HOST CITY: Kamloops, BC
Kamloops is a city in south-central British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide with 90,280 residents in 2016. Kamloops has a regional district population of 132,663.