Kamloops Top Growth City in Canada According to U-Haul International

People moving to Kamloops in droves: U-Haul


More people are moving to Kamloops than any other Canadian city according to U-Haul International, Inc.


<who> Photo Credit: KelownaNow.
Photo Credit: KelownaNow.


The mid-sized B.C. city headlines the list of Canadian Growth Cities on the U-Haul 2016 migration trends reports.

With its location along the Thompson River and a population nearing 90,000, Kamloops climbed six spots from its 2015 ranking to become the U-Haul number one Canadian Growth City for 2016, beating out Toronto, which topped the list last year.

Growth cities are calculated by the net gain of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks over departing one-way U-Haul trucks for a calendar year. Each year, there are more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rentals.

Kamloops saw over 55% of U-Haul truck rental customers coming into the city as opposed to 45% percent leaving last year. There was a 16% surge in arrivals in 2016 compared to 2015.

"Kamloops is considered a very affordable option for people looking for full city living without being in a metropolitan area," Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar said.


<who> Photo Credit: KelownaNow.
Photo Credit: KelownaNow.


A total of 19 out of the 25 top U-Haul Canadian Growth Cities are in Ontario, including the next seven cities after Kamloops. Five B.C. cities are represented and Halifax is the lone city outside B.C. or Ontario to make the list.

1. Kamloops, B.C.
2. Belleville, Ont.
3. Guelph, Ont.
4. Gravenhurst, Ont.
5. North Bay, Ont.
6. Parry Sound, Ont.
7. Woodstock, Ont.
8. Trenton, Ont.
9. Chilliwack, B.C.
10. Ottawa, Ont.
11. Midland, Ont.
12. Strathroy, Ont.
13. Chatham, Ont.
14. Kingston, Ont.
15. Vernon, B.C.
16. Orillia, Ont.
17. St. Thomas, Ont.
18. Penticton, B.C.
19. Peterborough, Ont.
20. Halifax, N.S.
21. Huntsville, Ont.
22. Nepean, Ont.
23. Simcoe, Ont.
24. Merritt, B.C.
25. Elliot Lake, Ont.

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