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Retro golden arches still stand at this McDonald’s location in Kamloops

The golden arches sign at the Mcdonald's in Valleyview, Kamloops. It's the only location with the old school sign in the city.
May 17, 2019 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS — As you’re driving along the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops, you might notice the McDonald’s off the highway in Valleyview.

It may not be for the Big Macs or french fries, but for the retro towering golden arches that aren't often seen anymore.

The Tournament Capital has several McDonald's locations across the city but the Valleyview location stands out as the only spot with original golden arches. According to staff, the sign dates back more than two decades.

It's a rare sighting for McDonald's as the chain has evolved it's style significantly over the years.

In 2017, the city of Richmond made an effort to preserve the golden arches sign at Canada's first McDonald's location. Richmond Coun. Bill McNulty called the sign an "iconic landmark" in a Global News report.

READ MORE: From Big Macs to McLobsters: A look at 50 years of McDonald's in Canada

FILE PHOTO — Exterior of the first Canadian McDonald's restaurant in Richmond, B.C. is shown in this handout image. The first McDonald's in Canada opened its doors nearly 50 years ago. Now, there are more than 1,400 of its restaurants in all 10 provinces and two territories (Nunavut being the exception).
FILE PHOTO — Exterior of the first Canadian McDonald's restaurant in Richmond, B.C. is shown in this handout image. The first McDonald's in Canada opened its doors nearly 50 years ago. Now, there are more than 1,400 of its restaurants in all 10 provinces and two territories (Nunavut being the exception).
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-McDonalds Corp.

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