Exercise Near Your Kamloops Apartment During COVID-19: 7 Parks Within Walking Distance

Kamloops parks near McGill Ridge Apartments

Exercise Near Your Kamloops Apartment During COVID-19: 7 Parks Within Walking Distance

If you’re looking for ways to exercise near your Kamloops apartment during COVID-19, thankfully there are many community parks for walking, running and biking. If you live at McGill Ridge Apartments you can be at one of several nearby parks within minutes.

How is McGill Ridge Helping Protect Tenants During COVID-19?

Early on, McGill Ridge Apartments closed the common fitness room for the protection of our tenants and staff. As with other fitness and recreation facilities in the community, it will remain closed until further notice.

So how can you work out without the McGill Ridge gym or other facilities open? Fortunately, there is an abundance of home workout videos on social media platforms such as YouTube, that provide free workout ideas and tips for a variety of fitness levels. Look for workouts that require minimal or no equipment (i.e. exercises that rely only on your body weight) for you to have a great workout.

We have implemented a daily disinfection regimen, including twice-daily sanitizing of all common area door handles, elevator pads, access panel buttons, and mailboxes.

While these measures will help reduce the spread of COVID-19, prevention is only as good as each tenants’ actions during this time. All tenants should follow BC’s COVID-19 handwashing and household sanitizing recommendations, and must abide by provincial and federal physical distancing orders, including:

  • Staying at home except for essential errands
  • Going to the grocery store once per week
  • Sending one member of the household for errands
  • Exercising at home or staying two metres apart from others when outside the home
  • Avoiding public places like malls
  • Not allowing visitors to come into your home

View the up-to-date list of physical distancing orders at HealthLink BC.

Exercise within Minutes of McGill Ridge Apartments

For our tenants who want to stay fit or just stretch their legs and get some air and sunshine, there are several parks near our Kamloops apartments to walk or run. Playgrounds and play structures are currently closed at all BC parks.

When at a park, it’s important to follow social distancing rules:

  • Only walk or exercise with members of your own household
  • Do not meet up with friends or others for group walks or other social activities
  • Stay 2 metres (6 feet) from others

The City of Kamloops monitors social distancing in parks to ensure people are being safe.

Arrowstone Park
Off-leash dog park with a short in-and-out trail. The park is in a gulley between two Kamloops neighbourhoods. Great views!
Driving time: 4 minutes.
Walking time: 21 minutes.

Aberdeen Hills Park
Off-leash dog park with a separate enclosure for smaller dogs. The park has a covered pagoda to take in the views or get out of the rain.
Driving time: 6 minutes.
Walking time: 50 minutes.

Greenstone Park
Open green spaces. A large flat field surrounded by grassy hills. Dogs must be on leash.
Driving time: 3 minutes.
Walking time: 20 minutes.

Peterson Creek Park
Peterson Creek Nature Park is great for hiking, biking and taking in scenic views. There are several trails for easy walks and viewpoints. Dogs may be off-leash.
Driving time: 7 minutes.
Walking time: 37 minutes.

Prince Charles Park
While the playground and play structures are closed, Prince Charles Park has plenty of open green space for strolling. The park is off limits to dogs.
Driving time: 6 minutes.
Walking time: 47 minutes.

Riverside Beach Park
Although the waterpark is closed, Riverside Park is a great place to stroll the beaches of the Thompson River. The park is off limits to dogs.
Driving Time: 7 minutes.
Walking Time: 39 minutes.

Strathcona Park
Strathcona Park offers some incredible views. The upper area of the park is a steep hill. The lower plateau is great for walking. Dogs may be off leash.
Driving time: 4 minutes.
Walking time: 19 minutes.

Rent a Modern Kamloops Apartment

McGill Ridge Apartments is steps from the gates of Thompson Rivers University. Our central location is ideal for TRU students, people working at TRU, the Southwest Business District or Sahali. If you’re interested in renting a modern Kamloops apartment in a great neighbourhood, submit a Request Apartment Availability form. We’ll let you know if an apartment is available and will contact you with next steps.