Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (38) F
Entertainment (71) A+
Food and Drink (118) F
Fitness (19) F
Groceries (34) F
Parks (210) F
Shops (221) F
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.4% take public transportation in Kamloops.
Public Transit Stops (696)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living B-

The cost of living in Kamloops is 92/100 - which is 26% lower than British Columbia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime F

Kamloops crime rates are 9,068 per 100k, which is 50% higher than British Columbia
Property Crime
7,386 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,682 crimes per 100k
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employment B-

The median income in Kamloops is $89,921 - which is 4% higher than British Columbia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (56)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing A+

Kamloops home prices are $648,000 - which is 33% lower than British Columbia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
7.2x (home price to income ratio)
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schools C+

The Kamloops graduation rate is 86% - which is equal to British Columbia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (32) F
High Schools (14) F
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ratings A+

Kamloops has an overall rating of 87% from 20 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
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User Surveys (19)
From AreaVibes
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Living in Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Area Facts

  • Kamloops has a Livability Score of 70/100, which is considered excellent
  • Kamloops crime rates are 50% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Kamloops is 26% lower than the British Columbia average

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W school W location L city 5 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 04, 2023) By far best school in kamloops. the location is prime as it has access to many bus stops. students can walk downtown and really easily acess drugs and the homeless poulation which makes the location that much better. W school W location. ...Read More Read Less
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      Kamloops, BC

      Kamloops in British Columbia is located near Kamloops Lake and nestled by two branches of the Thompson River. This abundant region offers a warm climate and a diverse geography that includes desert plateaus, lush river valleys, pristine lakes and snow-capped mountains. Our Kamloops Livability guide will take you through the best of the city, from the terrain and the many outdoor recreational options it makes possible, to the city’s diverse population and many community festivals.

      Kamloops and the surrounding regions have seen strong and steady economic growth in recent years with burgeoning employment opportunities in a variety of sectors. These range from technology and healthcare, to primary resource processing (pulp mills, veneer, cement etc) and government services. The city’s focus on development is also evident in pre-employment programs at the open learning centre of nearby Thompson Rivers University, which provide the hands on technical training required for these jobs. The elementary and secondary schools in the region offer comprehensive educational options that include private schools, International Baccalaureate Program, French Immersion, programs for special needs children, as well as options for distance learning. Another highlight of the city’s well-developed infrastructure include its healthcare services. The Royal Inland Hospital offers a range of services for acute care and a number of private and speciality clinics. Kamloops transit services are also well maintained and highly efficient. Kamloops Transit System offers bus services throughout the city and the city has great road and rail connectivity to other parts of the country.

      When you’re in Kamloops you’ll be able to take full advantage of the area’s diverse geography and mellow climate. You’ll have easy access to biking and hiking trails and opportunities for boating and skiing. Kamloops Lake provides the perfect backdrop and abundant opportunities for fishing during the season.

      In addition to enjoying the great outdoors, you should make the most of the many festivals that highlight the city’s warm community atmosphere. The city hosts the Kamloops Cowboy Festival and the Kamloops Pow Wow, a celebration of First Nations culture, every year. As any Kamloops resident will tell you, the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival located at the Sun Peaks Resort is a must attend and a huge hit with locals and tourists alike. For a true taste of local culture, visit The Kamloops Farmers Market, which takes place downtown and offers fresh produce for your weekly groceries. The Noble Pig, the city’s only craft brewpub, popular for its Oktoberfest celebrations and specially brewed seasonal drinks, is also a must visit.

      F Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Kamloops? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.


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      Indian Point Park
      Moose Park
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      Schubert Park Lookout
      Waterfront Park
      Pioneer Park
      Overlanders Park


      Ice Box
      St. Joseph's Church
      Fort Kamloops
      Kamloops Heritage Railway
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      Food & Drink

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      Shark Club
      Scoopz Ice Cream Parlor
      Booster Juice
      Liquor Store
      Señor Froggy
      Booster Juice

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Kamloops? Of all people who commute, 2.4% take public transportation in Kamloops.
      Drive to Work

      6% higher than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      5% lower than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      equal to the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is Kamloops a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


      Overlander Hospital
      Royal Inland Hospital
      Overlander Extended Care Hospital


      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Manshadi Fharmacy
      Columbia Street Pharmacy
      Shoppers Drug Mart


      Aspen Medical Centre
      Kamloops Chiropractic & Massage
      Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic
      Thompson Rivers Medical Clinic
      Medical Clinic