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Population: 80,000

Elevation: 345 metres (1133 feet) above sea level

Location: Located in the center of the Thompson Okanagan tourism region of south central British Columbia, approximately 3-1/2 hours by car from Vancouver, British Columbia and 5-1/2 hours from Seattle, Washington. The city lies in the heart of British Columbia’s southern interior at the confluence of the North Thompson and the South Thompson rivers which join near the city center and flow together downstream as the Thompson River.

Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (when it’s noon in Kamloops, it’s 2pm in Chicago, 3PM in New York City (EST), and 3pm in Toronto). Kamloops observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather: Average Temperatures:

Month

High

Low

January

41F

32F

February

44F

34F

March

50F

37F

April

58F

40F

May

64F

46F

June

69F

52F

July

74F

54F

August

73F

54F

September

65F

49F

October

57F

44F

November

48F

39F

December

43F

35F

Local Seasons:

Kamloops has a mild, dry four-season climate which means visitors can enjoy summer and winter activities. Kamloops experiences over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year and only 270 mm (10.62 in) of rain. It also gets a fair amount of snow. The average snowfall is 86 cm (33.86 in) in Kamloops to 559 cm (17 ft) at Canada's 3rd largest ski area, Sunpeaks.

In a weather survey of cities in Canada conducted by Statistics Canada, Kamloops had excellent ratings: Here's how Kamloops ranked in the top 100.

1st - hottest summers

2nd - warmest spring

2nd - driest city

2nd - most sunny days in warm months

11th - warmest year round

13th - mildest winter

14th - most sunny days year round

How to Get There:

By Air

Kamloops Regional Airport

3035 Airport Drive

Kamloops, BC, V2B 7X1

250 376-3935

Call for additional information

The regional airport is served by a limited number of airlines

By Car

Take Trans-Canada Highway 1 eastbound from Vancouver. Take the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops. Approx. 3 ¼ - 3 ½ hours.

By Bus

BC Transit
520 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC, V8W 2P3
250-385-2551

Offers service to Kamloops, call for schedule and additional information

By Train

VIA Rail

From anywhere in Canada or the United States, call toll-free: 888 842-7245

Rocky Mountain Rail Tours

From anywhere in Canada or the United States, call toll-free: 877-460-3200

How to Get Around:

With so many things to see and do year-round, the best way to get around is by either personal or rental car.

National Holidays:

New Years Day: January 1

Good Friday: Varies

Easter Monday Varies

Victoria Day: Monday preceding May 25

Canada Day: July 1. The Holidays Act provides that July 2 is Canada Day when July 1 is a Sunday.

Labour Day: First Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day: Second Monday of October

Remembrance Day: November 11

Christmas Day: December 25

Boxing Day: December 26


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