Winter is a magical time in Kamloops and the season brings opportunities to ski on the nearby slopes, take in spectacular shows, and enjoy world-class tournaments like the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championship, which will be played February 17-26 at the Sandman Centre in downtown.
Downtown also welcomes the 27th Kamloops Film Festival to the Paramount Theatre March 2-11, showcasing more than 20 films and special events, as well as pop nights at Kamloops Symphony Orchestra with special guests like Sarah Slean and RuPaul's Drag Race All Star, Thorgy Thor.
Check out the multimedia musical journey of Rick Miller as he explores Generation X’s cultural milestones in BOOM X at Western Canada Theatre’s The Sagebrush (January 19-28) or get romantic at the curling-themed comedy Hurry Hard by new comedic playwright Kristen Da Silva (February 23-March 4).
If you’re looking for somewhere special to stay you’ll find everything from budget to boutique options with mountain views, hot tubs, and even free breakfasts to get you ready for a day of skiing or an evening of enjoying shows and celebrating sports.
Close to the Sandman Centre and central restaurants and bars, these hotels are right in the heart of downtown and close to all the action.
Complimentary cookies on check-in are a sweet start to a stay at this central hotel, which has an on-site restaurant, Harvest Restaurant and Lounge, and can accommodate larger parties in interconnecting rooms.
Recently renovated, with a rooftop pool open seasonally, Delta Hotels Kamloops is close to downtown’s retail and restaurant options, and close to the Sandman Centre for the Scotties.
Known for its stylish suites, Sandman Signature Kamloops offers 202 premium rooms, 100 of which are suites, as well as added extras such as free overnight parking, free WIFI, and an indoor pool.
Hot tubs & heated pools
Sore after a day on the slopes? Soak away your stresses in a hotel with a hot tub or heated pool, for the ultimate winter warmer weekend.
Huddle in the hot tub of this freshly renovated 87-room inn, which is within walking distance of Aberdeen Mall and features a new restaurant called Isagani.
Eco-friendly Best Western Plus is within easy access of the mountains and offers free breakfast, a saltwater pool, and hot tub for soaking after a day on the slopes.
Relax in the whirlpool after a day of skiing (or sipping on wines) and start the day after with a free continental breakfast to fuel you up for more.
Take advantage of free parking, or hop in the free airport shuttle to enjoy your stay at this hotel, which also has an on-site White Spot and a heated indoor pool to relax in.
Stay close to the Trails
Enjoy Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at Stake Lake, just 20 mins south of the city.
Get fit for the slopes with a visit to the 24-hour gym, and order room service afterwards to refuel. This family-friendly hotel allows under-18s to stay free with a paying adult, too.
Take a tropical break from the snow and cozy up in the hotel’s atrium, where you’ll find an indoor saltwater pool, hot tub, and wading pool. Sink into plush bedding, sign into the free WIFI, and enjoy the view from ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits.
Take a pal and relax in a standard room featuring two queen beds. All rooms include a fridge and microwave in case you need to refuel with snacks before hitting the slopes or the wineries.
New to Kamloops, the all-suite boutique Hue Hotel, part of the Ascend Hotels group, is another popular option for people staying on the Stake Lake side of the city.
Make the most of the winter wonderland of Kamloops this time of year and stay at a hotel with majestic mountain views.
Like its name suggests, The Vista Inn has spectacular views down the valley to the river and majestic Mount Peter and Mount Paul. Stay in one of the newly renovated queen rooms for a deep sleep on locally made mattresses.
Popular with budget travellers, Scott’s Inn is known for its friendly staff and is home to a restaurant, hot tub, and views from each room that showcase Prince Charles Park and nearby mountains.
Make sure you check out the mountain views at this central hotel. Relax in the indoor pool and indulge in an included free continental breakfast before you check out.
Fuel up with a free breakfast and save your dollars for stocking up on more wine or hitting the slopes one more time.
Easy access to Highway 1 makes this a popular place for skiers looking for a base and with a free coffee and breakfast item to get you going each day, it’s a great spot for resting between the slopes.
Free hot breakfast and included Wi-Fi and parking make Hampton Inn an ideal stop for anyone looking to stay outside of the city within easy access of the ski hills.
Wingate’s rooms are well-equipped for a winter weekend away with free WIFI, microwaves and fridges, and a free hot breakfast is included.
Budget-conscious travellers will love Rodeway Inn, which features kitchenettes and a free continental breakfast so you can spend more money, and time, on the slopes and at the vineyards.
Stay active and work out in the fitness suite or relax in the plush beds and fill up at the complimentary hot buffet breakfast at Fairfield by Marriott.
Wherever you choose to stay in Kamloops, you’re guaranteed to receive a warm welcome and find yourself close to the wonderful winter activities in the area. Get a taste of Kamloops at one of our many food & drink establishments and save some time to explore local arts and culture. Check out our latest travel deals to bag a bargain and get ready to hit the slopes (and the wineries).