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Lakeview Vacation Home - East Barriere Lake
Lakeview Vacation Home - East Barriere Lake
Located in the Shuswap Highlands this lake view and year-round accessible home shares common property such as a sandy beach and marina. Fully serviced. Enjoy the warm, calm waters in the summer and snow sports in winter at a great community.
  • Size: 5,553 ft2
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: $375,000 + GST
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

East Barriere Lake provides all the benefits of other Okanagan and Shuswap Lake, and the water is warmer sometimes as high as 27°C (80°F). It is also calm and uncrowded. Boats in their dock slip are safely moored should a storm come through. There are common areas such as beautiful sandy beach and lawns. There is a Strata owned marina with 22 boat slips.

Enjoy the lake view from the large sun deck of this vacation home as you enjoy your coffee. Discuss the adventures of the day and get to it.

This 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home also presents 20 ft vaulted ceilings with floor to peak low energy windows, cherry/maple cabinetry with flood lighting and the flooring is a mix of travertine, tile and slate. The basement of the home is partially finished with plumbing roughed in for a second kitchen that can turn this area into a suite. There is a door from the basement leading to an oversized garage for boat storage and all your toys.

Financing available, contact Listing Agent for information.

Location :

4240 Barriere Lakes Road - Barriere, BC

Drive time to Barriere (East Barriere Lake add 15 minutes)

  • Kamloops:  45 minutes
  • Vernon:  2 hours
  • Kelowna:  2 ½ hours
  • Chilliwack:  3 hours
  • Vancouver:  4 hours
  • Hinton:  4 ½ hours
  • Prince George:  5 hours
  • Edmonton:  7 ½ hours
Access : Travel north or south to Barriere, BC via Highway 5. Turn north east onto Barriere Town Road until you reach Barriere Lakes Road, travel east for 22 km, Shuswap Highlands is on the right. Smart phone maps are reliable using the address to find the property.
Improvements : 1,914 ft2 vacation home and common facilities; gated development, beaches and picnic area
Investment Features : List price below cost to build the home on its own, not including land. Very good value.
Services :
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Power
  • Xplorenet for internet and wifi calling available in the area
Recreation :

Water Sports
The relatively large East Barriere Lake is great for water sports, cruising on a pontoon boat or relaxing on the many sandy beaches.

Being a large lake the fish have lots of places to hide. Trolling is the main form of fishing, however fly fishing is successful at the many tributaries coming into the lake. The lake holds some good sized Dollies, Kokanee, Burbot, Whitefish, Bull and Rainbow trout. Other good fishing lakes are close by such as, North Barriere that has a salmon run, South Barriere and Saskum lakes. The lakes district is not far away either.

Winter Activities
Many or the owners use their property year-round. The area has many trail systems used for snowmobiles accessing the Barriere routes and Dunn Peak. A maintained cross-country skiing facility is close by. Snow shoeing, ice skating and ice fishing are popular.

Vegetation : The area is forested with access to lots of Crown land. The development is landscaped and provides a tranquil environment.
Area Data :

East Barriere Lake is a hidden gem. It is at 632 m in elevation so it enjoys the warm weather of the North Thompson. The lake is warm for swimming with surface temperatures reaching 27°C (80°F). The lake also has deep areas up to 100 m (328 ft) so fishing can still be good for the big ones in the summer. The lake has a surface area of 994 ha (2,456 acres) and is close to 13 kilometres long.

There is a small government recreation site and a public boat launch at the west end of the lake. Several cabins and luxury homes are built at the west end, south side and the north side where Barriere Ridge Resort is located. Despite there being several properties developed the area is quiet and peaceful.

The town of Barriere has most services that a person would need. There is a school, shopping center, credit union, salon, liquor store, Timber Mart and several motels and restaurants. The town hosts the annual “Elvis” festival in July and the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo each September.

History :

The community derives its name 'Barriere’ (originally and alternately, Barrière) from the rocks/nets placed in the water by First Nations people to act as fish traps, forming a barrier to boat passage on the river. The descendants of those placing the fish-trap barriers are from the Simpcw/Secwepemc Nation, who still reside in present day Chu Chua, just north of Barriere.

Gold was discovered in the area as early as 1861 and was mined using the placer method. The August 12, 1861 edition of the British Colonist mentions "...one party of Frenchmen at a place above Kamloops called Barrier. They are fluming the Thompson, and expect to take out $25 per day to the hand.”

Zoning : C4
Legal :

Strata lot 13, District Lots 2309 and 2729 KDYD Strata Plan KAS 1819 together with in interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement

PID 024-026-204

Taxes : $1,428 (2018)
Map Reference : 51°15'16.46"N and 119°51'38.39"W
Listing # : 18117