Information about Kamloops, BC, Canada

 

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THE KAMLOOPS AREA

Kamloops itself had a population of approximately 85 000 at the last census, and it caters to a trading area of much more.

LOCATION:
Kamloops is 355 kms from Vancouver by the Coquihalla Highway, or 50 minutes by air, and 620 kms from Calgary by Highway 1. Airtime to Calgary is an hour and twenty minutes.

CLIMATE:
Kamloops has a four season climate, each of them sunny. Spring comes early. Summers are comfortably warm and dry. Fall sees crisp mornings and sunny days. Winter brings a coating of snow and bright skies.

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Average daily Maximum temp

C

-0.8

3.6

10.5

16.5

21.3

24.8

28.3

27.8

22.0

13.7

5.2

.01

 

Average precipitation

mm

22.9

14.4

11.7

14.6

24.4

35.2

29.5

29.1

28.0

16.2

24.1

28.9

270.0

These are figures for the Kamloops Airport, which sits at an elevation of 360 metres. DeLeeuw Ranch overlooks Kamloops and is some 600 to 700 metres higher than the sage and cactus found along the valley. Temperatures at the ranch are 3 to 5 degrees celsius lower.

RECREATION:
Fishing

People come from all over the world to fish for the famous Kamloops trout. Over 100 lakes are within an easy drive of the ranch. The South Thompson River also has a world-wide reputation for its runs of steelhead trout.

Horseback Riding
Whether your interest is in dressage, jumping, cutting, team roping, cattle penning, reining or simply enjoying trail riding, this is great country to do it in.

Skiing
Sun Peaks is 45 minutes away and offers top class downhill skiing. Cross-country skiing at the ranch can't be beaten.

Flora and Fauna
A large variety of wild flowers abound on the ranch. Bird life is diverse. Raptors are common. There are a few burrowing owls in the area. Other birds typical of the area include red-wing and yellow-headed blackbirds, ravens, magpies, juncos, clark's nutcracker, and a host of others. Ducks and geese nest around the waterholes. We seldom see the nocturnal badger, but we do see mule deer every day. There are moose and few whitetails resident on the ranch.

Golf
Kamloops has golf courses to suit every level of golfer, from the newly acclaimed Tobiano to inexpensive yet fun par 3 and 4 courses. The very mild climate in the valley keeps golfers active from March to late October (or this year, late November).

Arts & Culture
Arts and culture are alive, well and growing in Kamloops. The Western Canada Theatre presents a varied live theatre experience with good season ticket support. The Kamloops Symphony presents a season of quality performances while the Art Gallery and the museum are recognized for innovation. The city is a stop for some major concert tours. These use the Interior Savings Centre arena with a capacity of approximately 5500. Frequent smaller acts use the Sagebrush Theatre. There is a also a vibrant café and nightclub scene.

2009 will see the 13th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival - four days of western music and cowboy poetry presented using three stages including a dinner theatre. Later in the year, in July, the Mountain Music Fest - four days of country music featuring the best that can be offered takes place in Merritt, 45 minutes away.

The Kamloops Blazers, a WHL hockey team, captivate loyal fans at the Interior Savings Centre. This venue also hosts national and regional tournaments. Kamloops earned being named the "Tournament Capital of B.C" by aggressively seeking tournaments and doing a great job once it has them.

Shopping
Sears, The Bay, Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, Chapters: they are all here. The same is true of restaurant chains: Milestones, Montana's Grill, Tony Romas, Eastside Mario's, and Earls. In both the retail and restaurant sectors there is a large variety of locally owned specialists.

OTHER AMENITIES
The Ranch is close to a school bus route. Public and private schools are within easy reach. Thompson Rivers University is earning a sound reputation and is particularly becoming known for its Asian connections. It has good sports facilities including an Olympic size swimming pool which it opens to Kamloops residents.

Royal Inland Hospital is a regional hospital and has recently gone through a major renovation. It is 10 to 15 minutes from the ranch.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE:
Of the 15 properties for sale, there are omly 2 left. Each is described on the Properties for Sale page. The names given on each parcel title are those of the family who first homesteaded the property. All can stand on their own offering specific characteristics.

The ranch straddles the Kamloops City boundary. Some of these parcels are in the city, some in the Thompson Regional District. Some are in the Agricultural Land Reserve, and some are not. We have given zoning details in each parcel description on the Properties for Sale page.

Here are a couple of web sites about the Kamloops Area
www.bcgrasslands.org
www.tourismkamloops.com
www.maps.google.com

Enter Rose Hill Road, Kamloops, BC in the search box to get an overview of the area. You can also see the Property Location page for more details.

 

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Phone us for more information or to make an appointment.

 

Joe & Barb DeLeeuw
Phone 1-250-374-4200
bdeleeuw@telus.net

 

Lyn DeLeeuw
Phone: 1-250-377-0743
l_deleeuw@hotmail.com

 

 

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