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Somewhere Down the Barrière River
Somewhere Down the Barrière River
Over 7,000 feet of the Barrière River lines the western boundary of this 57 acre property. There is a healthy stand of Douglas fir for building and future value. Good access with power at the property line. Subdivision potential.
  • Size: 57 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: $549,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

The Barrière River is a spawning route for salmon into North Barrière Lake. As well the lake as produces large rainbows, lakers, Dollies, and Kokanee. Burbot (ling cod) is also confirmed in the lake.


A popular paddling route starts north of the property at a bridge crossing and runs past the property.


This 57 acre property has a beautiful oxbow shape that maximizes the extensive river frontage. This could be developed as a prime homestead or developed into a riverfront subdivision. Power and telephone at the property line will assist with costs. Domestic and irrigation water rights are in place for future use.


Primarily Douglas fir trees and birch tree cover the property for an opportunity to recover development costs or for building a dream home.

Location : 3292 Barriere Lakes Road/6089 Barriere North Road
Access :

Head east from the town of Barriere on Barriere Lakes Road. Turn left (north) on Barriere North Road the property is on your left.


Drive Time to Barriere (add 10 minutes to property)

  • Kamloops 45 minutes
  • Vernon 2 hours
  • Kelowna 2.5 hours
  • Chilliwack 3 hours
  • Vancouver 4 hours
  • Hinton 4.5 hours
  • Prince George 5 hours
  • Edmonton 7.5 hours
Improvements : Bare land.
Investment Features :
  • Over 7,000 feet of riverfront
  • Subdividable
  • Timber
  • Domestic and irrigation water rights in place
Services : Power and telephone at the property line.
Recreation :

Within the region of Barriere, this beautiful and serene area offers all the sports and activities that mountains, lakes and rivers offer. Hiking, biking, horse riding, camping can all be enjoyed in the solitude of this area. There are all of the water sports including boating, canoeing, river floating, fishing and exploring vast uninhabited areas. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross country skiing, alpine skiing at Sun Peaks Resort and ice fishing.


  • Several close by lakes - East, South, North Barrière Lakes
  • Chinook Cove Golf Course - 9-hole championship length
  • Curling rink
  • Several community parks including ball fields
  • Three day Fall Fair Rodeo every Labour Day weekend with a large parade
Vegetation : The property has a few small meadows but is mostly forested with Douglas fir, birch, and some small cedar and pine.
Area Data :

The North Barrière River originates near Vavenby Mountain and empties into North Barrière Lake. The river exits from the west end of the lake and flows past this property. East Barrière River then joins and forms the Barrière River before emptying into the North Thompson River.


Winters have a January average of -6.5°C and an average annual snowfall of 121 centimetres. Summers are warm and dry with a July high of 27.9°C. The climate is dry, with an average annual precipitation of 486 millimetres.


Close by, the town of Barriere offers a wide range of shopping including, a large grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, liquor store, restaurants, accommodation and various other small businesses. Services available include a fire/ambulance station, RCMP station, insurance services, an elementary and secondary school (the bus passes by this property), library, postal office, churches and a fuel station.


Clearwater and Kamloops are the closest hospitals from Barriere.

History :

There was a historic cedar saw mill previously on property.


The Barriere settlement was named by the French fur trader in 1828, for rocks in the Barrière River which posed a barrier to navigation of the river.


From First Nations to European settlers to people in the 21st century looking to escape to a quieter life, the Lower North Thompson has been, and continues to be, home.

Zoning : RL-1 Rural
Legal :

LOT A DISTRICT LOT 858 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 33169
PID 003-238-024


LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 856 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 29688
PID 004-054-369

Taxes : $1,444 (2017)
Map Reference : 51°15'6.62"N and 119°55'55.39"W
Listing # : 18100