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The North & South Thompson Rivers
The rivers of Kamloops collect the meltwaters of mountain ranges of the Interior, flowing downstream where they meet to become the Thompson River. The South Thompson River comes from the Monashee Mountains to the east, collected in Shuswap Lake, then it flows 60 km west to Kamloops. The North Thompson River starts in the Cariboo Mountains to the north and flows for 355 km south to Kamloops. The confluence is right in the center of Kamloops. The Thompson River flows for another 15 km to Kamloops Lake , the rivers of Kamloops offer a combined total of over 100 km of recreation opportunities for on-the-water activities.
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 seven km of hiking trails and 12km of shoreline to paddle, its sure to be a great day at this popular destination.
There are so many little known secret places tucked all around this gorgeous lake. Old stone train bridges, hoodoos, a balancing rock, eagles nests, train tunnels, rock bluffs, and the amazing pained bluffs are just a few of it's hidden treasures making it an adventurer's paradise!
The Shuswap is a paddler’s paradise, you’ll find serene settings with over 600 km of shoreline, numerous beaches, provincial parks, marine parks and campsites, Shuswap Lake offers endless day trips and overnight paddling excursions.
With 100+ more lakes in the area Kamloops has a paddler paradise, spend the day or longer to discover some hidden gems.
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