About RC Nation

Your Remote Control Hobby Destination!

Hobbies have a funny way of turning into something more, don't they? For Lenn Korobanik, a love for everything RC has turned into a desire to help grow the audience, and the sport, of remote control cars and trucks. Focused on community and culture, RC Nation is starting right down at 154 Victoria St. West in Kamloops, BC. RC Nation will be hosting engaging local events to connect our community through RC fun. If you're just starting your RC journey or already an RC enthusiast, your Kamloops and area RC experience is about to take a BIG step up.

Remote Control Sales And Repair

RC Nation offers new and used RC sales, RC parts, and RC servicing providing expert repairs for almost any remote control rig you can bring us. Our nationwide distributors and buying network allow RC Nation to get you those hard-to-find parts you need for that DIY project. complete your upgrades before the next race or friend and family get-together. Whether you're a dedicated competitive racer or an enthusiast who wants to pass on some of the RC magic to your children, our staff and prices are geared toward helping you enjoy the hobby without selling your real car to do it. If your old favorite RC is sitting broken on the shelf bring it to RC Nation in Kamloops and we'll help get you back outside, having fun! Kamloops BC is a great place to explore the world of remote-control vehicles, and RC Nation is your remote-control hobby destination for everything RC. #rcbeautifulbc

RC Nation Founder

Lenn Korobanik

Lenn grew up in Kamloops BC, camping, snowmobiling, and 4-wheeling on the countless backroads and river washouts that access the spectacular lakes and mountains of British Columbia.

In November 2019, with an invitation from a friend, Lenn was introduced to the RC culture. He picked up the RC controller to the Redcat Gen8 and they went trail crawling up a creek bed just outside Kamloops.

Lenn was hooked and soon after bought his first RC, a Traxxas TRX-4 with a ‘79 Bronco body. Through the winter and the COVID-19 shutdown of 2020, with responsible social distancing, they explored the natural crawling terrain of the Kamloops area. In April 2020, Lenn discovered the Kamloops outdoor, off-road RC racetrack beside the Valleyview arena. Soon after, they were racing, jumping, crashing, and laughing their 2-wheel drive, Traxxas Slash, and Losi 22S SCT short course trucks around that same dirt track and getting involved with the organized race events hosted by Jason Mardon and the Thompson Valley RC Club.

A few short weeks later, Lenno had the crazy idea to open an RC shop and at the end of May, he secured the property that would become the location in downtown Kamloops, BC for RC Nation Sales and Entertainment Ltd. The doors were opened on Labour Day weekend, September 2020. This high-traffic location was perfect with a clean, bright showroom and large service department area.

Note from the Founder

October 2021

Thank you, Kamloops, I never dreamed you would embrace RC Nation and the RC hobby like you have. We are honoured that you cast your votes for us in the Reader Choice Awards 2021 and named us the Best Hobby/Toy Store AND the Best Gift/Specialty Store in Kamloops. You also saw fit to vote us one of the top 2 Best New Businesses in Kamloops. Thanks!

I appreciate the reception from the people of Kamloops and the local RC community and invited you to come in and see the more than 90 RCs out of the box and ready for fun. RC Nation has a full-service Repair Centre so bring your broken RC in for a repair quote or trade appraisal. You may shop online at shop.rcnation.ca for home delivery or curbside pickup. YOU are RC Nation.
~ Lenn Korobanik, RC Enthusiast