Canoeing & Kayaking in Kamloops, British Columbia


Watersports in Kamloops

The variations in land elevations and abundance of lakes and rivers in Kamloops and surrounding areas provide great paddling opportunities. There are a full range of grades for testing canoeing and kayaking skills from the gentle flow of area lakes to the faster pace of the South and North Thompson Rivers.


Canoeing and Kayaking in Kamloops

> The North & South Thompson Rivers: The Thompson Rivers, which runs right through the city, are the perfect places to start a canoe or kayak adventure.

  • Boat launches
  • Plenty of parking


> Paul Lake: this quiet lake is located just 15 minutes from Kamloops and is also a great place to go out with a guided tour.


> Kamloops Lake: this lake is a very large lake and is fed by the Thompson River. Kamloops.


> Shuswap Lakes: the Big & Little Shuswap Lakes are world renowned and offer paddlers miles of great wildlife viewing.


> 100+ Lakes in the Area: there are too many lakes within an hour's drive of Kamloops to mention


Canoe and Kayak Rentals in Kamloops, BC

Canoe and Kayak Rentals in Kamloops

Kamloops has shops which sell paddling gear and have repair facilities.

Ocean Pacific Water Sports
1168 Battle Street
250-828-0188 or Website

True Outdoors Kamloops
749B Notre Dame Drive
250-377-0157 or Website

More sport stores in Kamloops

Canoe and Kayak Rentals at Resorts near Kamloops

Don't have a vehicle to transport a canoe or kayak? No problem! In the Kamloops area, there are also resorts that offer canoe and kayak rentals. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

Bruker Marina (Kayaks only)
Kamloops Lake, BC (situated right beside Tobiano Golf Course)
1-250-434-2391 or Website
Hitch N Rail Resort
Heffley Lake, BC
250-578-7113 or Website
Lac le Jeune Resort
South of Kamloops on Hwy 5 or Lac Le Jeune Road
250-372-2722 or Website
Mile High Resort
Logan Lake, BC
250-523-6479 or Website
Spruce Wilderness Lodge (Canoes only)
Bonaparte Lake, BC
1-250-709-9111 or Website
Sun Peaks Resort
McGillivray Lake/Heffley Lake, BC
250-578-5542 (summer) or Website


Canoe and Kayak Tours in Kamloops, BC

Desert North Adventure Kayaking Tours
250-320-1267 or Website
Half day or full day freshwater Kayaking Tours. White Water tours available upon request.

Sun Peaks Voyageur Canoe Tours
250-578-5542 or Website