Kamloops, the meeting of the waters
The city of Kamloops lies at a strategic point in the interior of B.C. At the junction of the Shuswap and North Thompson Rivers, Kamloops is also on the main traffic route through this area for both rail and highway. Current population is about 75,000. Chief industries: forestry, ranching, transportation, tourism, sportfishing, mining, specialty crops such as ginseng.
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More info on the Kamloops website
"Flyfishing at it's very best"
Kamloops is renowned for its many prime flyfishing lakes. Some of my favorites are Pass, Community, Lac Le Jeune, Badger and Wolloper. In addition some lakes also have Kokanee (landlocked sockeye salmon).
The Thompson river has a good steelhead run in the fall and winter near Savona and Spences Bridge.
Large areas of the dry interior are used in the cultivation of ginseng, much of which is exported. Screens are used to reduce the drying effects of the warm weather in this area.