With another year in the rearview mirror, our bellies stuffed with turkey and baking, and so much anticipation for 2022 (hopefully starting it sans cocktail headaches of course), rejuvenation sounds pretty fantastic. A refresh looks different for everyone, and if winter adventure, flavours, and a restful slumber are your calling, we have the perfect answer in Kamloops.
Nothing says winter relaxation then dining with a cocktail in hand (we were kidding above, we knew there’d be cocktails involved). Sip on a winter-themed cocktail as you dine in one of ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits’ igloos on their patio - reserve your 2-hour time block before they ‘melt’ away for the winter. Igloos can seat up to 6 of your crew and come equipped with a cozy heater and festive winter decor that overlooks the city. They have just released their January Friday Flight cocktail feature and it will bring you back to your childhood days - that's right, it's a Boozy Cereal Milk Punch Flight... Yum-o!.
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Fun On Two Planks Or One
Corduroy, powder, fresh winter air… yup, we read your mind. Work off the holiday baked goods and copious amounts of turkey with some laps on the hill. Harper Mountain is family-owned and operated by the Daburgers for over 40 years. Experience the ultimate in winter fun, just 20-minutes from Kamloops, where you can ski 400 acres of terrain via a chairlift, T-bar and a tow-rope, slide down on a tube in the Snow Town Tube Park, and snowshoe through the covered forests. Work during the day? No problem - take advantage of the night skiing via the T-bar on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and ski under the stars. A ski day just isn’t complete without a little apres - cozy up with their infamous mulled wine, hot chocolate, or a classic poutine in the rustic lodge.
Send It Into The Sky
Winter weather can make unpredictable road conditions for traveling on mountain highways causing angst for some. Pack a bag and fly into the Kamloops Airport with ease on an Air Canada, WestJet, Pacific Coastal Airlines flight or Central Mountain Air. Let someone else do the drive and arrange to be chauffeured from the Airport to your accommodation with a local shuttle operator.
Rejuvenate In The Crisp Winter Air
Nothing is more relaxing than being in the fresh air, floating across light, powdery snow. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and head for the hills for a relaxing afternoon in nature exploring Kamloops’ free trails. Kenna Cartwright Nature Park offers over 40km of winding trails through tree covered forests and out into open landscapes with 360 views of Kamloops and the Thompson Valley. Don’t have snowshoes? The trails are typically packed down for winter hiking (your fur pup and feline too!) just bring waterproof footwear and ice cleats if you have them for a wonderland of sparkling snow.
Get A Good Night's Sleep
Just because it’s a new year, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue the holiday tradition of sleeping in… we know it’s more rewarding when you don’t have to make the bed yourself in the morning.
Minutes from trails, shopping, and a quick hop onto the highway for a 20-minute drive to Harper Mountain, an indoor oasis awaits at The Coast Hotel & Conference Centre. Their cheerful tropical atrium houses an indoor saltwater pool, a hot tub, sauna, and a wading pool for the littlest guests so everyone can feel relaxed. Don’t forget to cozy up by the fireplace or reserve a spot in the dining igloo at ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits for a dinner prepared by Chef Romeo.
In close proximity to nature, shopping, and the Tournament Capital Centre, the Wingate by Wyndham Kamloops delivers ample opportunity for relaxation. Soak and dip in the hottub and indoor pool, enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, all while your vehicle gets a boost with their garage charging stations.
Conveniently situated between uptown and downtown, the Best Western Plus has the ultimate relaxation after outdoor exploration. A saltwater swim? Yes. Dip in a hot tub? Definitely! With a short walk to many local restaurants or after taking in TRU Wolfpack sports action, the Best Western Plus Kamloops is a great Kamloops accommodation choice.
Relax and let the family at Scott’s Inn & Restaurant take care of you this season. Family-owned and operated for over 60 years, the Scott’s Inn offers cozy suites, queen and king rooms, and family home-cooked meals in the heart of downtown. Select a park side queen room for views of Prince Charles Park and warm up in the heated indoor pool to unwind after exploration.
Room with a view? Yes, please. Not only are you minutes from local suds and grub spots, you can also take in spectacular views of the South Thompson River and Mt. Peter and Paul from your balcony room at the Riverland Inn & Suites. Book a Jacuzzi Suite with a King Bed to enjoy a hot soak while watching a movie.
Conveniently located on the main street in downtown Kamloops (Victoria Street), the Delta Hotels Kamloops offers a rejuvenating experience with their rooftop hot tub overlooking the scenic downtown. This is a perfect après moment after an outdoor winter adventure. After you’ve taken a dip, indulge into a crafty cocktail from the mixologist then slide into a slumber in one of their plush beds.
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