BC Ranch For Sale
This working Canadian ranch, situated in the beautiful Chilcotin River Valley, is among the country’s largest covering about 260,000 acres (approximately 250,000 acres exclusive grazing rights, and 10,000 deeded acres). Dozens of lakes, numerous rivers and streams, woodlands, plains and meadows sprinkle the 300 square miles of ranch land. The farthest grazing pastures lie 125 miles by road from the main ranch in the Coast Range foothills. Hundreds of miles of road and two airstrips cover the ranch. The ranch’s miles of lake, river and stream frontage, mountain, plateau, forest and river valley scenery of stunning beauty make the ranch unique among the world’s large ranches.
Ranch headquarters are situated at Alexis Creek which is small town located on Highway 20, 75 miles west of Williams Lake. Alexis Creek is the service center for large part of the vast Chilcotin country. The ranch and the town are blended together and have co-existed in a neighborly manner since the ranch was founded some 100 years ago. Branch offices of the B.C. Forest Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment, Red Cross Field Hospital, Post Office, an elementary school that goes up to grade nine, a hotel and a general store are services located in Alexis Creek.
The Alexis Creek Ranch is a world-class cattle ranch, complete with all services. The hay lands are situated in the river valley for the most part where the growing season allows two crops of alfalfa. Excellent grain crops have been grown in the past. The major portion of the irrigation water comes from the Chilcotin River flowing with snow and glacial melt from the Coast Range Mountains to the west. An ideal irrigation situation, the hotter the weather and the need for water, the more water flows.
The equipment is top quality and is far above average for any cattle ranch. Extensive irrigation systems have been installed at considerable expense. There are ten new down drop style circle pivots, believed to be the largest ranch pivot facility in Canada, all situated on the river benchlands across from ranch headquarters. The pivots irrigate some 1800 acres; the balance of irrigation is by open ditch flooding.