Thinking of visiting the Interior of British Columbia in the winter? Here are 5 reasons why Kamloops should be the destination you visit.
Affordable Winter Rates
Winter rates in Kamloops are competitive and welcoming for large groups and longer stays. Choose from more than 50 accommodation options and narrow down your search based on walkability, underground parking, heated pools, and more.
Victoria Street is the main street downtown and is walkable to eateries, events, and après hotspots. Take advantage of a classic Canadian winter by trying homemade poutine at a brewery (the Noble Pig Brewhouse is export-ready!) and cheering on the Kamloops Blazers ice-hockey team.
Travel trade tip! Commissionable rates are available for Kamloops Blazers' travel trade partners, which includes his includes free popcorn with each ticket purchased.
Location to Ski Hills
Sun Peaks Resort, Canada's second largest ski area, is 45 minutes from downtown. Harper Mountain, a family-owned ski hill, is only 25 minutes from downtown and offers night-skiing on weekends. Choose from 151 ski runs - ranging from beginner greens to double black diamonds- within an hour of Kamloops.
Bluebird Days + Mild Temperatures
Kamloops is British Columbia’s second-sunniest city, making it an ideal destination in the winter. The average winter temperature in the valley is -3 Celsius making it a great place for winter adventure. Kamloops winters receives an average 3.5 feet of snowfall, while the surrounding mountains receive over 6 feet of heavy snowfall and colder temperatures.
Arts + Culture Scene
If snow sports aren't your passion, we've got you covered. The arts and culture calendars are steady throughout winter. During the day, explore the latest exhibits at the Kamloops Art Gallery and Kamloops Museum. By night, enjoy live theatre at Western Canada Theatre, or classic flicks at the Kamloops Film Society.