The ranch is just one hour west of Alberta’s capital and can be reached by your choice of divided highways, namely Highway 16 to Jasper or Highway 43 to Sangudo. If the County of Lac Ste. Anne is greater Edmonton’s westerly rural wing, then Highway 757 forms the spar connecting both divided highways. As soon as you turn down paved Highway 757 you will feel you are heading someplace special. The Highway had its name before Boeing put it on its wide body plane, but the sensation is similar. Highway 757 takes you through expansive scenery while twisting and turning through rolling hills, where animals out number traffic by 100 to 1.
The sky is truly the limit when it comes to the Pembina Ridge Ranch. The imagery doesn’t do the elevation changes justice. Justice will only be served by turning west bound off 757 onto Township Road 550. After you turn down 550 it is just one mile to the most south eastly corner of the ranch itself. As you approach the ranch and head north you will begin to appreciate how special Pembina Ridge Ranch really is. You may want to throttle up as you pass the dead-end sign and make the climb upwards towards the ranch yard and handling system. Turning into the yard you will want to stop and simply take time to appreciate the breath-taking view of the expansive ranch below. If you think the view cannot get better, take a hike or ATV to the ridge high above to the north east of the yard itself, on parcel 6. As you walk around in the open areas interspersed with birch no doubt you will be thinking of future building spots that will feel more like a perch than a conventional yard. It is this upper ridge that gives the ranch its name and where the owners had spots picked out for their dream ranch house with a wrap around veranda or a rustic cabin for weekend retreats.
Parcels 1 through 4 make up the physical ‘boot’ of the ranch. The toe being parcel 4 which is the lower plateau with the Pembina River forming a horseshoe around it. Take the family down to the river for a picnic on a warm July evening and you might just see a fisherman working his magic while floating down the river. Want to live at the top of the ranch but have a cabin down close to the river? Parcel 4 offers numerous quaint spots in pockets of mature spruce for that cabin. Parcel 1 offers stunning views towards the Rocky Mountain foothills from the prominent ridge running northwesterly across the Parcel.
The ranch itself is turnkey and ready for livestock liners to arrive. Originally built as an elk ranch the fencing is suited for bison or cattle. All parcels have perimeter and cross fencing of page wire with steel posts for every other post. The fencing is industrial quality with no expense spared in construction. The handling system is located north of the yard on Parcel 2 where a second water well is located. The yard has a 2-bedroom double wide and unattached shop. An additional bonus is the Surface Lease Revenue derived from the ranch. The Pembina Ridge Ranch will be offered for sale on August 6th 2019 by CLHbid.com. Check for updates from time to time. The very low Starting Bid reflects a motivated seller.