Getting Here

Kamloops lies at the junction of British Columbia’s major highways and is easily accessible via ground transportation, rail service, or air with many daily direct flights into the Kamloops Airport (YKA).
 

Driving to Kamloops

Before you hit the road, download the Drive BC app or check drivebc.ca for current road conditions and reports.

EDMONTON

8.5 Hours  |  805km (500miles) 

CALGARY

7 Hours  |  619km (385miles)

BANFF 

5.5 Hours  |  495km (495miles) 

 

JASPER

7 Hours  |  441km (274miles) 

WHISTLER VIA HWY 1

4 Hours  |  377km (377miles) 

VANCOUVER VIA HWY 5 

3.5 Hours  |  354km (220miles) 

 

 

 

Flying to Kamloops

Air Canada

Air Canada provides direct, regular service to Kamloops from Vancouver and Calgary.

Westjet 

WestJet provides regular direct service to Kamloops from Calgary.

Central Mountain Air

Central Mountain Air provides regular service to Kamloops from Kelowna and Prince George. 

Pacific Coastal Airlines

Pacific Coastal Airlines provides service between Kamloops and Vancouver.

 

With many daily flights into the Kamloops Airport (YKA), taxi, car rental, and shuttle services are available to both Sun Peaks and Kamloops hotels. Pre-book to ensure your ride is ready and waiting for you when you arrive in Kamloops.

 

By Bus

EBUS

Ebus provides Albertans and British Columbians with economical, efficient, and safe transportation. 

RIDER EXPRESS

Transportation service in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.

ADVENTURE CHARTERS

Safe, reliable, comfortable, regularly scheduled transportation through the Cariboo, Kamloops & Fraser Valley regions.

By Rail

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

For a more memorable and luxurious experience, travel via Kamloops and the Rocky Mountains about Rocky Mountaineer.

VIA RAIL CANADA

For travel between Vancouver, Jasper, and beyond.


Emergency Preparedness

Kamloops is the central hub for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Okanagan. Year-round there are natural disasters that could affect your travel plans. Please visit these sites to ensure you are able to travel without complications.

Winter Driving + Highways

Drive BC

Information about road closures, major events and transportation delays.

Twitter: @DriveBC

Emergency Info BC

Information about emergencies in BC, including evacuation orders and alerts.

Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC  

#BCFlood    #BCWildFire

WILDFIRES

Report wildfires
*5555 (Mobile)
1-800-663-5555 (Toll-free)

Information about current fire situations, campfire bans, road closures, major events and transportation delays.

Twitter: @BCGovFireInfo

Rivers + Lakes Flooding

Information about rivers, major events and flooding in the area.

 

 

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