Get to Know the City of Kamloops

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About Kamloops Kamloops is ideally located in the heart of British Columbia’s sunny Southern Interior and is easily accessed by road, air, and rail.  The word Kamloops is the English translation of the Shuswap word Tk’emlúps, which means “where the rivers meet”, and has been the home of the Tk’emlupsemc, the “people of the confluence”, for centuries. Kamloops is a great community that nurtures growth. As Canada’s Tournament Capital, we foster a grassroots philosophy of inclusion, accessibility, and sports development. Incorporated as a city in 1893, Kamloops has transitioned into an urban city while maintaining its western hospitality. Kamloops takes pride in its vibrant arts community. Year-round locals and visitors alike enjoy professional and emerging art galleries and displays throughout the city. Amateur and professional theatre, music festivals, and established and emerging arts and culture organizations and events are held annually in our public venues. Did You Know… 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 the largest municipal park in British Columbia The Kamloops Longboard Park has over 350 meters of track There are 82 parks in Kamloops, covering 1,350 hectares There are 100 freshwater lakes within 1 hour 4 wineries have been established in the Thompson Valley since 2012 Kamloops has 5 very different breweries Key Industries & Economic Sectors of Kamloops The city of Kamloops’ economy is strong and diverse. Forestry, mining, retail, and agriculture have always anchored the economy of Kamloops as core, or driver, industries. Today, the emerging areas of technology, bioenergy, sustainable industry, and tourism are strengthening our economic base and contributing to the city’s dynamic growth. With its well-established transportation networks, infrastructure and growing university, Kamloops are attracting and supporting an ever-increasing…

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