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

MLS® listing #150393 for sale located at 145 RUE CHEVAL NOIR, Kamloops

$204 500

145 RUE CHEVAL NOIR, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 150393

KARPIAK*, ANDREW / ROYAL LEPAGE WESTWIN RLTY.

MLS® listing #150371 for sale located at 1749 MENZIES STREET, Merritt

$229 000

3 beds 3 baths 1465 sqft

1749 MENZIES STREET, Merritt

Merritt, British Columbia MLS # 150371

BONNETEAU*, KAREN / RE/MAX LEGACY

MLS® listing #150383 for sale located at 3100 KICKING HORSE DRIVE, Kamloops

$285 000

3100 KICKING HORSE DRIVE, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 150383

REID, DAVID / ROYAL LEPAGE WESTWIN RLTY.

MLS® listing #150390 for sale located at 6465 MONCK PARK ROAD, Merritt

$179 000

6465 MONCK PARK ROAD, Merritt

Merritt, British Columbia MLS # 150390

SCHINDLER*, DEBRA / ROYAL LEPAGE MERRITT R.E.SERV.

MLS® listing #150384 for sale located at 235 1ST AVE, Kamloops

$12/sqft

235 1ST AVE, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 150384

JOHAN, ELVIE / BRENDAN SHAW REAL ESTATE LTD

MLS® listing #150377 for sale located at 292 BAKER STREET, Kamloops

$415 000

5 beds 2 baths 2339 sqft

292 BAKER STREET, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 150377

SANDERS*, MARV / ROYAL LEPAGE WESTWIN RLTY.

MLS® listing #150389 for sale located at 6469 MONCK PARK ROAD, Merritt

$1 356 800

3 beds 4 baths 4070 sqft

6469 MONCK PARK ROAD, Merritt

Merritt, British Columbia MLS # 150389

SCHINDLER*, DEBRA / ROYAL LEPAGE MERRITT R.E.SERV.

MLS® listing #150391 for sale located at 6105 DALLAS DRIVE, Kamloops

$489 900

4 beds 2 baths 1934 sqft

6105 DALLAS DRIVE, Kamloops

Kamloops, British Columbia MLS # 150391

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

MLS® listing #150378 for sale located at 1445 LOPEZ CREEK DRIVE, Cache Creek

$499 000

3 beds 3 baths 2440 sqft

1445 LOPEZ CREEK DRIVE, Cache Creek

Cache Creek, British Columbia MLS # 150378

BOLSTER, BLAKE / ROYAL LEPAGE KAMLOOPS REALTY

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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.