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Welcome to the District of Barriere

Welcome to the District of Barriere!

The District of Barriere is located 64 kilometers North of the larger city of Kamloops on Highway 5. It is nestled in the North Thompson Valley surrounded by the Barriere and North Thompson Rivers.

Barriere became one of BC's newest municipalities on December 4, 2007.  Currently elected are Mayor Ward Stamer, Councillors Judy Armstrong, , Scott Kershaw, Rob Kerslake, Donna Kibble, Louise Lodge and Colin McInnis.

Barriere is largely driven by the forest industry however other industries, such as tourism and agriculture, primarily alfalfa, play a significant role as well. Due to the local mineral content of the area, mining exploration has taken place throughout the North Thompson Valley. Although no mines are currently operating at this time, should a large industry, such as a mine, locate in the valley it would bring economic diversification, year round employment and spin off services.  New businesses are starting to migrate to Barriere as our town grows with independent and sustainable resources.

Barriere is a beautiful place to raise your family, start a business, or retire in an affordable and safe community. Abundant recreation is at your doorstep in a relaxing home-town atmosphere. Just 45 minutes away provides an easy and scenic commute to Kamloops for work or to visit the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Come Grow With Us!

Click here for Mayor & Council Contact Info

Click here to view the 2022 Annual Report 

Click here to read Mayor Stamer's 2022 Inaugural Address 

L-R Councillors Colin McInnis, Louise Lodge, Donna Kibble, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw, Judy Armstrong
Front: Mayor Ward Stamer