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Lot 82 - Thompson River Estates
Lot 82 - Thompson River Estates
Imagine owning over 4 acres in the heart of the “sunshine corridor” surrounded by year-round recreation for under $100,000. This undeveloped acreage has a few neighbours with homes & spectacular views! Build your dream getaway in the warm & dry Thompson River Estates!
  • Size: 4.1 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: $98,000
  • Listing Agent: Rob Greene - rob@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-830-2020
Description :

Located near world-class facilities in Kamloops, and just 15 minutes away from services and shopping in Cache Creek, this 4.1 acre property has the potential to be a wonderful vacation getaway or small hobby farm. Skiing, fishing, golf, horseback riding are just a few of the many sports that abound in the area. Known as "the sunshine corridor" of British Columbia this area’s moderate climate which is hot in the summer and dry in the winter is rated one of the best in Canada.

Lot 82 is located adjacent to the highway with panoramic views to the south over the Thompson River. This lot has a large mostly level area which would be ideal for a sprawling home, garage, shop and fruit trees, and then slopes down toward the river providing big open views of the valley and the surrounding mountains! Just a short walk down the road is a trail that brings you to the river to cool off or to go fishing.

Location : The Thompson River Estates are located 50 km west of Kamloops and 25 km east of Cache Creek on Highway 1 in south central British Columbia on the north shore of the Thompson River. Vancouver is about a four hour drive via the Coquihalla Highway or the Fraser Canyon (Highway 1). Savona is 12 km to the east and the old historic town of Ashcroft is 35 km south-west. This subdivision is approx. 345 metres (1,135 ft) above sea level in the warm and dry area known as the “sunshine corridor.”
Access :

Thompson River Estates fronts on the Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Kamloops and Cache Creek. It is almost the same distance from Vancouver via the Coquihalla Highway or the Fraser Canyon route and takes about the same time to drive.

Following the Coquihalla Highway turn east at Kamloops onto Highway 1 and follow the signs to Savona and Merritt. Thompson River Estates is 12 km past Savona, or 50 km from Kamloops.

Following the Fraser Canyon route take the Trans-Canada Highway 1 past Lytton and follow the signs to Kamloops in Cache Creek. Thompson River Estates is 25 km past Cache Creek.

Recreation :

There are about 200 lakes in the Kamloops area, and it is said to be one of BC’s best fishing centres offering steelhead, rainbow and eastern brook trout, Dolly Varden and kokanee. Deadman Vidette Road, north of Highway 1 and 31 km east of Cache Creek, leads to a chain of lakes including Mowich, Snohoosh, Skookum, Deadman and Vidette Lakes, with fishing for kokanee and rainbow trout. Forestry campsites are located on four of the lakes.

The Thompson River is a recreational paradise renowned for river rafting, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and boating; the surrounding area is extremely popular for hunting, hiking, golf and hang gliding. Horseback riding through the numerous trails in the surrounding hills is also very popular.

For winter ski fun, Sun Peaks Resort is 53 km north of Kamloops. It has 47 runs and Nordic trails. Harper Mountain, near Kamloops, has 13 runs and offers Nordic trails and night skiing.

Kamloops is a sports mecca with 84 baseball diamonds, 73 soccer fields, 5 ice arenas, 40 gymnasiums, 7 golf courses (there are five golf courses within easy reach of Thompson River Estates), 53 tennis courts and the 5,000 seat Riverside Coliseum built for the Canada Summer Games in 1993.

Three Provincial Parks can be found in this area:

  • Savona Provincial Park, Class A, 2 ha in size is located at the west end of Kamloops Lake and offers picnic day use for swimming and fishing.
  • Juniper Beach Provincial Park, Class A, 260 ha in size, offers 35 campsites for camping, fishing and swimming. This is one of the few access points to the Thompson River between Savona and Spence’s Bridge and some of the world’s best steelhead fishing. This is a good place to view sockeye salmon travelling to spawn in the Adams River and to watch the summer migration of chinook and coho.
  • Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park, Class A, 47 ha in size, is located 37 km south-west of Kamloops and offers 144 campsites. Recreation here includes camping, fishing, swimming, fishing and boating on Lac Le Jeune.
Area Data :


  • 250 hours of sunshine per month is the average from April to September
  • Summer temperatures range from 20C to 30C (68F - 86F)
  • Winter temperatures range from -5C to 8C (22F - 47F)
  • Average monthly rainfall is 269 mm (0.8 inch)
  • Average wind speed is 12 km/hr.
  • Average yearly snowfall is approx. 60 cm


A huge variety of fruits and vegetables will grow in this climate including tomatoes, lettuce, corn, potatoes, cantaloupes and watermelons. The dry air here is extremely beneficial for people suffering from ailments such as sinusitis, allergies, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma.


The third largest city in the Interior of BC with a population of 84,000, Kamloops offers visitors all the amenities of a big city - first class accommodation and dining, a lively arts scene, modern shops, a full range of businesses, a modern hospital and wonderful parks and recreation facilities. Kamloops was ranked first out of 302 North American cities in a 2002 American Chamber of Commerce Research Association's (ACCRA) Cost of Living Index, which measures the cost of consumer goods and services.


Kamloops is famous for its hospitality, not just in the community's everyday friendly approach to visitors, but also in its ability to host major convention and sporting events. Kamloops is the Tournament Capital of Canada and almost every weekend hosts a tournament or sporting event drawing people from around the province, the country and sometimes the world. The weekly Farmer's Market, a world-class wildlife park, nine golf courses, endless miles of walking and biking trails, scenic boat tours are just a few of the reasons to visit Kamloops time and time again.


Cache Creek
Cache Creek is rich in historic lore dating back to the days when wagon trains and prospectors traveled to the Cariboo Gold Fields in the 1800s. Cache Creek is also close to many interesting tourist destinations. Historic Hat Creek Ranch is located on one of the few original sections of the Cariboo Wagon Road still accessible to the public.


Outdoor enthusiasts can challenge their golf skills at Semlin Valley Golf Course or participate in real life ranch activities like a cattle drive at one of the many guest ranches in the area.

History :

Charles E. Barnes, an American civil engineer, had a dream. It was to take this land on the North Thompson, bring in water and turn it into a “Garden of Eden” and he did just that. He built 17 miles of flume and ditch seven miles from Deadman River in the southern hills to this property on the North Thompson across from Walhachin. This land was then divided into 5 and 10 acre blocks and sold for $350 per acre with young fruit trees and $300 per acre without.

Over 16,000 fruit trees, mostly apple but including pear, peach and apricot, were planted in long parallel rows and by 1913 the young trees were thriving. Crops including corn, tomatoes, onions, beans and even tobacco and grain were planted to provide income until the orchards bore fruit. Seven potatoes weighed 12 lbs! Three years later the first carloads of Jonathan apples were shipped to market.

Walhachin across the river became a bustling town. It included a golf club, a tennis court, a cricket and football field. There was a modern hotel, general store, packing house and many modern houses, one even with a swimming pool. When World War One erupted 97 out 107 men left Walhachin to join and many were killed in action. The wives and a few older men tried to maintain the orchards and flumes but it proved too onerous and many returned to England. Today the remains of the flumes and a few remaining apple trees, some still bearing fruit, can be seen from the highway.

Zoning :


This property is located within the ALR. The purpose of this zone is to permit activities associated with agriculture, forestry, recreational and resource uses and to provide for a rural environment.

Legal :

Lot: 82, Sections 4,5,8 and 9 Township: 21, Range: 22, West of the 6th Meridian, Kamloops Division Yale District Plan 862 Except Plan H674

PID 012-068-209

Taxes : $238 (2016)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°45'56.85"N and 121° 0'17.03"W
Listing # : 17140