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.
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.
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 and parking or there's a boat launch at the west end of the lake in Savona.
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.
Campbell Lake provides opportunities for camping, kayaking, and fishing.
Lake Access: There is a gravelled cartop boat launch is sufficient to launch small trailered boats, and there is also a day-use parking area
Tunkwa Lake + Leighton Lake
Tunkwa Provincial Park contains two large, man-made trout-fishing lakes, Tunkwa and Leighton, with canoeing and kayaking opportunities. There are campgrounds located on both lakes.
Lake Access: There are two gravel boat launches, one at Tunkwa and one at Leighton. Tunkwa has a maximum 10 HP restriction, and boaters on both lakes should use slow speeds to avoid damaging habitat.
Roche Lake is a great weekend getaway. Activities include fishing, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, and ATV-ing
Lake Access: There are undeveloped boat launches in each campground. They are only suitable for launching small boats.
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.