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Riverfront Recreational Property - North Barriere Lake
Riverfront Recreational Property - North Barriere Lake
5.23 acres on the river with boat access 500 yards to the main body of North Barriere Lake. Current access is through a neighboring property. Total privacy. 4 separate RVs with enclosed porches and woodstoves, 14 X 48 ft cabin with loft and a cedar treehouse.
  • Size: 5.3 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: $399,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

Located 16 km south of Barriere via a paved road, and then 9 km on a BC Forestry Rd which is gravel you find 5.23 acres on North Barriere River. The best access is presently provided by a road on Crown land with the first 50 feet being on private land. The owners have the mutual agreement with the neighbouring property owner which allows them access to their property and in turn the neighbour has access to the water of the subject property. The next best access would be travelling 7 kilometers to around the lake and accessing the property through the resort, or the owner of the property suggests it would be very easy to cut a driveway into the property from the existing forest service road.


The property is located on the North Barriere River approximately 500 yards from the main body of North Barriere Lake with easy access by boat to the lake. This is the only property in this area of the lake and provides total privacy to the owners. It’s a fairly large lake at approximately 6 km long with the only other private residences being at the far end of the lake where there are about 40 cabins. The subject property is “off-grid” and functions well with power provided by generators and/or solar, water for washing and cooking from the river provided by a provincial water licence to draw from the lake. Water is pumped from the river to a 1,200 litre tank which is then gravity fed to the cabins. The property has outhouses, however one could easily put in holding tanks and use them as a septic type system as there is a truck comes out every fall to clear the washrooms at the campsite.


Additional improvements to the property include 4 RVs, one cabin and a tree house with the following specs:


  • 21 ft trailer under permanent roof with enclosed porch
  • 26 ft RV permanent roof enclosed porch
  • 16 ft RV permanent roof but porch not enclosed
  • 28 ft fifth wheel permanent roof and enclosed porch
  • A 14 x 48 ft cabin with a loft, small A frame hobbit
  • Fully cedar lined and a comfy tree house

All units have wood burning stoves, allowing you to use the camp all year, however the last 800 m into the property is not maintained and therefore you would need to snowshoe or use sleds to get into the property during the winter. There are quite literally endless logging roads to quad, hike, trail ride. For the hunters out there are strong populations of mule deer, whitetail, moose, black bear, upland game, with wildlife being present along the road to the property with wildlife regularly visiting the riverside right in front of the property. Two resident owls have made their home just behind the cabins.


The lake itself has rainbow, Dolly Varden Kokanee, ling cod and a salmon run of coho and chum in the early to late fall. Access to the lake by vehicle is usually accessible mid-April and the owners have hunted right up until Dec 10th.


Please contact the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book your time to go by for a look around.

Location : 7780 Barriere North Rd - North Barriere Lake, BC
Access : From Kamloops drive 64 km along BC 5 N to Barriere, BC. Head north from Barriere, BC via Barriere Lakes Rd and E Barriere Lake Forest Service Rd for 30 km to North Barriere Lake.
Improvements :
  • 21 ft trailer under permanent roof with enclosed porch
  • 26 ft RV permanent roof enclosed porch
  • 16 ft RV permanent roof but porch not enclosed
  • 28 ft fifth wheel permanent roof and enclosed porch
  • A 14 x 48 ft cabin with a loft, small A frame hobbit
  • Fully cedar lined and a comfy tree house
Services :
  • Water provided by a water license on the river
  • Power provided by generators and solar
  • Outhouses
Recreation :

North of the town centre is Chinook Cove Golf Course.


Several lake resorts are a short driving distance from the community: east of the city is East Barriere Lake, South Barriere Lake as well as North Barriere Lake.


The ski resort of Sun Peaks is approx. a 1 hour drive from Barriere.


There is a curling rink, library, post office and Royal Canadian Mounted Police station in the community. There are several community parks including ball fields. Community halls include the Fall Fair Hall and Lions Club Hall; other larger facilities include the curling rink and seniors centre. At the Lions Club hall there is a program called 'Cadets,' there is a local community theatre group: Thompson Valley Players Society, and the North Thompson Museum.


Every Labour Day weekend the town hosts the North Thompson Fall Fair Rodeo - it is the community's biggest yearly event produced by hundreds of volunteers (about 10,000 people attend annually, over the three-day fair). Barriere and the North Thompson Fall Fair have the third oldest Royalty Pageant program in British Columbia; the Barriere Fall Fair and Rodeo features a large parade.

Vegetation :

The District of Barriere is located 66 kilometres north of the larger city of Kamloops on Highway 5. It is nestled in the North Thompson Valley surrounded by the Barriere and North Thompson Rivers. Barriere became one of BC's newest municipalities on December 4, 2007. Currently elected are Mayor Virginia Smith, Councillors Mike Fennell, Al Fortin, Donna Kibble, Pat Paula, Amanda Sabyan and Ward Stamer.


Barriere is partially driven by the forest industry however the other industries which serve the town are tourism and agriculture, primarily alfalfa. Mining development is on the increase in the North Thompson Valley, and it is predicted that many forestry workers will transfer from forestry to mining as these new development begin production. New businesses are starting to migrate to Barriere as the town grows with independent and sustainable resources.


Barriere is a beautiful place to raise your family, start a business or retire in an affordable and safe community. Abundant recreation is at your doorstep in a relaxing home-town atmosphere. Just 45 minutes away is an easy and scenic commute to Kamloops for work or to visit the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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, it is also incorporated.”

Zoning : RL-1
Legal : DISTRICT LOT 2971 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT
PID 013-144-961
Taxes : $1,136 (2017)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 51°19'0.99"N and 119°53'7.77"W
Listing # : 18054