Canoe, Kayak + SUP
Kamloops is a paddler's paradise with 100+ lakes within a one-hour drive
ideal for canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding.
There are many secret places tucked around this gorgeous lake making it a paddler's paradise. From the water, admire old stone train bridges, train tunnels, a balancing rock, rock bluffs, eagles nests, and colourful painted bluffs.
Lake Access: Bruker Marina & Beach Club at Tobiano has a boat launch, beach, and offers watersport rentals.
Paul Lake Provincial Park is nestled down the road from Harper Mountain. The park offers a large campground, a popular day-use area with beach and cartop boat launch. With over 7 kilometres of hiking trails and 12 kilometres of shoreline to paddle, it's sure to be a great day at this popular destination.
Lake Access: There is a cartop boat launch at the West end of the lake and a cartop launch at the provincial park day-use area.
Situated just 30 minutes from Kamloops, it is also easily accessible by car, trailer, camper, and motorhome. Heffley Lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and thick forests and acts as an ideal setting for fishing from early spring to late summer. Aside from fishing, visitors enjoy swimming, paddling, biking, and hiking in the surrounding area.
Lake Access: There is one gravel boat launch at the north end of the lake just after the Hitch and Rail Campground.
Temporarily Closed due to Wildfire Activity
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park
Pack up your kayak or paddle board and hit the water at Lac le Jeune Provincial Park. Located just 30 minutes from Kamloops, the day-use area at this park features 146 meters of sandy beach for swimming but is also a perfect spot to launch your water craft. The park also has a designated boat launch.
Lake Access: There is a concrete car ramp for boats and there is also a day-use parking area.
McConnell Lake Provincial Park
McConnell Lake is well known for its 3.5km hiking trail around the lake, but it is also popular among canoeists and kayakers. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you paddle around this day-use only lake.
Lake Access: There is a small gravel surfaced boat launch suitable for small boats and there is also a day-use parking area.
South Thompson River
The South Thompson River is well known for its designated swimming area at Riverside Park. New for summer 2021, rent a kayak or water bike from The Concession in the park and cruise the waters with a scenic backdrop. Open seven days a week from 12pm - 8pm from June 25 to Sep 7, 2021.
Amazing Places to Paddle in BC's Interior
Whether you kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard, this feeling of inner peace and sense of adventure is just a stroke away in BC’s Interior, where thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams pepper the landscape. Here are just a few amazing places to paddle in BC’s Interior.
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