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.

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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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