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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

Pacific Inn & Suites
Pacific Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1820 Rogers Place, Exit 368 off Hwy # 1, Kamloops, BC
The price is CA $76 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Aberdeen Mall, Tournament Capital Centre, and Thompson Rivers University.
4/5Very Good! (994 reviews)
"This hotel was fine for a one night stay. The biggest concern was that the first time we stayed we reported a dripping tub faucet and an un attached closet door. Neither of these issues adversley affected our stay but the dripping faucet was a water conservation/cost issue. We reported it the next ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 9, 2021

Pacific Inn & Suites
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
The price is CA $127 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
This family-friendly Kamloops hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aberdeen Mall and Tournament Capital Centre. Thompson Rivers ...
4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on Jun. 7, 2021

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel
Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel
3.5 out of 5
225 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC
The price is CA $124 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Kamloops City Centre, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sandman Centre and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops Lake and Kamloops ...
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)
"Had street parking for our vehicle and trailer"

Reviewed on Jun. 8, 2021

Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel
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.
Blacktail Retreat - Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub - Sun Peaks/heffley Lake
Blacktail Retreat - Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub - Sun Peaks/heffley Lake
Sun Peaks, BC
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Heffley Lake, Sun Peaks Resort, and Sun Peaks Golf Course. Paul Lake Provincial ...
5/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Such an amazing property + beautiful cabin!
"Such a special spot, looking forward to returning next year for sure :) They didn’t miss a detail, the cabin has everything you need is here. The hot tub and fire pit are such a perfect addition to a great cabin experience. Love this place, hosts were great!! Thanks :)"

Reviewed on Apr. 28, 2021

Blacktail Retreat - Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub - Sun Peaks/heffley Lake
Custom Built log Home Surrounded by Lakes
Custom Built log Home Surrounded by Lakes
Logan Lake, BC
Situated in Logan Lake, this vacation home is 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Greenstone Mountain Provincial Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Meadow Creek Golf Club and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Second time visiting!
"We loved this cabin so much we jumped on the opportunity to stay again. It's a really comfortable place to go and relax and the living space is large to accomodate everyone."

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 2021

Custom Built log Home Surrounded by Lakes
Residence & Conference Centre - Kamloops
Residence & Conference Centre - Kamloops
2 out of 5
1025 University Drive, Kamloops, BC
Situated in Kamloops, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tournament Capital Centre and Thompson Rivers University. Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Aberdeen ...
3.6/5Good! (560 reviews)
"There seems a shortage of staff so I had to line up for a while to check in. I got 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for 4 adults which was amazing so we could all have some privacy. It was quiet and the view was great day and night if you are on higher floor."

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2019

Residence & Conference Centre - 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.

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