"My partner and I left the Australian summer for the Canadian winter and landed in Kamloops just a couple of days before new years eve 2018.
We quickly settled into our new home, mostly thanks to very friendly Kamloops locals. However, something that we experienced as peculiar was the absence of activity in the down town core. However, we learned after a while that in the winter the university students hang out at school or home. And rather than downtown being the shopping hub, it is mostly taking place at the mall. As well, most people spend their leisure time at one of the surrounding ski resorts or at a local lake (for some casual hockey). After some time in Kamloops, this all made sense and we have definitely embraced this same lifestyle.
Kamloops is a beautiful city, and not too large. Everywhere you turn there’s a beautiful view of the mountains. The weather is lovely and warm in the summer and very cold, but bearable in the winter. But, for the first time in many years I am looking forward to the winter because of the great winter activities that you can engage in close to Kamloops."