Kamloops, Canada, a city in British Columbia about 140 miles (225 km) northeast of Vancouver. The city is located at the junction of the north and south branches of the Thompson River, a tributary of the Fraser River. The lumber, mining, and cattle-raising industries are important to the local economy. Tourism is also important; trout fishing at nearby Kamloops Lake is especially popular. Kamloops is served by two railways and two highways, including the Trans-Canadian Highway. A fur trading post was established here in 1812. Kamloops became a city in 1893.