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The River House Estate | Northwest BC, Telkwa

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Asking Price: $4,998,000

  • 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
  • 3 cabins + artist studio
  • Workshop / Tool shed
  • 24573 Walcott Road, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X2

MLS# R2487537

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Nature is calling at River House Estate. This gated estate with the main house, attached studio, and three guest cabins is a unique property with plenty of opportunities for future development. Luxurious materials and amenities abound in this custom-built compound. Overlooking the river, mature forests, and the Telkwa Mountains, you can revel in the solitude and fresh air all year long. For the adventurer, enjoy world-class steelhead fishing on the famous Bulkley river, miles of hiking and snowmobiling trails, and a lake perfect for stocking trout. Or, watch local wildlife meander through, with bear, moose, elk, and deer making regular appearances. Delight guests indoors and out, from the chef’s kitchen at the heart of the home and the lower-level entertainment center to expansive decks and 293 acres on which to enjoy the great outdoors.


Property Class:Detached
Property Type:House with Acreage
Total Bedrooms:8
Full Bathrooms:9
Half Bathrooms:4
Gross Taxes:$5,622.27 (Tax year 2019)
Approx. Year Built:2004
Total Floor Space:10,000 (sq.ft.)
Den Included:Yes
Construction:Frame - Wood
Parking Type:Garage (Triple)
Total Parking Spaces:16 plus
Cover Parking Spaces:16 plus
Outdoor Areas:Backyard, Balcony(s), Patio(s), Deck(s), Sundeck(s)
By Law Restrictions:No Restrictions
Title to Land:Freehold NonStrata
MLS® #:R2487537


  • Located between two small towns of Smithers & Houston and about 200 miles from Prince George
  • 25 miles to Smithers airport (45 minutes)
  • 1.5 hr flight from Vancouver
  • 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: River House, River Cabin, Lake Cabin , Angler's Inn 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
  • Outdoor Features: 15-acre private lake
  • 1 mile of Bulkley River frontage/access with steelhead trout and four varieties of salmon
  • Abundance of wildlife; 15 miles of trails
  • 7 decks total
  • Fire pit
  • 3,200 sf garden with a gazebo, water feature and waterfall
  • 16 covered garage spaces
  • RV parking for 2 vehicles
  • Private well
  • Geothermal and wood heat
  • Caretaker’s lot set up with sewer, power, and water
  • 3 game cameras

The River House:

  •  4 bedrooms; 5 full bathrooms and 2 half baths
  • On a bluff overlooking the river
  • Chef’s Kitchen with granite countertops; Antique tin ceiling, two enormous circular breakfast bars with dual cooking areas, open to great room, Sub-Zero refrigerator, double wall ovens, beverage nook with full-service wet bar, custom cabinetry, tons of additional counter/prep space
  • Master Sanctuary: Tower shower, vaulted ceiling, bay window seating area, stove fireplace, double vanities, natural countertops;, library/reading area
  • Additional Spaces | Large dining room with custom artisan tables accommodating up to 20+ guests; Casual den/loft; Game/pool room with custom poker table, shuffleboard, and jukebox; Wine cellar; Home theater; Office; Cozy reading nook; Wet bar

The River Cabin:

  • Log cabin located just steps south of the main River House
  • 2-story with 1 bedroom loft
  • 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bath
  • Living room
  • Space for sauna
  • Laundry
  • Full kitchen
  • 1-car garage
  • Balcony and deck
  • Vaulted ceilings and walls of glass

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  with loft cabin with unlimited opportunities for wildlife viewing
  • 1 bathroom
  • Cooking area
  • Open living room
  • Sits on the private lake
  • Dock -  easy access to canoes and kayaks

Angler's Inn:

  • The original structure found on the property
  • Built in the 70's
  • Rustic but not a log cabin
  • Located just a short two-minute walk from one of the best steelhead runs on this section of the Bulkley River


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

Located in the northern British Columbia wilderness, this outdoor paradise is defined by privacy and an intense connection to the land. Observe the changing of the seasons and the symphony of wildlife outside your windows. Bears, moose, elk, deer, lynx, fox, and wolves meander among the pine, spruce and poplar trees. Flocks of migrating swans and geese, and the endangered Western Spotted Toad visit the lake. Miles of wide trails for hiking and cross-country skiing provide an intimate platform to see the wonders of nature at work around you. Only 70 air miles from the southernmost tip of Alaska, an almost endless list of scenic journeys beckon, among them the iconic and beautiful drive to Prince Rupert. The skiing on Hudson Bay Mountain is one of the best kept secrets in British Columbia, as are the nearby world-class lakes and rivers.



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