Barriere & the Lower North Thompson Area
Experience down-home, Canadian hospitality in the Lower North Thompson and Barriere. Come for fishing and geocaching, learn to talk with horses on a ranch stay, and stick around for the fall fair and rodeo during the Labour Day long weekend every year. In the winter there’s ice fishing, snowmobiling, and exploring the backcountry on snowshoes or cross-country skis.
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Barriere has a number of parks located within its boundaries. Most central is Fadear Park, located in the heart of the town between Barriere Town Road and Airfield Road. Fadear Park houses a beautiful Bandshell with washrooms, "Splash in the Past" Splash Pad/Spray Park, a playground, outdoor exercise equipment, Community Garden, Ball Fields, pathways, a story walk, both open and covered picnic areas, plenty of green space and a future skatepark for skateboarding enthusiasts (coming in the fall of 2022).
On the other side of Airfield Rd., across from Fadear Park, is Community Park. This park is next to Barriere's Elementary School and houses 2 more ball fields, a fieldhouse with washroom facilities, a concession available for use during special events, picnic areas, stunning willow trees, benches with views overlooking the Barriere River, trails, an out-door multi-use court for tennis, pickle-ball (and sometimes an ice-rink which is maintained by volunteers in the winter.)
Both Oriole Park and Bradford Park are smaller, neighbourhood parks that both possess a small playground, open green space and benches.
All of Barriere's parks permit dogs - ON LEASHES. Please pick up after your dog. There are multiple bag dispensaries and waste receptacles in all of our parks. Please practice responsible dog ownership by not permitting your dog to approach other dogs or people unless invited; no matter how friendly your dog is.
A hidden gem is Barriere's Bike Park that was constructed entirely by volunteer BMX biking enthusiasts. This park is tucked away beside AG Foods off of Barriere Town Road and Armour Rd.
Barriere Bandshell Fridays
Barriere Bandshell Fridays is a 'Music in the Park' event taking place every Friday in the months of July and August at the Barriere Bandshell in Fadear Park - located right downtown Barriere! Music begins at 6:00pm and normally ends around 9pm.
Come on out to support and enjoy the talent the North Thompson Valley has to offer!
- Bring a lawnchair or a blanket to sit on,
- Bring snacks or some pocket money for the food vendors,
- Bring lawn games,
- Bring the family, bring a friend or...not!
- Stop by the local business and organization sponsors and vendors to learn about the products, services and goodies they have to offer right here in Barriere!
- Stop by on your way to the lake,
- End your busy work week on a relaxing, fun and enjoyable 'note'!
Looking forward to seeing you next year!
North Thompson Activity Centre Society (NTACS)
NTACS is a non-profit society that partners with the District of Barriere to help facilitate child, youth, adult and senior programming. In addition to the After-School Program offered by the Society, various sport, exercise, hobby and social activities are hosted either at "the Ridge" (4936 Barriere Town Road) or in a partnering facility. Due to subsidization, donations and grants, many of the activities and programs are offered at a very low cost.
The North Thompson Museum
During the summer months, the North Thompson Museum is open to the public in Barriere. Located at 343 Lilley Road (just off of Highway 5), you can explore the Museum grounds which include a Trapper’s Cabin, outdoor shed for antique farm equipment, Livery Stable housing a steam-powered train engine and a Country Store display with living quarters attached. The latest addition of a Replica 1800’s School House opened in June 2018.
Chinook Cove is a 9 hole, Championship length golf course located in the beautiful North Thompson Valley at 5045 Boulder Mountain Road Highway 5 just north of Barriere. Enjoy scenic surroundings, well kept greens, lush fairways, a great clubhouse, and welcoming staff.
To book a Tee-Time, visit Chinook Cove Golf and RV's website or call (250) 672-0119.