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Chilcotin Chezacut Ranch
The Historic Old Knowles Ranch is truly a wonder to behold. The ranch has been under the stewardship of a European owner for the past 10 years ensuring the ranch continued to operate as a cattle ranch while preserving the wild spaces for future generations to be able to enjoy the majestic beauty of the ranches landscapes and wildlife. The Old Knowl...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Production Ranches - livestock & farming, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Chilcotin, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada 3,929 Acres
Williston Lake Resort
Williston Lake Resort offers a new owner the opportunity to step into a successful operation and live the dream of the Canadian outdoors. The property has over 3000 ft of frontage on Lake Williston in Peace River region and includes and additional subdivision with 8 lots remaining for sale that can be sold to offset some of the purchase.
Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Hudson Hope, Peace River , British Columbia, Canada 127 Acres

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British Columbia Ranches For Sale

The history of ranching in British Columbia dates back to the 1860s, when cattle were first introduced to the region. The early ranchers were mostly American and British, and they brought their herds to the province to take advantage of the vast grazing lands that were available.

In the early years, ranching in British Columbia was a challenging and often dangerous occupation. The region was sparsely populated, and ranchers had to contend with harsh weather conditions, wild animals, and the rugged terrain. However, they persevered, and by the late 1800s, the industry began to grow and prosper.

The development of railroads in the late 1800s made it easier for ranchers to transport their cattle to markets in other parts of Canada and the United States. This, in turn, led to an increase in the number of ranches in British Columbia, as more and more people saw the potential for profitable cattle ranching.

During the early part of the 20th century, the industry continued to grow, and many ranches became large-scale operations with hundreds or even thousands of head of cattle. However, the economic depression of the 1930s and the outbreak of World War II brought many ranches to the brink of bankruptcy.

Despite these setbacks, ranching in British Columbia has continued to thrive. Today, there are still many ranches in the province, ranging from small, family-run operations to large, commercial enterprises. Cattle ranching remains an important part of the economy in many rural areas of British Columbia, and it is a source of pride and tradition for many families who have been involved in the industry for generations.

British Columbia with a coastline of over 16,777 miles is the 3rd largest province and over half of all the province’s residents live in the greater Vancouver area.

  • Surprisingly, British Columbia is well known for its vineyards having over 800 vineyards covering more than 9,800 acres including wineries.
  • British Columbia also has the mildest winters of all the Canadian provinces. 
  • Bird lovers might consider visiting British Columbia as over 1,000,000 migratory birds use the Pacific Flyway that runs across BC from Alaska to Patagonia.
  • BC is responsible for producing over 200 different commodities on over 22,000 farms and ranches.
  • British Columbia farms and ranches are mostly family owned and operated. Over 90%. 

British Columbia has a rich history of ranching that dates all the way back to the mid-1800s. Some of the more famous ranches include:

  • 108 Mile Ranch
  • Cottonwood Ranch
  • Diamond S Ranch
  • Gun Creek Ranch

And many more!

There are many operating guest ranches today that allow experiencing ranching in British Columbia in a less strenuous manner than the cowboys of the 1880s.
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