Author: Amy Watkins

Amy Watkins, a British-born travel and food writer. She can be found exploring Stanley Park, hiking in the rainforest with her bulldog, Rick James; tackling waves and tacos in Tofino; or eating her way around the province on a food-focused road trip.

Curious about critters? You don’t have to travel far to see spectacular wildlife here! Situated just 15-minutes outside Kamloops, the BC Wildlife Park is home to nearly 200 animals and 65 species of wildlife. Visit the park to meet some of the new creatures that have recently been rescued or adopted from around the country.
Kamloops’ unique microclimate means that our region is home to a diverse array of wildlife as we are at the northernmost tip of some animal ranges and at the southernmost point of others. Here are six of the most common types of wildlife that you might see around Kamloops.
Winemakers are an essential part of any winery team, combining art and science in a highly skilled way to create incredible wines. Say cheers to the winemakers behind your favourite beverage at one of Kamloops' four wineries and try one of their new 2021 releases.
Kamloops is home to one of BC’s newest wine regions and one of the northernmost vinifera growing areas. With four wineries covering six vineyards and 120 acres under vine, the growing industry is winning provincial, national and international awards that recognize the quality of the “Thompson Valley” wine designation.
Escape into nature and take a deep breath of fresh air as you glide through the crisp snow on a cross-country ski trail at Stake Lake Trails, operated by the Overlander Ski Club. Just 25km south of downtown Kamloops, the area is home to 60km of groomed cross-country trails and is a great place for beginners to try the winter sport.