April is the perfect time to visit Kamloops and experience the city come to life! With the snow melted away, it's time to enjoy the vibrant colours of the season, the refreshing breeze, and the exciting activities that await you. From hiking trails to scenic drives, Kamloops has got you covered. Keep reading to discover what's in store for you. 

Uncover the best places to eat, drink, and explore in Kamloops

Kamloops in April is the ultimate destination for foodies, beer lovers, and adventure seekers! The city blooms with life and exciting events in mid-spring as the days get longer and warmer.

Kamloops is home to some of the best breweries (in our opinion!) in the province, including Red Collar Brewing and Iron Road Brewing. With various classic IPAs and unique seasonal blends, you'll surely find your new favourite brew. Foodies won't be disappointed either, as Kamloops boasts a diverse culinary scene with something for everyone. From casual cafes to upscale restaurants, local chefs incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients into their menus, showcasing the best of the region's cuisine.

April is a fantastic time to hit the greens and swing into spring in Kamloops. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice looking to improve your game, you will find the perfect course for you. Kamloops has several golf courses that are the first to open their greens in the Interior each year. Opening March 29th, 2024, Tobiano Golf Course sits high above Kamloops Lake, while the Kamloops Golf and Country Club lets people tee off in the valley.

Get Outside in Kamloops

April is an exciting time to get outside in Kamloops. As the snow melts from the mountains, the trails become accessible and offer beautiful views of the region's natural beauty.

With the warmer temperatures, the rivers and lakes start to come alive, making it a perfect time for fishing. As the ice recedes from the lakes, the fish are biting and the plentiful ice-off fishing season is in full swing. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, Kamloops offers a variety of fishing opportunities, including rainbow trout, kokanee, and lake trout.

Try Kenna Cartwright Park for scenic hikes with stunning views. This well-maintained trail system boasts over 40 km (25 miles) of hiking trails, offering something for hikers of all skill levels. Watch for local wildlife, including deer and black bears, as you take in the breathtaking views of Kamloops and the surrounding mountains.

If you're looking for a more challenging hike, check out the Dewdrop Trail in Lac du Bois Provincial Park. This rugged and scenic trail features steep inclines and rocky terrain, but the stunning views of the rolling hills and valleys below are well worth the effort.

If you're an avid mountain biker, Kamloops is a must-visit destination. With over 100 trails, including the Lac Du Bois Grasslands, there's something for every level of rider. Kamloops offers diverse mountain biking experiences, from easy, scenic trails to technical downhill runs.

So, whether you're looking to reel in a big catch, take a hike, or hit the trails on two wheels, Kamloops in April is the perfect time to get outside and #ExploreKamloops.

Live For Local Events in April

  • Western Canada Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar: the 1970’s rock opera runs from April 4th to April 20th, 2024 at the Sagebrush Theatre. Reserve your tickets to nod along to the iconic tunes!

  • On April 16th, enjoy a FREE ice cream cone on Tourism Kamloops as a token of our appreciation for your continued support for the Tourism Industry! Claim your cone between 4 - 9 PM by redeeming your Loops Explorer Pass at Scoopz Ice Cream ParlourFrozen Paddle or The Ice Cream Social. Don't forget to download your pass in advance and, let's sweeten up our city together!

  • BrewLoops hits downtown Kamloops on April 27th, 2024, bringing local craft brews, electrifying live tunes, and unmatched festival vibes right to our backyard. Snag your tickets pronto – available for purchase online!

  • It's time to Stoke the Season! The inaugural Stoke the Season Bike festival kicks off on April 27th, 2024. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie looking to learn, everyone's invited to start pedalling. The family-friendly event kicks off at Dufferin Park with an intro to trail riding and continues at Thompson Rivers University with bike lessons, BBQ & food, community vendors, bike rodeo & mini competitions, and “The Ritual” movie showing. Bring the family, meet some new pedal pals, and add a spark to your season. Let’s ride into an epic spring — get stoked, Kamloops! 

  • Boogie the Bridge 2024: This community-focused event on April 28th promotes health and wellness, including a 1K Kids’ Mini Boogie, 5K, 10K or 21.1K Half Marathon. Whether you're here to push your limits or cheer on the sidelines, Boogie is for everybody and every body!

  • Join in on the glamour at Ella's Drag Brunch on April 13th, 2024 at Bright Eye Brewing. The "Belated Easter" brunch will keep you laughing as you indulge in delicious bites and sips.

  • Embark on a journey to simpler times with Kamloops Museum and Archives's newest exhibit, GO! Available until June 22, 2024, the exhibit invites you to explore the quaint charm of 100-year-old day trips through the captivating J.H. Clements Family fonds. From scenic drives to serene boat rides, discover the joy of simple pleasures in brief escapes.

Browse our online calendar of events to see what else is happening in and around Kamloops this April.

Prepare For Kamloops Weather In April

Kamloops in April offers a mix of warm, sunny days and chilly, rainy ones. It's best to bring layers and be prepared for anything! While shorts and flip-flops might be too optimistic, a light jacket and comfortable shoes are essential for exploring the city's many outdoor attractions, like hiking trails, parks, and lakes. Don't forget to pack your umbrella, too, just in case. 

Kamloops in April is a great time to enjoy the city's natural beauty and outdoor adventures while embracing the unpredictability of spring weather. For up-to-date weather information and to view live webcams of Kamloops, visit our weather and climate page.

No matter what you decide to experience in Kamloops this April, your travels don't need to break the bank. Be sure to check out the best travel deals and discounts available in Kamloops so that you can spend your money on more important things—like another round of golf. 

Looking for more adventures this spring? Check out our Top 10 Things To Do in Kamloops in Spring!