Local Kamloops company teams up with Tourism Kamloops to help tourists catch em' all


KAMLOOPS, BC, July 29, 2016 – Kamloops is the latest British Columbian community to catch Pokémon GO fever. Turns out the community is a hotspot for Pokémon activity and it is attracting locals and tourists alike to the city centre and surrounding area to ensure they catch em’all.

“Our programmers were clearly some of the first in our community to get hooked onto this latest mobile application. As a creative and passionate group we immediately saw an opportunity to channel our latest interest into something that could engage everyone around us,” explains iTel Networks COO, Dan Rink.

iTel Networks developed a live Pokémon GO index map that identifies and updates locations of Pokémon in Kamloops.

“We get excited about anything that brings people to Kamloops and keeps them exploring,” says Beverley DeSantis, CEO of Tourism Kamloops. “We were thrilled when iTel came to us with their map and are proud to partner with them to ensure all game enthusiasts have access to the map.”

Locals and tourists alike will find Pokémon on hiking trails, mountain bike paths, throughout the charming downtown core, at Riverside Park, and even throughout local wineries.

“Pokémon seem to love hanging out in all of our favorite places too. It is a great way for the whole family to discover new aspects of Kamloops and get outside to enjoy the amazing summer weather,” says DeSantis. “The best sight so far was watching a family enjoy our nightly music in the park series and watching their kids playing together and hunting Pokémon. The mobile app is bringing people together in a fun new way.”

The Pokémon GO index map can be picked up directly at the Tourism Kamloops Visitor Centre or downloaded at pokemap.itel.com.


About iTel Networks Inc.

iTel Networks is a national carrier of business-exclusive internet, telecom, and cloud services with a simple philosophy: provide the best and most reliable solutions at the most affordable price.         

They are the first real alternative in a market dominated by unresponsive mega corporations and small operations who don’t have the infrastructure and expertise to create and support reliable services. They have built a “network of networks” that allows them to combine the power of every service provider into one, which enables them to provide 100% uptime and service to businesses all across the country, even in the most remote locations.


About Tourism Kamloops

Tourism Kamloops leads the marketing of Kamloops as a unique, accessible, and affordable destination on behalf of the City of Kamloops, the Kamloops accommodation industry, and tourism stakeholders.


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NAME: Jordan Rinke
TITLE: Chief Technology Officer            
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EMAIL: jordan@itel.com