Surrounding Communities

Information About Communities That Surround Kamloops

Barriere River BC Real Estate MLS ListingsBarriere is located 45 minutes or 66 kilometers north of the city of Kamloops along the Yellowhead Highway #5.  Barriere officially became a municipality on December 4th, 2007 and has it’s own city centre that has everything you would need. The population of Barriere is approximately 3,000. The main industry in Barriere is forestry but tourism has increased allowing for another industry to emerge. The Thompson Valley Rodeo is one of the events in Barriere that draws quite a crowd. Barriere has a number of lakes in the area to enjoy many that feature white sand beaches.

Barriere properties in and around the city centre are serviced by the Barriere water system. Rural properties, acreages and recreational properties are served by community water systems or private wells. All properties at this point are on a septic system. There are phone, cable and internet services to most areas. There is not any natural gas at this point but there is hydro to the majority of properties.

The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) manages the solid waste in the area and the District of Barriere offers curbside garbage pick up for some residents depending on location. Barriere does have a dump site on Barriere Lakes Road.

Properties & Real Estate

Barriere BC Acreage Real Estate MLS ListingsBarriere has a range of properties such as mobile homes in a park, a few townhouses and duplex homes, homes on smaller residential lots, small to large acreages and recreational lakefront properties.

Mobile home parks are mainly found near Barriere Town Road in the city centre. There are often a few of mobile homes on the market to choose from.

Barriere townhouse Kamloops BC Real EstateMost of the smaller residential lots are also found close to Barriere city centre. The newest development is found near the corner of Barriere Town Road (Northern access) and the Yellowhead Highway #5. This is where you will find the newest homes as well as serviced lots ready for new homes. Other roads such as Amnesty Road, McLean Road, Gibbs Road, Oriole Way, Deejay Road, Barkley Road, Mountain Road, Dunsmuir Road and Bartlett Road house residential properties that are under one acre in size.

Acreages of all sizes are found all over Barriere and continue towards Darfield and Little Fort which are areas north of the city centre. Barriere Property Acreage MLS Listing Home House Sale KamloopsThere are a  number of these properties found along the Yellowhead Highway but they can also be found on Barriere Lakes Road, Agate Bay Road and Dunn Lake Road to name a few. Alfalfa is the primary crop grown on farms and many properties house cattle and other livestock. Many acreages are located close to Barriere city centre allowing owners to have access to the essentials.

Recreational properties are found mostly on East Barriere Lake Kamloops Real EstateEast and North Barriere Lakes. East Barriere Lake houses more recreational property development than North Barriere. There are a variety of properties on both lakes from resort type strata developments to more private larger lake front lots. Both lakes have public boat launches and white sand beaches. Click the following links for more information about East Barriere Lake or North Barriere Lake. Access to these lakes is along Barriere Lakes Road.

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Shopping & Services

Barriere has it’s own shopping district with a mid sized grocery store , drug store, post office, Liquor store,  Hardware store, Building Supplies Centre, a couple restaurants/fast food, gas stations and other small business. The majority of businesses are found on Barriere Town Road and the Yellowhead Highway.

The closest hospitals to Barriere are either Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops or Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. There are local health professionals in Barriere such as a Doctor, Massage Therapist and more.

Barriere has many other services such as automotive, computer, internet, financial, churches, etc. Barriere is only about 45 minutes to Kamloops so many residents regularly visit to do large shopping runs and run errands.

Schools

Barriere has an elementary and secondary school. Both schools are located on Barriere Town Road. Click here for more information about the schools in Barriere.

There is also continuing online training @KOOL (Kamloops Open Online Learning) which also offers courses for students kindergarten through to grade 12.

The nearest post secondary school is Thompsons River University in Kamloops. TRU has a regional centre in Barriere but it’s main campus is in Kamloops. TRU also offer Open Learning where students can take courses by correspondence.

Recreation

East Barriere Lake Winter PropertyThere are numerous outdoors activities that can be enjoyed in Barriere. This regions is known as an outdoors paradise year round. Residents and visitors in the winter enjoy world class snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, skating (on frozen lakes) and any other winter activities you can think of. Sun Peaks ski resort, a year round resort is a 45 minute drive from Barriere adding East Barriere Lake view of Shuswap Highlandsmore recreational activities to the already long list.

Other recreational activities in Barriere are curling, golf at Chinook Cove Golf Course, ball parks, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, hiking and riding trails, swimming, fishing, boating, camping and much  more.

The lakes in Barriere are considered some of the best in BC. East and North Barriere Lakes are great for power boating activities as they are not very busy and are known for warmer waters making swimming more enjoyable. Click on the following links to read more about East Barriere Lake or North Barriere Lake.

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The areas Vinsula and McLure are located 25 minutes or approximately 48 kilometers north of the city of Kamloops. Vinsula is located minutes after the Sun Peaks Resort exit in Heffley Creek (33 Kilometers from Kamloops). The area of McLure follows Vinsula and is about 48 kilometers north of Kamloops or 23 kilometers south of Barriere.

These areas mainly consist of small acreages, farms, ranches and some smaller residential parcels. McLure and Vinsula are bordered by the North arm of the Thompson River. McLure is the home of Kamloops’ only river ferry. This small ferry transports vehicles between McLure and the northern area of Westsyde. Access to the ferry is off of McLure Ferry Road that intersects with the Yellowhead Highway #5. The ferry has a load capacity of two vehicles or 12 passengers.

Properties & Real Estate

Properties in the areas of McLure and Vinsula mainly consist of small to large acreages. These areas are split by the Yellowhead Highway #5 and are easily accessible from the Highway. Most properties sit near to the North Thompson River in the valley between the river to the west and hills to the east. There are some properties located along dirt roads in McLure and Vinsula such as Vinsula Knouff Lake Road. There are some smaller properties that are one acre in size or smaller and they are on mainly Pinegrove Road in McLure. Smaller acreages are found on Walterdale Road, Glengrove Road, McLure Ferry Road and Kealty Road to name a few. The remainder of the properties in the area are quarter sections or larger that house livestock or grow hay.

There are not any multi-family properties, mobile home parks or smaller residential lots in these areas.

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Shopping

Main shopping is in the city of Kamloops and is within a 25 to 30 minute drive. There is a restaurant in McLure, a small gas station and convenience store in Heffley (5 to 10 minutes from McLure/Vinsula), a small seasonal corner store at the Pinegrove Camp Ground (open Spring/Summer) and a gas station/convenience store in Rayleigh (10 to 15 minutes). There is also a fruit stand that is located on the corner of McLure Ferry Road and the Yellowhead Highway #5.

Schools

Students who live in the McLure and Vinsula area attend the Heffley Creek Elementary school or one of many high schools in Kamloops. There is school bus service from McLure and Vinsula and not all children attend school in Heffley as some parents choose to send them to other schools in the area such as Rayleigh Elementary. To view further information about schools click here.

Recreation

There are many outdoors activities to enjoy in this region. Hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, motor sports such as dirt biking, ATVing or snowmobiling, trail riding, fishing and more. This area is very close to many fishing lakes such as Knouff Lake, Heffley Lake and Sullivan Lake. Big Heffley Lake is also within 20 minutes where watersports are enjoyed in the warmer months and ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the winter months.

McLure and Vinsula are within 30 minutes of Sun Peaks resort which is an all seasons resort with downhill skiing/snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Many lakes are also very close for swimming, fishing and boating.

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The area of Deloro is located 20 to 25 minutes east of the city of Kamloops or approximately 23 kilometers. Deloro consists of a few different areas with various housing options from a popular mobile home park to large acreages and ranches. Deloro does not have any shopping or schools but they are not very far by car. A portion of Deloro is accessible by the Lafarge Bridge which is just past the Wildlife Park in Campbell Creek. The other area of Deloro is on the south side of the Thompson River off of Highway #1. Click here to see Google Map area of Deloro.

Properties & Real Estate

There are three main types of housing in Deloro, the mobile home park called Country View Estates, the bare land strata at Rivershore Golf Links and large acreages, farms and ranches.

Country View Estates is located at the top of Adcock Road which intersects with Shuswap Road. This park consists of a lot of double wide units as the lots that they sit on are larger than most mobile home park lots. Some units have a longer lease with the park that reduces their pad rent while other owners have a higher pad rent. The park has a small playground for children and houses quite a number of units. This park has beautiful mountain and river views from many of the homes. One side of the park backs on to green space while the other backs on to river views and farmland.

Rivershore Golf Links is located off of Shuswap Road immediately after the South Thompson Inn, Guest Ranch and Conference Centre. Streets in this development include Navatanee Drive, Neuva Wynd, Pevero Place and Kananaskis Road.  Since this is a bare land strata development the residents of this area pay a small strata fee which covers water, sewer and garbage charges for the development. All the homes in this area are executive style, detached, larger homes. Many homes overlook the golf course and have mountain views. This is not only a mature area for adults, it also has a number of younger families with children, which can be surprising on first glance.

Deloro also consists of small to large acreages, farms and ranches. Some smaller acreages are located along the South Thompson River and across from the river. The main access road for these types of properties is Shuswap Road. Some of the smaller properties are located after Rivershore Golf Course communit on streets such as Jardine Road, Teel Road, Keel Place, Pintal Road, Malard Road, Sheer Road and River Vista Drive to name a few. There are a few properties located on the south shore of the South Thompson River across the river from the South Thompson Guest Ranch and Inn. These homes are predominantly small acreages and are located on Wittner Road, Demers Place and Duncan Road.

Click here to view properties for sale in Deloro and Rivershore Golf Links.

Shopping

There are not very many shopping centres close to this area but a short drive to Dallas Town Centre (opening in 2012) or Valleyview allows residents to shop for all they would need. Since Deloro is only a short drive to Kamloops residents are also able to access larger shops and stores. There are not any small shops in this area, there are however farms that offer eggs and other fresh products.

Schools

Students who attend elementary and secondary school go by school bus. The school bus travels down Shuswap road and makes a number of stops for all children who live rurally. To view more information about schools click here.

Recreation

Since Deloro is fairly rural there are a lot of rural type activities to participate in. Snowshoeing, fishing, boating (on the South Thompson or local lakes), hiking, motorized sports and of course golf at Rivershore Golf Links. Deloro is located along the shores of the South Thompson allowing locals to launch their boats near the Lafarge Bridge and travel east to Shuswap Lake where watersports are very popular.

Transportation

There are few transportation options in this area. Click here to review the BC Transit information.

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Kamloops Acreage For SalePritchard Farmland For Sale BC KamloopsPritchard is located 30 minutes or 39 kilometers south east of the City of Kamloops. The majority of the properties in Pritchard are small to large acreages. There is one area where smaller city lots exist (approximately 0.25 acre lots) and are largely dominated by modular or manufactured homes. Pritchard is a rural area with few amenities close. There are a lot of recreational, outdoor activities Pritchard BC Kamloops Bridgethat are easily accessible in Pritchard area.

The Pritchard Bridge spans the South Thompson River connecting the residents of the North side of the river with the South shore and highway. The Pritchard bridge is a wooden stringer system and has an opening at it’s highest point to allow boats to pass under. The bridge was constructed in the early 1900’s and it is a single lane bridge with large pull outs so oncoming traffic can pass. The bridge will support heavier loads as it does have a concrete deck and allows for logging trucks to pass over.

Properties & Real Estate

Pritchard BC Real Estate For SaleThe area of Pritchard is located along Highway #1 East of the City of Kamloops. This area is split by the Highway, one area of Pritchard rests at the valley bottom along the South Thompson River and the other area of Pritchard stretches into the southern hills and mountains. The smaller residential lots are located at the valley bottom across the Pritchard bridge on Decamillis Road, Bostock Crescent, Pritchard riding ring ranch kamloops bcGerella Road, Gore Road, Anker Road and Foort Road to name a few.

Predominantly, large acreages are found on the south side of the river off of Duck Range Road, Martin Prarie Road (main roads in this area of Pritchard) as well as Harrison Road, Schamps Road and Stark Road. Most of the acreages are located on the south side of Pritchard. There are a few medium and large sized acreages spread on the Northern side of Pritchard off of Pinantan Pritchard Road, Pinantan Road and Kamloops-Shuswap Road.

Shopping

The only shopping in this area is the Pritchard store located at the corner of the Trans Canada Highway #1 and Martin Prarie Road. Along with basic necessities the Prtichard store offers spirits and liquor as well. The closest shopping to Pritchard is Chase which is 18.5 kilometers east of Pritchard or Kamloops which is 39 kilometers west of Pritchard. There are some smaller shopping centres west of Pritchard such as the new Town Centre in Dallas (opening in 2012) that is 27.2 kilometers and shopping in Valleyview (Coopers, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dollar Store, TD, Interior Savings and other retailers) that is 34 kilometers from Pritchard.

There are local farmers that offer fresh foods in the area as well.

Schools

All school aged children are taken to school by bus. To view school information for this area click here.

Recreation

Pritchard BC Residential Real EstateThere are a number of outdoors activities to enjoy in the Pritchard area. In the summer it is easy to power boat from Pritchard, up the south Thompson River to Shuswap Lake. There are a number of fishing lakes in the area, cross country skiing, off road adventures on ATV, dirtbike or snowmobile, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and hiking.

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Knutsford Kamloops BC Rolling Hills Property For SaleKnutsford is located 15 minutes south of the city of Kamloops. The Old Merritt Highway 5A runs through the Knutsford area. Some areas of Knutsford are within a five minute drive of Aberdeen Mall. Knutsford mainly consists of small to large acreages, farms and Kamloops Property MLS Knutsford River Lakeranches. There are a couple of small mobile home parks in the area as well. Knutsford is known for it’s wide open rolling hills with views for miles. Knutsford is located at a higher elevation than the city of Kamloops and tends to get a little more snow in the winter but in the summer it is not quite as hot.

The Knutsford Hall is a popular place for locals to meet for events and gatherings and has a capacity of up to 110 people. The Hall is located on Highway 5A just outside of Aberdeen.

Properties & Real Estate

The two mobile home parks in the area are Knutsford Knoll Mobile Home Park (2867 Highway 5A) and Knutsford Tent and Trailer Park (2721 Highway 5A). These parks are easily accessible from the highway.

Knutsford Farm Home Kamloops BCThe majority of Knutsford is dominated by ranches and farms. Many of the properties are located off of Long Lake Road, Highway 5A, Rose Hill Road, Goose Lake Road, Weir Road, Jackson Road, Separation Road and Edith Lake Road. There are a number of smaller roads in Knutsford that also lead to large properties. Click here to view a map of Knutsford.

The majority of the properties in Knutsford are on septic system. For water, homes are either a drilled well or have water delivered. There are a few select properties that border Aberdeen that do have city services.

There are no multi-family or townhouse developments in this area.

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Shopping

Knutsford does not have it’s own shopping district. You will find ranches and farms that sell eggs and other products but there are not any large commercial developments.

Most areas of Knutsford are within five to 15 minutes of the Aberdeen area of Kamloops. Aberdeen has a number of stores and shops such as the Aberdeen Mall, Costco, many restaurants, and more. Knutsford is a great location for people who want to live in a country setting but also want to be close to city amenities.

Highway 5A leads directly to Highway #1 which is the main route through Kamloops making other shopping districts such as Downtown Kamloops and Valleyview very accessible.

Schools

Knutsford is serviced by school bus and students have the choice of a few schools. It will take about 15 to 30 minutes by school bus to most schools in the area. Click here for further school information.

Recreation

Knutsford Horses Kamloops BCThere are many outdoors activities to enjoy in Knutsford such as horseback riding, motor sports, hiking, boating (Stump Lake is close as well as other small fishing lakes), fishing and more. Stump Lake is the only lake in the area that allows gas powered boats, other lakes such as Edith Lake, Separation Lake, McLeod Lake and Flat Lake are only fishing Lakes.

Knutsford is also very close to the city of Kamloops and can access many city amenities like the Tournament Capital Centre and other popular activities in Kamloops.

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The Kamloops area has a number of recreational properties and lakefront real estate. There are many lakes surrounding the Kamloops area: Adams Lake, the Barriere Lakes, Heffley Lake, Knouff (Sullivan) Lake, Lac Le Jeune, Logan Lake, Nicola Lake (Merritt), Paul Lake, Pinantan Lake, the Shuswap Lakes and Stump Lake.

Adams Lake, BC Real EstateAdams Lake: This beautiful lake is located 55 minutes north east of Kamloops or 30 minutes north of Chase. Adams lake is a very large sprawling lake where many visitors enjoy cycling, windsurfing, water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, canoeing and fishing.  Many fish for kokanee and rainbow trout in this lake. There are a number of properties on this popular lake often found on Agate Bay Road, Rawson Road and Holding Road. There is a large provincial park on Adams lake with basic campground facilities. To view homes for sale on Adams Lake click here.

East Barriere Lake BC Real EstateEast and North Barriere Lakes: East and North Barriere Lakes are located 50 minutes north east of Kamloops and 15 minutes from Barriere city centre. North Barriere Lake is less developed than it’s neighbour East Barriere. There are a number of lots, residential and recreational properties for sale mainly on East Barriere lake.For more info about North Barriere Lake click here and East Barriere Lake click here.

Heffley Lake, Kamloops Real EstateLittle & Big Heffley Lakes: These lakes are very popular because of their close proximity to both Kamloops and Sun Peaks resort. There are recreational properties on both Big Heffley Lake and Little Heffley Lake. Little Heffley lake does not allow power boats for water skiing or wake boarding as it is quite small. Big Heffley Lake does allow power boats which makes it a very popular destination for the summer months. Click here for more detailed information about Heffley Lake.

Knouff (Sullivan) Lake, Kamloops, B.C.Knouff (Sullivan) Lake: This lake is 40 minutes north of Kamloops and  30 minutes from the Sun Peaks Resort. Knouff or Sullivan lake is a quiet area where many recreational activites are enjoyed year round. This lake does not allow gas powered boats, only electric motors. There are a number of waterfront and semi-waterfront properties on this lake.

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Lac Le Jeune Real EstateLac Le Jeune: Lac Le Jenue is located 25 minutes west of Kamloops, 30 minutes east of Merritt and 15 minutes south of Logan Lake. This lake is located off of the Coquihalla Highway making it easily accessible during all seasons. Lac Le Jeune is 392 acres and is stocked with rainbow trout. There are two resorts on this lake, numerous seasonal homes and also year round residences. To view properties and homes for sale on Lac Le Jeune click here.

 

Logan lake BC Real EstateLogan Lake: This small lake is located 30 minutes outside of Kamloops and 40 minutes from Merritt. Logan Lake is a small community that has many services and amenities for it’s residents including numerous shops, restaurants, an elementary and secondary school. There are a number of winter and summer activities to enjoy such as golf, fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dirt biking, hiking and paddling to name a few. For more detailed information about Logan Lake click here.

Nicola Lake, Merritt, BC, Real EstateNicola Lake: This lake is located in Merritt (10 km from city centre), and 45 minutes south east of Kamloops. Nicola Lake is a very large lake covering 15,351 acres. There are a lot of rainbow trout and kokanee for those who enjoy freshwater sports fishing. Windsurfing, canoeing, wake boarding, water skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking are a few of the popular activities enjoyed around this lake. There are a number of lots and homes that are located on the waterfront. To view available properties on this lake click here.

Paul Lake, Kamloops Real EstatePaul Lake: Paul Lake is located 15 minutes east of Kamloops. Paul lake has numerous residents that are  seasonal and year round. There are a number of townhouses (Deerwood on Paul Lake) and single family homes on the lake. Many of the single family homes and private properties on Paul Lake are leasehold properties which the Kamloops Indian Band leases out for 25 year terms. There are a few properties that are not located on leasehold land, but tend to be more expensive than the leasehold homes. There are a lot of activities to enjoy such as hiking, water skiing, wake boarding, fishing, swimming and paddling. For further information about Paul Lake click here.

Pinantan Lake, KamloopsPinantan Lake: Pinantan Lake is 25 minutes north east of Kamloops and 5 minutes past Paul Lake. The lake itself is two parts, Big Pinantan and Little Pinantan. The lake is 68 hectares in size. Pinantan properties are freehold properties not lease land. Only electric powered boats are allowed on the lake. Fishing and swimming are permitted in Pinantan lake. There are also hiking trails and other outdoor activities in and around the area to enjoy year round. There are often many properties for sale in Pinantan, lots, log homes, small acreages and lakefront homes. Click here to find out more about this area.

Shuswap Lake Real Estate & InformationThe Shuswap Lakes: Shuswap Lake is a very large lake network with numerous arms reaching a number of cities in the Interior. Shuswap Lake is named after the Shuswap Indians an Interior Salish tribe. This lake is the largest lake in the area with hundreds of kilometers of shoreline with hidden coves and beaches. Little Shuswap extends off of the north western arm of the main arm of the Shuswap lake. The cities and communitites that surround the shoreline of this lake include Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Chase, Seymour Arm, Balmoral, St. Ives, Blind Bay, Carlin, Magna Bay, Scotch Creek, Eagle Bay, Notch Hill, Skimikin, Anglemont, Celista, Lee Creek, Sorrento, Sunnybrae, Canoe, Tappen, White Lake and Wild Rose Bay.

Real estate in and around the Shuswap lake area is very popular for both year round and seasonal residents. There are a lot of beautiful building lots, apartments, townhomes, single family homes and estates that surround this large lake system. Since this area is so large there are often a lot of properties to choose from. Shuswap Lake has many summer cabins that sit on the desirable waterfront but not all areas are serviced by sewer and hydro. Click here to find out more about the Shuswap Lake area.

Stump Lake, Kamloops, BC Real EstateStump Lake: This lake is a smaller lake situated between Kamloops and Merritt on the Old Merritt Highway #5 and is 780 hectares or 1,927 acres in size.  There are rainbow trout, brook trout and kokanee in this lake. This lake is relatively quiet during the summer months. Stump Lake does have public access to the lake to launch a boat or have a summer picnic. Stump Lake has a number of homes around the shoreline and in the surrounding hills. Many of the properties here are very peaceful, set in the wilderness and have beautiful views of the lake valley. To view homes for sale click here.

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Shuswap Lake & Surrounding Area Real Estate

Shuswap Lake is a very large lake network with numerous arms reaching a number of cities in the Interior. Shuswap Lake is named after the Shuswap Indians an Interior Salish tribe. This lake is the largest lake in the area with hundreds of kilometers of shoreline with hidden coves and beaches. The surface area of Shuswap lake is 309.596 square kilometers, the mean depth is 61.5 meters and maximum depth is 161.5 meters. Little Shuswap extends off of the north western arm of the Shuswap and has a surface area of 18.131 square kilometers, a mean depth of 14.3 meters and maximum depth of 59.4 meters.

Shuswap Lake is shaped like an addled H and is made up of four large arms: the Shuswap Lake main arm (north west), Salmon Arm (south west), Anstey Arm (south east) and Seymour Arm (north east). This lake is the product of glacial scouring that also rounded the surrounding Shuswap Highlands. All of the four arms converge at Cinnemousiun Narrows which is north east of Sicamous and home to the Cinnemousiun Narrows Provincial Park. The cities and communitites that surround the shoreline of this lake include Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Chase, Seymour Arm, Balmoral, St. Ives, Blind Bay, Carlin, Magna Bay, Scotch Creek, Eagle Bay, Notch Hill, Skimikin, Anglemont, Celista, Lee Creek, Sorrento, Sunnybrae, Canoe, Tappen, White Lake and Wild Rose Bay.

Real estate in and around the Shuswap lake area is very popular for both year round and seasonal residents. There are a lot of beautiful building lots, apartments, townhomes, single family homes and estates that surround this large lake system. Since this area is so large there are often a lot of properties for buyers to choose from. Shuswap Lake has many summer cabins that sit on the desirable waterfront but not all areas are serviced by sewer and hydro.

Below are short descriptions of communities that surround  the Shuswap. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Sicamous BC HouseboatSicamous, located south east of Kamloops is known as the house boat capital of Canada and has the largest fleet of houseboats in the world. During the summer months houseboating is a very popular activity for vacationers. This beautiful area is set against the Monashee Mountains and the shores of Mara and Shuswap Lakes. This small town is a great place to explore any season of the year. The Sicamous area has over the past ten years become a popular destination for investors purchasing summer homes both on the water in the form of private houseboats or one of the many newer townhomes or apartments that sit on the waterfront.

Salmon Arm BC Real EstateSalmon Arm is located south east of Kamloops, is known as the heart of the Shuswap, has a population of roughly 17,000 and is Shuswap’s centre of commerce and services. It is the Okanagan Valley’s northern gateway to the Shuswap. A great city for outdoors enthusiasts. Salmon Arm is located mid way between Vancouver and Calgary making it a popular meeting spot for many vacationers. Experience everything from water related sports, 18-hole golf courses, to cross-country ski trails, back country sleigh rides and carnivals, to snowmobiling, mountain biking and hiking. A great place for the whole family.

This community has many stores, amenities and schools. There are a number of residential areas of Salmon Arm. For further information about this area click here.

Chase BC Real EstateThe Chase area, located 45 minutes east of Kamloops, is the western gateway to the Shuswap region. Chase is located on the south western shores of little Shuswap Lake, set in the mountains at the eastern end of the South Thompson River valley. This small town boasts many amenities, beautiful beaches, a golf course and gorgeous parks. Little Shuswap and near by lakes are perfect for fishing, wake boarding, swimming and paddling, mountain bikeing, hiking and cross country trails.

Chase also extends to Adams lake, another area very popular for outdoor enthusiasts. This beautiful lake is located 55 minutes north east of Kamloops or 30 minutes north of Chase. Adams lake is a very large sprawling lake where many visitors enjoy cycling, windsurfing, water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, canoeing and fishing.  Many fish for kokanee and rainbow trout in this lake. There are a number of properties on this popular lake often found on Agate Bay Road, Rawson Road and Holding Road. There is a large provincial park on Adams lake with basic campground facilities. For further information about Chase click here.

North Shuswap BC Real EstateThe North Shuswap includes the areas Anglemont, Celista, Lee Creek, Magna Bay, Scotch Creek, Seymour Arm and St. Ives. This area is only a few minutes north of Highway #1 and has over 100 kilometers of unspoiled shoreline. There are many options for accommodations, restaurants and tourism in this area. For outdoors enthusiasts, there are dozens of activities to suit everyone’s needs and desires. For further information about this area click here.

South Shuswap Real EstateThe South Shuswap has a variety of recreational choices and numerous homes to choose from. Balmoral, Blind Bay, Carlin, Eagle Bay, Notch Hill, Skimikin, Sorrento, Sunnybrae, Tappen, White Lake and Wild Rose Bay are all conveniently located along Highway #1 and line the Shuswap shores facing Copper Island. Much like all the areas of the Shuswap region, this area is no different, there are a couple dozen outdoor activities to enjoy any season of the year. For further information about the South Shuswap click here.

Every community on the Shuswap has many real estate options for every buyer. There are numerous activities to enjoy and new scenery to explore. To find out more about real estate in the following areas click on the link to do a home search:  Chase, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, North Shuswap and South Shuswap.

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Savona Acreage Properties Kamloops Real EstateSavona Kamloops ViewSavona and Tobiano are located south west of the city of Kamloops at the western end of Kamloops Lake. From Kamloops it’s approximately a 15 to 35 minute drive depending on the destination. This is rural living with few shopping areas and amenities.

Properties & Real Estate: Savona

Many of the properties that are located in Savona sit on large parcels of land often over 20 acres in size. Parts of Savona are classified as ALR land, or Agricultural Land Reserve. This means that the land is specifically defined as land designated for agriculture. This was done because of the region’s dwindling agricultural land.

Savona Property For Sale Acreage KamloopsThere are also smaller properties on much smaller lots, some of these properties can be found on Savona Access Road, Watson Drive, Buie Street and Ernest Street. There are often a few mobiles or modular homes for sale in the Savona area.

Thompson River Estates area has numerous waterfront acreages that sit on the Thompson River. There are also riverfront properties on Savona Access Road which are smaller often 1/4 acre lots.

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Properties & Real Estate: Tobiano

Tobiano Golf Course Clubhouse Kamloops, BCTobiano is a developing community in the Kamloops region and is home to a beautiful golf course. Previously six mile Ranch, Tobiano is set on a 1,000 acres overlooking Kamloops lake and surrounded by 17,000 acres of wilderness area. Tobiano is still a developing community and some of the amenities are in the process of being built or in the planning stages.

Tobiano Golf Course Residential Unit Kamloops

There are numerous homes in Tobiano bordering the beautiful golf course. Summers Landing is a single family home and townhouse development that sits along seven of the golf course fairways. Lake Star at Tobiano is a townhouse development perched on the bluffs above Kamloops Lake. There are 52 homes in total in this town house development. Bluff, golf and resort lots are available for building your dream home at Tobiano. They range in size from 6,000 to 20,000 square feet. Golf bay Tobiano Property for Sale Kamloops, BCand equestrian lots at Tobiano are conveniently located close to the equestrian centre. These lots are some of Tobiano’s largest single family home lots.

Tobiano is rural living at it’s best. If you need something away from the city but not too far it’s a beautiful place to call home.

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Recreation

Tobiano Golf Course KamloopsSavona has a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy year round. Swimming, hiking, dirt biking, ATV riding, snowmobiling and boating. Savona is home to Steelhead Provincial Park which is located on the south west shore of Kamloops Lake. Visitors to this park can enjoy camping, picnicking, fishing, paddling, swimming and hiking.

Tobiano has an 18 hole golf course, numerous hiking and back country biking trails, cross country skiing and snow shoeing are a few of the recreational activities available in and around Tobiano.

Due to Tobiano’s close proximity to Kamloops many city amenities are within a 20 minute drive.

Schools

Savona has it’s own elementary school called Savona Elementary School.  Secondary students take a school bus to the city of Kamloops and attend school there. Visit School District 73’s website fore more information about schools.

Transportation

There is not any public transportation in these areas.

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Heffley Creek Kamloops Real EstateHeffley Creek is a community that is located 20 minutes north of the Kamloops city centre and five minutes from Rayleigh. There are numerous communities that comprise this area: Heffley Creek, Heffley Lake, Knouff (Sullivan) Lake and Whitecroft. Elementary students attend Heffley Creek Elementary School.

The Heffley Creek area is dominated by acreage and farms. There is a mobile home park near the Thompson River on Station road and a few single Heffley Creek, Kamloops, BCfamily homes on smaller lots. Some parts of Heffley Creek run along the Thompson river where a number of beautiful riverfront acreage and farm properties exist. There is not anything in the way of shopping in the Heffley area besides the small convenience store on the old #5 highway. Residents have to do their shopping in Kamloops.

Heffley Lake, Kamloops Real EstateHeffley lake is a beautiful lake located off Heffley-Louis Creek Road and Todd Mountain Road 44 kilometers from Kamloops. This lake is on the way to Sun Peaks resort. There are numerous waterfront properties on this lake. The homes and cabins range in size and age. There are a number of old cabins that are used in the summer months and beautiful homes overlooking the lake used year round. Heffley lake is a mid sized lake that does allow motor boats, water skiing and wake boarding. This lake is 7.2 kilometers long, 550 acres in size and ranges from 6 to 30 meters deep. Fly fishers find rainbow trout in this lake between May and late July. There are two parts of Heffley Lake – Little Heffley Lake and Big Heffley Lake. Big Heffley is predominantly the lake for motor boats and many lakefront properties. There are two resorts on Heffley Lake as well as a BC Forestry campsite. Some of the streets that surround Heffley Heffley Creek, Kamloops Homes for SaleLake are Lakeshore Road, Lower Heffley Lake Road, Shaw Road, Fisher Road, Lake Bay Road and Heffley Lake Road. For more information about Heffley Lake waterfront properties click here.

Knouff (Sullivan) Lake, Kamloops, B.C.Knouff Lake also known as Sullivan Lake is located north of Heffley Lake about 25 minutes from Heffley Creek (Yellowhead Highway #5 at Todd Mountain Road). The lake is 254.4 acres in size with a mean depth of 9.8 meters and a max depth of 24.1 meters. Knouff Lake is a small community that is still relatively undeveloped and accessed by a well maintained dirt and gravel road. There are a number of building lots and homes on Knouff lake. The area is dominated by single family homes and cabins. Gas powered motors are not permitted on this lake therefore neither is waterskiing and wakeboarding. Electric powered motors are permitted allowing small boats to troll the lake. Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, skating and camping are popular activies on Knouff lake. There is one resort on this lake as well as a BC Forestry campsite with RV access and a boat launch.  Some of the roads found in the Knouff Lake area are: Doyle Road, Knouff Lake Road, McCully Road and Finlay Road. For further information about Knouff (Sullivan) Lake properties click here.

Whitecroft is a small neighbourhood that sits at the foot of Sun Peaks. Upper Louis Creek Road, Cahilty Crescent, Cahilty Place and McGillivaray Creek Road make up the small community of Whitecroft. Many people that are interested in Sun Peaks real estate, but choose to be out of the village area often to look at real estate options in Whitecroft. The homes in this area are more affordable with more square footage in comparison to the homes in Sun Peaks. It is a five to ten minute drive from Whitecroft to the hills of Sun Peaks and 20 minutes east from Heffley Creek.

The area Heffley covers is a large region north of the Kamloops city centre. A number of communities comprise this area. Click here for real estate listings in the Heffley area.

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Sun Peaks Village, Kamloops, BC

Sun Peaks Village, Kamloops, B.C.

Sun Peaks Village, Kamloops, BCSun Peaks is Canada’s second largest four season resort. Located 4.5 hours from Vancouver and 45 minutes north east of Kamloops. Sun Peaks is perfect for the whole family. There are a number of flights to Kamloops airport in the winter Sun Peaks Golf Course Kamloopsfrom Vancouver, Seattle and Calgary with shuttles from the airport to the mountain. There is 3,678 acres of diverse terrain, with 122 runs on three mountains. Sun Peaks has a small ski through village with numerous retailers, hotels and restaurants. Sun Peaks is known for it’s dry powder snow that is easy to ski. For people who don’t ski or snowboard, there are other activities to enjoy such as snowshoeing, dog sled rides, ice skating, snowmobile rides and snow tubing.

During the summer months there are many events and activities for the whole family. Mountain biking is very popular at Sun Peaks during the summer. Other summer activities include hiking, golfing, horseback riding, bungee trampoline, canoeing and kayaking, trail rides, tennis and swimming.

Sun Peaks visitors have a lot of choices when it comes to accommodations. From rental chalets and homes to hotel rooms, there is something for everyone. Real estate in Sun Peaks is very affordable Sun Peaks View From Slope, Kamloops Sun Peaks Chalet, Kamloops Real Estatein comparison to other ski resorts in British Columbia. Lots, apartments, townhouses and chalets are all available for every buyer on any budget. Many homes have  ski-in, ski-out convenience. Large exclusive homes are located just outside the village with varying lot sizes.

Whitecroft is a small neighbourhood that sits at the foot of the mountain. Upper Louis Creek Road, Cahilty Crescent, Cahilty Place and McGillivaray Creek Road make up the small community of Whitecroft. Whitecroft Home for SaleWhitecroft is part of the area known as Heffley. Many people that are interested in Sun Peaks real estate, but choose to be out of the village area choose to look at real estate options in Whitecroft. The homes in this area are more affordable with more square footage in comparison to the homes in Sun Peaks. It is a five to ten minute drive from Whitecroft to the hills of Sun Peaks.

Sun Peaks is still a relatively small development in comparison to other resorts. This is why it is very popular with families. A lot of people are staying away from larger resort towns because of the large crowds and long waits for ski lifts, restaurants and other amenities.
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north-barriere-lake-real-estate-01North Barriere Lake is approximately 60 minutes north east of Kamloops.  It is 520 hectares, has a mean depth of 34.7 meters and maximum depth of 53.9 meters. North Barriere Lake is the home to some of the best fly and troll fishing in the region. Kokanee, rainbow trout and sockeye salmon are commonly found in this lake.

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There is a Forestry Recreation Site which is known as Hollywood Beach. This area is a very popular place for families to camp in the warmer months. Not far from Hollywood Beach is the North Barriere Lake Resort. This resort is located on seven acres of land with lake frontage. The resort boasts 60 RV and tent sites with electricity, water and sewer hook-up. There are also seven cabins which can sleep two to eight people. There are a number of activities the whole family can enjoy at this resort.

There is not very much development in the way of cabins or single family homes in the North Barriere Lake area, which makes it a very relaxing get away. For further information and listings click here.

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Paul Lake, KamloopsPaul and Pinantan Lakes are beautiful lakes just outside of the Kamloops city. Paul Lake is 20 minutes (roughly 21 kilometers) north east of Kamloops and Pinantan is 25 minutes north east (26 Kilometers), just past Paul Lake.

Paul Lake is 390 hectares in area with a mean depth of 28.9 meters and max depth of 55.2 meters. There is a provincial campground which attracts a number of visitors in the warmer months. Situated at the provincial park and campground visitors can access a public boat launch. Paul Lake does allow power boats, wake boarding and water skiing. At Paul Lake you can also enjoy canoeing, swimming, fishing (rainbow trout average 3.5lbs), cycling and hiking to name a few activities.Paul Lake Provincial Park

Many properties border the lake. The Kamloops Indian Band leases properties for 25 year terms. There are often properties for sale on Paul Lake with water frontage. The annual lease rates range between $3,500 to $5,500 per year. There are a select few properties which are freehold land titles on Paul Lake. These properties tend to be more expensive than the leasehold properties.

Deerwood at Paul Lake is a freehold strata development with a number of townhomes. Deerwood has breathtaking views, beautifully kept lands, docks, in-ground pool, workshop, Paul Lake Provincial Parktennis and unlimited RV parking.  Click here to find Paul Lake real estate listings.

Pinantan LakePinantan Lake, named this because it means  ‘shoe’ or ‘moccasin’ in traditional Aboriginal language. This name given because of it’s shape is much like a moccasin. Pinantan has a general store, a resort, an elementary school, and about 500 residents. The lake itself is two parts, Big Pinantan and Little Pinantan. The lake itself is 68 hectares in size, with a mean depth of 10.6 meters and max. 18.5 meters. Unlike Paul Lake, Pinantan properties are freehold properties not leased land. There are a number of boat launches at Pinantan Lake. Only electric powered boats are allowed on the lake. Fishing (rainbow trout average 1 lb) and swimming are permitted in Pinantan lake. There are also hiking Pinantan Lake, Kamloopstrails and other outdoor activities in and around the area to enjoy year round.

There are a number of homes in the Pinantan, some are used only as summer cabins and other homes are year round residences. There are a number of MLS listings in and around Pinantan Lake. For more information on Pinantan properties click here.

Paul Lake and Pinantan Lake both begin to ice over in November and thaw around mid April. Paul Lake has an elevation of 796 metres and pinantan-01Pinantan 878 metres. Both lakes offer the opportunity to live rurally with convenience of a short commute to the city of Kamloops.

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Welcome To Logan LakeThe district of Logan Lake is located in the Highland Valley between the City of Kamloops, the city of Merrit and the village of Ashcroft. Logan lake originally was a mining town set up in the early 1970’s. It was set up to support the expanding copper mine development, Highland Valley Copper, located 15 kilometres west. Logan Lake developed into more than just a mining town over the following decades and became a beautiful rural community boasting a population of over 2300. Mining is still the main industry in Logan Lake. Highland Copper has the largest open pit copper mine on the North American continent.

There are numerous outdoor activities to do in Logan Lake such as: cross country skiing, fishing, golfing, hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, ATV  riding, dirt biking and pond hockey. With over 30 lakes in the immediate area Logan Lake is know for amazing fishing including Lac le Jeune with it’s famous fighting rainbow trout.

Golfing is a popular activity, Meadow Creek Golf Club just east of Logan Lake located in the lush pine and aspen forest is a nine hole course (3,124 yards, par 36). The golf course is within walking distance of downtown.

Logan lake also has a recreation centre with an ice rink, curling rink and weight room. There are also other seasonal sports fields such as ball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts and a swimming pool. This is also an elementary and high school located within the city centre, completing this family orientated community.

There are a variety of residential properties for your choosing in Logan Lake. Single family homes, townhouses, apartment units, duplexes and 1/2 duplex homes, farm properties, acreages, and mobile/modular homes.

This area has a home available for every budget. The Kamloops Real Estate Board is reporting that there are 46 listings currently on the market in Logan Lake. There are nine lots ranging in price from $45,000 to $295,000 and ranging in lot size from 0.18 acres (7840 Sq. Ft.) to 75 acres (3,267,000 Sq. Ft.). There are nine apartment listings ranging in price from $69,900 to $128,500, four modular homes ranging from $129,900 to $165,900 and townhouses $159,900 to $172,900.  Finally, single family homes currently on the market; there are 21 single family homes on the market ranging from $169,o00 to $765,000. To view current MLS listings in Logan Lake and surrounding areas click here.

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East Barriere Lake West End BayEast Barriere Lake is located less than an hour north east of Kamloops. This lake is one of the last undeveloped lakes in the interior of British Columbia. East Barriere Lake is clean, full of fish and uncrowded. It is a beautiful lake that boasts a variety of activities year round. It’s shallow bay and warm waters make water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing and fishing very popular activities in the warmer months. The shores are sandy, surrounded by beautiful scenery to hike for hours makes this lake an undiscovered gem. For those who love to fish, East Barriere has plenty of rainbow trout. There are 100’s of kilometers of logging roads and off road trails for dirt biking and ATV’s in the spring, summer and fall. There are many winter activities to enjoy such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating on the lake and sledding.

East Barriere’s elevation is only 2,100 feet above sea level. The Max. depth of the lake is 302 feet with a mean depth of 156 feet. East Barriere Lake is approximately 10 Km long. The average summer water temperatures are between 75 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Shuswap Highlands is a residential/recreational area on East Barriere lake where the lots are freehold parcels all belonging to a strata. Water and sewer system included in the strata. Telephone, internet & hydro are available to this area bringing the convenience of city life to the outdoors.  There are a variety of homes located both on the lake shore and set back from the water. There are a lot of log homes custom cabins in this area. There is a shared sandy beach at the foot of the lake, as well as a boat launch, grassy recreational area and boat moorage. The access road to the development is plowed in the winter making it easier for property owners to access their homes.

The Sands is a leasehold area of East Barriere Lake. The Sands is directly beside Shuswap highlands (to the east) and covers a large part of the southern shoreline of the lake. There are many private beaches and beautiful log homes along this stretch.

Currently there are a number of properties for sale on East Barriere lake. There is a prime building lot that is located in the Shuswap Highlands. It sits at the foot of the popular South East bay of the lake and has beautiful views up the stretch of the lake. There is direct access to the shared beach and the boat moorage is seconds away. This lot is the only lot available in Shuswap Highlands. Properties with newer cabins on them in this development go anywhere from $450,000 +.

There are also eight waterfront building lots, and 19 water view sites. These properties are priced from $125,000 to $250,000. Roads, water and sewer are in for these properties. These properties are located on the north side of the lake.

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East Barriere Lake

East Barriere Lake

Wakeboarding on East Barriere Lake

Wakeboarding on East Barriere Lake

East Barriere Looking East

East Barriere Lake looking East

Shuswap Highlands @ East Barriere Lake

Moorage at Shuswap Highlands @ East Barriere Lake

East Barriere Lake Wilderness

Surrounding Wilderness at East Barriere Lake

East Barriere Lake Looking East

View of the frozen lake in January looking North East

East Barriere Lake in January

Looking towards the West bay of East Barriere Lake (The Sands & Shuswap Highlands)