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KamloopsCanada

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.

Top Hotels in Kamloops

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
The price is CA $106 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

This family-friendly Kamloops hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aberdeen Mall, Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Tournament Capital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (963 reviews)

"The room was huge and very clean, pool area was excellent. The restaurant was great as well."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Pacific Inn & Suites
Pacific Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1820 Rogers Place, Exit 368 off Hwy # 1, Kamloops, BC

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! (963 reviews)

"Good location, near stores and restaurants, but a little difficult to find without GPS. The room was very spacious and kept clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2020

Pacific Inn & Suites
Accent Inns Kamloops
Accent Inns Kamloops
3 out of 5
1325 Columbia St W, Kamloops, BC
The price is CA $95 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Kamloops, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tournament Capital Centre and Thompson Rivers University. Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Aberdeen Mall ...

4.3/5Excellent! (948 reviews)

"The location is excellent. The property is well maintained and clean. We will definitely stay here again when in Kamloops."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2020

Accent Inns 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.

Vacation Rentals in Kamloops

Cahilty Hotel & Suites
Cahilty Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
3220 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC
The price is CA $119 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out condominium resort in Sun Peaks is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort, and is convenient ...

4/5Very Good! (316 reviews)

"Very nice place. Clean. Bed was awesome and sooooo comfortable. Love the village which you’re basically right in."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

Cahilty Hotel & Suites
One Bedroom Suite Overlooking The Golf Course, With Beautiful Mountain Views
One Bedroom Suite Overlooking The Golf Course, With Beautiful Mountain Views
2432 Fairways Dr, Sun Peaks, BC

Located in Fairways, this romantic chalet is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort. Heffley Lake is 8.5 mi (13.6 km) away.

5/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Such a lovely place. It was perfect for my get away.

"Easy booking and connecting with owner was easy too."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

One Bedroom Suite Overlooking The Golf Course, With Beautiful Mountain Views
Fireside Lodge #409 By Bear Country
Fireside Lodge #409 By Bear Country
3.5 out of 5
409 - 3190 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks, BC

Situated in Sun Peaks, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort. Heffley Lake is 9.1 mi (14.7 km) away.

2/5 (1 review)

"While the location and proximity are favorable and advantageous... its unfortunate that the ‘little’ things are neglected.Simple small little things ads up to a frustration. ‘ cant blame everything Covid’"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Fireside Lodge #409 By Bear Country
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.

Top things to do in Kamloops

Skip the Line: Kamloops BC Wildlife Park Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Kamloops BC Wildlife Park Admission Ticket

CA $13
Per adult

Reviews of Kamloops

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Top Destination

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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 17.22689075630252%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 4, 2020

Nice town to stop in as a we were passing through.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

May 29, 2020

Just passed through.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 28, 2020

my favourite place to visit since I was a young boy

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 14, 2020

Always liked kamloops. Has great restaurants. Nightlife. And lots of things to do and see.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 8, 2020

I really like Kamloops! Beautiful place and people are friendly

4/5 - Good

Laurie

May 6, 2020

We stayed during the pandemic so nothing was open to visit but it is still a beautiful to just enjoy

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