In Kamloops, everyone gets to play like a local and experience life a little off the beaten path. This is a place where every street and trail are yours to explore, and where wrong turns often lead to the greatest discoveries.
If you’re looking for polish and flash, you’re in the wrong valley. Whether you want to test the limits of your mountain bike, birdie (or bogey) your way across some of Canada’s most beautiful golf courses, or hike and taste wine at new heights, Kamloops has what you crave. Just without the crowded streets, people-packed trails or traffic.
So come as you are, try something new, and let curiosity be your compass.
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BC Wildlife Park
Learn about wild animals Indigenous to British Columbia at the BC Wildlife Park. The park is a rescue and rehabilitation centre providing an educational experience on over 60 different species including Clover the Spirit Bear, the new Marble Foxes, and Birds of Prey. They are open daily from 9:30am-4:00pm. For more information, click here.
Take a hike
There are endless hiking trails in Kamloops that are great for all fitness levels. Hike through grasslands, vast canyons, and tall hoodoos that pique your imagination. Stroll along side picturesque lakes and sage-scented trails. Local tip: Head out towards sunset for a scenic, colourful view of the city that can only be described as something you see in a postcard. Click here, to find a trail for every level of adventurer. While on your hike, use these helpful tips to spot birds.
Kamloops has over 100 lakes within an hour drive from the city. Pack up the paddle board, kayak or canoe and take in the scenery on one of our pristine lakes. Local favourites include Paul Lake, Lac le Jeune, and Heffley Lake. Take SUP lessons and rentals with Paddle Surfit on Heffley Lake or visit Bruker Marina on Kamloops Lake. For more information about paddling, click here. Or to find a beach to soak up the sun, click here.
Have You ever teed off a canyon?
Is playing on an award-winning course a bucket list item? Kamloops offers a vast range of golfing terrain where you can swing with no crowds and the vibe is friendly. Play alongside rolling fairways and scenic views that will have you wondering whether you’re playing a round or taking a scenic stroll. To find a course, click here.
Angler’s take note: With some of the best stillwater fishing in the world, Kamloops has hundreds of lakes stocked with an abundance of different species of trout that will make any angler look like a skilled pro. The lakes are rich in aquatic life, giving the fish the ability to become ultra-selective on what they will eat. Public fishing docks make for great family fun, while blue-ribbon waters appeal to more skilled anglers. To find out where you can catch rainbow trout, click here.
Kid friendly activities
From arcade centers to waterparks, a science centre and wildlife; let the kids release pent up energy and explore Kamloops’ family-friendly attractions and activities the whole family will enjoy. For more information, click here.
Food and drink
Let your tastebuds soar with local fare from lively pubs, cafes, brewpubs, and quaint restaurants. Creatively pair your dish with a Kamloops craft brew, wine, cocktail, or cider. For more information, click here.
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