Thinking of visiting the Interior of British Columbia this winter? Here are 5 reasons why Kamloops should be the destination you visit.  


1. Sun

Kamloops is British Columbia’s second-sunniest city, making it an ideal getaway destination in the winter.

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Winter rates in Kamloops are very welcoming and competitive. 

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Canada's second largest ski area, Sun Peaks Resort, is 45 minutes from the City Centre. 
Harper Mountain, a family owned and operated quaint ski area in Kamloops is 20 minutes from the City Centre.
That's 151 ski runs within an hour of Kamloops! 

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4) Our Winter Temperatures Are Mild

The average winter temperature in the valley is -3 degrees (Celsius), making it a great place for winter adventure. In Kamloops we receive snowfall of about 6 inches while the mountains receive heavy snowfall from 4 to 8 feet and colder temperatures (minus 5 to 30 degrees Celsius). 

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5) There's so much to do! 

Not a skier or snowboarder? Looking for more winter adventure after you hit the slopes? Here's more wintery fun to enjoy in Kamloops:

Après Ski 

Kamloops' vibrant foodie scene, and collection of local wine and craft beers makes for great post adventure drinks and appys. 

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Performing Arts

Western Canada Theatre is Kamloops' premiere professional theatre company, offering a broad range of theatrical productions from September - May each year. Programming includes musicals, classic plays, new Canadian works, and Indigenous Theatre.

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Snowshoeing + Hiking

From mid-December to end of March, the hills in Kamloops are blanketed in snow and the trailheads await! Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and make a day out of it, or break a snowy trail in the afternoon under bluebird skies. Trust us, there are plenty of areas to trek through.

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Ice Fishing

The Kamloops area is known for some of the best still-water fishing in the world and with 100 lakes within an hour, you don't have to travel far to embark on an ice fishing adventure. 

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Cross-Country Skiing

Kamloops is home to a network of renowned cross-country ski trails for beginners to experienced skiers. Visit Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lake, Harper Mountain, and Sun Peaks Resort to explore the pristine trails. Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals available at all 3 locations. 

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The Good Ol' Hockey Game

A trip to Canada isn’t complete without taking in the ultimate Canadian experience – ice hockey! The Kamloops Blazers play in the Western Hockey League, the home to many National Hockey League prospects with a rich history dating back over 30 years.  

Commissionable rates on tickets are available for Travel Trade partners, this includes a free popcorn with each ticket purchased.  

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