EDIT: As of July 25th, all City of Kamloops Nature Parks are now open!
Kamloopsians and visitors have come to know Kamloops as an outdoor and active city. Just because the nature parks are closed momentarily, doesn’t mean outdoor enthusiasts are short of anything fun to do. Check out these 7 suggestions on how to enjoy the Kamloops outdoors this weekend!
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of stand-up paddle boarding as you experience the feeling of “walking on water” with Paddle Surfit. You can rent boards at Heffley Lake or Memorial Park in Chase. Prefer a lesson or want to try SUP Yoga? Contact Bodie to book. Also new to 2017, test your balance with a group of friends aboard the multi person inflatable SUP!
Kamloops Lake is waiting for you to discover its incredible water and hoodoos backdrop; Bruker Marina can do just that! Hit the water with one of their motorized rentals or enjoy the serenity aboard a kayak or pedal boat. After a day out on the water, wind down by having a picnic on their new public beach... the only one on Kamloops Lake!
Want to try fishing for the first time or just borrow equipment? Our Kamloops Visitor Centre is a part of the Rent-a-Rod program where you can borrow fishing rods and tackle boxes for free! Stop by and our Visitor Experience team will provide some great fishing spots so you get the chance to reel in that perfect catch!
Soar through the trees as you zipline on a Canyon Tour over the Chase Creek Falls with TreeTop Flyers. If you’re feeling brave, test your flying skills on the Screaming Eagle Swing or enjoy the thrill on their free fall jump. You’d be crazy not to embark on this unforgettable adventure!
Fear not hikers, there are amazing trails accessible in just under half an hour from Kamloops! Enjoy a 3.7km hike at Paul Lake Provincial Park, beginning from the boat launch, to Gibraltar Rock where you can take in breathtaking panoramic views of Paul Lake. Best part is you can jump in the lake after to cool off. Stake Lake has an easier 2.5km loop that takes you through lush greenery during the summer months. Finally, visit McConnell Lake for a 4km loop with rewarding views; all that you can enjoy with your best fur friend!
Sun Peaks Resort
Did you know that Canada’s second largest ski resort is only 45 minutes from Kamloops? Sun Peaks Resort’s chairlift is running for their summer season, giving you access to their bike park and hiking through their Alpine wildflowers, which are now in full bloom! You can also explore their other outdoor activities such as horseback riding, golf, mountain cross carts and off-road Segway tours.
The golfing in Kamloops is a must do every weekend! With 13 remarkable courses to tee up on, we’d call you crazy if you passed it up. Who knows, you might even run into some local Bighorn Sheep as you get set for a swing. Finish up your round of golf by enjoying a wine tasting at our award-winning wineries, quench your thirst at our micro brewpubs or relax on one of the many fantastic patios in the City!
Don’t forget you can stay up to date on current weather conditions in Kamloops by checking out our webcams – yes they’re back!