Welcome to the official website for the District of Barriere. Here you will find information about Barriere, BC, its Mayor and Councillors, current development projects, by-laws and notices of upcoming events and meetings. Use the images and highlighted text below to navigate.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS  - ZOOM AUDIO CONFERENCES -   In order to adhere to the Province's Public Health Officer's orders regarding physical distancing during this pandemic as well as to accommodate an unrestricted number of the public that may wish to access meetings of Council, the following meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom Audio Conferencing:  *On the day and time of the scheduled meeting, click the meeting link (below) and "join by device audio".  Please do not turn on your video. You will enter a virtual 'waiting room' and be granted access by the Corporate Officer at the start of the meeting.  Please remain muted unless called upon by the Mayor.  Any outbursts or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and will result in your removal from the meeting

Before, or during the meeting, you may email: tbuchanan@barriere.ca if you need assistance. 

February 8, 2021 - SPECIAL Council Meeting re: 2021 Budget @ 5:15pm - Zoom Audio Conference. To access the meeting, click here on Monday, February 8th at 5:15pm to access the meeting link.

February 8, 2021, Regular Council Meeting@ 7pm   -   Zoom Audio Conference. To access the meeting, click here on Monday, February 8th at 7pm to access the meeting link.


OFFICE CLOSURE (re: COVID-19): The District of Barriere Office is closed to the public until further notice in order to do our part in reducing exposures in our community. Phones will continue to be answered and all municipal services will continue uninterrupted.  Bill payments can be made by dropping off your payment into the secure drop box at the entrance to the Ridge Building, online via mobile banking, by credit card (fees apply) on the District website via "Option Pay", or by making an appointment with the front desk to pay in person by debit if necessary.   

NOTICE of Alternate Approval Process - Disposition of Parkland in the Louis Creek Industrial Park - INFO & Elector Response Form 

WELL UPDATE - September 11, 2020:  The District is currently awaiting an Engineering report outlining potential additional water source options and a long-term plan for the community water system.  This report should be completed and presented to Council in October. We continue to condition our newest wells in Bradford Park. 

NOTICE of Local Area of Service Establishment - Louis Creek Industrial Park - Subject to Petition Against (Applies only to properties located within the Louis Creek Industrial Park)

August 10, 2020 - ***NOTICE*** :  Beginning August 10, 2020, the office will once again be open to ONE PERSON at a time for those who require to use the debit machine to pay for utilities and/or taxes or who require assistance.  Physical Distancing line-up "dots" will be in place in the hallway and outside the Ridge entrance. Please use the hand sanitizer provided.  

July 15, 2020 Water Department Update - Star-Journal * - District Staff and its expert consultants are working diligently to protect the new and existing water infrastructure.  While the community remains on Stage 2 Water Restrictions, residents still have access to household water for drinking, cooking, flushing, and bathing.  Residents can also water vegetable gardens, flower gardens, trees, shrubs (during prescribed watering days & times), wash a vehicle and top up decorative ponds/water features with a hose equipped with a handheld shut-off nozzle.  The protection of safe, reliable drinking water and fire protection is paramount and residents' continued patience is deeply appreciated. Every effort is being made to ensure the proper development of the new wells so that irrigation can resume safely as soon as possible. 

The water is completely safe for drinking and domestic use. 

Click to view the 2019 Annual Report  

Click to view the 2020 Barriere Area Housing Needs Report/Study

May 8, 2020 - Upcoming Changes to Recycle BC Regulations for Curbside Recycling Collection - click here to read this important message.

- Council has waived, by bylaw, all utility billing late payment fees incurred on due dates between April 1st - December 31st, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  - Email inquiries: cyoung@barriere.ca 

- Annual Property Tax Notices were mailed out in late May.  If you are financially impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, contact the District Office to learn about payment options made available this year by recently adopted  Bylaw No. 181.  Email: cyoung@barriere.ca or phone: 250-672-9751

COVID-19: Community Updates 



PUBLIC UPDATE: June 19, 2020 - 
Stage 2 Watering Restrictions REMAIN in Effect  

While progress has been made on the community's new well development at Bradford Park, more conditioning is required. In order to best protect these new wells in this crucial stage of their development, it is the advice of IHA, Engineers and well experts that the stress of irrigation must be avoided for the time being.  The protection of safe, reliable drinking water and fire protection is paramount and resident's continued patience is deeply appreciated. Every effort is being made to ensure the proper development of these wells so that irrigation can resume safely as soon as possible. 

Mayor's Update - October 21, 2020 

Mayor's Update - April 29, 2020 or listen on CHLW 93.1, The Bear radio at 11am & 6pm for this or future updates. 

Mayor's Update - April 21, 2020 

Mayor's Update - April 17, 2020 

Mayor's Update - April 8, 2020 
Read a transcript of the Mayor's radio update by clicking here. 

Mayor's Update - March 31, 2020 
Read a transcript of the Mayor's radio update by clicking here.

Mayor's Update - March 24, 2020 
Read a transcript of the Mayor's radio update by clicking here.

Mayor's Message - March 20, 2020  
Read a transcript of the Mayor's Message by clicking here

Community Garden Opens May 1st, 2020 - Reserve your Garden Plot Now



Local Online Payments

 Declaration of
Official 2018
Local Election

Road Conditions




Louis Creek Eco-

Louis Creek Eco-Depot Hours 



Yellowhead Pioneer





BoatSmart Exam   
BC Transplant Campaign 

 January 3, 2020 - Barriere Community Water Quality - Comprehensive Report
* A detailed water analysis of our community's water was undertaken at two separate points in our water system (the north and south ends) and reported to Interior Health. The results show excellent water quality.  If you have questions regarding this report, please contact the office at (250) 672-9751 or email: inquiry@barriere.ca 

Road Maintenance - For after hour road related emergencies, call: 250-672-2118. Less urgent road related matters can be emailed to Chris Matthews, Roads Manager, at cmathews@barriere.ca

Drive Safe!

Barriere Fire Rescue

Before lighting a fire in the Kamloops Fire Center (includes Barriere and surrounding area), ensure the following:

**Check with local authorities (fire department, municipality or regional district) for any local restriction, bylaws or regulations.
**If planning to conduct a Category 3 burn, one must obtain an active burn registration number ahead of time (at no charge) by calling 1-888-797-1717. Burn registration numbers are entered in the Open Fire Tracking System which allows the BC Wildfire Service to track open burning activity throughout B.C.
For further information, please call or visit: BC Wildfire Service , non-emergency
Fire Rescue @ 778-220-1711 or the District of Barriere-250-672-9751

 Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report
2018 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI)

                 UPDATE - August 15, 2019

The Spruce Crescent well is at the moment the sole supplier of water to our system (hence the Stage 2 Water Restrictions), and has very low concentrations of Manganese. The previous June 4th update stated testing showed the levels of Manganese in our water system to be well below the Health Canada Maximums (MAC) we were originally concerned about from an infant health perspective. The provision of coupons for water has been discontinued.

The District continues to send samples for testing and will report back to you on this page of any change in this advisory. This notice will be updated as required.
Please continue to notify the District office should your water be overly tea coloured or you have additional questions.

Weekly Water Lab Analysis - next test: June 7, 2019

Bradford Wells Manganese Test Results - June 5, 2019
Detailed Water Lab Mineral Analysis - dated June 4, 2019

Turbidity Analysis Report - dated April 1, 2019

2018 District of Barriere Climate Action (CARIP) Report

Public Notice of Ditching & Shoring Work
click here for information

A permit (no-fee) is required in order to park a commercial vehicle (as defined by bylaw)
in a residential zone. Click here to view and print the applicable application and policy. 

Alternate Approval Process (AAP) re: Proposed Boundary Extension
- Elector Form Submission Deadline - Closed - No forms submitted  


Summer Hours - Tuesday through Sunday - April 1st - September 30th - 8am to 4pmWinter Hours - Tuesday through Saturday - October 1st - March 31st - 8am to 4pm


**IMPORTANT** New Curbside Recycling Collection Changes will be in effect as of July 1st. 
Click here for more info

WASTEWATER CONNECTION PERMIT Click Here for the Application.*If you live in the downtown core and are not sure if your property requires a permit to connect, please contact the District Office for confirmation: 250-672-9751.______________________________________________________________________


ZONING BYLAW No. 111 adopted June 23, 2014, and amendments


Strategic Priorities Water Supply and Distribution Improvements Project - made possible thanks to Federal Gas
Tax Fund. Barriere receives 
$4, 836,735 for 100% funding for Water System Improvements. Click here for details. 



PreparedBC, Emergency Management BC is working to engage the public to better understand
household & neighbourhood preparedness.  Click here for more information.

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The Emergency Room and Health Centre operate Monday to Friday,
8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

WILDFIRE AND GAS SAFETY - click for info


District of Barriere COMMUNITY PROFILE



District of Barriere Office - Phone: (250) 672-9751, Toll Free: 1-(866) 672-9751* Fax: (250) 672-9708
After Hours Emergency  250-672-2118
4936 Barriere Town Rd. 

Click here, or "Contact Us" in the Town Info or Mayor & Council buttons above for more contact information.

2014 Local Election - Official Results 


2014 Local Election - Official Results