Westmount is a small residential neighbourhood that sits below Batchelor Heights on the North Shore of the Thompson River. It is ten minutes north of downtown Kamloops, and is located between the North arm of the Thompson River, Halston Avenue and Westsyde Road (on the east and west side of Westsyde Road).
Properties & Real Estate
Westmount has a number of single family homes, mobiles and townhouses. Westmount is not a very large residential area in comparison to other neighbourhoods in Kamloops. Homes in this area are older with mature landscaping and trees. Many homes in this area have large lots, and private yards. There are a number of homes that border the river and the rivers trail which are popular places to live. On the west side of Westsyde road there are a number of mobiles for buyers on a budget. This area of Kamloops is quiet, because there are no major high traffic roads running through the neighborhood with the exception of Westsyde road. There is however CN train tracks that border the Westmount area. The main river crossing for the CN railway parallels the Halston connector bridge.
Westmount is a great neighbourhood to raise a family. This neighbourhood is very child friendly, and there are walk-ways between houses, leading to the school grounds so that children don’t have to walk on the main road.
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There are also two private schools near by in North Kamloops (approximately five to ten minutes from Westmount. OLPH (235 Poplar Street) which is serves kindergarten to grade 7 and Kamloops Christian School (750 Cottonwood Avenue) which serves kindergarten to grade 12.
Thompson Rivers University is located about fifteen minutes from Westmount.
Shopping & Services
There are a number of retail stores and financial institutions close to Westmount. Northills Mall which is home to Shoppers Drug Mart, Extra Foods, CIBC and TD Canada Trust are all within a five minute drive. Safeway, Coopers, Canadian Tire, Liquidation World and many other smaller retail stores are also within two to five minutes of Westmount.
Many residents of Westmount don’t need to go to Sahali, Southgate or Dufferin for shopping since there is a lot within five minutes of Westmount. Saying that, the big box stores are within a ten to fifteen minute drive.
There are also a number of professional offices in the North Kamloops area.
The river’s trail runs through the Westmount neighbourhood. It runs along the riverside and has a desginated walking/biking path to enjoy. The trail stretches all the way out to Westsyde.
The Lac Du Bois Grassland Parkis located on the north east boarder of Batchelor Heights which is a two to five minute drive from Westmount. The park is described to have ”grassland vistas, spectacular cliffs and canyons, cool, dry forests, secret ponds and small lakes”. The park is 15,000 hectares in size and offers a variety of hiking trails and scenery to enjoy. There is a designated area south of the park for ATV and dirtbike riding trails. This park is located north, west of Batchelor Heights.
A popular sports area called McArthur Island Park is located between North Kamloops and Brocklehurst on the north bank of the Thompson river. McArthur Island is 51 hectares of playing fields, a mini golf course, indoor sports centre, bicycle paths, park space, a lagoon, wild flora and fauna reserve, marmots, a BMX track and walking trails. McArthur Island is a great place for sports enthusiasts to catch a game or tourists to take in the scenery. McArthur Island is one of the highlights of the north shore. This area is a ten minute drive from Westmount.
There is a YM/YWCA located in Northills Mall on the north side of the mall. It has a large work out facility, hosts a number of classes and has childcare facilities.
Other larger sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre are locate within a ten to fifteen minute drive of North Kamloops.
Westmount is serviced by BC Transit buses on a frequent and regular schedule. They do not go through the community of Westmount but run along Westsyde Road. Click here to view the BC Transit website.
The Yellowhead Highway is also within minutes of Westmount, the Yellowhead southbound links in with the #1 Highway which is approximately a ten to fifteen minute drive.
Westmount is also within seven to ten minutes of the Kamloops airport.
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