2.7 acre view property of the Fraser River and the Nahatlatch Canyon. Undeveloped land. Road access, cell phone coverage. Affordable “cabin in the woods” type property surrounded by a mecca of outdoor recreation.
|Location :||Fraser River, Nahatlatch Canyon near Boston Bar|
|Access :||Paved freeway access from Vancouver to Hope. Paved highway from Hope to Boston Bar. Paved road for 9 km from Boston bar; remaining 8 km is maintained for service access road. Floatplane access to Nahatlatch Lake, 13 km west of the property. Helicopter access on site.|
|Investment Features :||One of five properties owned by Nahatlatch Landholdings Ltd. This property is available for purchase however, the current owner is also interested in joint venture partnerships with respect to business development of BC`s premier adventure tourism operator since 1983 and further development of additional real estate assets outside of this offering.|
|Recreation :||Activities in the area are plentiful, including fishing, boating, hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting. The varied terrain accommodates every outdoor recreation known to man.|
|Area Data :||Located in the upper Fraser River Canyon, approximately 240 km northeast of Vancouver. The upper Fraser Canyon features spectacular mountain canyon scenery only 2 1/2 hours drive from the greater Vancouver region. The Nahatlatch region is relatively pristine; in the upper reaches of the river are wilderness areas and protected parks.
The upper Fraser Canyon features some of the hottest summer weather in Canada. Summer temperatures can rise up to 40°C at the extreme an average highs of 25 to 35°C are common in July and August. Overall, the climate is very similar to the Okanagan region of the BC interior, with hot summers and relatively mild winters and 75% less rainfall than the Vancouver area.
The powerful Nahatlach River flows from a series of 3 small lakes and empties into the Fraser River some 20 km later. The river is a spectacular series of rapids, ideal for river rafting and kayaking. The Nahatlach In fact provides more excitement than the Fraser or Thompson Rivers. The river rafting season begins in May, once water levels become manageable.
|History :||Boston Bar was so named because of the numerous Americans washing for gold in the bar in the Fraser River at this point. Since the first American ships off our coast were almost invariably from Boston, the natives took to calling the Americans “Boston men”. Similarly, the natives called the British “King George men”. In 1859 Arthur Bushby noted in his journal that it “is quite strange to see how soon the Indians detect the Boston men & how they dislike them and how much they like King George man”. Provoked by the Americans, the Indians in the Fraser Canyon began to murder isolated parties of whites washing the bars of the Fraser. The trouble culminated in the so-called “Battle of Boston Bar” on August 14, 1858. A correspondent of the San Francisco Bulletin who was present reported the fight “lasted three hours, and resulted in the complete rout of the savages. Seven of the Indians are known to have been killed and a number wounded. One white man only was wounded, and that slightly in the arm. About 150 white men were in the fight.” According to some authorities, “The Battle of Boston Bar” actually took place at Spuzzum. The original Indian village at Boston Bar was named Koia’um, often spelt Quayome, meaning “to pick berries.”|
|Zoning :||Contact Listing Broker|
|Legal :||Land District 59, Section 8, Township 12, Range 26, West of the 6th Meridian, Except Plan A388,
Within Boundaries of District Lot 1080 Laura Mineral Claim
|Taxes :||$434.92 (2011)|
|Listing # :||12086