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    Sweeping Views of East Barriere Lake - Barriere, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 21111

    Located at Barriere Ridge Resort, this lot has sweeping views of uncrowded East Barriere Lake. A gateway to hunting, hiking, ATVs, fishing, and watersports at your doorstep. You can build or use as an RV site.


    0.3 of an acre

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    Barriere Ridge Resort is a 71 site cooperative share development. This property is an opportunity to truly escape life’s hustle-bustle and retreat to this tranquil environment. The development has a group hunting and fishing lodge, beaches, and a boat/trailer storage area.

    The development provides direct access to hunt, hike, ATV, boat, or fish within a minute from your doorstep. Watch the sunrise reflect on the still waters while sipping your first coffee of the day, enjoy the warm days out on the water, and chill in a hammock with a cooling beverage in the evening. Stargazing is premium with no light pollution.

    This lot has developed access to a level building/RV pad. Dwelling options include a permanent home or recreational cabin to park and RV. Permanent shelters and decks are permitted. Water, power, sewer and solids tank are connected.


    56, 7540 Russel Creek Forest Service Road - Barrier, BC


    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.

    Another option for shorter access is via boat—from a public boat launch beside the East Barriere Forest Recreation Site on the lake's western end. The launch has a concrete base and is well maintained.

    Area Data

    Known as a deep warm lake, East Barriere Lake is a hidden gem. At 632 m in elevation, one can enjoy the warm and sunny 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. With a surface area of 2,456 acres and almost 15 km in length, plenty of areas remaining uncrowded.

    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.

    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 gigantic 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 climate translates to East Barriere Lake offering a year-round playground within this comfortable climate.

    Drive time to East Barriere Lake
    • Edmonton 7.5 hours
    • Kamloops 45 minutes
    • Kelowna 2.5 hours
    • Vancouver 4 hours
    • Prince George 5 hours


    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 for perfect for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other paddling sports. Nearby, Dunn Lake is also long and deep, offering excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout, and kokanee. There is excellent hunting for moose and deer directly 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, while the last five holes carve through the natural forest. Sun Rivers and Rivershore Golf offer diversity from a desert to riverside settings.


    The history of 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. ‘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 In 1891, the road between Louis Creek and Kamloops completed.

    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 Kamloops from 1914 to 1950—well before the smaller communities close to Barriere had electricity, including Barriere.

    Map Reference

    51°15'54.75"N and 119°49'20.91"W


    • Water (Co-operative)
    • Sewer
    • Power

    Xplorenet for Internet and wifi calling available in the area.


    • Hunting and fishing group lodge
    • Common facilities; boat trailer parking, beaches and picnic area, hunting and fishing

    Tax Details

    $1,433 (2020)




    #56 Cooperative Share of Barriere Ridge Resort with interest in Lot 1, District Lots 3700 and 3701 KDYD Plan KAP63618
    PID 024-367-931

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