Boating in Kamloops, British Columbia
Where to Boat in Kamloops
Kamloops is home to 100+ lakes and many rivers located close to the city, plus many of these bodies of water have boat launches making Kamloops a great home base for that next boating adventure.
Recommended Areas For Boating in Kamloops
> Thompson Rivers - Boat launches:
Looking to combine a boating adventure with lunch or dinner: pull up to the dock in the South Thompson River at Storm's Restaurant.
> Kamloops Lake - Boat launches:
> Shuswap Lakes - Boat launches:
Please note: While boating in the Shuswap, watch for buoys that may indicate divers in area, safe anchorage, or a swimming area where boats are not permitted.
> North & East Barriere Lakes - Boat launches:
Boat & Seadoo Rentals near Kamloops, BC
Boat & Seadoo Rentals on the Shuswap Lake
Located at Bayside Marina - 2509 Blind Bay Road
Blind Bay, BC
Boat Launches at Provincial Parks in Kamloops and Area
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park | Nestled among lodgepole pine, spruce and fir, Lac Le Jeune Park appeals to anglers seeking an easily-accessible getaway spot. The park offers a diverse assortment of recreational activities including swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and nature appreciation. The park sees high use during the summer season. During the winter the area is used for cross-country skiing but vehicle access to the park depends on snow levels.
McConnell Lake Provincial Park | Popular with fishermen -- the lake is noted for rainbow trout to exceed 1.5 kg. In order to access this lake, vehicles require high clearance.
Roche Lake Provincial Park | Seven world-class stocked rainbow trout lakes, only two of which are served by maintained gravel roads, on the Thompson Plateau. Small. This is a year-round recreation area, noted for hunting, wildlife viewing, fishing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Tunkwa Provincial Park | Tunkwa Provincial Park contains two large, man-made trout-fishing lakes, Tunkwa and Leighton. Tunkwa is listed in the top 10 provincial rainbow trout fisheries. This park protects mid elevation grasslands, forests, lakes, and wetlands including bogs and ponds. This is a year-round recreation area, noted for hunting, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, fishing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Walloper Lake Provincial Park | Just off the Coquihalla Highway, this small lake is surrounded by an open lodgepole pine forest. The park offers opportunities for fishing and picnicking day-use only. There is a picnic table and pit toilets. A fishing wharf is provided.