wishing to relocate to Fraser valley area B.C.Canada

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I'm would like to move to this area from UK (England). I'd really appreciate any local knowledge if there's anyone from around there who might know realtors who could help. I'd like a few off grid acres pref. with a stream for micro hydro etc. Just want to spend the latter part of my life as the crazy ol' english guy on the hill. I can live on very little. Haven't got too rosey specs realise the likely trade offs but they look pretty good to me. Dearly want to get off the treadmill. I've been fascinated by the h'steading sites and have been made very welcome at a couple. In anticipation of replies, Alan

-- alan gaudry (agaudry@yahoo.com), July 01, 2000


Alan -- We're in Saskatchewan, two provinces over from BC, but my inlaws own a place in the Kootenays. Fraser Valley is VERY expensive -- as a matter of fact, most of BC is. The Creston valley (in the Kootenays) is very popular for retirement acreages. Very pretty, too -- it's not too far from Nelson and Cranbrook. You can check out properties online by going through www.mls.ca and checking the listings for BC.

Canada is a huge country though. BC, from what I've been told, is the most like England (my husband and inlaws are from Liverpool), but there is a very large English population in Ontario, and a lot of the land well north of Toronto is good.

Good luck!!!

-- Tracy (trimmer@westzone.com), July 01, 2000.

Hi Alan,

I live south of there in Washington State, USA. It's beautiful for sure! (I think all of British Columbia is, pretty much!). I used to live in Bellingham Washington, just south of the Canadian border, and the wind and ice storms we used to get as the wind blew down the Fraser from the northland was something to be appreciated!

Good luck to you! Being the crazy old English guy on the hill sounds like you would fit right in!

-- sheepish (rborgo@gte.net), July 01, 2000.

Come here to The Yukon. We need crazy people people, English or not. Winters are chilly but there are ways to overcome this.

-- Douglas Trim (dtrim@yknet.yk.ca), July 03, 2000.

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