Welcome to the 'Loops, the heart of British Columbia! Nestled in the scenic Thompson Valley, Kamloops is a vibrant city that offers a unique blend of urban and outdoor living. With a population of over 90,000 people, Kamloops is the second-largest city in the Interior and is a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Kamloops is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including mountains, lakes, and rivers, making it an ideal place for hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing. Whether you're looking for a challenging backcountry adventure or a leisurely stroll along the river, Kamloops has something for everyone.
In addition to its natural attractions, Kamloops is home to a thriving arts and culture scene. The city boasts several galleries, museums, and performance spaces that showcase the best of local and regional talent. From live music and theatre to visual arts and festivals, there is always something happening in Kamloops.
But Kamloops is more than just a great place to visit – it's also a fantastic place to live. With a low cost of living, a growing economy, and excellent healthcare and education systems, Kamloops is the perfect place to raise a family or start a business. And with a warm and welcoming community, you'll feel right at home in no time.
So whether you're planning a visit or considering a move, we invite you to explore everything that Kamloops has to offer. From its breathtaking scenery to its rich cultural offerings, Kamloops truly has it all.
Welcome to our four-seasons playground.
Did You Know…
- Situated at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers in the Thompson Valley, Kamloops is the second largest city in the BC Interior with a growing population of over 90,000 people.
- Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, and hosts more than 100 tournaments each year at world-class sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops Bike Ranch, etc.
- Kamloops has 10 championship golf courses and 3 golf courses within 20 miles from Kamloops.
- The name Kamloops comes from the Secwepemc word T’kemlups meaning “the meeting of the rivers.” Kamloops is on the meeting point of the South Thompson and the North Thompson which, together, create the Thompson River.
- Kamloops was incorporated as a city in 1893. As of 2023, Kamloops is 130 years old but still young and growing fast.
- Kamloops has the highest number of golf courses per capita in Canada.
- The Kamloops Bike Ranch is the largest municipal bike park in Canada.
- Kenna Cartwright Nature Park is one of the largest municipal parks in British Columbia with over 40km of trails and is named after Kamloops' first female mayor, Kenna Cartwright.
- The Kamloops Longboard Park has over 350 metres of track.
- There are 82 parks in Kamloops, covering a total of 1,350 hectares
- There are 100+ freshwater lakes within 1 hour of Kamloops
- 4 wineries have been established in the Thompson Valley since 2012
- At the forefront of leading-edge environmental initiatives, in 2017 Kamloops was designated Canada's first Bee City.
- Kamloops is a four seasons destination for outdoor adventure, food, arts & culture
- The Rivers Trail is one of a kind 40km trail system that connects Kamloops’ downtown and North Shore along the North and South Thompson Rivers.
- Kamloops has 5 exciting and unique micro-breweries, 3 distilleries, and 2 cideries.