The Southern Entrance to the North Thompson Valley
Down-home, Canadian hospitality are the hallmarks of Lower North Thompson. Set along the shore of the North Thompson River, 20 minutes from the confluence of the North Thompson and South Thompson Rivers sits the quiet hamlet of Barriere. Take the Yellowhead Highway 5 and follow the North Thompson River some 66 km (41 mi) north of Kamloops. The charred and rounded slopes of the Monashee Mountains gently give way to waving meadows of alfalfa. The landscape makes it easy to believe you’ve gone back to the old western days of riding high in the saddle.