Kamloops / Sun Peaks

View from Kamploops

Quick stats …

  • 90,000
  • 3.5 hours from Vancouver
  • 10%

In the area …

3-bed, 3-bath home in Aberdeen Heights
MLS: 44875

CAD$ $470,000

From a shiny new recreation centre to regularly scheduled flights, Kamloops has all the amenities to attract people seeking a comfortable lifestyle and investment opportunities. Downtown and within its neighbourhoods, the economy is thriving. Thompson Rivers University’s diploma programs in hospitality, wilderness adventure and culinary arts attract Canadian and international students. The Reach, a promising new development on TRU’s hillside campus, has both residential and commercial real-estate opportunities: plans eventually call for a fully developed neighbourhood of more than 7,500 residents. Developers from across Canada are just starting to recognize the commercial and residential real estate opportunities throughout the region.

Forty-five minutes north of town, Sun Peaks Resort is Canada’s second largest by skiable acreage. The trail network is second to none, with bowls, groomed runs and glades. Come summer, Sun Peaks is a cooler alternative to the city and offers top-notch golf, mountain biking and hiking.

Work: As a regional hub, Kamloops has a diverse economy based on ranching/agriculture, forestry, transportation, mining, tourism and health care.

Play: Some of the city’s best parks are located adjacent to newer neighbourhoods, so you can mountain-bike right from home (Olympic medalist Cathryn Pendrel lives here).

Culture: Each August, the Kamloops Powwow attracts tribal dancers and drummers from across western North America.

Developments:
the Reach – reachkamloops.com

Municipalities & Districts:
Kamloops –  www.kamloops.ca
Venture Kamloops – venturekamloops.com
Sun Peaks – sunpeaksmunicipality.ca

Real Estate:
Kamloops Listings
Sun Peaks Listings

Builders:
BC Timberframe Co. – bctimberframe.ca
Discovery Dream Homes – discoverydreamhomes.com
Green Emerald Construction – greenemeraldinc.com
Pan-abode – panabode.com

Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types. 

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