Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Kamloops, British Columbia

City in Central British Columbia at the confluence of the North Thompson and South Thompson Rivers. Population (2001 Census): 77,281.

Major Kamloops-area industries include primary resource processing (pulp mill, copper mine, ranching) as well as tertiary services (provincial lottery headquarters).

While situated in an arid, almost desert-like valley, Kamloops winters are generally cold and often wet. Snow is common from October to March.

Demographics (according to Statistics Canada 2001 census)

Growth Rate (1996-2001): 1.2%
Total Private Dwellings: 32076
Area: 297.57 sq. km.
Density: 259.7 people per sq. km.

Mayor: Mel G. Rothenburger