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Kamloops - Community Overview

The original name for the spot where the city of Kamloops now stands is from the Shuswap language, Tk’emlups meaning, “where the water meets”. 


Settlement of Kamloops dates back to 1812 when the Pacific Fur Company and the North West Company established trading posts at the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. 


Kamloops grew rapidly as a result of the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1800 to 1885, and the completion of the Canadian Northern, now the Canadian National Railway, in 1915.


Today, as a divisional point for both major railroads and a crossroads for highways radiating in all directions, Kamloops is well located for distribution, administration, communications, business and culture in the south central interior region of the Province. Government, utility, wholesale and other regional headquarters are plentiful in Kamloops and expanding rapidly with ever-increasing development of British Columbia.


The City of Kamloops is situated in the south central portion of British Columbia, at the confluence of the North and South Thompson River. Kamloops is located at the junction of Highways #97, #5(Yellowhead) and the Trans Canada, approximately 355 km northeast of Vancouver.


The population of Kamloops numbers approximately 87,017.

 

For more information about Kamloops:

City of Kamloops

7 Victoria St. W. 

Kamloops, BC

V2C 1A2

250-828-3311

https://www.kamloops.ca/

Weather

Kamloops has an average July temperature of 21°C and an average January temperature of -4.2°C. The average annual precipitation is 278 mm.

 

For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local 

newspaper: 


Kamloops This Week

250-374-7467

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:

 

School District #73 (Kamloops-Thompson) 

1383 - 9th Ave. 

Kamloops, BC

V2C 3X7

250-374-0679

https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/index.aspx

 

Additional educational institutes: 


Thompson Rivers University

250-828-5000

https://www.tru.ca/

Public Services

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle and Driver Licencing

ICBC 

1-800-950-1498

https://www.icbc.com/Pages/default.aspx


Public Transit

Kamloops Transit 

250-376-1216

 

For more information about transportation in Kamloops, visit:

https://www.tourismkamloops.com/

COMMUNITY

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

250-828-3400

https://www.kamloops.ca/

 

Kamloops Library 

250-372-5145

https://www.tnrl.ca/location/kamloops-library/


North Kamloops Library 

250-554-1124

https://www.tnrl.ca/location/north-kamloops-library/

 

Canada Games Aquatic Centre

250-828-3655

https://www.kamloops.ca/

 

McArthur Island Sports Centre 

250-376-4213

https://www.tourismkamloops.com/


For information about upcoming events in Kamloops, visit:

https://www.tourismkamloops.com/

Sports and Leisure

Special Attractions

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the Kamloops area, visit:

 

Loblaws

https://www.loblaws.ca/

 

Save on Foods

http://www.saveonfoods.com/

Shopping Centres

Aberdeen Mall

275-1320 West Trans Canada Highway

Kamloops, BC

V1S 1J2 

250-374-3400

https://www.aberdeenmall.ca/

Entertainment

Movie Theatres

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:

https://www.frontrowcentre.com/

 

Restaurants

To find local restaurants, visit:

https://www.restaurantica.com/

 

Live Theatre

For production information, visit:

https://www.wctlive.ca/

 

Nightlife

For information on bars and nightclubs, visit:

https://www.kamloopschamber.ca/list/member/kamloops-night-out-nightout-kamloops-1076

 

Parks to Visit

  • Riverside Park

  • BC Wildlife Park

  • McArthur Island Park

  • Kenna Cartwright Park

Moving Tips Brochures

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  • Protecting your goods in transit

  • Handling dangerous goods

  • Do-it-yourself packing guide

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