How to Find Apartments for Rent in Kamloops BC

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How to Find Apartments for Rent in Kamloops BC

Finding new or modern apartments for rent in Kamloops, BC is challenging even for people who already have some familiarity with the city and its neighbourhoods. If you’re moving here from elsewhere in the province or even outside of BC, the task is made that much more difficult.

The following are a few tips for you those not located in Kamloops looking for Kamloops apartments that are: 1) new or modern; 2) within your budget; and 3) in a desirable neighbourhood.

While we hope you choose to rent at McGill Ridge Apartments, these tips will help anyone searching for a house, condo or apartment in Kamloops.

Search Zumper for “Kamloops Apartments”

Zumper is a great resource when you’re searching for rental accommodations. Zumper only lists rentals, so you don’t have to weed through ads for apartments for sale. McGill Ridge advertises on Zumper because it is one of the most well known and well used apartment listing services for the area.

To find an apartment, go to Zumper’s homepage, and type “Kamloops apartments”. The search results should list only apartments for rent.

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Using Zumper filter to narrow the search for apartments in Kamloops, BC

The search filter lets you narrow the search results by number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, type (apartment, condo, house, room), amenities and neighbourhood.

Search Craigslist for Apartments for Rent in Kamloops, BC

While Craigslist is a bit hit and miss because there is such a range from shabby basement apartments to luxury condos, it’s still a good local resource worth exploring.  Instead of going to the Kamloops Craigslist homepage and clicking the category link “Housing > apts/housing”, use the homepage’s search feature and enter “kamloops bc apartment for rent”. Why? If you go straight the “apts/housing” category, you’ll see not only listings for apartment rentals, but also many irrelevant listings including houses, rooms, furnished suites, people posting that they’re looking for an apartment, duplicate listings, and many listings that are not in Kamloops but in smaller, neighbouring towns. You can narrow your choices further by using the filter feature located in the sidebar.

Searching Craigslist for apartments in Kamloops, BC

If you use Craigslist to find Kamloops apartments, you’ll have to filter search results to remove irrelevant listings. The filter is located in the sidebar and allows you to filter by price, type (e.g., house, condo, apartment), number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other amenities.

Ask About Kamloops Apartment Rentals on Forums and Social Media

If you’re moving and have questions about the city, neighbourhoods, parks, schools, restaurants, shopping and entertainment, find a forum or two and get answers from people who rent an apartment in Kamloops, BC.

To find a forum, do a very narrow Google search, such as “what’s it like living in Kamloops forum”. Including the word “forum” narrows the search and shows results from various forums.

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You can also get some great information and advice on the “Kamloops and area community forum” on Facebook.

The following are a few questions you can ask:

  • How much can I expect to pay for a Kamloops apartment rental?
  • What are some good neighbourhoods to live in?
  • What are neighbourhoods to avoid renting in?
  • What is the cost of living in Kamloops?
  • What’s the weather like?
  • Is it hard to find work?

Consider McGill Ridge Apartments in Kamloops, BC

McGill Ridge is one the newest apartment communities in Kamloops. Our buildings are located in Kamloops Southwest Business District about a one minute walk from the entrance to Thompson Rivers University. The neighbourhood is centrally located with many neighbourhood amenities such as shopping, restaurants, banking, services, medical and dental clinics.

If you’d like to rent at McGill Ridge, view our apartment floor plans and pricing, and complete an Apartment Availability Form, letting us know the type of apartment you prefer. We do our best to respond within two business days.