Kamloops is a city for every season. It’s place for families, urban and rural adventurers. Don’t just escape, explore. Go off the grid, get lost and discover the unexpected along the way. Experience our ranges on foot. There is a hiking trail suited for every level of agility, athleticism and adventurousness.
When you ask locals about their favorite hike spot in Kamloops, the enthusiastic responses start pouring in. The variety and diversity of those responses are so vast, the same area is rarely mentioned twice. For more information on hiking see learn more.
When people talk about mountain biking in Kamloops, they are talking about the the rugged Kamloops landscape, formed from ancient lava flows and volcanic debris is a mountain biker’s paradise. The semi-arid climate creates the perfect landscape for three season riding. Visitors are spoiled for choices with the vast, open sage scented hills, lush, green forests, windy hills and dusty trails. Be sure to hit the jumps at the Kamloops Bike Ranch, Canada’s largest Municipal bike park.
From the backswing to the back nine, a day spent on the golf course is the holiday equivalent of a hole in one. With over 2,000 hours of annual sunshine and an extensive eight-month golf season, Kamloops is an enchanted realm known far and wide throughout the legends of Canadian golf history. Golden fescuelined tee boxes, awe-inspiring fairways and scenically set bent-grass greens leave every golfer yearning to return to the putting greens to play yet another round. Each meticulously manicured course is within a short driving distance from the city. Close to accommodation, restaurants, shopping and…more golf really, it’s as abundant as fine wine around these parts. Soak in Kamloops’ warm hospitality and ever warmer weather. Marvel at the unique hoodoo and mountainside vistas that surround you. Feel the breeze on your face as you cruise along in your golf-cart. Make Kamloops your golf destination for 2017 and beyond.
Fishing fanatics, rejoice! There are 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. Need a rod? The Tourism Kamloops Visitor Centre is a Go Fish BC – Rod Loan location. Take out a rod for free, get the scoop on boat rentals and hear about local fishing holes.
Did you know over 100 lakes and rivers surround Kamloops? This is the best place to take a dip, grab a paddle or hit the wake. Trust us, you’ll want to be in close proximity on a hot summer day. Experience the 29km of open waters on Kamloops Lake. No matter what you choose, there are plenty of ways to get wet, stay cool, and see some of the very best the Kamloops landscape has to offer.
In Kamloops, there are paddling opportunities galore; from the gentle flow of area lakes to the faster pace of the South and North Thompson Rivers. Grab your canoe or kayak, get upright on a stand up paddle board and get out there.
Beaches + Swimming (Including the dog)
If your looking for a place to cool off and relax or take your four legged friend to the beach, Kamloops has plenty of options to showcase.
The rustic region is the perfect backdrop for horseback riding. Most ranches and riding stables offer guided tours with varied time frames inclusive of all skill levels. Delight in the tranquil yet thrilling journey on a most magnanimous steed.
Take things to the next level and view Kamloops from an entirely different elevation. The region is home to many great climbs that offer varying degrees of difficulty.
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