Kamloops is home to a lengthy list of activities for all kinds of explorers. Here’s a list of the top 10 adventures to cross off your summer bucket list.
1. Travel Back in Time
Heritage RailwayTravel back in time with a trip aboard the Kamloops Heritage Railway, a 107-year-old heritage steam train.
2. Get Wet
Stand Up PaddleboardingKamloops has over 100 lakes within an hour drive from the city. Pack up the paddleboard, kayak or canoe and take in the scenery on one of our pristine lakes. Local favourites include Paul Lake, Lac le Jeune, and Heffley Lake. Need to rent? Take SUP lessons and rentals with Paddle Surfit on Heffley Lake or visit Bruker Marina on Kamloops Lake.
3. Ride Canada’s Largest Municipal Bike Park
Bike RanchGet your heart racing while shredding trails in the birthplace of freeride mountain biking. Carve a few turns on perfect singletrack, ride into berms and along rolling hills of sagebrush. If downhill mountain biking is more your style, hit up the jump lines with a jump park at the bottom. One run is all it takes to see why this is the place where it all began.
4. Take a Hike
Hiking – Battle BluffThere are endless hiking trails in Kamloops that are great for all fitness levels. Hike through grasslands, vast canyons, and tall hoodoos that pique your imagination. Stroll along side picturesque lakes and sage-scented trails. Local tip: Head out towards sunset for a scenic, colourful view of the city that can only be described as something you see in a postcard.
5. Golf – Our Kind of Swinging
GolfHave you ever teed off a canyon? Is playing on an award-winning course a bucket list item? Kamloops offers a vast range of golfing terrain where you can swing with no crowds and the vibe is friendly. Play alongside rolling fairways and scenic views that will have you wondering whether you’re playing around or taking a scenic stroll.
Kamloops is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Western Canada. Surrounded by mountains, rolling hills, rivers, lakes, and vast natural landscapes, there is something sure to please everyone. Kamloops’ has several proud residents, now just over 90,000, have helped build “Canada’s Tournament Capital” into the great city it is today. With a dynamic and ever-growing economy and infrastructure, Kamloops is quickly becoming Interior BC’s commercial, technological, manufacturing, educational, and tourism hub of tomorrow.
New and seasoned home buyers will enjoy the many different neighborhoods to choose from in the Kamloops real estate market, as well as the variety of houses, apartments, and townhouses available in our listings. Depending on what type of lifestyle you prefer, you could be right in energetic downtown Kamloops, or a more suburban setting close to beautiful parks or near top-rated schools. Regardless, you’ll always be surrounded by Kamloops’ natural beauty.
But don’t take our word for it! Get to know Kamloops yourself by exploring popular neighborhoods like Sahali, Juniper Ridge, Pineview Valley, Dufferin & Southgate, Westsyde, Valleyview, Rayleigh, Sun Rivers, and Westmount, or discover the perfect place for you by using our interactive map of Kamloops. Let River City Realty guide you through our wonderful unique city! When you’re ready, we’re just a call or click away to answer any and all of your questions!
Pest Control in Kamloops
Kamloops is abundant with residential communities as well as economic opportunities. The hot and dry weather can drive many unwanted pests into comfortable Kamloops homes. Dangerous pests like rodents and the roaches can be harmful and frightening. Other pests like fire ants and roaches can damage property and landscape. Protect your home from pesky pests and call a recommended exterminator today.
Natural Pest Solutions
27-1990 Pacific Way
Kamloops, BC. V1S-1W3
There are a lot of myths regarding bed bugs. One such myth is after a female bed bug becomes pregnant 5 times, she readily dies. At the university where I work with the experts on bed bugs, we have found out that this is not entirely true. A female bed bug can be inseminated and her eggs fertilized many times by many male bed bugs. The process of inseminating her is what we call as “traumatic insemination”. This happens when a male bed bug climbs onto a female bed bug and thrusts his proboscis (spear-like organ) into her abdomen. Thus, he has injected his sperms into her. We know for a fact that a female bed bug can lay eggs over and over again so long as she is alive (and no, it is not limited to 5 pregnancies only). A female bed bug’s normal life may last for two years. Imagine the number of eggs she could produce within these years!
Another myth about bed bugs is that if you really want to control bed bugs, you could employ spiders because they prey on bed bugs. Some of these are predatory ants, assassin bugs, solpugids, fire ants, crab spiders, and cellar spiders. Well, while it is true that there are several arthropods which are considered as a major help in the control of bed bugs, they cannot be seriously considered as a major help in the control of bed bugs. “Why?” You might ask. The reason is obvious, actually. These biological predators of bed bugs may find and eat bed bugs but they could not be relied upon to finish off the whole bed bug population. Besides, if you were the homeowner, would you have wanted to have a large number of ants and spiders crawling all over your house just to gain control over bed bugs? I didn’t think so. The tendency is that if you have indeed killed the bed bugs, you would have had the same problems in eliminating these ants and spiders.
So what is the sensible thing to do then? Be cautious and check every possible place that bed bugs may dwell. Use streamers, and freezers; be good at maintaining them the cleanliness in your home. There are even such non-chemical methods that will comfort a homeowner. Such materials like mattress encasements, bed bug traps, and Eco Keeper’s new Bed Bug Tent will prove to assure homeowners and customers of refuge from bed bugs. If you think non-chemical means are not enough, then add chemical means like insecticides (Gentrol and Suspend). Although you cannot eliminate them immediately, at least gradually, you are on your way to killing them.
Natural Pest Solutions
4096 Ponderosa Ln, Gainesville, GA 30506, USA