Kamloops

Travel Guide
Kamloops which includes mountains and snow
Enjoy all four seasons in this friendly Canadian sports center which has more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually and fun outdoor activities every day of the year.

Kamloops is a friendly city in the heart of British Columbia where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet. Visit to watch sports tournaments or participate in outdoor activities. Enjoy golf, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and boating, all within 45 minutes of downtown Kamloops.

Walk, jog or rollerblade around McArthur Island Park along the Thompson River. Stop to watch soccer or baseball on the many fields or tackle the skate park’s halfpipe and obstacles. If you’ve never tried lawn bowling or curling, stop here to see how these games are played. Cheer for U.S. and Canadian semi-professional teams during July’s Kamloops International Baseball Tournament at the park’s Norbrock Stadium. The island even has a 9-hole executive golf course with club rental.

Kamloops is known as Canada’s Tournament Capital. The city’s Tournament Capital Centre and other facilities host more than 100 varied sports events annually, including hockey, track and field, aquatics, cross-country skiing, volleyball, mountain biking, orienteering, kayaking, rugby, badminton, speed skating, rodeo, dance, dragon boat racing and even the Dirty Feet Running Race series.

Learn about the history of this part of British Columbia. In the early 1800s the area was part of the United States known as Fort Astoria, named after the American fur trader and millionaire John Jacob Astor. Canadians from Winnipeg reached this spot in 1863 and renamed it Kamloops, based on the First Nations word meaning “where the rivers meet.” Join the celebration of First Nations heritage via storytelling, song and dance during summer’s Kamloopa Pow Wow.

Kamloops has more than 200 restaurants, many conveniently located in the lively downtown area near the river. Admire historic buildings and quiet streets and stop in small boutiques along the brick sidewalks. Travel outside the city to enjoy the diverse landscapes of mountains, grasslands, lakes and valleys and spot local wildlife.

Four major highways come together in Kamloops. Drive from major centers such as Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Seattle.

Where to stay in Kamloops

The Plaza Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
The Plaza Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3 out of 5
405 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC, V2C2A9
The price is CA $76 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
CA $76
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kamloops. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Short,quick, easy comfortable"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2022

The Plaza Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC, V1S1N5
The price is CA $119 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
CA $119
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Kamloops. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,150 reviews)
"We had the honeymoon suite the jet tub wasn't working properly and there was a strange bug in the bathtub. It was a nice room but not for the price We like to have dinner at the pub across the street great food."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops
Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops
2.5 out of 5
1245 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC, V1S1R9
The price is CA $106 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
CA $106
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Kamloops. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Neat"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2022

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Prime Ski In / Ski Out Condo in the Heart of Sun Peaks Village
Prime Ski In / Ski Out Condo in the Heart of Sun Peaks Village
Sun Peaks, BC
Stay at this ski condo in Sun Peaks. Enjoy WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort are located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (57 reviews)
great unit.
"Very clean and everything works. Comfortable bed too. Not everything open, as it's October and between two main seasons. Coffee shop and some restaurants open. If in the area, we would stay here again."

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2022

Prime Ski In / Ski Out Condo in the Heart of Sun Peaks Village
Rayleigh Riverfront Retreat /. Newly Renovated  and Decorated.
Rayleigh Riverfront Retreat /. Newly Renovated and Decorated.
Kamloops, BC
Stay at this beach apartment in Kamloops. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Dunes at Kamloops and North Thompson Oxbows ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Staying in a botanic paradise
"Absolutely awesome! Beyond description. Hosts were wonderful, the property was a spectacular retreat along the river, all the amenities were of superior quality with so many top notch extras. A dream!"

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2022

Rayleigh Riverfront Retreat /. Newly Renovated and Decorated.
Spacious 2 bedroom, minutes from downtown
Spacious 2 bedroom, minutes from downtown
Kamloops, BC
Stay at this vacation home in Kamloops. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Exhibition Park and Sagebrush Theatre are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
The property was immaculate and as advertised. It was well stocked for what we needed.
"It was very good. The only thing is the wifi signal strength, which was very weak in the house. On the driveway you could get a good signal. Easy to solve by moving the wifi equipment to a better location. Otherwise, it was a perfect accommodation."

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2022

Spacious 2 bedroom, minutes from downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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