Kamloops is a major transportation hub in interior British Columbia. Three major highways intersect the city: Trans Canada Highway 1, Highway 5 north to Sun Peaks and Highway 5a south to Merritt. The Kamloops Airport is serviced by two major airlines, Westjet and Air Canada, and one provincial airline Central Mountain Air making air travel effortless. Travel by rail with Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail through BC and Canada.
Kamloops map, google.ca/maps
Driving to kamloops
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8.5 Hours | 805km (500miles)
7 Hours | 441km (274miles)
7 Hours | 619km (385miles)
5.5 Hours | 495km (495miles)
WHISTLER VIA HWY 1
4 Hours | 377km (377miles)
VANCOUVER VIA HWY 1
5 Hours | 428km (428miles)
VANCOUVER VIA HWY 5
3.5 Hours | 354km (220miles)
5 Hours | 465km (289miles)
Flying to kamloops
In Kamloops, Air Canada provides direct, regular service to Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. From there AirCanada will connect to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Air Canada Jazz, one of the largest regional operators in the world, serves 80 destinations in Canada and the United States, and provides customers with seamless connections to the worldwide networks.
Canada's leading high-value low-fare airline. Westjet provides regular direct service to Vancouver and Calgary onward to more than 100 destinations in Canada, United States and Europe.
Central Mountain Air (CMA)
Privately owned and operated company. Central Mountain Air maintains bases in Smithers, Vancouver and Calgary In Kamloops, CMA provides regular service to Fort St. John, Kelowna, Prince George, Smithers and Terrace.
Bus to kamloops
Kamloops has a Greyhound station that services the Lower Mainland, with connections to Alberta. Travel freely through the Rockies or the Coast Mountains with the ease of a driver. Greyhound is well known for its regularly scheduled passenger service, the company also provides a number of other services for its customers. Greyhound Courier Express service offers value-priced same-day and early-next-day parcel delivery to thousands of destinations. And the company's Greyhound Travel Services unit offers charter and tour packages for businesses, conventions, schools and other groups at competitive rates.
Rail to kamloops
Journey Through the Clouds: Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper
Travel through scenic valleys, the Coast Mountains range and the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water rapids and dramatic landscape. You will follow the route of the Fraser River, home of British Columbia’s largest salmon run, pass by the Albreda Glacier and magnificent Pyramid Falls, and hopefully see wildlife on the way. The highlight of this route is majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
First Passage to the West: Vancouver - Kamloops - Lake Louise - Banff
Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West. Traverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you’re a history buff, this route is for you.
Vancouver to Edmonton : Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper - Edmonton
Travel the scenic route from Vancouver to Edmonton with ease. Be surrounded by the great Canadian Rockies and all its beauty. Following the Fraser River, you will coast by majestic Mount Robson and see waterfalls and wildlife along the way.
Toronto to Vancouver: Toronto - Sudbury Jct - Sioux Lookout - Winnipeg - Saskatoon - Edmonton - Jasper - Kamloops - Vancouver
Leave the city centre behind and glide through gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies. Imagine an adventure that begins the moment you board the train.
Kamloops is the central hub for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Okanagan. Year-round there are natural disasters that could effect your travel plans. Please visit these sites to ensure you are able to travel without complications.
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