Barnhartvale is a community of approximately 1800 residences, located in the South East area of Kamloops. The neighbourhood offers larger than average lot sizes, acreages, gorgeous valley views and numerous walking trails to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Only a short 15 minutes drive from downtown Kamloops, you will feel like you stepped into a quiet retreat when you reach this community. At the base of Road Rd, there is a locally owned restaurant and liquor store; Tumbleweeds Pubwith offers excellent food and drink.
The Dallas Town Centre is home to a grocery store, gas station, fast food dining and more. At the heart of Barnhartvale is Pond Country Market which has a small family style restaurant, garden centre and much more.
Barnhartvale is home to Robert L Clemitson Elementary School,which is centrally located on Todd Road, making it walking distance from most of the residential areas. Secondary students attend the nearby Valleyview Secondary School which is a quick bus ride into nearby Valleyview.
Barnhartvale was originally referred to as Campbell (or Campbell’s) Creek until it was renamed after Peter Barnhart, who was the conductor on the first CPR train through Kamloops. In 1905 he settled in Campbell Creek and opened a post office that was later named Barnhart Vale Post. In 1978 the spelling was formally changed to one word, Barnhartvale. The main roads in the neighbourhood are named after the original pioneers to the area James Todd, Lewis (Lew) Campbell,John & William McLeod and Robert & Henry Pratt. In 1973, Barnhartvale and other outlying communities were amalgamated with the City of Kamloops.
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