Kamloops is the largest and fastest growing interior City in the interior of British Columbia, an area that serves both as a vacation destination and as a popular stop over for travelers.
The Trans-Canada that runs east to west and the Yellowhead highway that runs north to south intersect at Kamloops making Kamloops hotels ideal for a night stop on the way from Vancouver to The Canadian Rockies.
Located in a wide-open ranching country,experience Kamloops diverse natural settings of several golf courses, horseback riding and hiking trails for summer recreation.
Experience Kamloops diverse natural settings and one of the longest golf seasons in BC. (approximately March through November). The Riverland Inn and Suites offers a number of golf packages please contact us directly for more information at our Riverland Inn and Suites Toll Free: 1-800-663-1534
- Rivershore Estate & Golf Links
- Kamloops Golf & Country Club
- Sun Rivers Golf Resort
- Talking Rock
- The Dunes at Kamloops
- Eagle Point
Biking / Hiking
Kamloops has a worldwide reputation in the sport of mountain biking. For many years Kamloops' hills and riders have been featured in the adrenaline and gravity rushing films such as "Pulp Traction" and "Cranked".
Its unique climate and terrain and the variety of riding that can be found have already attracted riders from all over the globe.
A Hiker's Paradise
Kenna Cartwright offers an extensive network of gentle nature trails for hiking or cycling with panoramic views of the city, the Thompson Valley, Kamloops Lake and the convergence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. More Details
BC Wildlife Park
At the BC Wildlife Park, features over 65 species of wildlife spread out on 50 hectares. Enjoy the diverse and often humorous personalities of Cougars, Moose, Birds of prey, Snakes, great Grizzly Bears, Mountain Goats, and Timber Wolves!
The New Discovery Centre includes the BC Eco-Discovery Gallery that features interactive fun and learning experiences. This new gallery allows guests to explore the unique habitats of the province - Rain Forest, Grasslands, Mountains, Interior Plateaus and the North.
The BC Wildlife Park also has Education Programs are designed to meet the B.C. science curriculum, fulfilling a range of Learning Outcomes from B.C. Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Packages.
For more information on the BC Wildlife Park go to www.bczoo.org
The area surrounding Kamloops is a fisherman's dream. There are roughly a hundred lakes within a half hour drive from Kamloops. To find more information about the great fishing Kamloops and area has to offer, to go www.thompsonokanagan.com/fishing
Sun Peaks 578-7842
Harper Mountain 573-5115
Erin Valley Riding Stables 573-5442
Lake City Casino 372-3336
Cineplex Odeon 377-8401
Kamloops' Riverside Park
Located on the banks of the Thompson River next to the Interior Savings Centre and just minutes from Riverside Inn and Suites.
Enjoy a picnic in the picturesque park, stroll along the beach, go for a refreshing swim, bring the kids to the Variety Kids Centennial Water Park, or play a game of lawn bowling. More Details
Dog Friendly Parks
Kamloops is also a dog friendly city. Hosting many dog events and competitions.
Roderick Haig Brown Conservation Area 371-6200
Kenna Cartwright Park 828-3580
Located in southwest Kamloops.
Take the Trans Canada Highway to Exit #366 north along Copperhead Drive and then west along Hillside Drive to the main entrance.
Paul Lake Provincial Park 371-6200
The park is located 20 minutes from Kamloops off of Highway 5. Paul Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and a convenient car-top boat launch is provided. Over 7 km of hiking trails provide the visitor with beautiful scenery and vantage points of the surrounding area.
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park 371-6200
TRU (Thompson Rivers University)
900 Road Phone: 250-828-5000
The City of Kamloops is in the process of developing and expanding sports facilities at TRU to improve tournament-hosting capabilities in the city. Hillside Stadium conceptual designs include an indoor track, 3 gymnasium floors with seating, gymnastics facility, sports medicine service and retail space indoors. Outside this building: 3 soccer fields, including one artificial field with lights and grandstands. Contact http://www.kamloops.ca/tournamentcapital/index.shtml for more information.
Festival's and Events
- Ice Wine Festival
- Cowboy Festival
- Kamloops Pro Rodeo (June)
- Canada Day Folkfest (July)
- Pow Wow
SPECTACULAR NATIVE RELIC August Long weekend
- Music in the Park Nightly
(July- Aug ) 374-3377
- Hot Nights in the City
( Hot Rods-Aug) 372-2197
- Alpine Blossom Festival
- Kamloops Wildlife Park
- Ginseng Tours
- Kamloops Art Gallery
- Salmon Run (Sept- Oct)
- Spirit of Kamloops Heritage Railway
- Interior Savings Centre
300 Lorne St.
- Ice Box Arena
463 Dene Drive
- Brock Arena
2470 Fleetwood Avenue
- Canada Games Pool
- Kamloops Blazers
- Memorial Arena
740 Victoria St.
- Valleyview Arena
353 Highland Rd
- Mc Arthur Island Sports Centre
- Kamloops Aquatic Centre
- YMCA- YWCA
- Aberdeen Mall
- Sahali Mall
- Thompson Park Mall
- Northhill Mall
- Downtown Kamloops
#4-231 Victoria St Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1 (250) 372-3242
- Save on Food
- Secwepemc Indian Museum
- Firehall Museum
1205 Summit Drive Kamloops BC V2C 5R9
- Kamloops Museum & Archives
- St. Joseph's Historic Church
- Kamloops Art Gallery
- Kamloops Airport
Kamloops Airport Ltd.
3035 Airport Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2B 7X1
Phone: (250)376-3613 Fax: (250)376-3935
- Air Canada Jazz: 1-888-247-2262
- Central Mountain Air: 1-888-865-8585
- Horizon Air: 1-800-547-9308
- Greyhound: 1- 250-374-1212
- Kamloops Transit System: 1-250-376-1216
- Via Rail: 1-888-842-7245
- BC Ferries:1-888-223-3779
- Kami Cabs: 374-5151
- City of Kamloops
7 Victoria Street, Kamloops
British Columbia, V2C 1A2
Phone (250) 828 3311