The prominent features of Pritchard are verdant fields, abundant waterfowl and shore birds, the clear, wide, slow moving waters of the South Thompson River, and the unique wooden structure of the 1920’s style Pritchard Bridge, designed to accommodate large paddle wheeler riverboats of years ago. The bridge connects the south and north shores of the rural settlement of approximately 1500 area inhabitants. Pritchard residents are mainly retired, employed in agricultural, or commute to larger centres such as Kamloops, Chase, or Salmon Arm. via the Trans Canada Highway. The new four lane highway and interchange to Pritchard has been completed.
This rural unincorporated low crime community boasts an active community association, fire and community halls, riding/rodeo grounds, several indoor riding/boarding arenas, and local convenience store. Fishing lakes, golf, skiing, and boating are close by. The Spring Salmon (Chinook) run that takes place each fall, and produces fish to 30 lbs, attracts fishermen from across the country. The Shuswap/Adams River sockeye phenomenon is less than an hour away.
Pritchard is home to single family dwellings, and numerous acreages, both large and small.
The Osprey development is located on 10 private acres on the north and sunny side of the river, 20 minutes from Kamloops, and 10 minutes from Chase B.C. River Road separates Osprey from the mile long public riverfront park, and is adjacent to municipal and public services, including natural gas, hi-speed internet, and cable television.