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Idyllic Rural Acreage Tucked Along A Gradual Slope And Offering One-Of-A-Kind Views Out Over The Surrounding Region – Barriere, BC

  • Select Property type: Sold
  • DESCRIPTION: A perfect development opportunity or bare land holdings investment near to the town of Barriere. Sprawled across 10.11 acres and resting against gentle slopes and offering incredible views out over the surrounding area this is a rare opportunity to own raw land with endless potential. Situated just a short commute from the town of Barriere, this rural haven provides a quiet setting to raise a family or comfortably retire.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 22154
  • PRICE: $299,000
  • SIZE: 10.11 acres


Presenting a beautiful development acreage perched above the surrounding valley and providing one-of-a-kind views of the surrounding region. This well-appointed property offers a new owner the ability to build their dream residence and settle in to a slower and much more peaceful country lifestyle. The flexible rural zoning permits a multitude of uses that ensure you can enjoy your property as you choose. Whether it is to be used as a place to grow your family, comfortable retire into the peace and quiet of the surrounding mountains or start your very own hobby farm the options are endless.

The acreage is accessed off of maintained roads, which are managed by the district. Speaking to neighbors, the maintenance repair and snow removal are very diligent, and usually occurs within 24 hours of a notable issue. The property is equipped with an existing power line, that stretches onto the lot and down near a potential built site. The owners have also installed a driveway from Harvie Road onto the lot, however, a new owner could certainly adjust its location to suit their preferences.


924 Harvie Road – Barriere, BC


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Barriere is primarily driven by the forest industry, however the other industries which serve the town are tourism and agriculture, primarily alfalfa. Mining development is on the increase in the North Thompson Valley, and it is predicted that many forestry workers will migrate from forestry to mining as these new developments begin production. There are two industrial parks in the community. One is located in nearby Louis Creek and is the former site of the Tolko Mill, which was destroyed by a fire in 2003. Barriere is just south of the newly discovered Harper Creek Copper deposit, considered to be the eighth largest in the world.

The primary employers in the town are Gilbert Smith Forest Products, with 75% of the town’s residents being linked to forestry. Many residents who live in Barriere commute to work in Kamloops, 45 minutes to the south. Currently there is a community effort to promote the development of a TV, film and new media technology industry in the area.

The closest hospital in the region is the Royal Inland Hospital located to the south in Kamloops and to the north in Clearwater. One of the main reasons for the growing community’s existence is its location on the Yellowhead Highway #5, which offers the only viable route in the interior to northern British Columbia, Jasper and Edmonton. A Canadian National Railway line passes through the town as well.




The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities.  The following activities are available:

The region around the property offers unrivaled hunting opportunities for mule deer, moose, bear and multiple game bird species.  There are thousands of acres of public lands in close proximity to the property upon which you may pursue a plethora of game.

Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes around Sun Peaks Ski Resort create some of the best skiing and snowboarding opportunities in all of British Columbia.

Cross-Country Skiing
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions.  This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful countryside without the constant hum of an engine.

The many river networks and lakes that dot the landscape provide infinite fishing and boating opportunities.  There are many trophy trout fishing resorts a short drive north of the property.  Most lakes are all available as day trips. The North Thompson River offers some of the best Steelhead Fishing in southern British Columbia. 

With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.

The combination of the warm regional climate and long summer days create unrivalled growing conditions for fruits and vegetables.  Taking into consideration the considerable available space on the property and you have the opportunity to grow the garden of your dreams.

Urban Recreation
Kamloops, being only 45 minutes away, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a flick or enjoy the community rec center, or catch a Kamloops Blazers WHL game.  Additionally, the Lower Mainland is easy driving distance if you require access to the big city.


The origin of the name ‘Barriere’ is uncertain but dates back to at least 1828. There are two main theories: the name arose either as a description of indigenous fishing techniques or as a description of the difficulty with which the river was crossed by early French-speaking fur traders. George Mercer Dawson noted in an 1877-78 geological survey report that, “[t]he [Barrière River] as its name imports, is sometimes crossed with difficulty in the spring.” Difficulty in crossing was also noted by early Hudson’s Bay Company traders.

The present community dates its beginning from 1914 with the establishment of the post office and railway station. The people of the Simcw First Nation, still reside in present-day Chu Chua, just north of Barriere.

Gold was discovered in the area as early as 1861, and was mined using the placer method. The August 12, 1861 edition of the British Colonist mentions “. . . one party of Frenchmen at a place above Kamloops called Barrier. They are fluming the Thompson, and expect to take out $25 per day to the hand.”

Depending upon where one resided, $25 could purchase an acre of land, a saddle, or double-barreled shotgun. To give some sense of proportion to these figures: comparing $25 of daily productivity per hired hand to the price of a barrel of crude oil in 1861 $0.49, the gold production would yield roughly more than 1,200 barrels (190 m3) of oil per hand per day.


51°11’26.70″N and 120° 5’58.42″W










$629.03 (2022)



Permitted uses under the applicable zoning include:

(a) one single family dwelling with or without a secondary suite, or one duplex, or one manufactured home
(b) agricultural and horticultural use
(d) forestry practice use
(e) processing of aggregate materials
(f) open land recreation
(g) aircraft landing field
(h) golf course
(i) cemetery, school, and community hall
(j) winery, cidery, and microbrewery


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