Get Out in 48 Hours
Get the best of Kamloops with adventure, dining and letting loose all in 48 hours.
Check into your hotel of choice and then enjoy dinner at a local hotspot like Forno on 5th where the patio overlooks the South Thompson River. If tacos are more your fancy, they are perfectly paired with a craft brew at Iron Road Brewing.
Head downtown to catch some free live music every night at Riverside Park in July and August. From folk to rock to blues to country, the music will make you get up and dance the night away. Grab an ice cream cone from Scoopz Ice Cream & Parlour and walk alongside the South Thompson River on the Rivers Trail.
If you’re a night owl and want to let loose and get your groove on to some live music, check out the Blue Grotto or the Commodore Grand Cafe, it’s where the locals hang out.
Visit the popular, eclectic, Red Beard Café for a coffee and a delicious breakfast, or try your breakfast with a Jamaican flare at Jamaican Kitchen.
Once your belly is full, drive 15 minutes east along Hwy 1 to find the BC Wildlife Park, a rehabilitation and education centre for injured, orphaned or endangered animals. Get up close and personal with over 60 species indigenous to BC, including moose, cougars, grizzly bears and the very rare Kermode “spirit” bear.
Stop in at Cordo Resto Bar in the newly renovated Delta Hotel downtown on Victoria Street. Sample some of their great lunch dishes or select from their grab and go Starbucks kiosk.
Venture into the moonlight on a guided hike with ACT Adventures. Explore the outdoors on foot through the trees and between the hoodoos with the glow of the moon. Enjoy the serenity of the silence or the sharp call of the wild. A great way to see the path less travelled. Want to explore on your own? Hike the Sunset Trail at Kenna Cartwright Park to catch the colours of the sky over Kamloops Lake.
Spend the morning on the water at either Kamloops Lake or Heffley Lake. Book a 2 hour stand-up paddle lesson with Paddle Surfit and glide along Heffley Lake. Or stop at Bruker Marina on Kamloops Lake, as you head west on Highway 1, where you can try your balance at stand-up paddling or rent a kayak and paddle around the lake for a stunning view of the surrounding hoodoos.
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