The City of Kamloops is our Municipal Government. The word Kamloops is the English translation of the Shuswap word Tk’emlúps, meaning ‘where the rivers meet,’ and for centuries has been the home of the Tk’emlupsemc, ‘people of the confluence.’
Kamloops is a great community that nurtures growth. We are one of Canada’s premier host centres for developing amateur sport, tournaments, cultural events, high-performance training camps and national and international competitions. As Canada’s Tournament Capital, we foster a grassroots philosophy of inclusion, accessibility and sport development. Incorporated as a city in 1893, Kamloops has transitioned into an urban city while maintaining its western hospitality.
Kamloops takes pride in its vibrant arts community. Year-round locals and visitors alike enjoy professional and emerging art galleries and displays throughout the city. Amateur and professional theatre, music festivals, as well as established and emerging arts and culture organizations and events are held annually in our public venues.