Kamloops has four highways that intersect within the city, creating ample opportunity to hit the open road.
Embark on a road trip from Kamloops and explore the regional area in a day to Wells Gray, Merritt, or the Shuswap.
3 Spots to View Hoodoos in Kamloops
Kamloops is home to unique, geographical landscapes including sagebrush, grasslands, and hoodoos. Hike to see hoodoos formed by volcanic rock or go for a scenic drive to view silt bluffs from a glacial lake. Here are 3 spots where you can see the ancient formations around Kamloops.
• East Shuswap Road
• Cinnamon Ridge
• Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park
Taste of Kamloops: A Laidback Loop of Food, Wine, and Art
Enjoy a laidback trip in and around Kamloops that takes you on a journey through food, wine, art, and stunning views of the river and hoodoos along the way.
• Local food
• Back Alley Art Gallery
• Hoodoo & River Views
8 Scenic Stops on a Merritt Road Trip
With Kamloops as your home base, embark on a 296 kilometre loop for a road trip through Cache Creek, Ashcroft, and Merritt. Make a day of it with stops for handmade bannock, craft beer or cider to take home, and scenic views along the Highway 5A.
• Lake viewpoints
• Jade shop and glass mosaics
• Cider and craft beer
4 Reasons to Road Trip to Wells Gray
Wells Gray Provincial Park, also known as Canada's Waterfall Park, is a 1.5-hour drive north of Kamloops in the town of Clearwater. Here are four reasons to hop in the car and enjoy a day trip exploring Wells Gray.
• Waterfall Gazing
• Whitewater Rafting
• Bear Watching
• Horseback Riding
7 Quirky Stops on a Shuswap Loop
Take a day trip from Kamloops through the Shuswap and you’ll brake not only for local farm stands and eateries but also fun oddities like a motorcycle museum and a donkey refuge.
• Donkey Refuge
• Farms and Markets
• Motorcycle Museum