For the benefit of our REALTORS® and clients, we further categorized the Kamloops area into neighbourhoods. These sub areas are determined by the various municipalities, population density, and zoning bylaws.
If you’re looking for a quiet lifestyle where you can enjoy everything this beautiful area of BC has to offer, living in one of these small-mid sized communities could give you everything you’re dreaming of and more!
Located at the intersection of the Bonaparte the Thompson Rivers, Ashcroft’s unique dry landscape is that of a desert. The community is small and tight-knit, and there are a plethora of available services for life and recreation including a pool, arena, museum, and parks.
The Lower Mainland can be reached in less than 3 hours, Kelowna is about 2.5 hours away, and Kamloops is the closest major urban center at less than 1 hour away.
The District of Barriere is a 45 minute drive north of Kamloops, surrounded by the Barriere and North Thompson Rivers. The local economy is driven by forestry, agriculture, and tourism as people flock to see this beautiful part of the province.
As more businesses move into Barriere, the town continues to grow, remaining a self-sustaining community with a successful service and retail sector.
Located 40 minutes outside of Kamloops at the south end of Little Shuswap Lake, the Village of Chase offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation including water sports, hiking, golfing, and Nordic skiing.
Chase is a relatively easy commute to Kamloops, making it ideal for those who wish to have a smaller-town feeling without being too far from a larger city
The rural District of Clearwater is about 1.5 hours north of Kamloops, surrounded by the Trophy Mountains, Raft Peak, Grizzly Peak and Dunn Peak. It is also the gateway to the renowned Wells Gray Provincial Park, making all kinds of outdoor recreation easily accessible.
The local economic thrives on forestry and tourism, and continues to grow as people relocate to the area to enjoy a quiet life in the midst of outdoor beauty.
The City of Kamloops is situated just over 2 hours north of Kelowna at the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. It is easily accessible by vehicle and by air, with a local airport facilitating travel from around the province and beyond.
Kamloops has a population of around 100,000 people, making it the urban centre of the Thompson-Nicola area.
About 2 hours west of Kamloops and just under 3 hours northeast of Vancouver, Lilooet is centrally located and easily accessible by road and via the Lillooet Airport.
Lillooet is situated in a semi-desert and experiences long, hot summers and mild autumns. There are lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation including water activities on the Fraser River and a variety of nearby hiking trails.
At 1,067 metres (3,500 feet) Logan Lake is the 5th highest community in British Columbia, meaning the area gets plenty of sunshine year round.
Local business services cover most basic needs, and Kamloops is only about a 40 minute drive away, making the more advanced services of an urban centre readily accessible.
The City of Merritt is conveniently located at the junction of the Coquihalla, just 3 hours from Vancouver, 1.5 hours from Kelowna and 1 hour from Kamloops.
The area has a warm and sunny climate, with very little precipitation and long hours of sunshine. Acting as a hub of the Nicola Valley, Merritt has many local businesses and services available to residents including indoor and outdoor recreation, shopping, education and healthcare.
Sun Peaks is a mountain resort municipality located about 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops. The area offers year round recreation including skiing, biking and golfing.
The community has a number of services available including education, shopping, community groups and associations and healthcare.
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