Kamloops, British Columbia

City Profile & Statistics

The landscape of Kamloops has a unique mixture of lakes, river valleys, pine forests, desert plateaus, and snow-capped mountains, making it the perfect city for pursuing limitless outdoor recreational activities. It has mild winters, and hot dry summers with an average of 2000 hours of annual sunshine. The city of Kamloops is also known as Canada’s Tournament Capital. Kamloops hosted the 1993 Canada Summer Games, 2006 BC Summer Games, and co-hosted the 2006 IIHF World U20 Championship. It is truly a place for all seasons with recreational opportunities for skiing and snowboarding on Harper Mountain, Stake Lake, and Sun Peaks Resort, and hiking at Peterson Creek Park, Kenna Cartwright Park, and Cinnamon Ridge Hoodoos. Other recreational activities include golfing, mountain biking, and a variety of water sports such as kayaking, fly fishing, water rafting, canoeing, stand-up paddling, and much more. Above all else, Kamloops has a relaxed lifestyle, a thriving metropolitan centre, and an excellent education and health care system.

Population: 85,678

354 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia

210 kilometres northwest of Kelowna, British Columbia

January Average Temperature: -2.8° Celsius

July Average Temperature: 21.5° Celsius

Education: 36 Primary and Secondary Schools, and 1 Post-Secondary Institution

Top Industries: Transportation & Logistics, Health Care, Forestry, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Mining, Green Energy, and Tourism

Major Local Events: Farmers’ Markets, Music in the Park (free summer concerts), Fall Festival (Pumpkin Chunkin, Corn Maze, Spooky Run, etc.), and Christmas Lights Festival

Closest Airport: Kamloops Airport

Cost of Living: Average, Affordable


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