Sustainability

Stillwater lakes, sagebrush single track, and award-winning wineries are just a few reasons why visitors choose to visit Kamloops. To ensure Kamloops remains a sustainable community, please respect the land, the people, and our way of life during your travels.

Immerse yourself in the Indigenous culture of Kamloops' Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. Understand that many backcountry adventures are in sensitive biodiverse habitats home to burrowing owls, black bears, mineral-rich rivers, and much more. Ask a cashier or barista what they recommend doing in Kamloops during your travels.

We welcome you with open arms to explore Kamloops like a local.

Sustainable Travel

Eight ways to practice sustainability when you explore Kamloops.

  1. Taste your way through the Thompson Valley at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market
  2. Follow leave-no-trace principles and stick to marked hiking & biking trails
  3. Charge your electric vehicle at one of 18 locations in the city
  4. Charge your Tesla at the supercharging stations at the Tourism Kamloops building
  5. Be idle-free and turn off your engine in parking lots
  6. Rent a bike or e-bike to discover the Rivers Trail
  7. Take public transit to trailheads at Peterson Creek, Valleyview, and Kenna Cartwright Nature Parks

 

Thompson-Okanagan Regional Pledge

Kamloops is located in the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia. Tourism Kamloops works closely with the Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), which has created a regional pledge to guide sustainable tourism across the region.

Seven Affirmations for Seven Generations
  1. True Roots | Discover the soul of a place in its history
  2. Tread Lightly | As of this moment, you are deemed a “guardian of the land, air and water”
  3. Be a Good Neighbour | Whether you’ve journeyed near or far, we invite you to feel at home in this palace, and value it as we do
  4. Travel Safely | Follow the map of your heart, but venture wisely
  5. Live in Harmony | Let a life outside bring you happiness inside by the learning the laws of wilderness living
  6. Choose Local | Choose to buy locally and you’ll transform riches into enrichment
  7. Educate Others | Anything worth knowing is worth sharing

 

Biosphere Adhesion Program

Tourism Kamloops is a proud partner of the Biosphere Adhesion Program. Organizations that voluntarily join this program are committed to developing their business while addressing the importance of climate change, the local environment, and its people.


 

Bee City

Kamloops is officially recognized as a community that supports healthy pollinator populations through collaboration between the Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners Association, BC Wildlife Park, Kamloops Beekeepers, and more.

Support local apiarists (beekeepers) by purchasing local honey at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market, using all-natural bug repellent, and sticking to marked trails to ensure wildflowers & wildlife remain undisturbed and healthy.

Take the Pollinator Protection Pledge and make a commitment to protect pollinator species and their habitat in Canada.