Water Activities


Kamloops is home to over 100 lakes and rivers located close to the city limits. Plenty of these beautiful bodies of water have boat launches, which makes Kamloops an ideal location for your next boating adventure. 

Best boat launches:

  1. Lac le Jeune Provincial Park
  2. McConnell Lake Provincial Park
  3. Niskonlith Lake Provincial Park
  4. Roche Lake Provincial Park
  5. Tunkwa Provincial Park
  6. Walloper Lake Provincial Park

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Boats & Seadoo rentals:

  1. Bruker Marina at Kamloops Lake (Boat, Seadoo Rentals & More on Kamloops Lake)
  2. Bayside Rentals (Boat & Seadoo Rentals on the Shuswap Lake)

Canoeing & Kayaking

Paddling opportunities aplenty; from the gentle flow of area lakes to the faster pace of the South and North Thompson Rivers. 

Must Paddle:

  1. The North & South Thompson Rivers
  2. Paul Lake
  3. Kamloops Lake
  4. Shuswap Lakes
  5. 100+ more lakes in the area (too many to name!)

Canoe & Kayak rentals:

  1. Bruker Marina
  2. Paddle Surfit
  3. Ocean Pacific Water Sports
  4. True Outdoors Kamloops

Fly Fishing

Fishing fanatics, rejoice! There’s over 100 fishing lakes within an hour of Kamloops. Kick it old school with a worm and hook, or test fishing techniques through trolling, spin casting or fly-fishing. The Visitor Centre is a Go Fish BC – Rod Load location, get the scoop on boat rentals and favorite fishing holes. 

Must Fish:

  1. Nehalliston Wilderness Adventures (Dave Sigsworth) – 250-374-3383
  2. Nehalliston Wilderness Adventures (Dave Sigsworth) – 250-374-3383
  3. Mike Porco (Desert North Adventures) – 250-320-1267
  4. Bruce Southern Guiding Services – 250-378-2556

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Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is grounded in Hawaiian history; in the 1940’s Waikiki's beach boys used single blade "kanu" paddles to propel their oversized surfboards to watch over their guests.  The activity develops core strength and promotes balance, strength, endurance and overall fitness. 

Must SUP:

  1. Paddle Surfit (Lessons – Tours – Rentals – Sales - Corporate & Groups Sessions - Free Demos)
  2. Bruker Marina (Rentals)
  3. True Outdoors (Rentals)
  4. Dolson's Source for Sports (Rentals)

Swimming & Beaches

There's nothing more refreshing than a dip on a hot day. (With over 2000 hours of sunshine annually in Kamloops, you’ll need reprieve from the heat) Whether you want to swim, splash or soak, there are many outdoor, indoor and family friendly swimming spots.

Must Swim:

  1. Riverside Park Beach (no dogs allowed)
  2. Pioneer Park Beach (dog friendly)
  3. Overlanders Beach Park (dog friendly)
  4. Prince Charles Park Wading Pool
  5. Brocklehurst Outdoor Pool
  6. Canada Games Aquatic Centre

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Wakeboarding, Water Skiing and Wake Surfing

Wakeboarding is a waterskiing meets surfing meets snowboarding fusion that promises high-speed aqua adventure. Up for the challenge?

Must Rent, Learn, Surf:

  1. Bruker Marina (Rentals)
  2. Ocean Pacific Water Sports

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