LAND OPPORTUNITY: 18 Acres of Raw, Forested Land – Hope, BC

Posted by Ve-Jane Duong on May 16, 2024

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ABOUT THE LAND

Are you an experienced, hardworking farmer who would relish the opportunity to graze your livestock in a forest or utilize forested land for your farm business?

Up to 18 acres of raw forest is available in a picturesque setting minutes from the Coquihalla Canyon and Othello Tunnels. The property is divided into two parcels by Othello Road. A small creek runs through the upper parcel and the lower parcel is situated right on the beautiful riverfront. The property is not fenced, but there is a gate onto the property. Two small 10x10ft cabins on the land could be used for storage, and electricity can also be made available. 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Forest grazing/silvopasture, ornamentals, medicinal herbs, mushrooms, bees and/or an agri-tourism business could all be a great fit for this opportunity.

Incorporating a water catchment system to take advantage of the natural resources would be advisable. For more water intensive uses, a pump would need to be installed to make use of the water course on the property. Dry farming techniques could also be employed. 

With some planning, living on the land is a possibility on the upper parcel. Tiny homes or trailers could work and there is a 5th Wheel trailer on the property that may also be available for use. 

The landholder is seeking assistance to achieve farm status in addition to rent at market lease rates.

ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The opportunity would be suitable for a farmer who has experience cultivating crops or raising/grazing animals in a forest setting as the landholder would prefer to preserve the mature trees in the forest. 

The ideal candidate will be business-minded with ambitious but solid plans and financial projections ready to share. An incoming farmer would need to have the time, expertise and finances to invest in setting up a new operation on raw land. 

GET IN TOUCH!

This land is available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact the Metro Vancouver Land Matcher, Ve-Jane Duong, at vejane@youngagrarians.org with the link to this post any relevant photos, and a paragraph or two on each of the following:

  • About you
  • Your farming experience
  • Your plans for the land

Learn more about this land opportunity on the Young Agrarians UMAP. For more about the B.C. Land Matching Program and other land opportunities, please visit youngagrarians.org/tools/land

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, with additional support from Bullitt Foundation and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.