2017 In Review: Western Canada Land Sales

To effectively understand the trends in Western Canada Land sales in 2017, it is best to compare all data to 2016. Overall, in 2017, we saw Land sale values increase from the previous year across the Western provinces. After two years of very little activity, British Columbia saw a dramatic increase in bonus dollars collected making 2017 the biggest year since 2014. Alberta also saw significant increases in Land sale activity mostly due to the discovery and exploration of the East Duvernay play. Saskatchewan saw a smaller increase in bonus dollars collected than its neighbours, but a significant increase in acreage leased or licensed; this is primarily due to the sale of numerous exploration licenses near Big Muddy.

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What Crown Land Sales Tell Us About the State of the Industry

British Columbia – There have been a few significant Land sales after two years of collecting very little in bonuses.
Saskatchewan – Values are up slightly, is exploration back on the rise?
Manitoba – Needle is not moving much compared to the other provinces
Alberta – Acreage and bonus values are on the rise after five years of steady decline

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Industry Update: What Crown Land Sales Can Tell Us About the State of the Industry

XI teams up with leading industry experts to provide thought-provoking content and unique industry insights. Recently, we worked with Jim Eistetter of Seaton-Jordan & Associates who, using data pulled from XI’s AssetBook, presented a market analysis comparing 2016 to 2017 Crown land sale results, with a focus on Alberta. Jim addressed how current market conditions are affecting land sales and posed some questions regarding how trends may unfold in the near future.

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