is a “Destination Canada” designated Canadian Signature Experience (one of only about 200 in all of Canada).  This lifetime achievement of owners, Gary and Peggy Zorn, is being offered for sale to a discerning buyer seeking a unique and rewarding business opportunity in British Columbia’s spectacular mountain backcountry.  This world class business, boasts numerous accolades including Winner of the 2010 Business Excellence Award for Tourism, Top 15 Eco-Adventures in Canada by Expedia, Flight Network’s TOP 50 Canadian Winter Experiences and TOP 40 Adventure Experience.
This turnkey operation is comprised of deeded property, with lovely country lodge on the Quesnel River at the outlet of Quesnel Lake, and a tenured operating area of over half a million hectares including 2 Provincial Parks and 4 major river systems anchored by the deepest fjord lake on earth.  From wetlands through boreal forests to the alpine and an ancient interior rainforest with trees over 1000 years old.  The diversity of its ecosystems and the wildlife, birds (over 250 species in the Cariboo Mountains), marsh, woodlands, and alpine and rare flora and the natural world draws nature lovers and professional photographers and naturalists.  
Located in the old Cariboo gold rush village of Likely, the gateway to the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia and the Quesnel Highlands, it’s the stepping off point to remarkable back country wilderness experiences and adventure.  The 3300 sq ft lodge has a lovely social area with large natural stone wood burning fireplace made from local stone, a spacious dining area, open country kitchen with a stainless steel commercial range, 6 double occupancy guest rooms offering capacity for up to 14 guests and a recreation room with professional pool/billiards table and merchandise area.  On the manicured grounds surrounding the lodge is a large cedar log frame gazebo ideal for entertaining and there is also a limited number of full service parking facilities for RV’s.  Included with this amazing property is a two bedroom, 2 bath 1600 sq ft glass fronted manager’s residence with loft and cathedral ceiling.  There are numerous outbuildings including a maintenance shop, storage building, open pole storage shed, and woodshed. 
There are endless outdoor adventure opportunities for this large + million acre watershed with four-season attractions.    Ecotours-BC’s professional guides lead guests on tours that range from exploring the area with the “Bear Whisperer™” observing grizzlies, moose, Mountain Caribou, Mountain goats, deer, lynx, wolf, and birds and fly fishing to adventures in the remote Cariboo Mountains backcountry, glamping on their floating lodge and walking safaris into the ancient forest, some of many trip options. In late summer view the miraculous migration of Sockeye Salmon up the Quesnel River, determined to make their way to spawning grounds in the Quesnel Lake watershed. Guests enjoy wilderness treks in ancient rain forest along azure rivers to observe Grizzly bears in their habitat. Observe these marvelous creatures, along with bald and golden eagles as they feast on salmon. Likely, at the west end of Quesnel Lake is one of the few surviving towns on the Gold Rush Trail. Visitors can also explore nearby historic ghost towns, relics of the Cariboo Gold Rush of 1859. Pyna-tee-ah Lodge sits on the edge of the Quesnel River. Cast your fly in the clean, glassy pools minutes from your comfy lodge accommodation.  A complete list of inventory to be sold with this property will be available to prospective buyers.

Main Info

  • Street Address : 4871 and 4911 Quesnel Forks Road
  • Postal / Zip Code : V0L 1N0
  • State / Province : British Columbia
  • Closest City : Williams Lake
  • Lot Size Acres : 5.3 Acres
  • Dwelling : Yes


Tax Year : 2017

Estimated Taxes per year are $3,345.00

$2,300,000 CAD

Broker Info

Martha Paridaen was born in Alberta to a family of Dutch immigrants to Canada. Strong work ethics, determination and integrity were hallmarks of family life. A life-long interest in architecture steered Martha through a Diploma in Interior Design from Mount Royal College followed by a Bachelor of Education in Vocations of Drafting and Design from the University of Alberta. Various jobs to fund her insatiable interest in learning took her to remote parts of Canada and countries around the world. In time the settled life and family were a happy, welcome change. Following the demands of raising a young family Martha returned to the workforce in various endeavors including teaching, residential drafting and design, project estimating and materials supply and property management. Martha raised her family of three in the rolling hills of classic ranch country in south western Alberta. A desire for the authentic, hard working lifestyle of her youth were instrumental in raising her own family with those similar timeless, high quality standards. As the family grew up and pursued their own interests and adventure, Martha embarked on her Real Estate career. Working as an real estate agent is a culmination of a life's work and interest. Martha enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of working with buyers and sellers. Every relationship and transaction are unique and require focused attention and care. With Fair Realty's participation with Sports Afield Trophy Properties, Martha has embraced this opportunity to showcase this area and stellar properties and business ventures in Alberta and British Columbia.

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