Brisco & Spillimacheen BC Homes & Real Estate
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Spillimacheen, BC.
Brisco and Spillimacheen are unincorporated settlements situated within the Columbia Valley. Spillimacheen is located at the confluence of the Spillimacheen and Columbia Rivers, 64 km south of Golden and 40 km north of Radium Hot Springs. Brisco is situated just 7 minutes away south of Spillimacheen. Sandwiched by the Purcells and the Rocky Mountains, Spillimacheen & Brisco feature breathtaking mountain views, a variety of wildlife, forestry and lakes. Activities you can enjoy in the area include fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and hiking. Highway 95 passes through Brisco & Spilimacheem, providing access to villages, hamlets and towns situated to the north and south.
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Brisco & Spillimacheen History
David Thompson (English explorer, geographer, and fur trader) was among the first Europeans to arrive in the area. He was tasked by the North West Company (NWC) to establish trade routes in the Columbia Valley region. He passed through the area in 1807. During the early days, the settlers in the area relied on steamboats to navigate the Columbia River. By 1913, the first train had arrived in Spillimacheen, encouraging more people to settle in the area.
Spillimacheen & Brisco Real Estate
The area features many empty lots along Highway 95. These are perfect for building a dream home with access to a highway, beautiful wilderness, the Columbia River and plenty of other recreational activities.
Spillimacheen & Brisco Recreational & Outdoor Activities
There are two historical marvels in the area worth visiting. Situated between Spillimacheen and Brisco in the old hamlet of Galena, St. Mark's church is a century-old church that is considered the oldest in the valley. Construction of the historic church started in 1895 and was completed in 1896. Thomas and Agnes Pirie, who moved to the valley from Ontario, were the key figures in the establishment of the church. After relocating, Agnes missed her old church and decided to bring the community together to construct a new church.
Shortly after the completion of the church, Agnes became ill and passed away. She was the second person to be buried in St. Marks cemetery situated nearby. You can visit the area and explore the beautiful church and the well-tended St. Mark's cemetery.
In Brisco, Downtown Brisco Trading Post Inc.(formerly known as Brisco General Store & Greenhouse) is another historic building that offers a chance to experience life during the early 1900s. The store was built in 1911 and hosts a post office that opened on 20 January 1955 and has a postal code V0A 1B0. The trading post is known for its great gas prices and delicious snacks and coffee, appreciated by travellers going to Golden and vice versa.
Camping & Fishing
Cleland Lake Recreation Site is situated just a few minutes off of Highway 95 and features several campgrounds. The area can be accessed by foot or by road from Brisco via Westside Road. However, the road may be quite challenging for trailers. The camping grounds are in four separate forested sites, which give campers spectacular views of the mountains and the lake. Amenities available in the area include a boat launch, picnic tables, toilets and wharves.
Other lakes in the area great for fishing and camping include Jade Lake, Topaz Lake, and Cub Lake. However, the access routes to these sites may be challenging, so a 4WD is recommended.
Redstreak Campground is a nice place situated just a few minutes in the little town of Radium. The campground features open kitchen shelters, potable water, fire rings and firewood, smoke-free areas, playgrounds, recycling bins, food storage, and a public telephone. While you're there, you can also explore the nearby hot springs pools, easily accessible by foot. The Radium Hot Springs feature cool and hot pools that offer the unique experience of swimming between the mountains.
Mountain Climbing & Hiking
Lower Bugaboo Falls Trailhead is one of the best hiking areas close to the two settlements. To reach the falls, explorers need to trek a 30-minute hike before finally enjoying the breathtaking views. The 25m waterfall features a hole-in-wall-spout. Be careful when enjoying the views as some cliffs in the area can be dangerous.
Experienced mountain climbers have plenty of beautiful peaks to choose from in the area. The Judge and Howser Spire and Bugaboo Spire in Bugaboo Provincial Park, are among the most popular peaks, but the area features many that offer a unique experience for mountain climbers. Remember to do your research before embarking on a climbing expedition to avoid getting lost.
Spur Valley Golf Resort
Spur Valley Golf Resort is a nice golf course situated just a few minutes’ drive south of Brisco. The 9-hole golf course offers a chance to enjoy a round of golf in a pristine environment surrounded by some of the best views of the Purcell Mountain Ranges.
After a nice round of golf, you can check out the golf course's clubhouse serving delicious dishes and drinks.
If you decide to stay, Spur Valley has some of the best cabins in the area available to rent. They also have a variety of beautiful campsites including creekside, sunny, treed, mountainside, shady and open.
Other nearby golf courses include Edgewater Hilltop Par 3, Springs at Radium Golf Resort and Radium Course - Radium Golf Group.