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The River House Estate | Northwest BC, Telkwa

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Asking Price: $15,000,000

  • 293 acre gated estate property in the Northern BC
  • 2,640 ft. of river frontage on Bulkley river
  • 10,000 sq.ft.  main residence home
  • 2 cabins + artist studio
  • Workshop / Toolshed
  • 24573 Walcott Road, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X2

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A private, security gated and fenced 300 acre property in Northern BC with 1/2 mile river frontage on Bulkley river.  The River House Estate can be your private full time or seasonal residence, a perfect corporate retreat, a hunting or fishing lodge or possible a luxury B&B resort.   A vast 10,000 sq.ft. crafted Main House with 3 story Studio Cabin, roomy River Cabin, secluded Lake Cabin plus many other amenities to fulfill a true nature lovers' dream! A remote nature sanctuary teeming with Canadian wildlife with easy access for visitors.


Property Class:Detached
Property Type:House with Acreage
Approx. Year Built:2004
Total Floor Space:10,000 (sq.ft.)
Construction:Frame - Wood
Parking Type:Carport (Triple)
Total Parking Spaces:16 plus
Outdoor Areas:Backyard
By Law Restrictions:No Restrictions


  • Located between two small towns of Smithers & Houston and about 200 miles from Prince George
  • 25 miles to Smithers airport
  • 700 miles north of US/Canadian border & 70 miles from the southernmost tip of Alaska
  • 3.5 km to the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy #16)
  • To learn more about Telkwa, please visit http://www.telkwa.ca


  • 4 buildings on the property: The River House, The River Cabin, The Lake Cabin and a workshop
  • Mainly forested property consisting of pine, spruce and poplar
  • 2 income producing hayfields - 27 acres & 7 acres
  • Helipad on the property
  • 12 -15 mile trails for hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and riding ATVs

The River House:

  • 3 story main residence
  • Luxurious  10,000 sq.ft. log lodge with attached 3 story artist studio
  • Complete with rustic wine cellar, theater, games room, bar area, gourmet kitchen
  • Stunning interior finishings using local natural materials, wood log supports and beams, river rock fireplace, etc.
  • Over 1/2 mile of river front on Bulkley River

The River Cabin:

  • Log cabin located just steps south of the main River House

The Lake Cabin:

  • Sits on 15 acre lake with deck extending over the lake and attached dock for easy access to canoes and kayaks
  • Secluded 2 bedroom cabin with unlimited opportunities for wildlife viewing


  • Located in the center of the property
  • Plenty of storage space for tools, tractors, ATVs and boats

AREA - Flora & Fauna:

The Bulkley river offers a world class steelhead fishery. The fall steelhead run lasts from mid-August until freeze up or when fishing season ends on December 31st. The Bulkley also has annual runs of Chinook, Coho, Pink and sockeye salmon. The substantial chinook run starts before the river officially opens on June 15th and lasts several months. Cohos and pinks arrive in early September along with the occasional sockeye. Jet boating and canoeing to and from River House provides miles of experiencing this almost untouched wilderness. Bear, moose, elk and deer sightings happen on a regular basis with the occasional lucky drifter seeing the allusive wolf or cougar.

A fifteen acre lake resides on the southern property line between the River House property and government owned Crown Land. The lake holds over ten million gallons of water topped off annually from the snow melt. The overflow provides a seasonal small stream that flows through the property to the Bulkley River. While the lake is not home to native fish annual trout stocking provides wonderful fishing opportunities for visitors.

The lake is home to the endangered Western Spotted Toad and is one of the largest breeding areas in Northern BC. Thousands of toads arrive from the bush in mid-May to early June for a mating season that last nearly two weeks. They return to the bush leaving behind millions of eggs to turn into pollywogs and eventually toads. Experiencing the entire process is interesting and amazing. The lake is home to many ducks, geese and grebes that arrive annually to raise their families. In the fall, starting sometimes as early as August 15th, the southern migration of ducks, geese and swans begins. It is not uncommon to see flocks of well over a hundred ducks spend a day or two on their way south. Once the geese start moving south hardly a day goes by without a flock of fifty to seventy five geese come in late in the day, spend the night, and depart early in the morning. Just before freeze up, in Early November, small groups of swans arrive and spend a day or two before heading south.


For complete history and owners' experience, please visit http://www.riverhousecanada.com/bcestate/history-of-river-house-estate/


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