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Kamloops
Kamloops
/ˈkæmˌluːps/ is a city in south-central British Columbia in Canada
Canada
at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops
Kamloops
Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district's offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada
Canada
and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide, with 90,280 residents in 2016.[8] Kamloops
Kamloops
has a regional district population of 132,663.[9]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Etymology

2 Industry 3 Culture 4 Transportation 5 Geography and location 6 Climate 7 Sports 8 Demographics

8.1 Religious groups 8.2 Ethnic Chinese

9 Media 10 Education

10.1 K-12 10.2 Post-secondary

11 Neighbourhoods 12 Notable people

12.1 Historical figures 12.2 Politicians 12.3 Athletes 12.4 Arts, culture and media 12.5 Other notable people

13 Politics 14 Planetary nomenclature 15 Sister cities 16 In media 17 See also 18 References 19 Notes 20 External links

History[edit]

Kamloops
Kamloops
and the Thompson River, 1886

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 rival North West Company
North West Company
established another post - Fort Shuswap - nearby in the same year. The two operations were merged in 1813 when the North West Company
North West Company
officials in the region bought out the operations of the Pacific Fur Company. After the North West Company's forced merger with the Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson's Bay Company
in 1821, the post became known commonly as Thompson's River Post, or Fort Thompson, which over time became known as Fort Kamloops.[10] The post's journals, kept by its Chief Traders, document a series of inter-Indian wars and personalities for the period and also give much insight to the goings-on of the fur companies and their personnel throughout the entire Pacific slope. Soon after the forts were founded, the main local village of the Secwepemc, then headed by a chief named Kwa'lila, was moved closer to the trading post in order to control access to its trade, as well as for prestige and security. With Kwalila's death, the local chieftaincy was passed to his nephew and foster-son Chief Nicola, who led an alliance of Okanagan
Okanagan
and Nlaka'pamux
Nlaka'pamux
people in the plateau country to the south around Stump, Nicola and Douglas Lakes. Relations between Nicola and the fur traders were often tense, but in the end Nicola was recognised as a great help to the influx of whites during the gold rush, though admonishing those who had been in parties waging violence and looting on the Okanagan
Okanagan
Trail, which led from American territory to the Fraser goldfields.[11][12] Throughout, Kamloops
Kamloops
was an important way station on the route of the Hudson's Bay Brigade Trail, which originally connected Fort Astoria
Fort Astoria
with Fort Alexandria and the other forts in New Caledonia to the north (today's Omineca Country, roughly), and which continued in heavy use through the onset of the Cariboo Gold Rush
Cariboo Gold Rush
as the main route to the new goldfields around what was to become Barkerville. The gold rush of the 1860s and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which reached Kamloops
Kamloops
from the West in 1883,[13] brought further growth, resulting in the City of Kamloops
Kamloops
being incorporated in 1893 with a population of about 500. The logging industry of the 1970s brought many Indo-Canadians
Indo-Canadians
into the Kamloops area, mostly from the Punjab region of India. In 1973, Kamloops annexed Barnhartvale and other nearby communities. Etymology[edit]

Paddle steamer
Paddle steamer
at Kamloops
Kamloops
in 1887

"Kamloops" is the anglicised version of the Shuswap word "Tk'əmlúps", meaning "meeting of the waters". Shuswap is still spoken in the area by members of the Tk'emlúps Indian Band.[14] An alternate origin sometimes given for the name may have come from the native name's accidental similarity to the French "Camp des loups", meaning "Camp of Wolves"; many early fur traders spoke French.[10] One story perhaps connected with this version of the name concerns an attack by a pack of wolves, much built up in story to one huge white wolf, or a pack of wolves and other animals, traveling overland from the Nicola Country being repelled by a single shot by John Tod, then Chief Trader, thus preventing the fort from attack and granting Tod a great degree of respect locally.[15] Industry[edit]

KPMG
KPMG
building in Kamloops.

Industries in the Kamloops
Kamloops
area include primary resource processing such as Domtar
Domtar
Kamloops
Kamloops
Pulp Mill, Tolko-Heffley Creek Plywood and Veneer, Highland Valley Copper Mine (in Logan Lake) RIH (Royal Inland Hospital) is the city's largest employer. TRU (Thompson Rivers University) serves a student body of 25,754 including a diverse international contingent mainly from Asian countries.[16]Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) is the biggest distance education provider in British Columbia
British Columbia
and one of the biggest in Canada. There are tertiary industrial sector entities such as

British Columbia
British Columbia
Lottery Corporation Domtar Tolko

Culture[edit] Kamloops
Kamloops
is home to many galleries including nationally recognized Kamloops
Kamloops
Art Gallery,[17] The Kamloops
Kamloops
Museum and Archives, the Kamloops
Kamloops
Symphony Orchestra,[18] Western Canada
Canada
Theatre, the British Columbia Wildlife Park,[19] the Kamloops
Kamloops
Heritage Railway,[20] Kenna Cartwright Park and Riverside Park.[21] Kamloops
Kamloops
is also well known for its public art including numerous pole carvings and murals.[22] Transportation[edit] Kamloops
Kamloops
is a transportation hub for the region due to its connections to highways 5 and 97, the Trans- Canada
Canada
and Yellowhead highways. Kamloops
Kamloops
is also a rail transportation hub. The Canadian Pacific (CPR) and Canadian National (CNR) mainline routes connect Vancouver
Vancouver
in the west with Kamloops. The two railroads diverge to the north and east where they connect with the rest of Canada. Kamloops
Kamloops
North railway station is served three times per week (in each direction) by Via Rail's Canadian. Kamloops
Kamloops
is home to Kamloops Airport
Kamloops Airport
(Fulton Field), a small regional airport expanded in 2010. Airlines currently flying to Kamloops
Kamloops
are Air Canada
Canada
Express, WestJet Encore, Canadian North, and Central Mountain Air, as well as three cargo airlines. Greyhound Canada
Canada
connects Kamloops
Kamloops
with Vancouver, Edmonton
Edmonton
and Calgary. Local bus service is provided by BC Transit. Geography and location[edit] Kamloops
Kamloops
is situated in the Thompson Valley and the Montane Cordillera Ecozone. The city's centre is in the valley near the confluence of the Thompson River's north and south branches. Suburbs stretch for more than a dozen kilometres along both north and south branches, as well as to the steep hillsides along the south portion of the city and lower northeast hillsides. Robert W. Service
Robert W. Service
in 1904 described Kamloops
Kamloops
as his delightful life and wrote "Life was pleasant, and the work was light. At four o'clock we were on our horses, riding over the rolling ridges, or into spectral gulches that rose to ghostlier mountains. It was like the scenery of Mexico, weirdly desolate and aridly morose. A discouraging land, forbidding in its weariness and resigned to ruin." Kamloops Indian Band areas begin just to the northeast of the downtown core but are not within the city limits. As a result of this placement, it is necessary to leave Kamloops' city limits and pass through the band lands before re-entering the city limits to access the communities of Rayleigh and Heffley Creek. Kamloops
Kamloops
is surrounded by the smaller communities of Cherry Creek, Pritchard, Savona, Scotch Creek, Adams Lake, Chase, Paul Lake, Pinantan and various others.

The Thompson River.

Climate[edit]

Canadian National trains pull through North Kamloops then cross this rail bridge over the North Thompson River
Thompson River
to the Kamloops
Kamloops
Indian Reserve, and CN's large rail yards.

The climate of Kamloops
Kamloops
is semi-arid (Köppen climate classification BSk) due to its rain shadow location. Because of milder winters and aridity, the area west of Kamloops
Kamloops
in the lower Thompson River
Thompson River
valley falls within Köppen climate classification
Köppen climate classification
BWk climate. Kamloops
Kamloops
gets short cold snaps where temperatures can drop to around −20 °C (−4 °F) when Arctic air manages to cross the Rockies and Columbia Mountains
Columbia Mountains
into the Interior.

Kamloops
Kamloops
in the Fraser River
Fraser River
watershed

The January mean temperature is −2.8 °C (27 °F).[23] That average sharply increases with an average maximum temperature of 4.3 °C (40 °F) in February. The average number of days where temperatures drop below −10 °C (14 °F) per year is 19.9 as recorded by Environment Canada.[23] Although Kamloops
Kamloops
is above 50° north latitude, summers are warmer than in many places at lower latitudes, with prevailing dry and sunny weather. Daytime humidity is generally under 40% in the summer, sometimes dropping below 20% after a dry spell, which allows for substantial nighttime cooling. Occasional summer thunderstorms can create dry-lightning conditions, sometimes igniting forest fires which the area is prone to. Kamloops
Kamloops
lies in the rain shadow leeward of the Coast Mountains and is biogeographically connected to similar semi-desert areas in the Okanagan
Okanagan
region, and a much larger area covering the central/eastern portions of Washington, Oregon
Oregon
and intermontane areas of Nevada, Utah and Idaho
Idaho
in the US. These areas of relatively similar climate have many distinctive native plants and animals in common, such as ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), prickly pear cactus ( Opuntia
Opuntia
fragilis in this case), rattlesnakes, black widow spiders and Lewis's woodpecker. The highest temperature ever recorded in Kamloops
Kamloops
was 41.7 °C (107 °F) on 27 July 1939 and 16 July 1941.[24][25] The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.3 °C (−37 °F) on 16 & 18 January 1950.[26]

Climate data for Kamloops
Kamloops
Airport, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1890–present[a]

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high humidex 15.8 17.0 23.3 31.9 36.8 39.0 47.4 40.3 38.4 31.2 22.8 15.0 47.4

Record high °C (°F) 16.1 (61) 17.8 (64) 23.3 (73.9) 33.3 (91.9) 37.8 (100) 39.1 (102.4) 41.7 (107.1) 39.6 (103.3) 35.0 (95) 31.3 (88.3) 22.8 (73) 16.1 (61) 41.7 (107.1)

Average high °C (°F) 0.4 (32.7) 4.3 (39.7) 11.0 (51.8) 16.6 (61.9) 21.5 (70.7) 25.1 (77.2) 28.9 (84) 28.3 (82.9) 22.3 (72.1) 13.7 (56.7) 5.6 (42.1) 0.3 (32.5) 14.8 (58.6)

Daily mean °C (°F) −2.8 (27) 0.1 (32.2) 5.2 (41.4) 9.9 (49.8) 14.6 (58.3) 18.4 (65.1) 21.5 (70.7) 20.9 (69.6) 15.6 (60.1) 8.5 (47.3) 2.1 (35.8) −2.7 (27.1) 9.3 (48.7)

Average low °C (°F) −5.9 (21.4) −4.0 (24.8) −0.6 (30.9) 3.2 (37.8) 7.7 (45.9) 11.6 (52.9) 14.2 (57.6) 13.4 (56.1) 8.8 (47.8) 3.3 (37.9) −1.4 (29.5) −5.8 (21.6) 3.7 (38.7)

Record low °C (°F) −38.3 (−36.9) −32.8 (−27) −26.1 (−15) −10.6 (12.9) −5.6 (21.9) 0.6 (33.1) 3.3 (37.9) 0.6 (33.1) −3.9 (25) −17.1 (1.2) −30.0 (−22) −36.1 (−33) −38.3 (−36.9)

Record low wind chill −42.0 −36.7 −33.9 −13.0 −5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 −6.5 −23.2 −39.1 −45.1 −45.1

Average precipitation mm (inches) 21.1 (0.831) 12.4 (0.488) 12.8 (0.504) 14.2 (0.559) 27.3 (1.075) 37.4 (1.472) 31.4 (1.236) 23.7 (0.933) 29.4 (1.157) 19.4 (0.764) 23.3 (0.917) 25.4 (1) 277.6 (10.929)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.3 (0.209) 5.9 (0.232) 9.7 (0.382) 14.0 (0.551) 27.3 (1.075) 37.4 (1.472) 31.4 (1.236) 23.7 (0.933) 29.4 (1.157) 19.0 (0.748) 14.2 (0.559) 7.1 (0.28) 224.3 (8.831)

Average snowfall cm (inches) 18.7 (7.36) 8.0 (3.15) 3.5 (1.38) 0.2 (0.08) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.3 (0.12) 10.9 (4.29) 21.9 (8.62) 63.5 (25)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 9.7 7.2 6.8 6.2 10.2 10.7 8.4 8.0 7.6 9.0 10.0 11.7 105.6

Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 3.6 3.8 5.5 6.1 10.2 10.7 8.3 8.0 7.6 8.8 7.1 3.4 83.3

Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 7.6 4.1 1.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.9 9.3 27.4

Average relative humidity (%) 72.6 60.0 43.0 35.6 36.2 36.4 33.5 34.4 41.4 52.9 65.9 70.9 48.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 55.2 95.6 165.3 202.8 251.6 252.0 303.4 289.5 223.3 130.9 63.7 46.6 2,079.8

Percent possible sunshine 20.9 33.9 45.0 49.0 52.4 51.2 61.2 64.3 58.7 39.2 23.5 18.6 43.2

Source: Environment Canada[23][27]

Hottest summer Most days above 30 °C (86 °F) Driest Warmest spring Fewest fog days Most sunny days in warm months Most growing degree days Most days without precipitation

Rank among 100 largest Canadian cities 1st 1st 2nd (next to Whitehorse) 2nd (next to Chilliwack) 2nd (next to Penticton) 2nd (next to Portage la Prairie) 3rd (next to Windsor and St. Catharines-Niagara) 3rd (next to Medicine Hat and Lethbridge)

Value 27.43 °C (81.4 °F) 32.8 277.63 mm (10.93 in) 9.65 °C (49.4 °F) 7.28 148.93 2308.61 258.12

Data[28] is for Kamloops Airport
Kamloops Airport
(YKA), in the city of Kamloops, 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west northwest of the town.[4]

Sports[edit]

Club League Sport Venue Established Championships

Kamloops
Kamloops
Blazers WHL Ice hockey Sandman Centre 1981 9

Kamloops
Kamloops
Rattlers TOJLL Box lacrosse Kamloops
Kamloops
Memorial Arena 2001 5

Kamloops
Kamloops
Storm KIJHL Ice hockey Kamloops
Kamloops
Memorial Arena 2006 0

Kamloops
Kamloops
Broncos CJFL Football Hillside Stadium 2000 0

Kamloops
Kamloops
Excel PCSL Soccer Hillside Stadium 2007 0

Sun Rivers golf course in Kamloops.

Kamloops
Kamloops
hosted the 1993 Canada
Canada
Summer Games. It co-hosted (with Vancouver
Vancouver
and Kelowna) the 2006 IIHF World U20 Championship from 26 December 2005, to 5 January 2006. It hosted the 2006 BC Summer Games. In the summer of 2008, Kamloops, and its modern facility the Tournament Capital Centre, played host to the U15 boys and girls Basketball National Championship. The city is known as, and holds a Canadian trademark as, Canada's Tournament Capital.[29] Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort
is a nearby ski and snowboard hill. Olympic medallist skier Nancy Greene
Nancy Greene
is director of skiing at Sun Peaks and the former chancellor of Thompson Rivers University. The Overlander Ski Club runs the Stake Lake cross country ski area with 50 km (31 mi) of trails. Kamloops
Kamloops
is home to world-famous mountain bikers such as freeride pioneers and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame members Wade Simmons, Brett Tippie, (also a former Canadian National Team member for snowboard cross and giant slalom), Richie Schley. Also home to freeriders Matt Hunter, and Graham Agassiz.[30] Kamloops
Kamloops
was featured in the first mountain bike film by Greg Stump, "Pulp Traction", and later the first three "Kranked" films, which starred the original Froriders, Tippie, Simmons and Schley. In 2007, the Kamloops
Kamloops
Bike Ranch opened in Juniper Ridge along Highland Drive. The Kamloops Rotary Skatepark at McArthur Island Park is one of Canada's largest skateboard parks.[31] Also located at McArthur Island Park is NorBrock Stadium. Kamloops
Kamloops
is home to the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers
Kamloops Blazers
who play at the Sandman Centre. Alumni of the Kamloops Blazers
Kamloops Blazers
include Mark Recchi, Jarome Iginla, Darryl Sydor, Nolan Baumgartner, Shane Doan, Scott Niedermayer, Rudy Poeschek and Darcy Tucker
Darcy Tucker
(Recchi, Doan, Iginla, and Sydor are now part-owners of the club). Two-time champion coach Ken Hitchcock
Ken Hitchcock
would later win the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
with the Dallas Stars. Lacrosse teams include the Thompson Okanagan
Okanagan
Junior Lacrosse League's Kamloops
Kamloops
Junior B Rattlers, as well as the Kamloops
Kamloops
Storm. Also calling Kamloops
Kamloops
home is the Canadian Junior Football League's Kamloops
Kamloops
Broncos, and Pacific Coast Soccer League's Kamloops
Kamloops
Excel, both of whom play at Hillside Stadium. Soccer for the city includes: Kamloops
Kamloops
Youth Soccer Association, Kamloops
Kamloops
Blaze rep team and the Kamloops Excel
Kamloops Excel
(see above). TRU hosts the Thompson Rivers WolfPack, and has sports teams that include men's and women's volleyball, basketball, soccer and badminton. Also the WolfPack have hockey, rugby, badminton, golf and baseball teams. Kamloops
Kamloops
hosted the World Masters Indoor Championships 2010 on 1–6 March 2010.[32] Kamloops
Kamloops
hosted the 2011 Western Canada
Canada
Summer Games. On February 6, 2016, Kamloops
Kamloops
hosted Hockey Day in Canada
Canada
with Ron MacLean and Don Cherry.[33] Kamloops
Kamloops
is home to the Kamloops
Kamloops
Sports Hall of Fame, which includes Bronze Medalist Dylan Armstrong
Dylan Armstrong
and the National Finalist Roma's soccer team.[34] Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1881 200 —    

1891 1,500 +650.0%

1901 1,359 −9.4%

1911 3,772 +177.6%

1921 4,501 +19.3%

1931 6,167 +37.0%

1941 5,959 −3.4%

1951 8,099 +35.9%

1956 9,096 +12.3%

1961 10,076 +10.8%

1966 10,759 +6.8%

1971 26,168 +143.2%

1976 58,311 +122.8%

1981 64,048 +9.8%

1986 61,773 −3.6%

1991 67,057 +8.6%

1996 76,394 +13.9%

2001 77,281 +1.2%

2006 80,376 +4.0%

2011 85,678 +6.6%

2016 90,280 +5.4%

Sources: Statistics Canada[35][36]

Canada
Canada
2016 Census Population % of Total Population

Visible minority group Source:[37] South Asian 2,455 7000280000000099999♠2.8%

Chinese 1,220 7000140000000099999♠1.4%

Japanese 820 6999900000000000000♠0.9%

Filipino 675 6999800000000000000♠0.8%

Arab 175 6999200000000000000♠0.2%

Black 550 6999600000000000000♠0.6%

Korean 230 6999300000000000000♠0.3%

Southeast Asian 235 6999300000000000000♠0.3%

Latin American 310 6999400000000000000♠0.4%

West Asian 75 6999100000000000000♠0.1%

Other visible minority 55 6999100000000000000♠0.1%

Mixed visible minority 175 6999200000000000000♠0.2%

Total visible minority population 6,975 7000800000000000000♠8%

Aboriginal group Source:[38] First Nations 4,830 7000550000000000000♠5.5%

Métis 3,495 7000400000000000000♠4%

Inuit 15 5000000000000000000♠0%

Total Aboriginal population 8,600 7000980000000000000♠9.8%

White 71,765 7001822000000000000♠82.2%

Total population 87,340 100%

Demographics of the City of Kamloops
Kamloops
according to Statistics Canada 2016 census.[39]

Population: 90,280 Growth rate (2011–2016): 5.4%

Total private dwellings: 39,081 Land area: 299.25 km2 (115.54 sq mi) Density: 301.7/km2 (781/sq mi)

Religious groups[edit] Data is from the 2001 census.[40]

No religious affiliation: 28,280 (36.81%) Protestant: 27,050 (35.21%) Catholic: 14,835 (19.31%) Other Christian: 3,705 (4.82%) Sikh: 1,340 (1.74%) Buddhist: 455 (0.59%)

Orthodox Christian: 360 (0.47%) Other religions: 340 (0.44%) Hindu: 170 (0.22%) Muslim: 150 (0.20%) Jewish: 90 (0.12%) Eastern religions: 35 (0.05%)

Ethnic Chinese[edit] Main article: Chinese Canadians in British Columbia Kamloops
Kamloops
historically had a Chinatown
Chinatown
on Victoria Street where most ethnic Chinese lived. John Stewart of the Kamloops
Kamloops
Museum & Archives stated it was not a "true Chinatown".[41] It was established by Chinese immigrants by 1887, and by 1890 the community had up to 400 Chinese. Stewart said this was an "amazingly large" population for the rural area.[42] By the 1890s, about 33% of Kamloops
Kamloops
were ethnic Chinese; they worked primarily on construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.[43] Economic changes in Kamloops
Kamloops
resulted in many Chinese seeking work elsewhere. In addition, there were two fires in 1892 and 1893, and a 1911-1914 demolition that dismantled the Chinatown.[44] Peter Wing, the first ethnic Chinese mayor in North America, was elected in 1966 and served three terms as the Mayor of Kamloops.[43] A Chinese cemetery was founded in Kamloops, the only one in the province dedicated to Chinese pioneers.[43] It is one of the largest cemeteries in the province,[43] but the last interment was made there in the 1960s.[45] In 2013 the provincial government announced it would begin a consultation process to discuss wording of a formal apology to Chinese in B.C. for past wrongs. Joe Leong, president of the Kamloops
Kamloops
Chinese Cultural Association, said he believed that the province should build a museum to honor Chinese history in the province, as a way to recognize the contributions of the people. As Kamloops
Kamloops
had the only cemetery dedicated to the Chinese pioneers, he felt this city would be an appropriate site for the museum.[43] Media[edit] Main article: Media in Kamloops Education[edit] K-12[edit] Public schools in Kamloops
Kamloops
and adjacent communities are run by School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson. Private schools include Kamloops
Kamloops
Christian School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (Catholic), and St. Ann's Academy (Catholic). The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique operates one Francophone school: école Collines-d’or primary school.[46] Post-secondary[edit] Thompson Rivers University[47] offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as certificate and diploma programs. It has satellite campuses in

Clearwater Barriere Chase Williams Lake

100 Mile House Cache Creek Ashcroft Lillooet

Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University
also has an open-learning division. Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) is the biggest distance and online education provider in British Columbia
British Columbia
and one of the biggest in Canada. Thompson Career College and Sprott Shaw College
Sprott Shaw College
are private post-secondary institutions with campuses in Kamloops. Neighbourhoods[edit] Officially recognised neighbourhoods within the city of Kamloops.[48] Unofficially recognized areas are listed beneath the neighbourhoods to which they belong:

Aberdeen

Pineview Valley

Barnhartvale Batchelor Hills Brocklehurst Campbell Creek City Centre Dallas Dufferin Heffley Creek Juniper Ridge Knutsford

Lac Le Jeune Lower Sahali

Peterson Creek

MacArthur Island Mission Flats Mount Dufferin Noble Creek North Kamloops North Shore Rayleigh

Rose Hill Southgate Thompson Rivers University Tranquille Upper Sahali Valleyview West End Westsyde

Westmount Oak Hills

Notable people[edit] Below is a list of people who are from Kamloops, or who lived there for an extended period. Historical figures[edit]

Edward Donald Bellew, recipient of the Victoria Cross. Jim Chamberlin, aerodynamicist, who contributed to the design of the Canadian Avro Arrow; NASA's Project Mercury, Gemini spacecraft
Gemini spacecraft
and the Apollo program. Kanao Inouye, the notorious " Kamloops
Kamloops
Kid", the first of the two Canadians ever convicted of war crimes. Allan McLean, son of Donald McLean and leader of the outlaw gang known as the Wild McLean Boys. Donald McLean, former Chief Trader of Fort Kamloops
Kamloops
and one of the casualties of the Chilcotin War. Frank Robert Miller, former Deputy Minister of National Defence. Chief Nicola, conjoint chief of the Nicolas and the Kamloops
Kamloops
Shuswap during the fur trade and gold rush eras. John Fremont Smith A pioneer settler of Kamloops
Kamloops
a Black Caribbean from the Danish West Indies served as Indian agent. Johnny Ussher, settler, provincial magistrate and Gold Commissioner (killed by Allan McLean) Mark Sweeten Wade, medical doctor, newspaperman and historian.

Politicians[edit]

Jack Davis, politician who was elected both federally and provincially. Jodie Emery
Jodie Emery
- marijuana activist and politician John L. Frazer, politician: member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1997.[49] Edmund Davie Fulton, politician: member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1945 to 1963, and 1965 to 1968.[50] Phil Gaglardi, aka Flying Phil, former Provincial Minister of Highways and Mayor of the city. Leonard Marchand, QPC, CM, the first person of First Nations
First Nations
ethnicity to serve in the federal cabinet and the first Status Indian to serve as a Member of Parliament.[51][52] Nelson Riis, former Kamloops
Kamloops
alderman and Director of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, later federal MP for Kamloops. Peter Wing, North America's first elected mayor of Chinese descent, elected in 1966 and served three terms in Kamloops.[53]

Athletes[edit]

Graham Aggasiz, Freeride mountain biker, top qualifier at RedBull Rampage 2013 and 2014,[54] Dylan Armstrong, Olympic shotputter who finished 4th in the 2008 Olympics but subsequently was awarded the bronze medal in 2015 after the 3rd place putter Andrei Mikhnevich
Andrei Mikhnevich
from Belarus tested positive for drugs post 2008 Olympics Don Ashby, former NHL ice hockey player[55] Murray Baron, former NHL ice hockey player[56] Mitch Berger, NFL player[57] Rick Boh, former NHL ice hockey player[58] Craig Endean, former NHL ice hockey player[59] Todd Esselmont, ice and roller hockey player Erin Gammel, is a swimmer who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics Nancy Greene, Named Canada's Athlete of the Century in 1999, Olympic skier who won gold for Canada
Canada
in 1968, and 13 World Cups (the Canadian record) for a total of 17 Canadian Title Championships[60] Stu Grimson, former NHL ice hockey player[61] Don Hay, former NHL head coach[62] Jessica Hewitt, short track speed skater, silver medalist at 2014 Sochi Olympics Murray Kennett, is a former WHA ice hockey player[63] Doug Lidster, former NHL ice hockey player[64] Steve Marr, ice hockey defenceman.[65] Bert Marshall, former NHL ice hockey player[66] Spencer McLennan, Former CFL football player Don Moen, Former CFL football player Bob Mowat, former WHA ice hockey player[67] Shane Niemi, is a Canadian sprinter Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
and Canada
Canada
international basketball player Paul Osbaldiston, Former CFL football player Rudy Poeschek, former NHL player. Kevin Powell, former CFL football player Mark Recchi, former NHL ice hockey player and Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Champion (1991, 2006, 2011)[68] Justin Ring, former CFL football player Peter Soberlak, former AHL professional ice hockey player[69] Dave Vankoughnett, former CFL football player Tim Watters, former NHL ice hockey player[70]

Arts, culture and media[edit]

Benjamin Ayres, actor, born in Kamloops Dan Bremnes, Christian musician, born in Kamloops Steven Galloway, novelist, was raised in Kamloops Elise Gatien, actress Boris Karloff, actor, joined the Jeanne Russell theatre company in Kamloops
Kamloops
in September 1911 Chris Masuak, Punk rock
Punk rock
singer-songwriter Australian Music Hall of Famer, born in Kamloops
Kamloops
- lived in Brocklehurst (North Kamloops) in the 1960s. Now resides in Spain. John Pozer, award-winning filmmaker Robert W. Service, poet and writer known for his ballads depicting the Klondike Gold Rush
Gold Rush
of 1897, he worked at Kamloops
Kamloops
branch of the Canadian bank of commerce from July to December 1904 before being transferred to Whitehorse.[71] Michael Shanks, actor, born in Vancouver, but grew up in Kamloops[72] Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, First Nations
First Nations
painter

Other notable people[edit]

Andrew Collier, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. Lesra Martin, resident lawyer who helped with Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter's prison release.[73] Mildred Gottfriedson, first First Nations
First Nations
individual inducted into the Order of Canada
Canada
and founding member of the B.C. Native Women's Society Nadine Caron, first female First Nations
First Nations
surgeon

Politics[edit] Elections into the municipality in Kamloops
Kamloops
are held with the rest of the province every four years. Provincially, Kamloops
Kamloops
is considered to be bellwether, having voted for the governing party in every provincial election since the introduction of parties to British Columbian elections. By contrast, Kamloops
Kamloops
has regularly voted against the party in power federally until the 2006 Federal election. Kamloops
Kamloops
is represented in two provincial ridings – Kamloops
Kamloops
and Kamloops-North Thompson
Kamloops-North Thompson
– and one federal riding – Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo.

Mayor – Ken Christian Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Todd Stone, Kamloops-South Thompson Peter Milobar, Kamloops-North Thompson

Kamloops
Kamloops
crater on Mars

Federal Members of Parliament:

Cathy McLeod
Cathy McLeod
(2008–present) Conservative Party of Canada Betty Hinton (2000–2008) Conservative Party of Canada Nelson Riis (1980–2000) New Democratic Party Don Cameron (1979–1980) Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Leonard Marchand
Leonard Marchand
(1968–1979) Liberal Party of Canada

Planetary nomenclature[edit] The city's name has been given to a crater on the surface of Mars. Crater Kamloops
Kamloops
was officially adopted by the International Astronomical Union's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (IAU/WGPSN) in 1991. The crater lies at 53.8° south latitude and 32.6° west longitude, with a diameter of 65 km (40 mi).[74][75] Sister cities[edit]

Uji, Kyoto
Uji, Kyoto
Prefecture, Japan[76]

In media[edit] In "Cementhead," a 1989 episode of the television series Booker, the titular detective (played by Richard Grieco) tracks a capricious professional hockey player (Stephen Shellen) back to his hometown of Kamloops. Kamloops
Kamloops
and surrounding areas have been used for various Hollywood films such as An Unfinished Life, The A Team, 2012, The Pledge, Shooter, Firewall, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Monster Trucks (film), and various others.[77] "The Eye of Jupiter", the eleventh episode of the third season of Battlestar Galactica was filmed in Kamloops
Kamloops
in 2006. See also[edit]

List of place names in Canada
Canada
of Aboriginal origin CFJC-TV Kamloops
Kamloops
Daily News Kamloops
Kamloops
This Week

References[edit]

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Kamloops
Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2006 Community Profiles. ^ Kamloops, British Columbia
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(Census agglomeration) ^ Elevation at the airport ^ a b Canada
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Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 March 2018 to 0901Z 24 May 2018. ^ Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census subdivisions ^ Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations ^ a b Natural Resources Canada
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Mapping Services ^ Canada. Statistics Canada. "Census Profile 2016". Retrieved 9 March 2017.  ^ http://www.venturekamloops.com/why-kamloops/community-profile/demographics ^ a b "Kamloops". BC Geographical Names.  ^ Fort Kamloops
Kamloops
Journals, various authors (traders), primary source. ^ History of the Okanagan
Okanagan
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Kamloops
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Kamloops
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Kamloops
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Kamloops
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Kamloops
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Notes[edit]

^ Climate data was recorded in the city of Kamloops
Kamloops
from January 1890 to December 1950, and at Kamloops Airport
Kamloops Airport
from January 1951 to present.

External links[edit]

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