Chinook Cove Golf and RV is a popular resort just north of Kamloops, British Columbia in the of Barriere. The nine-hole golf course is often referred to as the jewel of the Thompson Valley and the RV park is used by visitors on their way to Wells Grey Provincial Park. Whatever the reason for visiting, you can count on the family-operated resort to provide great service, just as it has for the last 20 years.
At 1,300 feet above sea level, Chinook Cove offers a relatively dry climate and perfect golf weather during spring and summer months. The par-36 golf course runs 3,341 yards, and features well-manicured greens and fairly wide fairways.
Enjoy the RV Park in The Thompson Valley
The adjoining RV park has 18 full-service sites that include amenities such as 30- and 50- amp electrical, water and sewer, Wi-Fi, restrooms, and showers. The park itself is nestled in the trees, which makes it feel like you’re out in the wilderness. The sites also offer amazing views of the North Thompson Valley and the golf course.
The town of Barriere dates back to the early days of French Canadian fur traders who arrived in the area in the late 1800s. History buffs will enjoy The North Thompson Museum. This historical museum includes a school room, outdoor sheds for antique farm equipment, a trapper’s cabin, and a country store display with living quarters attached.
If golf is your passion, you will find two outstanding tracks in nearby Kamloops. Paralleling the South Thompson River is the 18-hole, par 72 Rivershore Golf Links. The course stretches to 7,007 yards and features 95 bunkers. Rivershore was designed and constructed by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Sun Rivers Golf Course is another quality 18-hole course in the Kamloops area. With sweeping views of the Thompson Valley, the par 72, 6,953-yard golf course is one of the few “true” desert golf courses in Canada.
As a base camp or primary destination, Chinook Cove Golf and RV in the beautiful North Thompson Valley is a great place to spend a vacation.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.