BRIDGE CREEK ESTATE

100 Mile House, BC, Canada

The historic Bridge Creek Ranch was founded in 1912 by the 5th Marquess of Exeter, William Cecil, and has been operated for over 100 years by four generations of the Cecil family. Located in the interior "Cariboo" region of British Columbia, Canada, we are a unique operation combining environmentally sensitive practices, modern infrastructure, beautiful buildings and over 2,400 acres of stunning deeded land.

Organic

NEWS:

May 2016: The Bridge Creek Ranch has been reduced in price! Visit our ranch sale page for details.

October 2015: We are a very pleased that the Bridge Creek Ranch has now achieved full Organic certification. See the PACS website for more information.

Ranch Sale Pricing

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Property: Land, Buildings & Equipment

Bridge Creek ranch-lands include irrigated hay fields, native grasslands, mixed forests, private lakes, streams, and wetlands full of wildlife. The center of our operation is a modern log building with horse stalls, offices and a caretaker suite. Click on the link for more detail on our land and buildings.

Property Page

Cattle

Horses

Horse breeding and horse boarding are made easy through a carefully-planned pasture and shelter system. Along with raising our own herd of AQHA quarter-horses, we have hosted special events such as vet clinics, horse training courses and Cutting Horse events.

Horses Page

Horses

Cattle

We provide grazing for 400 to 500 head of yearling cattle through the spring, summer and autumn months on extensive rotation pastures, designed to make handling and moving livestock simple and efficient. In 2001, the BC Cattleman's Association awarded Bridge Creek Estate its Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition of ongoing conservation work.

Cattle Page

Cattle

Conservation

With the Ranch having won two awards for stewardship, we take pride in our care for the land. In partnership with Government agencies and land conservation groups like Ducks Unlimited, we have completed extensive projects to protect sensitive wetlands full of waterfowl, eagles, herons, bears, deer, moose, and badgers.

Conservation Page

Little Bridge Creek

EcoForestry

Along with our own private forests, Bridge Creek manages a "crown" woodlot license for a total of about 850 ha (2,100 acres) of forested land. We have aimed to manage these beautiful forests using sound ecoforestry principles. The ranch is fortunate to have excellent resources available such as Professional Foresters and careful logging contractors who assist us in managing these diverse woodlands.

EcoForestry Page

Forest

History

With a colourful history dating from before its purchase in 1912 by the Marquess of Exeter, Bridge Creek Estate has played an important role in the growth of the adjacent town of 100 Mile House. Please visit the History page for stories from the gold rush in 1868 up to the present day.

History Page

Martin on horseback

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