Blue River, BC
Blue River, "Jewel of the Yellowhead", is situated at the northern extremity of the North Thompson Valley, 210 kilometres north of Kamloops.
Originally developed as a logging town, Blue River has grown to become a thriving tourism based community. Blue River is small, friendly and has many of the conveniences of a city while offering a life of quiet living. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, streams, forests and mountains, Blue River is located in one of the most pristine natural environments in the world. The community and its surrounding area have the opportunity to become prime attractions for residents, businesses and investors.
Today, the community is prepared to encourage new industry and commercial ventures. Blue River has residential and commercial properties available for development and, most important of all, is committed to assisting in its own growth.
Blue River's relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living is well suited for seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful lifestyle that includes all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. Health care and emergency services include a hospital, fire department and ambulance service. Education is available for primary students with secondary and post-secondary facilities located just south of the community. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with up to date facilities and a wilderness backcountry. Current infrastructure, which includes a recently upgraded water system, is capable of serving an ever-increasing population.
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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 Blue River Community Profile here.(635 kb).