About Downtown South Kamloops
South Kamloops is also known as the Downtown area of Kamloops. It sits along the shores of the South Thompson River to the north, and is bordered by Valleyview to the east, the Trans Canada Highway to the south and Sahali to the west. South Kamloops has a number of different communities within the neighbourhood. Downtown Kamloops sits predominantly between 1st Avenue and 9th Avenue and north of Columbia Street. There are a number of retailers large and small in the downtown core. You can easily find restaurants, professional offices and services. It is also home to Royal Inland Hospital, many medical service offices and the Kamloops Court House.
Many people choose to call South Kamloops or Downtown home due to the walkability of the area. There is a mix of all types of residential in the South Kamloops area from small condos, large executive condos, town houses, single family and a few estate properties. If you are looking for heritige style homes this is the area. They are mainly located in the South Kamloops West End however there are some properties scattered throughout the area. This area of Kamloops tends to be one of the more expensive.
There are a number of parks in the South Kamloops area including Riverside Park. South Kamloops has a water park, bandstand, riverfront beach, rivers trail and is home to the Sandman Centre where the Blazers play as well as events are held. Peterson Creek Park also stretches from the hills to downtown south Kamloops. There is a huge network of trails reaching as far as Knutsford. Throughout this area there are a number of community parks and playgrounds to enjoy.
South Kamloops has very accessible public transportation and is centrally located to all uptown shopping with only a five to 10 minute drive. There are all levels of schooling in the South Kamloops area including French Immersion programs. Thompsons River University is also very close making South Kamloops one of those areas where students choose to reside.