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The city of Kamloops sits about halfway between the bustling metropolis of Vancouver and the ancient beauty of Glacier National Park. In between the two, the British Columbia city is home to over eighty five thousand residents as one of the largest cities within the province. It has grown a long way from the first European explorers who discovered the area and set up forts in the early nineteenth century. Gold rushes, railway construction, and logging has helped boost the area’s population, which has a good-sized immigrant and aboriginal segment. The area also serves as a transportation crossroads for both inter-province traffic and railway traffic, making it an easier point of access to settle down in one of the apartments or houses for rent in Kamloops.
The city is located in the Thompson Valley, within the Canadian Rockies. The central core of the city sits right along the Thompson River, while suburban areas stretch north and south from the core along the river. The suburbs are restricted somewhat from expanding by Indian reservations and tribal lands that sit outside the area. The expansion in this area is beginning to be limited to high-rise buildings, meaning that with the additional growth more apartments for rent in Kamloops may become available at decent prices.
Kamloops is home to some good-sized sporting venues, having hosted several national Canadian sporting events and some Olympic events in 2010. The downtown area is also home to cultural venues such as the Kamloops Symphony, Kamloops Art Gallery, the British Columbia Wildlife Park, and the Western Canada Theater. For all these areas, both downtown and suburban, houses for rent in Kamloops can be had for a very low cost despite the region’s growth. While finding downtown Kamloops apartments for rent may be difficult, finding apartments for rent in Kamloops suburbs is easy and affordable.