Let curiosity be your compass. Kamloops is many things, most notably authentic. Rough edges are embraced, as adventurous memories are made. Come as you are and enjoy everything our city has to offer.
If you've come for adventure, you're in the right place. Explore over 100 lakes, 82 parks, over 45 waterfalls, and hundreds of trails. If you've come for arts and culture, prepare to be surprised. There are always sights to see and stories to be shared, with art galleries, museums, a live theatre, outdoor festivals and more.
Kamloops is easily accessible by car, train, or air. Check DriveBC for current road conditions. See parts of BC only accessible by rail onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The Kamloops Airport, YKA, has service by Air Canada, WestJet, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Kamloops has everything to offer, without the crowded sidewalks, packed trails, and congested traffic. Outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate our extensive trail network, abundance of lakes, and semi-arid climate. Because of it's climate, Kamloops is becoming an award-winning wine region. Looking for fun for the whole family? Spend a day at the B.C Wildlife Park.
Kamloops is every mountain bikers dream. With its rugged landscape and rolling hills, it is perfect for any skill level. Enjoy wide open grasslands, fragrant sagebrush, and ponderosa pine forests as you hike through deep gorges, sandstone canyons, and chiseled hoodoos. Take in the shoreline or cliff side views from one of our many golf courses.
Winter doesn't have to slow you down. The area is full of trails for winter hiking, winter biking, and snow shoeing. Kamloops has indoor and outdoor skating rinks, and many lakes in the area that you can skate on. Speaking of frozen lakes, the ice fishing opportunities are abundant. Looking for something a little faster paced? Kamloops is only 45 minutes away from Sun Peaks Resort, Canada's second-largest ski area.
The word Kamloops comes from the Secwepenc word Tk'emlúps, meaning "where the rivers meet" and refers to the convergence of the North and South Thompson rivers. There are many Secwepenc education resources in Kamloops, including guided snowshoe tours, the Kweseltken Farmers' and Artisan Market, and the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park. Be sure to check out the Kamloops art gallery, or take a self guided walking tour of the back alley art gallery in downtown Kamloops.
Be sure to try the Prestige Hotel Kamloops' brand-new restaurant, Isagani, when it opens its doors in the spring/summer of 2022. With enough restaurants to satisfy any craving, tours at wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries, and a bustling farmers market, Kamloops is a foodies heaven.
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Kamloops offers a unique shopping experience with lots of eclectic, locally-owned, shops. If you're looking for brand names you know and love, check out Aberdeen Mall!