June, 2015 Archives

Two-Wheeled Pursuit

Posted on June 1st, 2015

Ride in Kamloops this season!

Photo courtesy of Jeff Topham

Kamloops is home to breathtaking hoodoos, crisp flowing river water and a skyline that will take all your senses on a ride! There’s no better way to experience the true landscape in and around Kamloops then seated on a motorcycle this season.  Start exploring with Tourism Kamloops’ Motorcycle Circle Tour map - http://www.tourismkamloops.com/files/TKMotorcycleMap20155final.pdf

Photo courtesy of Kelly Funk

Featuring 8 self-guided routes leading motorcycle enthusiasts along towering silt bluffs and rushing river valleys, near vineyards and grasslands, calm road-side fresh water lakes and sage-brush scented hillsides.  Kamloops is the ideal hub for your next motorcycle adventure.  With easy access by air, road or rail, pick up a motorcycle for rent at EagleRider Rentals and check into your motorcycle friendly accommodation.  Kamloops is a natural home-base while exploring all that this area has to offer. 

Photo courtesy of Kelly Funk

Set out to explore in any direction with key highlights include touring the area’s 4 wineries and 2 brew houses, a must-stop at the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum near Salmon Arm and a visit to Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Park.  Take a ride on Hell’s Gate Airtram in the Fraser Canyon, a lake side ride on scenic Highway 5A as well as the scenic loop along the Fishing Highway along Highway 24.  The Hot Springs Adventure Loop into the Kootenay region following Highways 23 and 6, bode pristine waterfalls and vibrant treelines.  Riding in and around Kamloops can be enjoyed from May through October and embraces all of the vibrant colours each season.  The Kamloops area is known for some of the best riding routes in the province – quiet, well-maintained highway corridors with plentiful rest areas and scenic viewscapes.  For more information on motorcycle touring, visit www.tourismkamloops.com/ride.

Kamloops Flavours Trail Press Release

Kamloops Flavours Trail Sets The Table for Tasty Exploration

Kamloops, BC:   Kamloops and its surrounding areas have a lengthy history as a flavourful destination for visitors and
locals alike. Embracing established community growers with emerging new producers, craft brewers, and wine and cider makers in the region, Tourism Kamloops proudly introduces the Kamloops Flavours Trail brochure shining a spotlight on the area’s culinary delights and signature events, and how to easily access them.
“We’re pleased to be featuring over 30 producers throughout our region on the Kamloops Flavours Trail, as well as many signature flavour‐style events,” says Monica Dickinson of Tourism Kamloops. “As a destination marketing organization, we recognized that there was an opportunity for us to take the lead to present itinerary and trail recommendations to visitors to our city to enjoy the abundance of flavours in our region. In addition, we’ve seen an emergence of an incredible wine industry and culture, which pairs perfectly with this initiative.”

Tourism Kamloops has produced the First Edition of the Kamloops Flavours Trail brochure which will be available free of charge to the public June 8th online, at the Kamloops Visitor Centre, or at one of the local producers’ locations. The
brochure features three trails; Flavours Trail: City Limits, Flavours Trail: West, and Flavours Trail: East, plus a shopping list of recommended local goodies, food inspired events, and more. “In addition to our brochure, we’ll be working with the local producers and growers to share their stories and passion for producing the unique‐to‐Kamloops fare,” says Dickinson. “We’re targeting the Lower Mainland area with a larger campaign as well, enticing those from the city to come and explore our unique landscape, engage with the real people who produce award winning wines, beers and food products, and to stay for a few days to enjoy Kamloops’ hospitality.”

For additional information on the Flavours Trail, visit www.tourismkamloops.com/flavourstrail

For More Information:
Monica Dickinson
Tourism Kamloops

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