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Residents Fill City Calendar with Beautiful Shots of Kamloops

Congratulations to the 13 photo competition finalists whose photos have been selected for the 2024 City Calendar! This gorgeous publication is used by thousands of residents every year and showcases Kamloops scenery and culture at its finest.

Book Recycling Program Launches With Great Success

The City’s new book recycling program has had an overwhelming response in its first few weeks.

Pumpkin Smash a Hit

Smiles were abound at the November 4 Pumpkin Smash as City staff helped kids smash, bash, roll, and stomp their Hallowe'en pumpkins at the various activity stations. The City composted a total of 2,830 kg of pumpkins from the event.

The Importance of Emergency Support Services and its Volunteers

Over 8,500 volunteer hours were contributed to Emergency Support Services in 2023.

City Employees Recognized for Community Fundraising

In 2022, City of Kamloops employees ran the largest fundraising campaign for the United Way within city limits. At the United Way BC Day Kick-Off Breakfast this Tuesday, City employees were honored with an award for this achievement.

Urban Tree Tour Video Launches

Trees are an important and amazing part of our community. In celebration of National Tree Day on September 20, the City’s Parks team has chosen some of their favourites to share with you.
Group photo of firefighters in navy, red, and yellow uniforms in front of fire trucks

Kamloops Fire Rescue Hosted Wildland Fire Training Course

More than 25 professional municipal firefighters from across Western Canada came to Kamloops August 1–4, 2023, to learn critical skills through a combination of classroom sessions and hands-on scenarios in the community.
Outdoor Farmer's market with tents and crowd

45 Years of History Received from the Kamloops Farmers’ Market

The Kamloops Farmers’ Market will provide the Kamloops Museum and Archives with historical files dating back to its earliest years. The collection contains a large range of records, including vendor applications, correspondence, advertising materials, and meeting minutes.
A screenshot of the homepage translated into Hindi

40+ Language Translation Options Now on

We are excited to share that all of the content on the City's website,, is now available in over 40 languages! Translation is also available on
Safer School Streets

Safer School Streets Pilot Project Wraps Up

The City of Kamloops and SD73 collaborated to deliver the city’s first ever Safer School Streets pilot program at Arthur Hatton Elementary School with a car-free perimeter around the school from May 29 to June 9, 2023.