Tulameen BC is a community and popular tourist destination located in the Southern Interior of B.C. Sitting next to the Cascade mountain range, the town is beautifully situated between Otter Lake and Tulameen River. The area has become a popular recreation area with ample opportunities for boating, fishing, ATVing, hiking and camping. The area features the Otter Lake Provincial Park that offers camping, public day use beach and boat launch.
WIDE OPEN SPACES
Whether it’s a vacation home or a permanent residence, Tulameen makes the perfect base camp to embark on all your adventures. Numerous roads and trails are available for the ATV or hiking enthusiast to explore the extensive backcountry. A range of water sports in Otter Lake or Tulameen River include boating, fishing, swimming and gold panning during the hot summer days. The winter season provides a snowy backdrop for snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. No matter what you’re after, Tulameen offers the freedom to explore the outdoors and enjoy the clean air, clear water and wide open spaces.
Plenty of amenities and businesses are available in Tulameen including a retail store, gas station, motel, community hall, ATV & snowmobile sales, volunteer fire department and more. The local skating rink is a popular spot for community events and families to congregate. The tight-knit community organizes several events, club meetings, the ever-popular Tulameen Days and has completed many volunteer projects including the skating rink, fire department & community hall.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LIFESTYLE
Ask any of the 150+ permanent residents and they will tell you that they settled here for the peace and tranquility, the friendly and helpful people and the ability to explore and enjoy the wide open backcountry. The visitors are taking note as well. Tulameen houses an additional 100+ seasonal residents plus many more visitors and weekend warriors seeking new adventures.
THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
Recreational buyers are increasingly attracted to Tulameen's unique geographical features and location between the lower mainland and Okanagan. Convenient amenities within the community also appeal to permanent residences. Properties in town are generally 50'x120' in size and are serviced by private septics and wells. Buyer demand has been very strong in the last number of years in pursuit of the outdoor recreation lifestyle.
A STEP BACK IN TIME
Many miners ventured as far Otter Lake to build their homes as Coalmont and Granite City flourished during the gold rush in the late 1800’s. The town was initially called Otter Flats and developed with several stores, hotels, a saloon and post office. The town was later renamed Tulameen in 1901, using a First Nation’s word meaning “red earth.” The Kettle Valley Railway was later built, connecting Tulameen to Hope and the rest of the Okanagan. Tulameen today is known as a recreational paradise that has attracted visitors and seasonal property buyers from the lower mainland of BC. The town is increasing in popularity for those looking for a permanent residence away from the fast paced city life.
HOW TO GET THERE
The community of Tulameen is located 26 km northwest of Princeton and 310 km (4 hours) east of Vancouver. The easiest highway route is via Hwy 3 (Crowsnest) east of Hope to Princeton, then northeast on the Coalmont Road to Tulameen.