Play at Your Own Pace in Barriere British Columbia
Adventure awaits you in BC’s Lower North Thompson Valley. Badlands, forests, ranchlands, hiking trails, lakes and rivers are yours to explore. Take in the Fall Fair and Rodeo or one of the events in the area. From white water rafting to lazy days fishing on a lake, here is where you can reconnect with yourself and nature.
Cowboys and Pow Wows
Learn how to become a horse whisperer at Jandana Ranch. Watch the sunrise over the water before you head out for a day of fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, water-skiing or scuba diving on one of the hundreds of lakes in the area. Take in the Kamloopa Pow Wow or put on your boots and get on your horse and Geocache to your hearts content. In the winter there’s plenty of time for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and even a little ice fishing.
Rollin’ on the River — River Rafting
Take the plunge as you wind your way down the Adams River through Class I, II and III white water. Your journey takes your through Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park with an interpretive stop along the way. The intensity of this one-hour trip varies depending on the time of year. Pick your Season: early Spring and July are perfect for exploring the river and all its twists and turns. August is the time for a lazy journey down river with time out for a swim in the warm water. Late Spring is the perfect time for an exhilarating white water rafting experience that will create a memory to last a lifetime.
Get Teed off — Golf the Lower North Thompson
If you love golf you’ll love it here! The Lower North Thompson Valley Golf Courses are set on lush fairways with well-groomed greens. There are three great courses to choose from: Chinook Cove Golf and RV, a 9-hole, championship golf course, Sun Rivers one of Canada’s true desert golf courses, and Rivershore Golf, a fun and a challenging course for all levels of golfers.
History and Hospitality
Whatever the season, you are sure to find the people of the Lower North Thompson Valley as welcoming as a long lost relative. The pioneering and bold spirit of those that settled this land is alive and well. Explore the heritage of the area through the art gallery, Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park incorporating the oral history and legends of the Secwepemc people. Taste the bounty at the Farmer’s market, or simply sit and chat with the locals at the coffee shop.
Plan a stay at one of our rustic lodges or RV campgrounds. Located just off the Yellowead highway, Barriere hotels and lodges offer the perfect respite for those driving from Kamloops, through the Valley and west into British Columbia’s rockies.