In 2016, Kamloops was the first city in British Columbia to become a Bee City, as numerous organizations in the community are actively protecting and creating bumble bee habitats in the city.
Kamloops is known as the Tournament Capital of Canada and hosts over 100 tournaments each year at world-class sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre.
Kamloops is a city in south-central British Columbia, Canada, at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and east of Kamloops Lake.
Kamloops was incorporated as a city in 1893.
The first European explorers arrived in 1811, in the person of David Stuart, sent out from Fort Astoria, then still a Pacific Fur Company post, and who spent a winter there with the Secwepemc people, with Alexander Ross establishing a post there in May 1812 – “Fort Cumcloups”.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Kamloops was 41.7 °C on 27 July 1939 and 16 July 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.3 °C on 16 and 18 January 1950.
The city’s name has been given to a crater on the surface of Mars. Crater Kamloops was officially adopted by the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1991.
Kamloops is twinned with Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan & Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
There are 82 parks in Kamloops, covering a total of 1,350 hectares.
The Kamloops area has been inhabited by the Secwépemc and Nlaka’pamux peoples, who have lived here for close to 10,000 years.