The Region of BC’s Best
Encompassing 44,449 square kilometres in the southern interior of BC, the Thompson-Nicola region is characterized by river valleys, desert terrain, rolling grasslands and towering mountains.
The region offers a range of rural and urban lifestyles, from the ranching communities in Lower Nicola to the convergence of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in Lytton, from the wilderness of the North Thompson Valley to the hub of the City of Kamloops. It is home to more than 60 provincial parks, 12 regional libraries and Thompson Rivers University.
The TNRD plays a key role in providing services that can be delivered efficiently and effectively through region-wide service delivery models. These include the regional library system, planning and development, recycling and solid waste, various community services, water and wastewater utilities, and a film commission.
As a local government, the TNRD delivers more than 120 services to help make this the region of BC’s best and administers the Thompson Regional Hospital District.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) was incorporated and held its first Board meeting on November 24, 1967. The provincial objective in creating regional districts was to deliver services efficiently and economically to unincorporated areas of the province on a local, sub-regional and regional basis.