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Spectacular view of Thompson Rivers, in beautiful British Columbia.

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Preferred Destination: Ontario, Canada
Alternate Destinations: Italy | Spain | Open to any destination

Apartment or Condo | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From September 1, 2024 until January 1, 2026


My husband is a professor at Thompson Rivers University. I am retired and enjoy hiking and yoga and exploring new places. We have lived abroad in Asia and Europe and are comfortable adapting to new locations. Ideally, we would like an exchange of 3 months or longer, although would consider shorter or longer exchanges, depending on the location. We have two adult children living in Ontario, and it would be nice if they could visit us for a week or so at a time. We are happy to look after plants, or a cat and would treat your home with respect and care. Our home is located on the top floor of a 4 story, brand new condo, conveniently located on the Thompson Rivers University campus in Kamloops. Our balcony affords sweeping views of the Thompson rivers and surrounding mountains. The building has underground parking, an elevator and a roof top patio. The condo has white oak flooring throughout, and is equipped with all essentials, new furnishings and a gas fireplace for your comfort. On the large partially covered balcony, the deluxe BBQ with outdoor couch and dining table extend the options for your relaxation and dining enjoyment. Netflix, and Prime available on large screen. Bose speaker for music. All on one level, this unit is ideally suitable for individuals, couples. There is a king bed in the master bedroom and a fold out queen bed in a small den. Located minutes from downtown, and walking distance to restaurants, groceries, and shopping, the location is perfect for anyone travelling without a car. Walking distance to the Tournament Capital Recreation centre with indoor and outdoor tracks, swimming pools , basketball and fitness centres. Adjacent with Kenna Cartwright Park, multiple trails for hiking and biking. Riverside park alongside the Thompson River for walking and water activities. Free outdoor summer concerts in the park Close to Peterson Creek trails, and McArthur Island Park and Juniper Ridge bike park. Convenient home base for skiing, cross country or snow shoeing in the winter. Kamloops is home to several grassland parks and hiking trails, and is half an hour to Paul Lake provincial park. Sun Peaks ski resort, open winter and summer is a one hour drive. Kamloops lake and the stunning Tobiano golf course on the edge of Kamloops lake is 20 min away. Kelowna is 2 hours by car through stunning scenery with approx. 40 wineries, some of the best in BC. Vernon is close by with only a 90 min drive. Revelstoke, a lovely town summer and winter is 2 1/2 hours away, with its giant cedars boardwalk trail to see old growth forests up close. Wells Gray park is 1 1/2 hours drive with numerous waterfalls and trails for hiking - makes a full day trip, and finally Vancouver is only 4 hours away, with regular ferry options to go to Victoria /Vancouver Island.




1,150 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From September 1, 2024 until January 1, 2026

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Ideally, we would like a longer stay of 3 months, but would consider a shorter and even a longer stay for our exchange.


Apartment or Condo in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Closest University

Thompson Rivers University


TRU campus

Nearby Cities

Kamloops | Revelstoke | Vancouver | Kelowna

Comments: Gorgeous views of the Thompson river, located on the campus, on the fourth floor of a newly built condo.Ideally situated for exploring nearby Kelowna wine region, Sun Rivers ski resort, and numerous hiking and biking trails nearby. Close to shops.

Explore the Area


  • On Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: We would be willing to pay for a professional cleaning done at the end of our stay, and happy to arrange the same at our end., although this is just an option and not necessary.


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Comments: Depending on the location of the home exchange, car exchange would be negotiable. There is an interior room ( no windows) that is very small but has a fold out queen bed. This might suit a single visitor or child. Pets need to be small and quiet

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with mail and deliveries

We could leave the key to our mailbox, located in the lobby, or we could put a HOLD on our mail.

I may need help with plants or garden

Currently, we have a couple of plants, but could make arrangements to remove them if needed.





High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio

Dedicated Parking



Temperature Control

Air Conditioning



Security System









Comments: Located within walking distance of the TCC, with indoor and outdoor tracks, fitness classes, yoga, weights, swimming /leisure pools. Condo has extra large balcony with BBQ, gas fireplace, underground parking. Rooftop garden in building, walk to shops

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
2 Adults

Our Destinations

Preferred Destination

Ontario, Canada

Alternate Destination


Alternate Destination



Open to a home exchange in any destination

Comments: Open to considering any location, with length of exchange, time of year, being a factor

What We Are Looking for





I prefer smoking not allowed in the home


I would like a car if possible

Comments: Depending on the location of the exchange, a car exchange would be negotiable.


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