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Kamloops is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is the Tournament Capital of Canada. It has hosted Strauss Canada Cup of Curling, Skate Canada, World Fly Fishing Championships, Tim Horton's Olympic Qualifying Bike Race, and World Junior Hockey Championships. Kamloops has a population of just under 93,000, but is very spread out along two rivers, giving it the impression of being a much larger city.

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Fun Facts

  1. The name Kamloops comes from the Secwepemc word T'kemlups meaning "the meeting of the rivers." Kamloops is on the meeting point of the South Thompson and the North Thompson which, together, create the Thompson River.
  2. Kamloops has 13 remarkable golf courses and is known as "Canada's Tournament Capital"
  3. Peter Wing, the first ethnic Chinese mayor in North America, served as the Mayor of Kamloops.
  4. Benjamin James Ayres, an actor best known for his role as Dr. Zach Miller of the CTV series Saving Hope., was born in Kamloops.
  5. The city's name has been given to a crater on the surface of Mars.

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