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Getting Here

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 WestJet, Air Canada, Swoop, and Central Mountain Air making air travel effortless. Travel by rail with Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail through BC and Canada.

Driving to kamloops

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

The Tourism Kamloops office, located across from the Aberdeen Mall off Exit 368, offers 4 Tesla Supercharger stations, 1 EV charging station, and a free sani-station and potable water for RVs.

EDMONTON
8.5 Hours  |  805km (500miles) 

JASPER 
7 Hours  |  441km (274miles) 

CALGARY
7 Hours  |  619km (385miles) 

BANFF 
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) 

SEATTLE WASHINGTON 
5 Hours  |  465km (289miles) 


 

Flying to Kamloops

 

COVID-19 Updates

Some routes have been cancelled or modified due to COVID-19, please check with the service provider directly for more information. Updated cleaning policies and procedures for each airline are listed below.

Air Canada

Air Canada provides direct, regular service to Vancouver and Calgary onward connecting to more than 170 destinations on five continents. AirCanada COVID-19 Policies and Procedures. 

Westjet 

WestJet provides regular direct service to Vancouver and Calgary from Kamloops onward to more than 100 destinations in Canada, the United States and Europe. WestJet COVID-19 Policies & Procedures.

Central Mountain Air

Privately owned and operated, Central Mountain Air maintains bases in Kamloops, Smithers, Vancouver and Calgary, CMA provides regular service to Fort St. John, Kelowna, Prince George, Smithers and Terrace. Central Mountain Air COVID-19 Policies & Procedures.

Swoop Air

Swoop Air is Canada's first low-cost airline offering a standard base price with customizable add-on services. From the end of April to end of October 2020, there will be a direct flight 4 times a week from Kamloops to Edmonton. Swoop Air COVID-19 Policies & Procedures.

Air West

Air West is a Vancouver-based company for groups of up to 6 passengers travelling across Western Canada. Operating out of Boundary Bay Airport in Delta, BC, Air West is only 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport. Air West flys to Kamloops and other destinations in the west accommodating passengers with flexible time schedules and unforgettable personalized service.

Transportation to + from the airport

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.


 

Floatplane Dock

Kamloops Airport is now equipped with an updated floatplane dock along the Thompson River, adjacent to the airport on Aviation Way. The lower docks, upper deck, gangway and launch are open and ready to welcome floatplane operators.

Floatplane operators requiring fueling, flight planning and other aircraft services can contact Shell AviationExecutive Flight Center, or Mountainaire Services.


Bus to Kamloops

 

COVID-19 Updates

Some routes have been cancelled or modified due to COVID-19, please check with the service provider directly for more information.

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Ebus

Ebus runs from Vancouver to Kamloops with stops in Surrey, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Merritt. The Kelowna to Kamloops route travels along Highway 1 and 97 with stops in Chase, Sorrento, Salmon Arm, Enderby, Armstrong, and Vernon. Ebus is an affordable, safe and relaxing way to get you here! Ebus COVID-19 Policies & Procedures.

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Rider Express

Rider Express Transportation provides ground transportation to the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Golden, Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Regina.

Adventure Charters

Adventure Charters

Adventure Charters provides a range of charter services. Connecting travellers to Prince George, Hixon, Quesnel, Kersley, McLeese Lake, Soda Creek, Wildwood, Williams Lake. Williams Lake, 150 Mile House, Lac La Hache, 100 Mile House, 70 Mile House, Clinton, Cache Creek, Savona, Kamloops. Kamloops, Spences Bridge, Lytton, Boston Bar, Yale, Hope. Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Surrey.


train to kamloops

 

COVID-19 Updates

Some routes have been cancelled or modified due to COVID-19, please check with the service provider directly for more information.

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Rocky Mountaineer TRAIN

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.

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VIA Rail Train

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.


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.

Emergency Info BC

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

Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC  

#BCFlood    #BCWildFire

Winter Driving + Highways

Drive BC

Information about road closures, major events and transportation delays.

Twitter: @DriveBC

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.


Trails + Parks

PROVINCIAL PARKS
WARNINGS + CLOSURES

BC Parks

Information regarding Provincial campgrounds and park closures.

#BCParks on Twitter

Discover Camping

Provincial Park Camping

Provincial Park camping reservation system and provincial park information.

Recreation Sites + Trails

Recreation Trails + Camping

Information you need for planning a safe and enjoyable visit to B.C.'s rugged backcountry.

RECREATION SITES
WARNINGS + CLOSURES

Alerts, closures, and warnings regarding BC’s rustic campsites and recreational trails.