Barrière (District) / Exlou / Kikwilli Creek / Louis Creek

Phone : (250) 672-9751
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Barrière, BC (Nearby: Louis Creek, Exlou, Chinook Cove, Blucher Hall, Darfield)

  • Barriere
  • Exlou
  • Kikwilli Creek
  • Kikwilli Creek
  • Louis Creek

4936 Barriere Town Road
Barrière, British Columbia
V0E 1E0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Takes its name from the Barriére River, named as early as 1828.
  • The 'barriére' was almost certainly a fish trap such as G.M. Dawson saw here and described as 'two weirs or fences, each of which stretched completely across the stream.'
  • Exlou - A curious name coined to show that this settlement is just outside the village of Louis Creek.
  • Kikwilli Creek - Kikwilli is Chinook jargon meaning 'underneath' or 'below.' The Interior of British Columbia is dotted with kikwilli holes, shallow depressions where the Indians once had semisubterranean winter dwellings.
  • Louis Creek - According to the CNR, the creek is named after Chief Louis of the Kamloops Indians, who used to come here to fish for salmon.
  • On the other hand, Mary Balf, formerly of the Kamloops Museum, says that the name comes from Louis Barrie, a prospector who found some gold in the area in 1860.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Armour, 2km
  • Genier Lakes, 5km
  • Camp Nine Lake, 3km
  • Mount Goudreau, 5km
  • Rexford Lake, 5km
  • Barrière Mountain, 5km
  • Mount Borthwick, 7km
  • Mount McGregor, 6km
  • Nanak Lake, 9km
  • Garrison Mountain, 8km
  • Fishtrap Mountain, 7km
  • Leonie Lake, 10km
  • Posby Lake, 10km
  • Chinook Mountain, 13km
  • Mount Hagen, 8km
  • Mount Fraser, 10km
  • Martin Meadows Lake, 14km
  • Mount Edwards, 14km
  • Little Badger Lake, 15km
  • Spooney Lakes, 16km
  • Gorman Lake, 11km
  • Frog Lakes, 14km
  • Badger Lake, 17km
  • Salle Lake, 13km
  • Sanborn Lake, 18km
  • Struthers Lakes, 18km
  • Coyote Lake, 19km
  • Dixon Lake, 12km
  • Forest Lake, 14km
  • Mount Fadear, 16km
  • Parky Mountain, 13km
  • Knouff Lake, 21km
  • Little Dixon Lake, 13km
  • Black Lake, 14km
  • Orchard Lake, 21km
  • Totunkwa Lake, 14km
  • McTaggart Lakes, 23km
  • Parky Lake, 15km
  • Chu Chua Mountain, 23km
  • Mulholland Lake, 18km
  • Beauregard Lake, 15km
  • Mount Knouff, 24km
  • Dunsapie Lake, 15km
  • Sullivan Lake, 24km
  • Janning Lake, 18km
  • Long Lake, 15km
  • Smith Lake, 19km
  • Boulanger Lake, 16km
  • Huff Lake, 24km
  • Stuart Lake, 21km