Kamloops, BC

Canada's Tournament Capital



Welcome to Kamloops, known as Canada's Tournament Capital. The City of Kamloops is situated in the Thompson Valley where the north and south Thompson Rivers join: in fact, the name Kamloops translates to "meeting of the waters". Divided at its centre by water, it is accessible by air, bus and rail. Kamloops boasts a population of over 90,000 people and continues to grow, with a real estate market of 39,000 homes. The year 2012 marked 200 years since the Kamloops community was formed. Home owners are happy and pleasant, giving the city a reputation of being one of BC's friendliest cities.

Despite our cold winters, Kamloops residents see 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. Over 100 lakes are located in the surrounding area, creating the perfect getaway for nature lovers. The city landscape features an array of mountains, grasslands, river valleys and even deserts, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy activities year-round. This leads to popular leisures such as: ATV riding, skateboarding, fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Avid golfers can play at any of the 12 distinguished courses in Kamloops.

The city earned the title of "Tournament Capital" after hosting numerous first class sporting events. From the West Canada Summer Games to the Canadian Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships, Kamloops has become a household name among Canadian athletes. Over 90 different sporting events are held in Kamloops per year.

A handful of communities make up the downtown core, located in the heart of the city. Lined with mature trees and heritage buildings, Victoria Street in downtown Kamloops tempts people to wander between buskers, unique venders and coffee shops. Thompson Rivers University is located right in Kamloops, and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology is only a one hour drive away. There are also 34 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools that provide education to Kamloops families.

The City of Kamloops provides excellent support services to its residents. The government of British Colombia has established a Home Owner Grant Program to decrease property taxes for eligible residents. Social development programs such as affordable recreation and seniors services are also available here.


Latest Listings in Kamloops

$479 900

3 beds 3 baths 1892 sqft

2171 VAN HORNE DRIVE, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 149569

C/O MASON*, KIRSTEN/C21 DESERT HILLS RLTY.('10)LTD

$219 000

3 beds 2 baths 1705 sqft

1937 MERRITT AVE, Merritt

Merritt, British Columbia MLS # 149571

C/O YAKIMCHUK*, BRAD/CENTURY 21 MOVING R.E. BC LTD

$899 900

5 beds 4 baths 1618 sqft

570 DAIRY ROAD, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 149557

C/O MASON*, KIRSTEN/C21 DESERT HILLS RLTY.('10)LTD

$550 000

5 beds 2 baths 2544 sqft

4177 CAMERON ROAD, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 149558

C/O STEVENS*, ELLIE/ROYAL LEPAGE WESTWIN RLTY.

$380 000

3 beds 3 baths 1245 sqft

1900 HUGH ALLAN DRIVE, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 149559

C/O JOHNSTON, JODY/RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (KAMLOOPS)

$499 500

3 beds 3 baths 1868 sqft

512 BELMONTE DRIVE, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 149567

C/O LEDOUX*, BRIAN/ROYAL LEPAGE WESTWIN RLTY.

$1 599 900

4 beds 4 baths 3129 sqft

5498 KAMLOOPS VERNON HIGHWAY, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 149570

C/O SHAW, BRENDAN/BRENDAN SHAW REAL ESTATE LTD

$799 900

4 beds 5 baths 3902 sqft

2048 GALORE CRES, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 149556

C/O PASTOOR*, NOLAN/ROYAL LEPAGE WESTWIN RLTY.

$379 900

3 beds 1 baths 1674 sqft

4052 AGATE BAY ROAD, Barriere

Barriere, British Columbia MLS # 149540

C/O KARPIAK*, ANDREW/ROYAL LEPAGE WESTWIN RLTY.

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Kamloops Information

Get more information about Kamloops, its history, and what it's like to live there. Learn more about the local government, the services, recreational activities, local businesses, and the schools that service the area.


Recreational Activities

Kamloops is surrounded by some of the most amazing natural landscape in British Columbia, and outdoor enthusiasts have lots to keep them busy and active outside in every season, including hiking, swimming, mountain biking, and skiing.


Festivals & Events

Not only is Kamloops Canada's Tournament Capital, but there are a lot of great cultural events here every year too!


Fun & Recreation

There's lots to do in Kamloops, and plenty of fun to be had for the entire family. Here are some of our favourites.