It’s time to put the past 18 months behind you, grab your friends, and hit the road for an adventure, Kamloops-style. We’ve rounded up 5 ways you and your closest friends can play like locals, free from crowds and traffic. Let’s go!
Hit The Golf Course
Whether you’re a proud hacker or swinging for a perfect round, there’s a par-tee (see what we did there?) waiting for you and your crew on the greens. Did you know Kamloops is home to two of BC’s top public golf courses? Tobiano and Talking Rock are must-plays, and if you’re after more, Kamloops Golf and Country Club and Eaglepoint Golf Course are great options to round out your itinerary just 30-minutes away. Best of all? The vibe is casual and it’s always easy to plan your trip. Check out the latest golf packages combining accommodation and tee times.
Hit the lake and cast a line for some relaxation and bonding time, whether you’re an avid angler or just out for fun on the water. Kamloops has 100+ lakes all within an hour’s drive including Lac le Jeune, Isobel Lake, Walloper Lake, Lodgepole Lake, and Edith Lake for dock fishing. Want to level up your stillwater game? Hire a local guide like Brett Pennington from Interior Fly Fishing Co or Campbell Bryk of Elevated Fishing Adventures.
Go Mountain Biking
Kamloops’ rugged terrain was made for mountain biking. Rookie riders and experienced shredders will both enjoy hitting Pineview Valley’s flowy single-track through pine forests or tearing up the iconic Kamloops Bike Ranch, Canada’s largest and most technically advanced municipal bike park. The Ranch features diverse downhill trails, a jump park, skills park, and shuttling via Mostly Mental Shuttles for multiple laps.
Kick Back at a Brewery
Add a new craft beer to your roster at one of Kamloops’ 5 microbreweries. Bright Eye Brewing is the newest on the scene, serving up an ever-changing lineup of innovative and downright delicious brews. If you’re into European-influenced beers, Red Collar is the place for you (and be sure to check out their newest venture, Gin Lane Co for cocktails too). For a railroad-inspired vibe, hit Iron Road Brewing near Thompson Rivers University and pair with their tasty street tacos and nachos. And don’t forget to check out Kamloops’ longest standing microbrewery, The Noble Pig Brewhouse, known for their house-made craft-brewed beer and one-of-a-kind beer fusion cuisine! Before you go, stop next door for a couple hops at Alchemy Brewing, where you’ll find 12 rotating taps, brick-fired pizza and a glorious doughnut-glazed bun burger.
Grab a Bite
Hungry? Check out some of Kamloops’ local fare at favourites like Carlos O’Bryans where you can enjoy a plate of classic pachos on the rooftop patio. Or, dine riverside at the Sandbar Grill and enjoy a gourmet burger made with locally-sourced ingredients. If you’ve worked up an appetite après golf, check out the city view patio at Mason’s Kitchen + Bar. There’s a good chance your crew might even make a new friend or two while you’re there!
Kamloops’ accommodation partners have bundled discounts and offers to help you and your pals make the most of your adventure. View the latest travel deals and enjoy the perks of a vibrant city, at a fraction of the cost.
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