OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

Discover activities in Kamloops the entire family will enjoy from water parks to wildlife to educational attractions. Below are some suggested activities in and around Kamloops sure to capture the imagination of the young and young at heart.

 

WINTER ATTRACTIONS

BC Wildlife Park

9077 Dallas Drive

The BC Wildlife Park is home to nearly 200 animals and 65 different species, all native to British Columbia including cougars, grizzly bears, arctic wolves, reptiles, birds of prey and the only Spirit Bear in human care in the world. The majority of animals at the Park have been rescued or were orphaned and are unable to survive on their own in the wild. Take in one of the many signature annual events including Easter Eggcitment, Boo at the Zoo, and Wildlights!

Fishing

Kamloops

Bring your rod and tackle and take the family fishing at one of 100+ lakes surrounding Kamloops. Isobel Lake, Edith Lake, and Lac Le Jeune are great fishing lakes for little ones.

Harper Mountain Ski Resort

2580 Harper Mountain Road

20 minutes from Kamloops is family-friendly ski resort Harper Mountain. Enjoy the hill by downhill skiing or snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and the lift operated Snow Town Tube Park. PEAKS

Hiking

Kamloops

With hiking trails dispersed throughout the city, it’s easy to get out with the family and take in the views. Riverside Park and McArthur Island Park are popular paved trails. For those looking to get deeper into nature, check out the Tower Trail in Kenna Cartwright Park, or the Rim Loop in the Valleyview Nature Park.

Kamloops City Parks + Playgrounds

Kamloops

Get the kids playing outside in the fresh air. Kamloops has over 40 parks and playgrounds to choose from featuring waterparks, petting zoos, beaches, and more.

Stake Lake Trails 

5140 Lac Le Jeune Road

Just a short 20-minute drive outside of Kamloops, and home to the Overlander Ski Club, Stake Lake Nordic Centre boasts over 60km of quality, scenic cross-country ski trails. These well-maintained, groomed trails are suitable for all levels and ages. A terrain park, specific dog-friendly, and snowshoe trails are also available. 

Mountain Biking

Kamloops

Bring your bikes or rent from a Kamloops bike shop and hit the flowy trails with your family at various locations around Kamloops. For beginners, the trails in Lac du Bois and Kenna Cartwright Park are ideal. For the up and coming riders, Pineview, Kamloops Bike Ranch, and Harper Mountain trails are fun and challenging.

Sun Peaks Resort

1280 Alpine Road

Sun Peaks Resort has experiences for kids of all ages both in winter and summer. In winter, try nordic skiing, snowshoeing, or skating. Take ski or snowboard lessons from the pros, or take a dogsled or horse-drawn tour. During summer, choose from the bungee trampoline to the lift-accessed bike park, canoe and hiking tours, and even horseback riding.

Stake Lake Ski Trails 

5140 Lac Le Jeune Road

Just a short 20-minute drive outside of Kamloops, and home to the Overlander Ski Club, Stake Lake Nordic Centre boasts over 60km of quality, scenic cross-country ski trails. These well-maintained, groomed trails are suitable for all levels and ages. A terrain park and snowshoe trails are also available here. 


SPRING, SUMMER, FALL ATTRACTIONS

Beaches

Kamloops

Enjoy the Kamloops sunshine riverside at one of the city beaches. Riverside Park is the most popular city beach during the summer with a lifeguard on duty. Take in the sandy and sunny Overlander Beach or Pioneer Park perfect for families with dogs.

BC Wildlife Park

9077 Dallas Drive

The BC Wildlife Park is home to nearly 200 animals and 65 different species, all native to British Columbia including cougars, grizzly bears, arctic wolves, reptiles, birds of prey and the only Spirit Bear in human care in the world. The majority of animals at the Park have been rescued or were orphaned and are unable to survive on their own in the wild. Take in one of the many signature annual events including Easter Eggcitment, Boo at the Zoo, and Wildlights!

Bruker Marina

49 Marina Bay Road, Tobiano

Spend the day on Kamloops Lake at Bruker Marina. Choose from watersports rentals (including paddleboards, kayaks, sea-doos, and speed boats) or simply splash along the lakeshore and jump on the water trampoline. 

Erin Valley Riding Stables

8825 Barnhartvale Rd

Experience Kamloops in a unique way, on horseback. No experience is necessary for the trail rides as you will be accompanied by a trained wrangler.

Fox Hunt

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Using a smartphone app, compete with your team to complete as many challenges before the clock runs out. This adventure game combines traditional scavenger hunt missions, escape room puzzles, and amazing race style challenges.

Geocaching

Kamloops

Take the family out Geocaching, a fun and challenging outdoor adventure where you have to find hidden treasures with GPS coordinates. There are hundreds of locations throughout the city, province and even the world. Download the app on your phone. It's a world of fun for any age or ability. 

Kamloops Farmers Market

Saturday Markets

End of April to End of October  |  8:30am - 12:30pm
200 block of St. Paul Street

Wednesday Markets

Beginning of May to End of October  |  8:00am - 2:00pm
400 block of Victoria Street

Grab a coffee and browse local products with most vendors from within 100km of Kamloops. Vendors include locally grown products, prepared food artisans, and home-based businesses.

Kamloops Heritage Railway

3-510 Lorne Street

With a number of themed train rides throughout the year, there’s always a reason to ride the 2141 Steam Train in Kamloops. From July to August, hop aboard the Spirit of Kamloops, the Trick or Treat Train in October, and the Spirit of Christmas Train in December. Tickets range from $5 per toddler to $83 for a family of four.

Kamloops Longboard Park

2370 Pacific Way

Skate down the world’s first longboard park. Pack your helmet and longboard and try out one of two tracks; an easier route or a more advanced one.

Kamloops Mounted Patrol

Riverside Park

Say “Hi” to the coolest horses around. You can find the Kamloops Mounted Patrol each night at the Rocky Mountaineer Train station or in Riverside Park.

Kamloops Paintball

Harper Mountain

Splatmaster Paintball is a low impact version of paintball that uses lower velocity markers and a smaller paintball for less impact but more fun. For kids 9+.

Little Farmers Petting Zoo

707 Franklin Rd

Located adjacent to the Westsyde Centennial Park, the Little Farmers Petting Zoo is fun for all ages. See ponies, goats, sheep, ducks, turkeys, exotic birds and more. All animals and birds can be fed.

Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour

265 Lorne Street

Scoopz is Kamloops’ busiest summer ice cream shop and serves up 48 flavours of the delicious, creamy dessert. Pop in on your way to Music in the Park or on a walk along Riverside Park.

Sun Peaks Bike Park

1280 Alpine Road

The trail at Sun Peaks is nothing short of legendary. With a lift-access Bike Park, offering exciting options for riders of all ages, ability levels, and terrain preferences, there is a full spectrum of camps, clinics, and guided tours to help you make the most of your time on the mountain!

Treetop Flyers Zipline

305 Brooke Drive, Chase, BC

Get ready for a thrilling adventure of zip lining past canyon walls and over Chase Canyon falls. Keep an eye out for local bighorn sheep scaling the walls. 


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