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    The Only Acreage at Shuswap Highlands - East Barriere Lake

    Shuswap Listing No. 20104

    This 2 acre parcel is the only one available at Shuswap Highlands. This lakeside community may be the perfect place for you. You can build a dream cottage at any time. Community dock and and mooring buoy available. Developer financing is available.


    2 acres

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    This 2 acre lot is gradually sloped and treed. The zoning permits year-round living or recreation use.

    There is an easement being created over Lot 18 in small portion in one corner to improve access to Lot 21.

    Shuswap Highlands is a lakeside, gated and serviced development. These are good sized parcels that are great to build a cottage, or park RVs. There is also room for accessory buildings. Most have lake views and are in a nicely treed setting.

    This parcel has access to common areas such as a sandy beach and dock area. There is a 22-slip strata dock and mooring buoys for ample room to securely moor your boat.

    GST is applicable and are not included in the price.


    4205 Barriere Lakes Road - Barriere, BC


    Travel north or south to Barriere via Highway 5. Turn north east onto Barriere Town Road until you reach Barriere Lakes Road, travel east for 23 km. Shuswap Highlands is on both sides of the road, Lot 18 is on the left.

    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. 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.

    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 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 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.

    Map Reference

    51°15'19.35"N and 119°51'49.31"W


    Water, sewer, power and telephone. Satellite Internet and television available. No cell service.

    Tax Details

    $344 (2020)



    Principal Uses

    • one single family dwelling
    • one two-family dwelling, or one manufactured home
    • agricultural and horticultural use


    PID 025-071-637

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