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    Lakeside House at The Sands on East Barriere Lake - North Thompson, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 24034

    Quality home steps to East Barriere Lake with dock space & shared private beach area. This versatile & recently updated home has 3 to 4 bedrooms, plus a detached shop. Direct access to recreational trails. Property is on a 210-year land lease. Great cash value.

    Foreign Buyer Ban does not apply to this property


    0.2 of an acre

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    Quality year-round home just steps to the lake in the lakeside community of “The Sands” on East Barriere Lake.

    This 3- to 4-bedroom home is privately situated on a 0.20-acre lot with well established landscaping. Also on the land is a 24 x 24 ft detached shop with 10 ft ceilings; the ideal place to store toys or work on projects. The third structure on the land is a smaller gear shed.

    As you enter the house on the lower level there is a mudroom with lots of closet space opening up to a small laundry area with set tub and a full 4-piece bathroom. This is the perfect lay out for the outdoor person to come in and remove their outdoor gear, pop in to use the bathroom without being a nuisance and to store jackets, hats, helmets, gloves etc. Beyond the mud room is a lower-level rec room with tile floors for easy cleaning and a pellet stove to keep it nice and toasty in the winter and help dry out any wet gear. Also on the lower level are two rooms, one with a murphy bed and closet and a second (former bedroom) that has been converted into a large storage room with lots of shelving.

    The second storey and loft levels of the home have been completely renovated and updated with bright colors, high end plank flooring, new cupboards and counter tops, all accented with high vaulted ceilings. On this level you will find a large open living/dining and kitchen with wide island, high end appliances and heaps of drawers and cupboard space. Off the kitchen is access to a large deck with hot tub overlooking the lake. Back inside the home, the living/dining area has a wood stove and nice open conversation space between it and the kitchen all with easy access to a main floor full bathroom. Adjacent to this open space is a large master suite with 3-piece en suite bathroom, two beautiful vanities and a walk-in closet.

    The upper level is mostly open vaulted ceilings with a nice landing/loft area overlooking the main floor, a great space to watch TV, play games, reading . . . the grand kids love it! Then there is a massive bedroom that has two queen bed and still heaps of space. This space works very well with guests with kids, perfect for two siblings to share, or as an office/hobby room.

    Included with the sale is dock space on a shared beach area and dock (shared with 6 owners, each having their own dock space). The beach and dock are about 450 feet from the house. From here one can spend the day enjoying the warm summer waters or head out to explore the 10 km long East Barriere Lake.

    The ownership structure is a 210-year lease on the land (commencing in 1991). Annual dues for water, sewer and roads are currently $1,100 a year. This is an excellent way to get high quality lakeside living at a fraction of the cost. Bank financing is typically not possible on a lease. Private lenders or taking equity from a primary residence. Most owners here are season/recreational owners but a few live year-round.


    The Sands at East Barriere Lake - North Thompson, BC

    Civic Address: 21 - 4333 East Barriere Lake FSR


    From Barriere drive 23 km east towards East Barriere Lake, as you approach the lake at approx. 20 km take the right fork onto East Barriere Lake Forest Service Road (FSR) and carry for 2.25 km until you see The Sands sign on the left, turn here and drive a couple hundred feet until end of road and then turn right. The house is the last driveway on the right. The beach and dock are a few hundred feet further.

    The property has year-round access. Up to the last bridge/East Barriere Lake FSR the roads are maintained by MOTI and then the Forest Service does 2.25 km of road. The internal roads at The Sands are done by the community.

    Area Data

    East Barriere Lake

    East Barriere Lake is a picturesque lake situated near the community of Barriere, approximately 66 kilometres north of Kamloops. The lake is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, clear waters, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The lake is surrounded by dense forests and rugged mountains, offering breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere. The lake is approx. 10 km long has a max depth of over 300 feet with an average depth of approx. 150 feet. In summer the water temps are between 75°F and the low 80s.


    Barriere is a small community located in the southern interior of British Columbia. It is situated approximately 66 kilometres (41 miles) north of Kamloops, a major city in the region. The town lies in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and is nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of the North Thompson River Valley.

    Barriere has a population of around 1,900 residents. The economy of Barriere is primarily based on forestry, agriculture, tourism, and small businesses. The surrounding area is rich in natural resources, including timber and fertile land suitable for farming. The forestry industry plays a significant role in the local economy, with logging, lumber mills, and related businesses providing employment opportunities for residents.


    A big appeal to this location is the easy access to amazing outdoor recreation.

    The lake is just steps away, here you have a nice quiet sandy beach shared by 6 owners and designated spot on the dock to keep your boat. The lake at approx. 10 km long and mostly surrounded by Crown land offers excellent open boating and fishing for rainbow trout. Head out for a day on the lake and explore the island, tree swing, remote beaches and waterfalls.

    In winter clear off some snow and set up your outdoor rink on the lake. The local microclimate also creates a true winter wonder land with deep snowpacks, excellent snowmobiling, Nordic skiing and shoe shoeing. Sun Peaks is just over 100 km away and offers alpine skiing.

    In summer there are some amazing hikes, just in behind the property is the access point to the East Barrière Lake Grind—a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked trail located. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching. There is also endless motorized and mountain biking on the many FSR roads.


    51°15'2.89"N and 119°51'15.52"W

    Map Reference

    51°15'2.89"N and 119°51'15.52"W


    • Cooperative water system, the source is the lake - house has a UV and Chlorine filter
    • Septic - house has its own septic tank (pumped every year) and then the sewage enters the community’s treatment plant
    • 200-amp power
    • Wood stove
    • Pellet stove
    • In wall electric heaters - mainly used as backup to wood
    • Electric hot water tank
    • Internet via Xplornet - many others in community use Starlink


    • House
    • Detached double car garage/shop - 24 x 24 ft with 10 ft ceilings/li>
    • Shed

    Tax Details

    Improvements - $1,545.10 (2023)
    Land - $821.52 (2023)

    Annual Community Dues - $1,100

    • Roads
    • Water System
    • Septic


    The Property is in Area O of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District

    LR-2 (Lakeshore Residential - Multifamily)

    Permitted Uses: (a) resort; (b) rentable units; (c) campground; (d) agricultural and horticultural (e) one single family dwelling with or without a secondary suite, or one duplex, or one manufactured home


    PID 013-132-636

    Lot 21 is a 210-year lease for 8,611 ft2 (0.20 acres) on the above title. The lease commenced in May 1991.

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    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.