Top Experiences in Barriere and Lower North Thompson Valley

  • Explore 65 Years of tradition at the North Thompson Rodeo and Fall Fair where 8-seconds can last a lifetime and lasting memories are made
  • Channel your inner cowboy and become a horse whisperer at Jandana Ranch
  • Lace up those hiking boots, hop on your mountain bike, or jump on a horse. Then slap on the sunscreen and get ready to explore our rural reaches as you Geocache through our region
  • Hook, line and sinker, catch your best fish yet at one of our many resorts. Discover your new favourite fishing hole at one of over 100 lakes and area. For something more remote, try Fly-in Fishing Camps.
  • Learn the history of the great fire of 2003 at the McLure Wildfire Monument and take in the regenerating courage that surrounds it.
  • Stock up, try something new, chat with the locals, the local Farmer’s Market every Thursday from May to October is your chance to explore the bounty of this region
  • Get in touch with the land at the Simpcw First Nation Band’s Dunn Creek Fish Hatchery and the First Nation’s Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park.
  • Be part of one of Canada’s largest celebration of First Nations’ culture and heritage in Western Canada at the Kamloopa Pow Wow.
  • Bring your clubs! Enjoy a picturesque backdrop and lush fairways with groomed greens at Chinook Cove Golf and RV; a 9-hole, championship golf course. If you prefer 18-holes be sure to book your tee time at Sun Rivers and Rivershore Golf.
  • Barriere Heritage Society’s un-groomed cross country circuit will have you gliding through the winter wilderness, making your own path
  • Join up with the Barriere Snowmobile Club and plummet through the fresh local snow or head up Harp Mountain for more exciting terrain.
  • Learn just how deep our roots are with a visit to the North Thompson Museum.
  • Make a splash at Adams Lake, the second deepest lake in British Columbia.
  • The Adams River is famous for the Adams River Salmon Run and when the salmon aren’t running, you get to try your hand at white water rafting with Adams River Rafting.
  • All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for tours that run through the North Thompson Valley on their way to and from the Rockies.
  • There are over 50 provincial and private campsites all throughout the valley that provide every level of convenience from roughing it to full on luxury.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts will love the range of activities from hiking the Hoodoos, trail riding, and even dog sledding.