Located in the heart of British Columbia’s interior, surrounded by the fascinating, hillside landscape of Canada’s only semi-arid desert, Kamloops is one of the hubs of the province. The name itself, Kamloops, is derived from a Shuswap Indian word meaning “meeting place,” referring to the joining of the North and South Thompson Rivers on which the town is located. Please note that all accommodations in Kamloops, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded.