SL Starter Ranch

Sold on April 26, 2021
from 4:00 PM to 4:00 PM UTC

Smoky Lake, AB
Sale Size
1 Parcel, 319 ± Acres

Insolvency Sale: Hay, play or stay. Over 480 acres being sold in 2 parcels, just minutes from Smoky Lake, Alberta. Ideal for ranching and outdoor activities. The home parcel is established with bonus Surface Lease Revenue. The half section slopes well to the SE, fenced with impressive views over Gregory Lake. See Parcel Details for the Starting Bids.

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$880,000 Final

for 319 ± Acres near Smoky Lake, AB

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Sale Description

Insolvency Sale:  3 quarters near Smoky Lake, AB being sold in 2[] parcels:

Parcel 1: This half section, 25 km NW of Smoky Lake AB, can be anything you want it to be. With good 4 wire perimeter and cross fencing, an afternoon spent checking fencelines and you would be ready to turn the cows out.  Or, continue haying the land as the previous owner has been doing.  With over 200 acres producing hay, this land is ready to go to work.

With a nice SE slope, and an old unserviced and fenced off yardsite in the southeast corner, this half-section offers the best of all worlds.  Accessed by paved road, you could build your dream home, or park your RV for the summer, with civilization on one side and complete privacy for your livestock or wildlife watching on the other. 

Gregory Lake to the east offers a sense of vastness to your view from the south, and provides lowland for water on the east side of the property. Surrounded by established farms and ranches, leasing the land to a neighbour is always an option, or make it your own home base.


[]Parcel 2: Only 9 km SE of the town of Smoky Lake AB, this quarter-section offers lots of options.  Move onto the established yard site, complete with a tin roofed house, built in 1960. The dwelling is recently upgraded with an unfinished, concrete floored basement, vinyl siding, and a wooden deck. A single detached garage, and an older metal roofed barn are accessed by a gravel driveway with parking pad. This property is reportedly serviced by natural gas, overhead power, a drilled well and a septic system. You can work from home while your cattle pasture on the fenced quarter section, or you can lease the pasture to your neighbours and watch their livestock graze from your kitchen window. 

With Surface Lease Revenue of $2,100 per year to help with the payments, and only 1.5 hours from Edmonton, you could rent the pasture out and watch your land appreciate in value; with the added bonus that you could spend your weekends out of the city, in your country home.

Nearly half of the quarter section is already in pasture and more brush could be cleared, or leave it as is to shelter your cow/calf pairs as they put on pounds. Surrounded by established farms and ranches, this property would be the perfect spot to create your country home.

Please review the Purchase Agreement in the Parcel Details section to see the specifics of the offer.

‘SL Starter Ranch’ will be offered for sale by online electronic tender by  Check the website for updates from time to time.

Viewing of Property:  Registered bidders may view the property by contacting us by email at

SLR Details:  Parcel 2

SL Starter Ranch is being offered for sale via online escalating tender by Check the website for updates from time to time. The property may be viewed by interested registered bidders. Please contact us by email at for an appointment. As a law firm, CLHbid never discloses bidder's names to any party, including the Seller. Only the successful buyer's name is ever disclosed to the Seller as part of the closing process.

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