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From mid-December to end of March, the hills in Kamloops are blanketed in snow that provides dozens of trailheads to snowshoe uplands forests and wide open spaces. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and make a day out of it or break a snowy trail in an afternoon under bluebird skies. Snowshoe rentals are available.


Maintained Snowshoe Trails

Stake Lake

With over 13 km of snowshoe trails that range in difficulty, Stake Lake is located only 25 km south of Kamloops. A great family-friendly destination for anyone that loves sunshine and great snow, with their dogs welcome on some trails. Rentals available on first-come first-served basis.

Harper Mountain

Upload on the chairlift or snowshoe your way to the top to enjoy panoramic views of the Thompson Valley atop Harper Mountain. Snowshoe your way down back to the lodge to enjoy a cozy place to warm up by the fire. Rentals are available on-site.

Sun Peaks

Explore the extensive snowshoe trail system at Sun Peaks Resort. Either connect with one of many snowshoe tours or venture out on your own. Along with your snowshoe day trail pass and snowshoe rental, you will receive a complimentary trail map and an interpretive guide booklet. Snowshoe rentals available.

Public Snowshoe Trails

Kenna Cartwright Nature Park

Explore over 40 km of trails for every experience level that offers panoramic views of the city, Kamloops Lake, and the Thompson Valley.

Peterson Creek Nature Park

Similar to the trails in Kenna Cartwright Park, the Peterson Creek trails are located in the heart of the city where you can explore plenty of singletrack trails with some climbing involved.

McConnell Lake

Enjoy a day out at McConnell Lake on the short loop around the lake or veer off onto some other trails for a different perspective. Dog-friendly and accessible to any age makes these trails a rewarding day out for anyone. 

Bush Lake Area

This dog-friendly trail is easily accessible and well marked. It's perfect for a quick snowshoe and bonus it's free.



Indigenous Guided Snowshoe Tours

Join your guide, Michelle of the Tahltan Nation, in exploring the scenic snowshoe trails surrounding Kamloops while learning about the local indigenous culture and land. Adventure through the beautiful and peaceful trails located on traditional unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc people.


Snowshoe Rentals

Don't have your own gear or are new to snowshoeing? You can rent snowshoes from the following local businesses. Connect with the businesses directly to confirm availability.

Runners Sole 

$15/day, $20/2 days

True Outdoors 

$20/day, $40/weekend

Overlander Ski Club


Harper Mountain

$12-15/day (Based on age)

Sun Peaks Resort 

$18-22/day (Based on age)


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