Ritson Acres Largest private waterfront Quesnel Lk, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, 43.4 Acres

  • Agriculture, Beach Access, Big Game, Equestrian, Fishing, House, Lake Frontage, Lake/Pond, Off-Road, Snow sports, Timberland, Upland Bird, Water Sports, Waterfowl, Wildlife Viewing

This home and 43.4 acre parcel is one of the largest, private Quesnel Lake waterfront properties with 1,420 feet of gorgeous shoreline on the deepest fjord lake in the world.  This quiet, end of the road estate property, adjacent Crown Wilderness Lands features a well maintained +3,200 sq. ft. home built in 1998.  This well designed 4 bedroom plus office/den, 3 bath home features open plan living and entertaining areas.  Family and friends will appreciate the thoughtful layout of kitchen, dining and living areas on the main floor of this home with optimum lake views.  The private, roomy bedrooms with 5 star comfort and views of this grand lake, established yard and gardens will make your family and guests feel pampered.  The high, 9 foot basement provides bright, expansive rooms with views to the stunning lakefront yard and groomed, landscaped grounds.  Two large garage/shops, a hayshed with tack room and lean-to, automatic watering system, corrals, fencing and cross-fencing make this property a superb choice for equestrian or hobby farm enthusiasts.  Consider this a private home retreat in a pristine wilderness setting, a destination to share with family and friends on long weekends and forever summers, a year round “Life is Good” home or hobby farm or a prospective base for an outdoor adventure business in this plus million acre watershed.  The possibilities are as endless as the Northern sky. 

Quesnel Lake is located in the Cariboo District of super, natural BC, Canada.  This glacial lake reaches depths of over 2000 feet and is the deepest fresh water fjord lake in the world.  The largest lake in the Cariboo, extending 55 miles up the north arm and 72 miles to the end of the east arm, is home to a unique strain of wild, native Rainbow and Bull trout in its many tributaries.  Rivers flowing into Quesnel Lake include the Mitchell, Horsefly and Cariboo Rivers.  Near this property the lake spills into the canyons of Quesnel River on its way to the mighty Fraser River and ultimately the Pacific Ocean at Vancouver.

A highlight of a visit to the area in late summer is the miraculous migration of Salmon up the Quesnel River, determined to make their way through the vast crystal waters of Quesnel Lake to spawning grounds in the Horsefly, Mitchell and Cariboo Rivers.  Rivers team with record size Chinook (King) Salmon, Sockeye and Coho Salmon.  Expect to catch 10 to 16 pound Rainbow Trout and Lake Trout to 40 pounds.  World-class kayaking and white-water rafting on nearby rivers for all enthusiasts, be they beginner or intermediate.  The surrounding area provides abundant outdoor adventure including sledding, mountain biking, ATV trails, fishing, hunting, hiking, gold panning, camping and exploring.  Explore the nearby historic ghost towns of Quesnel Forks, Cedar City and Keithley Creek.  These relics of the Gold Rush of 1859 provide hours of intrigue, all only a short distance from this amazing property in the Cariboo District of BC, Canada.

At the west end of Quesnel Lake is one of the few surviving towns on the Gold Rush Trail.  Where the glacial melt water spill into the Quesnel River, the Village of Likely has all the amenities of small town living.  Likely is the gateway to the Cariboo Mountains, located in the Quesnel Highland, a transition zone between the Cariboo plateau and the Cariboo Mountains

Travelling to this area is easy.  A one hour commercial flight from Vancouver gets you to Williams Lake, followed by another hour drive via scenic, well maintained paved roads.  A 1000 meter, community maintained airfield is located 4 miles from town.  If you prefer to drive from Vancouver, an easy 380 mile, 7 hour drive from Vancouver through breath taking scenery gets you to this spectacular end of the road jewel of a property.

Main Info

  • Street Address : 5082 South Likely Road
  • Postal / Zip Code : V0L 1N0
  • State / Province : British Columbia
  • Closest City : Williams Lake
  • Lot Size Acres : 43.4 Acres
  • Dwelling : Yes


Tax Year : 2017

Estimated Taxes per year are $3,951.00

$1,395,000 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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