The area was originally inhabited by a tribe of the Cree Native Americans. The first European contact was in 1811, when an explorer working for the Pacific Fur Company spent a winter with the Cree indians. The town was established in 1812, as "Fort Cumcloups."
Today, Kamloops is known for its location of natural beauty amidst mountains, rivers, and lakes, as well as for its glowing city lights at night, history, and events - particularly in sports.
People Born in Kamloops
Kamloops in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2009 to film scenes of the movie The A-Team.