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    Lake and Outdoor Paradise - East Barriere Lake, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 16197

    The last remaining affordable lots at East Barriere Lake, do not miss your chance. RV use is permitted, and there is no timeline to build. Developer financing available with minimum 10% down payment, 4% interest, 5-year renewable term.


    6,500 to 45,792 ft2

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    Barriere Ridge Resort is a 71 site cooperative share development that includes a group hunting and fishing lodge. The purchase of a share entitles you to access and use of the common property (such as beaches) and exclusive use of a site that is surveyed and numbered the same as the share number.

    You can build a cabin or luxury home. Many already exist on this development with water view and privacy lots remaining, with some over an acre in size. You are also able to use your RV as accommodation with no restrictions to build. One of the most recent sales was a group purchase. They built permanent shelters and decks for two RV’s overlooking the lake.

    The developer offers mooring buoys for the year.


    The developer will finance the purchase at 4% per annum, calculated monthly, not in advance, with a 25-year amortization and 5-year term OAC and a minimum 10% down payment

    GST is applicable and are not included in the prices.


    Parcel Price
    Lot 46 SOLD
    Lot 57 SOLD
    Lot 60 SOLD
    Lot 61 $139,000
    Lot 62 $139,000
    Lot 63 SOLD
    Lot 64 SOLD
    Lot 65 SOLD
    Lot 66 SOLD
    Lot 67 SOLD
    Lot 68 SOLD
    Lot 69 SOLD
    Lot 70 SOLD
    Lot 71 SOLD


    7540 Russel Creek Forest Service Road

    Drive Time to East Barriere Lake
    • Kamloops 45 minutes
    • Kelowna 2 ½ hours
    • Vancouver 4 hours
    • Prince George 5 hours
    • Edmonton 7 ½ hours


    Travel north or south to Barriere, BC via Highway 5. Turn northeast onto Barriere Town Road until you reach Barriere Lakes Road, travel east for 21 km then turn north (left) onto Fir Road, which turns into Russel Creek FSR. Follow this road until there is a fork in the road, turn right to Barriere Ridge Resort. From Fir Road, the way to the resort is well marked. A gate is at the upper end of the resort that requires a combination to enter.

    Area Data

    Known as a deep warm lake, East Barriere Lake is a hidden gem. It is at 632 m in elevation one can enjoy the warm weather of the North Thompson. With surface temperatures reaching 27°C, the lake is perfect for swimming or any water sports. The lake is also up to 100 m deep, translating to excellent fishing during the summer. The lake has a surface area of 994 ha (2,456 acres) and is almost 15 km in length, which provides plenty of areas to remain uncrowded. A well managed and family-friendly government recreation site, along with a public boat launch is at the west end of the lake.

    Several cabins and luxury homes were constructed 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 low cost of living, mild climate, serene setting and connectivity to nature attract people to the Lower North Thompson. East Barriere Lake provides an abundance of outdoor recreation within these favourable characteristics. These features pair well with the nearby town of Barriere’s essential services, including a fire department, RCMP detachment and ambulance service. Schools run from kindergarten to grade 12, and the Thompson Rivers University Centre offers students courses including personal and professional development, health and safety and forestry.

    Barriere hosts the annual ‘Elvis’ festival and the annual North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo each September.

    Pleasant winters have a January average of -6°C with an average annual snowfall of 121 cm, which provides enough snow for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and building fantastic snowmen. Summers are comfortably warm and dry, with an average high in July of 27.9°C. The overall climate is comfortably dry, with an average yearly precipitation of 486 mm. This translates to East Barriere Lake, offering a perfect year-round playground.


    The Barriere Lakes (North, South, and East) hold some of the best trout fishing in this region. Trolling, fly fishing, and light spin casting for native Kamloops rainbow trout are all productive methods. The Lakes each personalize opportunities to enjoy paddling in calm waters, fishing, or drifting in a pontoon boat. Uncrowded East Barriere Lake is great for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other watersports. Nearby, Dunn Lake is also long and deep, offering excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout, and Kokanee. There is good hunting for moose and deer from the property.

    Barriere is an ideal region for snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Sun Peaks Resort (less than an hour’s drive), provides world-class alpine sports. Harper Mountain, (just over an hour’s drive), is a relaxed family resort for old fashioned winter fun.

    Chinook Cove Golf is a championship length 9-hole, par-36 golf course 3 km north of Barriere. The first four holes are links-style, with water coming into play, and the last five holes are carved through the natural forest. Sun Rivers and Rivershore Golf offer diversity from a desert to riverside settings.


    The history of the Lower North Thompson is as wild as you could imagine. ‘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.’ (North Thompson Valley Barriere).

    Upon arrival in the North Thompson in 1817, Alexander Ross (with the North West Company) quoted, ‘It was a barren waste well-stocked in wild animals of the chase and with some few furs.’ Little did he know. The fur trade boomed in the mid-1800s. Hudson Bay Fur Trading Co. constructed the trading post called Little Fort.

    Then gold was discovered in 1861. Gold was on everyone’s mind. It was said, a mere $25 could get you a double-barreled shotgun and saddle, or an acre of land. Louis Creek sprung up with its own post office and store. The road between Louis Creek and Kamloops was completed in 1891.

    By the early 1900s, Barriere and Little Fort had a school, post office, and telephone service. Barriere became a bona fide town in 1914 when the CP Railway connected the Lower North Thompson to the rest of BC. The Barriere River dam provided electricity for the city of Kamloops from 1914 to 1950, well before the smaller communities close to Barriere had electricity—including Barriere.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate. Google Maps tab outlines entire Barriere Ridge Resort.

    Map Reference

    51°15'54.75"N and 119°49'20.91"W


    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Power
    • Xplorenet for internet and Wi-Fi calling available in the area at the purchaser's cost


    • Hunting and Fishing Group Lodge
    • Common facilities - boat trailer parking, beaches and picnic area

    Tax Details

    $525 (2020)

    Annual co-op fees are $1,000, which includes water, power and sewer and all other shared costs.




    Resort Share (number) in Barriere Ridge Resort Ltd. located on Lot 1, District Lots 3700 and 3701, KDYD Plan KAP63618 at East Barriere Lake, and one class A share in Barriere Ridge Power Company.

    Maps & Plans


    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.