INDULGE + DISCOVER IN 48 HOURS
From diverse outdoor adventure to an explosion of flavours, here’s a taste of Kamloops in 48 hours.
Check into your hotel of choice and visit the eclectic mix of shops downtown Kamloops. Stop in at Main Street or Jardines Domaine for trendy clothes, or if you’re searching for chic home and lifestyle items including indoor plants, explore Far & Wide.
For dinner, make your way to one of Kamloops’ newest restaurants, Cordo. Pair a gin flight with a locally inspired dish like the Kamloops Trout.
Indulge in a home-cooked Blackstone Benny at Passek’s Classics Café before heading for the hills, literally. Take a hike on the 4.8km Battle Bluff trail, approx. 1.5hrs, to be rewarded with panoramic views of Kamloops Lake. On your way back to town, visit Red Beard Café on The North Shore, for a Grilled Three Cheese or a Breakfast Salad.
Spend the afternoon viewing the latest exhibition at the Kamloops Art Gallery or browse one of the many unique exhibits at the Kamloops Museum & Archives, like the history of Kamloops fly fishing. If you’re still up for adventure, take a 15-minute drive east on Highway 1 to the BC Wildlife Park, a rehabilitation centre for rescued or endangered animals indigenous to British Columbia. Get up close with over 60 species including Clover, the Spirit Bear.
Exploration and education can be thirsty work; go on a self-guided craft beer crawl at Kamloops’ 4 breweries. Sip an IPA or lager paired with a winter root veggie taco at Iron Road Brewing, some deep-fried pickles at The Noble Pig Brewhouse, a plate of nachos at Red Collar Brewing Co. or a smoked meat sandwich at Alchemy Brewing.
*Remember to drink responsibly
Fuel up for the day with green eggs and ham from local hotspot Hello Toast. Before departure, grab your fishing rod and tackle box and cast a line from the dock at Edith or Walloper Lake. If you want to learn the ins and outs of fishing, go on a guided fishing trip with Interior Fly Fishing Co.