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Barriere Visitor's Guide

Barriere is one of British Columbia's best kept secrets! While we wouldn't mind keeping that secret a bit longer, we welcome visitors to our quiet valley. Rich with mountains, forests and lakes and within easy distance to world-class skiing and mountain biking at Sun Peaks resort and the convenience of the city of Kamloops, you can't beat Barriere for privacy and adventure! 

  
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  How to get here: Barriere is about 66 kilometers north of the City of Kamloops on the Yellowhead highway. Barriere can be reached by car or by air to Kamloops and then by car North to Barriere.

 

  Economic Base: Forestry is the dominant economic activity in the Barriere area, but tourism is the fastest growing. After tourism, agriculture makes a significant contribution to the local economy - the alfalfa hay cultivated in this area is among the best in British Columbia.

 

  Recreation: There is a wide variety of recreational opportunities in the Barriere area - contributing the growth of the tourism sector of the economy. The fishing in the many lakes surrounding Barriere is considered to be some of the best in the province. The Thompson Valley Fall Fair and Rodeo is a part of the professional cowboy rodeo circuit - ensuring a quality show! Barriere town has such amenities as ballparks, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, the rodeo grounds, a curling rink and Chinook Cove Golf Course.
In winter, the Barriere area is a snowmobilers paradise, and an emerging destination area for cross country skiers. In the summer and fall Barriere is well known for it's hunting, fishing and hiking and horseback riding opportunities, as well as all manner of water sports on 
it's variety of rivers and lakes.

For more details, check out our Recreation Guide.

 

  Accommodation: From resorts to Bed and Breakfasts to convenient and affordable motels, Barriere offers a good range of accommodations for everyone.

For details, check out our Accommodation Guide.

   
   
     

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