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Well lookie what we have here!
I've been wondering if there are any Loopies on this board, staying hidden.

Okay, I'll be the first to come out. And I guess that makes me #1. :yahoo:
Are there any others? Or just me? :popcorn:

And don't worry Kelowna, I'm not a Blazer's fan. I tried but it wasn't to be.
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Kamloops isn’t much smaller than Kelowna, but you can drive from one end of Kamloops to the other in 14 minutes. Kamloops was clearly laid out by someone with a brain, Kelowna not so much. But I’m biased towards the city I was born in...
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Lots of Fruit Loopies on here! :biggrin:
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Hurtlander wrote:Kamloops isn’t much smaller than Kelowna, but you can drive from one end of Kamloops to the other in 14 minutes. Kamloops was clearly laid out by someone with a brain, Kelowna not so much. But I’m biased towards the city I was born in...


Amen to that! The fact Kamloops has a freeway bypass and Kelowna does not, is made worse when you realize Kamloops has had one for nearly 50 years! To add more insult to injury, they also have 2 interchanges in town, off the highway. Kelowna can't even reach that high.

Makes sense for Castanet to add the Kamloops/Thompson region to its coverage area, as it is an extension of the Okanagan. Its a pretty awesome city. Some people on here may be bitter about it, but I say :castanet:
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Is Spoolmak Days still a thing?
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1nick wrote:Is Spoolmak Days still a thing?

Not for the last 40 years or so.
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Had the opportunity to work in both towns and they are completely different. Kamloops is way more middle class, blue collar and working class. Kelowna is wealthier with a lot of older, far more conservative people.
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There is an AWESOME way to get to Wells Gray Provincial Park which by passes most of Kamloops.

Turn right at the LaFarge Bridge and take Riverside Road all the way to the YellowHead. There is a PetroCan handy there to gas up before you turn left on your way.

By Passed Kamloops many times via that pretty road. :up:
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^^^
Why would you want to bypass Kamloops? :-X

Btw, it's Shuswap Rd.
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Drove through Fruit-Loops to get my last two Golden Retrievers...Pinatin Lake.
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bb49 wrote:^^^
Why would you want to bypass Kamloops? :-X

Btw, it's Shuswap Rd.


Why wouldn’t you bypass any town to get where you’re going faster?
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bb49 wrote:^^^
Why would you want to bypass Kamloops? :-X

Btw, it's Shuswap Rd.


My mistake. :D Best birding road ever though no matter when we've been there.
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Shuswap Road, north of the river, does serve as a bypass, but really its just a scenic route. Its still faster to go the highway, even with the stretch of traffic signals through Valleyview. Never taken that road before, but it apparently goes all the way to Chase. In between, you could cross over at Lafarge Road or at Pritchard. Westsyde Road is another good one, goes all the way to Barriere. Why would they spell it WestSYDE??
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Better yet cross the South Thompson at Squilax just south of Chase, follow the road to Adams Lake, turn left and drive to Agate Bay, at Agate Bay you can either turn left to go to Barriere or turn right to go to Vavenby. From Barriere turn right to get to Wells Grey Park, or from Vavenby’s turn left.. And staying on topic, Squilax, Chase, Agate Bay, Barriere, Vavenby, and Wells Grey Park are all within the Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital catchment area.
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bigtimeoperations wrote:Shuswap Road, north of the river, does serve as a bypass, but really its just a scenic route. Its still faster to go the highway, even with the stretch of traffic signals through Valleyview. Never taken that road before, but it apparently goes all the way to Chase. In between, you could cross over at Lafarge Road or at Pritchard. Westsyde Road is another good one, goes all the way to Barriere. Why would they spell it WestSYDE??

Why do they spell it Westsyde?
Because they're a bunch of snobs out there and are afraid they'll be associated with the Northshore. I have friends out there and love to see them get their hackles up when I refer to them living on the Northshore.

And if you follow Westsyde road it will take you to the McLure ferry. A cool little reaction ferry that takes you across the North Thompson. And it's free.
I'll post a picture of it when I'm at my computer.
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