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 The location of Kamloops 

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Around Kamloops ...

Kamloops is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Salmon Arm. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Kamloops and has a population of 16,000 people.<1>

For comparison, Kamloops has a population of 80,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashcroft   [Map]     1,664   W   41 miles [66 km]
Cache Creek   [Map]     1,037   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chase   [Map]     2,409   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan Lake   [Map]     2,162   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Merritt   [Map]     6,998   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Salmon River 1   [Map]     53   E   46 miles [74 km]
Skeetchestn   [Map]     258   W   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Barnhartvale   [Map]       E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Black Pines   [Map]       N   18 miles [29 km]
Dallas   [Map]       E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Heffley Creek   [Map]       NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Juniper Ridge   [Map]       E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kamloops Junction   [Map]       N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Knutsford   [Map]       S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lac Le Jeune   [Map]       SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Monte Creek   [Map]       E   16 miles [25.7 km]
North Kamloops   [Map]       W   Less than 2 miles
Pinantan Lake   [Map]       E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pritchard   [Map]       E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Valleyview   [Map]       E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Vinsulla   [Map]       N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Westsyde   [Map]       N   6 miles [9.7 km]

Nearby Communities Having TripAdvisor Information ...

In addition to the nearby communities below, there is a TripAdvisor Tourism page for Kamloops.

Communities Explored by TripAdvisor

Barriere  -  36 miles [57.9 km] to the north northeast [Map]  

Chase  -  29 miles [46.7 km] to the east northeast [Map]  

Falkland  -  33 miles [53.1 km] to the east southeast [Map]  

Heffley Creek  -  16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast [Map]  

Lac Le Jeune  -  15 miles [24.1 km] to the south southwest [Map]  

Logan Lake  -  24 miles [38.6 km] to the west southwest [Map]  

McLure  -  26 miles [41.8 km] to the north [Map]  

Quilchena  -  37 miles [59.5 km] to the south southwest [Map]  

Savona  -  23 miles [37 km] to the west northwest [Map]  

Sun Peaks  -  22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast [Map]  

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Kamloops. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Kamloops.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kamloops. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Airports Near Kamloops ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Kamloops.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  Location  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kamloops Airport (YKA/CYKA)   [Map]     Kamloops  CYKA --- ---
Quilchena Airport   [Map]     Quilchena  CBT6   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Merritt Airport(IATA:YMB)   [Map]     Merritt  CAD5   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cache Creek Airport   [Map]     Cache Creek  CAZ5   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Salmon Arm Airport(YSN/CZAM)   [Map]     Salmon Arm  CZAM   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vernon Rgnl. (YVE/CYVK)   [Map]     Vernon  CYVK   SE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]     Kelowna  CYLW   SE   64 miles [103 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Kamloops.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Kamloops. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]     Kelowna  CYLW   SE   64 miles [103 km]
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]     Vancouver  CYVR   SW   163 miles [262.3 km]
Victoria Intl. (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]     Victoria  CYYJ   SW   196 miles [315.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kamloops Airport (YKA/CYKA)   [Map]     Kamloops  CYKA --- ---
Penticton Rgnl. (YYF/CYYF)   [Map]     Penticton  CYYF   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)     Location  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Quilchena Airport   [Map]     Quilchena  CBT6   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Merritt Airport(IATA:YMB)   [Map]     Merritt  CAD5   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cache Creek Airport   [Map]     Cache Creek  CAZ5   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Salmon Arm Airport(YSN/CZAM)   [Map]     Salmon Arm  CZAM   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vernon Rgnl. (YVE/CYVK)   [Map]     Vernon  CYVK   SE   52 miles [83.7 km]

Detailed Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl. (YYJ/CYYJ)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kamloops Airport (YKA/CYKA)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Penticton Rgnl. (YYF/CYYF)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Salmon Arm Airport(YSN/CZAM)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vernon Rgnl. (YVE/CYVK)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Kamloops were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting at Kamloops. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kamloops) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kamloops. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kamloops

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Kamloops), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kamloops.



 
 
 

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