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10 Interesting Facts About Kamloops

Facts About Kamloops

  • In 2016, Kamloops was the first city in British Columbia to become a Bee City, as numerous organizations in the community are actively protecting and creating bumble bee habitats in the city.
  • Kamloops is known as the Tournament Capital of Canada and hosts over 100 tournaments each year at world-class sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre.
  • Kamloops is a city in south-central British Columbia, Canada, at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and east of Kamloops Lake.
  • Kamloops was incorporated as a city in 1893.
  • 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 highest temperature ever recorded in Kamloops was 41.7 °C on 27 July 1939 and 16 July 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.3 °C on 16 and 18 January 1950.
  • The city’s name has been given to a crater on the surface of Mars. Crater Kamloops was officially adopted by the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1991.
  • Kamloops is twinned with Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan & Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
  • There are 82 parks in Kamloops, covering a total of 1,350 hectares.
  • The Kamloops area has been inhabited by the Secwépemc and Nlaka’pamux peoples, who have lived here for close to 10,000 years.
Facts About Kamloops
Facts About Kamloops

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