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McLure is located 48 km (30 mi) north of Kamloops and 23 km (14 mi) south of Barriere on Highway 5 (Yellowhead Hwy). 

Things to See and Do
  • North Thompson Museum

Located 63 kilometres north of Kamloops, west of the Yellowhead Highway at 343 Lilley Road, the North Thompson Museum is housed in a former BC Forest Service Ranger Station. The first Forestry Office in 1920 was located on the same property. At that time, it was considered the centre of the town.

Artifacts and archival material depicting the history from McLure to Little Fort (Mount Olie) and surrounding areas can be found at the museum.

  • River Boat Tour

Take a river boat tour down the North Thompson River and be treated to beautiful, ever-changing landscapes. During the summer, the North Thompson reveals shorelines of sand and gravel bars that have been sculpted and polished for generations.

  • Golfing

Set in the beautiful North Thompson Valley and just 3 kilometres from Barriere, Chinook Cove Golf features a championship 9-hole course with unique challenges.

  • Fishing

Take a helicopter in to the Valley's most secluded lakes for a world class fishing adventure. There are over 100 fishing areas to explore, with many impressive resort accommodations to experience.

  • Trail Riding

Several hundred kilometers of horseback trails are mapped and maintained in the Lower North Thompson. There are five main trail systems you can take advantage of that are accessible from Highway 5.

  • Wildlife Viewing

High elevation forests around Kamloops are home to interesting species like boreal owls, moose, singing hermit thrush and chattering red squirrels. You may also see spade foot toads, badgers, dancing sharp-tailed grouse, bighorn sheep, cougars, bears, coyotes and red foxes.  

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