Its name derived from a Shuswap Indian word meaning "meeting place", Kamloops lies at the confluence of the North and South Thompson River
s, and at the junction of three major highways (Highway 1 (The Transcanada Highway)
, Yellowhead Highway 5
and Highway 97
) and two railroads, Canadian National Railways
and Canadian Pacific Railway
. Kamloops offers something for everyone during over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. Golfing is one of the sports of choice for visitors who can play at five different 18-hole courses, all within 10-15 minute drives of town.
Known as "The Tournament Capital", Kamloops hosts many high profile sporting events. Kamloops offers downtown & riverside restaurants, sports facilities and music performances. Just north of city are miles of ginseng crops.
Kamloops has a surpassed 70,000 population and continues to grow rapidly.