Invest in Walhachin

British Columbia, Canada



Walhachin is a small community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD). It is located approximately 10 kilometres west of Kamloops Lake, and is 65 kilometres west of the City of Kamloops on the south shore of the Thompson River near the highway. Today, the population is roughly 100 residents.

Recreational opportunities in the Walhachin area include the Thompson River, Juniper Beach Provincial Park and Walhachin Oxbows Provincial Park.

Recent activity is the quarrying of rock, close above the townsite, for railbed ballast. As this area is cattle ranching country, much of the arable, flat land is planted to alfalfa for winter hay. The hot, dry climate, and irrigation water from the river, enable two or three crops each summer.

Today, Walhachin is a small and picturesque Gold Country community. A few apple trees still grow and bear fruit. Surrounded by ranches and hobby farms, some of the original homes remain on the town site. Tourism and agriculture continue to play a significant role in the local economy.

Local Infrastructure Projects


Community Economic Development Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,
Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Steven Rice
Director, Electoral Area I
www.tnrd.ca

Community Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,
Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Thompson Country
1-250-828-8772

www.communityfutures.net


Tourism Contact

Terri Hadwin
Marketing Manager
Gold Country Communities Society
goldcountry@telus.net
1-877-453-9467
www.exploregoldcountry.com