GINTA – Kamloops is still a good place to be

A peaceful Kamloops evening. (Daniela Ginta photo)

THERE’S THIS curious phenomenon that happens to many of our family’s out-of-town guests when they come for a visit: they fall in love with Kamloops.

Sure, for most of the year, hills are dry, though the wild west appeal is certainly present and charming. The summer of 2017 was painfully smoky for long enough to scare away visitors and make us all feel shortchanged when the leaves started turning.

There’s the occasional pulp mill smell, which can be a rude pungent awakening on an otherwise pleasant morning, or evening, for that matter, and yet despite of that, Kamloops inspires to many a homey feeling, for lack of a better way to define that special something.


Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at, or through her blog at

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