Thompson-Nicola Regional District

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Thompson-Nicola
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Kamloops Lake
Kamloops Lake
Official logo of Thompson-Nicola
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A map of British Columbia depicting its 29 regional districts and equivalent municipalities. One is highlighted in red.
Location in British Columbia
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Office locationKamloops
Government
 • TypeRegional district
 • BodyBoard of Directors
 • ChairKenneth Gillis (L)
 • Vice ChairBill Kershaw (O)
 • Electoral Areas
  • A - Wells Gray Country
  • B - Thompson Headwaters
  • E - Bonaparte Plateau
  • I - Blue Sky Country
  • J - Copper Desert Country
  • L - Grasslands
  • M - Beautiful Nicola Valley–North
  • N - Beautiful Nicola Valley–South
  • O - Lower North Thompson
  • P - Rivers and the Peaks
Area
 • Land44,449.42 km2 (17,162.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total132,663
 • Density2.98/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
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The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Canada 2006 Census population was 132,663 and the area covers 44,449.42 square kilometres. The administrative offices are in the main population centre of Kamloops, which accounts for 78 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,[3] solid waste management and recycling, emergency and development services, plus a film commission.[4]

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Government Type Population
Kamloops city 90,280[5]
Merritt city 7,113[6]
Chase village 2,286[7]
Clearwater district municipality 2,324[8]
Logan Lake district municipality 1,993[9]
Barriere district municipality 1,713[10]
Ashcroft village 1,558[11]
Cache Creek village 963[12]
Clinton village 641[13]
Sun Peaks mountain resort municipality 616[14]
Lytton village 249[15]

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)

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in Thompson-Nicola RD (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 99,760 77.3%
Aboriginal 18,705 14.5%
South Asian 2,960 2.3%
Chinese 1,410 1.1%
Japanese 1,010 0.8%
Filipino 880 0.7%
Black 700 0.5%
Latin American 345 0.3%
Korean 290 0.2%
Southeast Asian 265 0.2%
Arab 190 0.1%
West Asian 95 0.1%
Multiple minorities 225 0.2%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 80 0.1%
Total population 132,663 100%

Parks[edit]

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

References[edit]


  1. ^ "Board of Directors". Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  2. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
  4. ^ TNRD film commission
  5. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.

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