City view from Kamloops
|Location in British Columbia|
|Province :||British Columbia|
|Regional District :||Thompson-Nicola|
|Coordinates :||50 ° 40 ′ N , 120 ° 20 ′ W|
|Height :||345 m|
|Area :||297.3 km²|
|Residents :||85,678 (as of 2011)|
|Population density :||288.2 inhabitants / km²|
|Time zone :||Pacific Time ( UTC − 8 )|
|Postal code :||V1S, V2B-V2H|
|Mayor :||Ken Christian|
Kamloops is a city in the province of British Columbia in western Canada . Kamloops was founded in 1812 as a trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company . The city was granted local self-government on July 1, 1893 ( incorporated as City ).
Kamloops is located at the confluence of the North Thompson River and the South Thompson River to the Thompson River , not far from Kamloops Lake . As a favorable trading base, Kamloops had been the settlement area of the Secwepemc Indians for over 2000 years .
In the area around Kamloops there are numerous lakes such as Kamloops Lake , Paul Lake, Adams Lake or Lac Le Jeune. The city is known in Canada as the "Tournament Capital of Canada" because it hosts numerous soccer, baseball and hockey tournaments every year.
The 2011 census showed a population of 85,678 for the small town. The city's population has increased by 6.6% compared to the 2006 census, while the population in the province of British Columbia grew by 7.0%.
In Kamloops, the largest areas of employment are trade and health and social affairs.
The median income of Kamloops workers in 2005 was an above-average C $ 26,075 , while at the same time the average for the entire province of British Columbia was only C $ 24,867. The income gap between men (C $ 35,054; provincial average = C $ 31,598) and women (C $ 17,888; provincial average = C $ 19,997) is much larger in Kamloops than in the income comparison for the entire province. Male employees earn above average both in comparison to the provincial average of all employees and in comparison to all male employees, while the income of female employees is below average in both comparisons.
Kamloops is also considered one of the transportation hubs in British Columbia . Two railroad lines of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National , which run together through the Fraser Valley from Vancouver , branch off here. The Canadian National follows the North Thompson River via Jasper to Edmonton and the Canadian Pacific follows the South Thompson River via the Kicking Horse Pass to Calgary .
In addition, Highway 5 ( Coquihalla Highway ) and Highway 1 ( Trans-Canada Highway ) cross two important traffic axes in western Canada, both of which lead through the high mountains towards Vancouver .
About 9 kilometers northwest of the municipality is Kamloops Airport ( IATA airport code : YKA, ICAO code : CYKA). The airfield has two asphalt runways of different lengths. It connects the city with the metropolises of Canada. The community also has a seaplane base (Transport Canada Identifier: CAH7) on the Thompson River near Kamloops Airfield.
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Daughters and sons of the city
- Mitch Berger (born 1972), football player
- Don Hay (* 1954), ice hockey player and coach
- Joe Hicketts (born 1996), ice hockey player
- Aaron Keller (* 1975), Japanese-Canadian ice hockey player
- Bert Marshall (* 1943), ice hockey player, trainer and scout
- Phil Nimmons (* 1923), jazz musician, composer
- Arlene Pach (1928–2000), pianist and music teacher
- Mark Recchi (* 1968), ice hockey player
- Gabrielle Rose (born 1954), actress
- Robert William Service (1874–1958), poet and novelist
- Michael Shanks (born 1970), actor
- Tim Watters (* 1959), ice hockey player and coach
- David Ricardo Williams (1923–1999), lawyer, historian and writer
The US drama was here in 2003 An Unfinished Life ( An Unfinished Life ) with Jennifer Lopez and Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman rotated.
- Kamloops City
- Thompson Rivers University with main campus in Kamloops.
- Secwepemc Museum
- ^ Origin Notes and History. Kamloops. In: GeoBC . Retrieved September 18, 2012 .
- ↑ Kamloops Community Profile. Census 2011. In: Statistics Canada . July 30, 2012, accessed September 18, 2012 .
- ↑ Kamloops Community Facts. BCStats , accessed February 10, 2014 .