The community of Barriere is located 66 kilometres (45 minutes) north of Kamloops on the Yellowhead #5 Highway, nestled in the mountains at the southern end of the North Thompson River Valley.
Barriere is a small and friendly community that has all the major conveniences of a city, but offers a life of quiet living. Though traditionally a forestry driven town, tourism is now becoming prevalent in the area with over 75 lakes within 40 kilometres of the community.
Barriere is quickly gaining a reputation for its spectacular scenery but more importantly, for being a community that encourages new business enterprise while maintaining its attractive quality of life. For entrepreneurs interested in business, Barriere offers an ideal setting to operate a storefront or home based business.
Barriere's relaxing lifestyle and low costs of living make the community attractive to seniors and young working families. The safe and peaceful community includes all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. Health care is provided through a health centre. Education is available from kindergarten through grade 12 and post-secondary opportunities are also available. Emergency services include a fire department, R.C.M.P. detachment and an ambulance service. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with up to date facilities and a wilderness backcountry. Current infrastructure includes a recently upgraded water system that can serve an increasing population. The area also contains more than 115 businesses offering a wide range of services to serve one's needs.
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Venture Kamloops has produced community profiles for all communities in the Thompson Nicola Regional District. The community profile provides statistical information on each community. Feel free to dowload the Barriere Community Profile here.(719 kb).