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Nestled in the scenic Thompson Valley, Kamloops is a vibrant city that offers a unique blend of urban and outdoor living. With a population of over 90,000 people, Kamloops is the second-largest city in the Interior and is a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The City of Kamloops is located on Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc territory within the unceded ancestral lands of the Secwépemc Nation, Secwepemcúĺecw.

Kamloops is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including mountains, lakes, and rivers, making it an ideal place for hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing. Whether you’re looking for a challenging backcountry adventure or a leisurely stroll along the river, Kamloops has something for everyone.

In addition to its natural attractions, Kamloops is home to a thriving arts and culture scene. The city boasts several galleries, museums, and performance spaces that showcase the best of local and regional talent. From live music and theatre to visual arts and festivals, there is always something happening in Kamloops.

For more information on the history of Tk’emlups and to learn more about the culture, language, and people, please visit

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Laura Saul - Indigenous Artist Collaborator

Artist Inspiration Statement
Laura Saul, Indigenous Artist Collaborator

This design aims to showcase an important part of Secwépemc tradition – oral history and the storytelling of legends. The legends retold in short form here were read and heard from Freda Jules and Peter Michel, respectively. Within the sun is Coyote, who is asked to take over the sun’s job by the request of the people who aren’t pleased with their current sun. He proves only to be worthy of replacing, as he gets too close to the ground, making it too hot, and calls out anything he sees the people doing wrong. He is replaced by a bird, Red-shafted Flicker, who later lays an egg which is the sun as we know it today.

The salmon tails in the mountains are a nod to another legend involving Coyote, where he promises that if Bear teaches him to fish, then he will fish for the people. When Bear isn’t looking, Coyote fishes as fast as he can, amounting a large pile that he covers up when Bear approaches. This happens again with Coyote becoming too overzealous and creating an even bigger pile that doesn’t go unnoticed by Bear. This large, covered pile is Mount Peter, and the first, relatively smaller one is Mount Paul.

Other Nearby Competitions to Extend Your Stay

King’s Park (2.5 hours from Kamloops)  //  Facebook  //  Instagram

Albert McGowan Park (in Kamloops)


Host Hotels for SDCCS 2024 Kamloops

All room rates are listed per night before taxes, based on double occupancy unless otherwise stated.

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Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel – SOLD OUT
225 Lorne Street
Walk: 1 min (across the street)  //  Drive: n/a
1.800.726.3626  //

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops
540 Victoria Street
Walk: 10 mins  //  Drive: 5 mins
1.250.372.2281 x 1601  //
2 Queens – $285/night  //  King – $265/night

The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre
650 Victoria Street
Walk: 12 mins  //  Drive: 5 mins
1.888.374.8999  // (no online booking)
2 Queens or 1 King – $200/night

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kamloops
339 St Paul Street
Walk: 10 mins  //  Drive: 6 mins
1.250.851.0026  //
2 Queens or 1 King – $289/night

Best Western Plus Kamloops
660 Columbia Street West
Walk: n/a  //  Drive: 9 mins
1.877.302.7878  //
2 Queens – $179.99/night (Quad Occupancy)

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way
Walk: n/a  //  Drive: 10 mins
1.800.663.1144  //
2 Queens – $161/night  //  2 Queens (Poolside) – $171/night  //  King Suite – $161/night

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops
1245 Rogers Way
Walk: n/a  //  Drive: 10 mins
1.250.571.7897  //
2 Queens or 1 King – $249/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Kamloops
1475 Hugh Allan Drive
Walk: n/a  //  Drive: 10 mins
1.855.603.1189  //
2 Queens or 1 King – $249/night

Holiday Inn Express Kamloops
1550 Versatile Drive
Walk: n/a  //  Drive: 12 mins
1.877.660.8550  //
2 Queens or 1 King – $219/night

Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops
675 Tranquille Road
Walk: n/a  //  Drive: 12 mins
1.877.660.8550  //
2 Queens – $199/night