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.
> 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.
> Shumway Lake: only 15 minutes from Kamloops. Home to the:
> 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.
True Outdoors 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.
Hitch N Rail Resort
Heffley Lake, BC
250-578-0188 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
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