Kamloops is well known for impeccable evening skies. Here are 5 of the best places to watch a sunset - don't forget to bring a camera.
Walk or bike the paved Rivers Trail between Pioneer Park and Riverside Park to capture the views of where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the grass while listening to free live music every night in July & August.
Lava Flow Lookout
Kenna Cartwright Park, BC's largest municipal park, is home to 40km of diverse trails that offer some of the best views of Kamloops and surrounding area. A great spot to catch the sunset is the Lava Flow Lookout, a medium difficulty trail that provides panoramic views of Kamloops Lake. The closest parking lot is the Hillside Way entrance west of Kamloops.
A series of trails in Kamloops' grasslands connects the communities of Dallas and Barnhartvale east of the city. Hike on top of the silt cliffs and hoodoos as you watch the sunset over the South Thompson River below.
This 4.8km round trip hike winds through sagebrush, protected grasslands, over a rocky bluff, and offers stunning views of Kamloops Lake. Located 33 minutes west of Kamloops in the Dewdrop Range, this medium difficulty trail takes about 1.5 hours to complete. A little longer if you take the time to soak in the views.
Harper's Trail Winery
Catch the evening colours over the hoodoos and vineyards while enjoying a bottle of wine on Harper's Trail Winery patio. Open until 9pm on Friday, August 16 with live music to take in the sunset.