3,929 Acres Chilcotin, British Columbia Cariboo

Property Brief

The 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 Knowles Ranch offers an unparalleled sporting and ranching lifestyle over a vast range of scenic diversity, abundant water, and exceptional hunting and fishing opportunities. The deeded lands combined with the Crown Lease lands and big game territory total over 1 million acres!


The Old Knowles Ranch lies approximately 41 kilometers from Chezacut, British Columbia and about 188 kilometers west of Williams Lake, British Columbia in the heart of some of the most pristine country any human has laid eyes on. 


The ranch is very well improved with an Owner’s home, ranch manager home, equipment buildings, cattle handling barn, calving barn, shop building, guest home, and staff housing.

Owner’s Home

  • 2,100 sq. ft, 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths
  • Wraparound deck

Ranch Manager Home

  • 1,730 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 baths
  • Renovated in 2017
  • Spring water

Elevation Topography Vegetation

The ranch ranges in elevation from 3,000 to 7,000 feet and has a wide variety of vegetation from heavily wooded pine forests to lush open grass meadows. 


There are two water licenses that come with the ranch. 

  • Jorgenson Creek
  • Knoll Creek


The Old Knowles Ranch includes the Trembling Pines Big Game Territory of approximately 741,715 acres that provide excellent big game hunting. The big game consists of black bear, grizzly bear, wolves, caribou, moose, and deer. Be prepared to hunt big game over hundreds of thousands of acres some of the most majestic territories imaginable.


The Chilcotin River just a few steps from the owner’s home offers superb fly fishing to the avid fisherman.

Water and Power

The ranch is completely “off-grid” with power being provided by its own hydropower plant and has a backup generator. Water is supplied through domestic well. 


Improvement Schedule

Built in 2012
2,100 sqft 2 levels
3 bedrooms
3 ensuites & one 1/2 bath
Large wrap around covered decks
Propane & electric heat
Metal roof & cedar siding
Satellite TV & Internet

1730 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, metal roof
Addition & renovation completed in 2017
Spring domestic water, Satellite TV & Internet

Situated on Chilcotin River
2,074 sq. ft
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Covered wrap around decks
Metal roof & cedar siding
Totally renovated in 2012
Unfinished basement

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, wood siding
Shop – 3,400 sq. ft. w/attached 1,200 sq. ft. covered equipment storage
Small hunter/fisher cabin, chicken house, pig barn, corrals, paddocks, livestock feeders, Generator building, diesel storage,
3 new hunting cabins located in hunting guide territory
Totally renovated in 2012 – Unfinished basement


EQUIPMENT BUILDING – 54’ x32’ = 1,755 sq. ft. Metal roof & siding, adjoining
diesel fuel tanks
SHOP BUILDING 24’ X 30’ = 720 sq ft, 2 bays, concrete floor, electricity

CALVING BARN – 40’ x 90’ = 3,600 sq. ft. metal roof & siding, Vet room
w/hydraulic squeeze, electricity, water, heat, 14 Hi-Hog stalls, fully insulated

Ag Uses

Currently, the ranch is running about 800 head of cattle with permits that would allow the ranch to run up to 1,400 head of cattle. 

In 2018, the ranch produced 2,150 bales at approximately 1,800 pounds per bale.  There is additional hay land that would provide the potential for several hundred more acres of hay production. 


i) RAN076964 159,382.971 acres
ii) RAN076395  517,685 acres

Animal Unit Months
415 AUMs & 7,594 AUMs = 8,009 AUMs

Broker Remarks

In cooperation with Cascadia Pacific Realty.

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