Thompson-Nicola Regional District

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Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Regional district
A typical view in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District
A typical view in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Nickname(s): TNRD
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
 • CAO Sukh Gill
 • Directors
 • Total 45,279 km2 (17,482 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 122,286
 • Density 2.7/km2 (7.0/sq mi)
Website Thompson-Nicola Regional District

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Canada 2006 Census population was 122,286 and the area covers 45,279 square kilometres. The administrative offices are in the main population centre of Kamloops, which accounts for 75 percent of the regional district's population. The only other city is Merritt; other municipally-incorporated communities include the District Municipalities of Logan Lake, Barriere and Clearwater and the Villages of Chase, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton and Lytton, and also the Mountain Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks.

The region is named indirectly for the Thompson River by way of the traditional regional names of "the Thompson Country" and "the Nicola Country"; the Nicola Country was named for Chief Nicola and was originally "Nicola's Country", where he held sway; he is also the namesake of that river. The regional district government operates over 115 services including libraries,[1] solid waste management and recycling, emergency and development services, plus a film commission.[2]


Municipality Government Type Population
Kamloops city 85,678
Merritt city 7,113
Chase village 2,495
Clearwater district municipality 2,331
Logan Lake district municipality 2,037
Barriere district municipality 1,773
Ashcroft village 1,628
Cache Creek village 1,040
Clinton village 636
Sun Peaks mountain resort municipality 371
Lytton village 228

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Electoral Areas[edit]

  • Electoral Area "A" (Wells Gray Country)
  • Electoral Area "B" (Thompson Headwaters)
  • Electoral Area "E" (Bonaparte Plateau)
  • Electoral Area "I" (Blue Sky Country)
  • Electoral Area "J" (Copper Desert Country)
  • Electoral Area "L"
  • Electoral Area "M"
  • Electoral Area "N"
  • Electoral Area "O"
  • Electoral Area "P" (Rivers and the Peaks)


The regional district contains more than 60 provincial parks. See List of provincial parks of Thompson-Nicola Regional District.


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°00′00″N 120°30′00″W / 51.00000°N 120.50000°W / 51.00000; -120.50000