Kamloops

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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.

Super 8 by Wyndham Kamloops On The Hill
Super 8 by Wyndham Kamloops On The Hill
2 out of 5
1521 Hugh Allan Dr, Trans-Can Hwy, Exit Pacific Way, Kamloops, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $76 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in the heart of Kamloops, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Aberdeen Mall and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Thompson Rivers University. Tournament Capital Centre ...
3.8/5 Good! (952 reviews)
"Very clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2022

Super 8 by Wyndham Kamloops On The Hill
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
The price is CA $119 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
This family-friendly Kamloops hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aberdeen Mall, Thompson Rivers University, and Tournament ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,117 reviews)
"The rooms are clean, quiet and staff is helpful"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 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
The price is CA $110 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
This family-friendly Kamloops hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aberdeen Mall and Thompson Rivers University. Sunmore Ginseng ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Loved Everything except on the morning of checkout go a knock on my door at 10am and was nervous to open it, turns out it was a clean staff asking If I was checking out, I said “soon”, as Check out time was not even reached yet. A little bit unprofessional, she was very kind, but that should not ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2022

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops
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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. Aberdeen Mall and Royal Inland Hospital ...
3.6/5 Good! (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
 House on the Lake
House on the Lake
Kamloops, BC
This family-friendly Kamloops vacation home is located on the waterfront, 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Paul Lake Provincial Park, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Heffley ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Large, airy and sweetly decorated property.
"My partner, dog and I had a wonderful short stay in this spacious and open house. Wonderful welcome gifts and such a cute kitchen and expansive garden made the trip even sweeter. We spent some time exploring the area and would recommend visiting Paul lake for the hike up Gibraltar rock. This is a ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2021

House on the Lake
On the crest of a valley, in the heart of a campus, a new urban community..
On the crest of a valley, in the heart of a campus, a new urban community..
Kamloops, BC
Located in the heart of Kamloops, this romantic condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tournament Capital Centre and Thompson Rivers University. Aberdeen Mall ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Brand new condo
"Pros: - the unit is brand new and although it had a view we couldn't see anything because of the smoke from the fires - the owner was very responsive - it's close to shops and restaurants - it's on the campus of Thompson River University Cons: -keys to the unit had to be picked up from a different ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2021

On the crest of a valley, in the heart of a campus, a new urban community..
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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