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Demolition crews take down the last pieces of the historic Northbridge Hotel in North Kamloops – Kamloops News

By Vaseline May31,2024

Historic hotel is now gone

The Northbridge Hotel no longer exists.

The last pieces of the North Kamloops monument, formerly known as the Village Hotel, came down Thursday. Demolition crews remain on site and are working to remove a large pile of rubble.

The city of Kamloops purchased the former hotel site, along with an adjacent property at 346 Campbell Avenue, for $7.1 million in October 2021 and city council authorized the building’s demolition the following year.

This winter, councilors said the Northbridge site could be a good fit for the province’s residential-focused BC Builds program.

The Campbell Avenue property was purchased by BC Housing for $3.7 million. The province plans to build an 80-unit affordable rental and social housing development on the site, which will be managed by ASK Wellness.

The Village Hotel opened in 1956. It was built at a cost of $400,000 and was celebrated at the time as the first drive-in hotel in the interior.

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