Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, Canada. Located 345 m (1,132 ft) above sea level, it spans over 299.23 sq km (115.53 sq mi) and has a population of 86,000 people (2012 estimate). It is the 37th biggest city in Canada.

More on Kamloops

Among the First Nations peoples inhabiting the Kamloops area when the first Europeans arrived were the Secwepemc and Cree-Saulteaux tribes. Among the earliest European to reach the area was David Stuart sent to explore the site in 1811. This led to the founding of a settlement here by Alexander Ross the following year.

Discovery of gold in the 1860s created a gold rush, resulting in an influx of prospectors from American territory to the Fraser goldfields. This helped spur development of Kamloops. The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway line in the 1880s provided another boost of the area.

Visiting Kamloops

You can fly to Kamloops from

Calgary, Vancouver and Prince George.

Sights & Attractions to visit in Kamloops

  1. Aberdeen Mall
  2. BC Wildlife Park
  3. MacArthur Island Park
  4. Riverside Park

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