Coquitlam, BC, Canada
The City of Kamloops, gateway to the Interior of British Columbia, is situated in a scenic valley at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. It is home for the approximately 80,000 people residing within its incorporated area of 144 square miles (373 kilometers).
Located at the crossroads of the Coquihalla, the TransCanada and the Yellowhead, B.C.'s major highways, Kamloops is approximately three and a half hours from Vancouver, nine hours from Edmonton, five hours from Prince George and six hours from Banff or Seattle.
Kamloops offers diverse amenities to its residents and visitors. The region surrounding the city is an appealing mix of sage lands, pine forests, mountains,lakes, rivers and pastureland, renown for its fishing, water sports, horseback riding, houseboating, white water rafting, superb hiking, snowmobiling, downhill and crosscountry skiing.
Its economy is diverse, Kamloops is a destination stop-over for numerous tour buses, Greyhound coaches and the Rocky Mountaineer Rail. Kamloops enjoys over 2000 hrs of sunshine per year and minimal precipitation (usually less than 120cm).
The major centre in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District's trading area of over 170,000 people, Kamloops is a city of opportunity. The City has it's own web-site at www.city.kamloops.bc.ca. More information on the TNRD is available from them at www.tnrd.bc.ca.
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