Instead of roses and chocolates, what about kayaks and downtown bistros? For a romantic getaway, leave behind the stereotypical ‘romantic getaway’ and take your sweetheart to Kamloops! This city is known for its inviting and friendly vibes, adventure, and gorgeous, unexpected landscape.
Play in Kamloops
Couples who hike together – stay together. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Kamloops – and it doesn’t require you to pack or rent a ton of gear – so you and your date can pick up and come to Kamloops without putting in days of planning.
Kamloops is all about ensuring we have trails suitable for all levels of hiker. There are a ton of easy trails if you and your love are looking for a simple path with good views – or if you want to work up a sweat there are plenty of challenging hikes that will leave you breathless.
Hiking is ideal as a couple’s activity in Kamloops because these views cannot be beat. Sunrise or sunset when you summit the chiseled hoodoos you are in for a romantic moment – bring a blanket, snuggle up, and make sure you schedule time to enjoy the view before heading off on your next Kamloops adventure.
If you prefer pathways of a different sort, take your partner on the Kamloops wine trail. This trail includes a visit to four wineries, with flavours from the Thompson Valley tingling your taste buds. You will be surprised and delighted by the bevy of premium, bright award-winning wines.
You can explore the Thompson Valley wine region on your own or leave the driving to the professionals and book a romantic date with a guided tour. You’ll be able to visit all the tasting rooms and sip and savour as much as you like.
Eat in Kamloops
Food is a cornerstone of any romantic outing!
For something extraordinary, take your partner to Brownstone Restaurant. The red brick eatery is famous for their exquisite presentations and flavours – this modern restaurant will not disappoint. Want to share?
Mittz Kitchen is calling you and your sweetie – their upscale, casual dining experience features local ingredients and their menu is perfect for sharing.
Enjoying the outdoors? Want to find an intimate spot at Riverside Park? The food truck scene in Kamloops is plentiful. Try Eats Amore – they specialize in local, seasonal, sustainable, organic food – or split a slice from Gyldis Pizza.
From international fare to modern dining, you will find a restaurant you love and something that will be the perfect way to celebrate your weekend getaway. With a long growing season, Kamloops has several restaurants and cafes that serve locally grown food.
Stay in Kamloops
Your getaway has obviously got to set the mood with the right hotel room. Consider staying in the heart of downtown so that you are within walking distance from a show or a few steps away from a unique date like our Back Alley Art Gallery.
You’ll love our downtown hotels.
Consider The Plaza Hotel – it proudly reopened after an 8 month, multi-million dollar renovation in 2012; which has added style & modern conveniences throughout the hotel while preserving its treasured heritage charm. All 67 guest rooms received floor-to-ceiling refits. You’ll get free access to the YMCA facilities, discounts at Aina Organic Spa & comfortable rooms with upgraded technology.
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops is conveniently situated downtown, this progressively styled and amenity-focused hotel blends adventuresome, regionally -inspired surroundings with a sophisticated urban atmosphere. Guests enjoy all the benefits of Marriott Bonvoy and programs, along with outstanding amenities which include a rooftop pool, modern fitness facility, flexible event space, a new bar, restaurant, and grab n go market.
Check out all 12 of our downtown hotels and complete your weekend getaway in style.