The largest of the Health Service Areas, Thompson Cariboo Shuswap covers the largest geographical area and services a population of 220,000. A region of spectacular beauty, agricultural abundance, and historic richness, the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap offers all the amenities of an urban centre without the hurried pace.
There are year round sports and recreational activities, including ice fishing, curling, cross-country, downhill and heli-skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter. In the summer, outdoor pursuits include mountain biking, hiking, golfing, and all forms of water sports.
The Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region is a well developed arts and cultural environment, with special events like the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, the Salmon Arm Jazz Festival, the Cariboo Fall Fair and Kamloops Music in the Park. In addition, there are the Kamloops Symphony, the Western Canada Theatre Group and the Cariboo Art Gallery and Music Society.
Health care improvements
In 2006, the City of Kamloops received $22.4 million to build the Hillside Psychiatric Centre; a 47 bed facility offering tertiary psychiatric services. In 2009, Shuswap Lake Hospital in Salmon Arm received $21.67 million worth of re-development and renovations.
Find an Interior Health facility in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region or download complete profiles for hospitals in the area.
Our local communities
The following cities and towns make up the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region.