It’s always nice to own waterfront real estate. The drawback is the cost. One option to make it more affordable is to buy recreational waterfront. Often these properties are cheaper to purchase because they’re a little more remote..
Tibbles Lake is one option for rec waterfront in BC. You will find Tibbles Lake in the north part of the Chilcotin, in the central interior of BC. Tibbles Lake is about halfway between Quesnel and Nazko.
There is currently a nice 2 acre lot with 144′ of waterfront for sale on Tibbles now. You can find details about it on four different websites. Probably the best site is ChilcotinProperty.com.
Tibbles Lake has two names. The road that leads to it is called Tibbles Road, and many locals call the lake Tibbles Lake. It is usually called Puntataenkut Lake on maps, though. Puntataenkut is the traditional First Nations name for Tibbles Lake.
Tibbles/Puntataenkut is found in the traditional territory of the Carrier nation. Just west of the lake is Nazko, the closest Carrier village. The Carrier got their name from the fact that they traditionally brought goods between the coast and the Interior.
There are two reasons why Puntataenakut is a good option for affordable waterfront recreational real estate. First, there are a lot of lots around the lake. This isn’t the case with a lot of lakes in the Interior of BC. Second, it’s location is both accessible and yet far enough away from major metropolitan areas to still be affordable.
Tibbles Lake is a quiet Lake. Puntchesacut Lake gets much more motorized traffic than Tibbles Lake does. That means there are more opportunities to view wildlife in Tibbles. You can often see White Pelicans in addition to the regular everyday wildlife of the area.
You can also fish in Tibbles. Rainbow Trout are the most abundant game fish. These can get as big as two pounds. You can also catch Char. Fishing is a year round activity. Ice fishing can be quite productive. The only times you can’t fish are durng the freeze up and the break up.
Whether you call it Puntataenkut Lake or Tibbles Lake, this is a great place for recreational waterfront. The waterfront is low bank. It is serene. It is relatively well priced, and very accessible.