Situated at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers in the Thompson Valley, Kamloops is the second largest city in the interior of British Columbia with a growing population of 90,000 people.

The desert-like interior boasts wide open grasslands, sagebrush, ponderosa pine forest and sandstone canyons. Located at the crossroads of the Coquihalla Highway, Yellowhead Highway and Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops is easy accessible from every direction.

Kamloops is a true four-season adventure playground with long, warm summers. From April to November the weather is perfect for hiking and biking trails, paddling lakes and rivers, rafting, horseback riding and experiencing local culture. From mid-December to March, go downhill skiing to the nearby ski resorts of Sun Peaks and Harper Mountains or explore winter trails via snowshoe, cross country skis or snow bikes.

The area boasts more than 100 lakes nearby and is a true Mecca for the trout fishermen. Cast a line in the pristine mountain lakes and rivers, stay on a campground at one of the many fishing resorts and take it all in.

Kamloops is a paradise for hikers and offers trails for every level, and mountain bikers love the rugged trails. Explore Kamloops’ family activities that include water parks and slides, wildlife and educational sanctuaries and fares.

Get out and enjoy the open roads and drive along the many scenic roads this area has to offer. Sushwap Lake and Wells Grey Park are close by. Pan for Gold or cruise the hot spring trail. Freedom, speed and independence, the sky and the highway - Kamloops is a destination that offers it all.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Kamloops Wildlife Park
  • Kamloops Heritage Railway & Steam Train
  • Riverside Park
  • McArthur Island Park
  • Wine tasting at various wineries

Summer Activities

Experience hiking, biking, fishing, golf and summer events in Kamloops. Enjoy warm weather for so many outdoor activities all the way into the end of September.

Video courtesy of Tourism Kamloops

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