Thinking of visiting the Interior of British Columbia this winter? Here are 5 reasons why Kamloops should be the destination you visit.
1) The Sun
Kamloops is British Columbia’s second-sunniest city, making it an ideal getaway destination in the winter.
2) Winter Rates
Canada's second largest ski area, Sun Peaks Resort, is 45 minutes from the City Centre.
Harper Mountain, a family owned and operated quaint ski area in Kamloops is 20 minutes from the City Centre.
That's 151 ski runs within an hour of Kamloops!
4) Our Winter Temperatures Are Mild
The average winter temperature in the valley is -3 degrees (Celsius), making it a great place for winter adventure. In Kamloops we receive snowfall of about 6 inches while the mountains receive heavy snowfall from 4 to 8 feet and colder temperatures (minus 5 to 30 degrees Celsius).
5) There's so much to do!
Not a skier or snowboarder? Looking for more winter adventure after you hit the slopes? Here's more wintery fun to enjoy in Kamloops:
Kamloops' vibrant foodie scene, and collection of local wine and craft beers makes for great post adventure drinks and appys.
Western Canada Theatre is Kamloops' premiere professional theatre company, offering a broad range of theatrical productions from September - May each year. Programming includes musicals, classic plays, new Canadian works, and Indigenous Theatre.
Snowshoeing + Hiking
From mid-December to end of March, the hills in Kamloops are blanketed in snow and the trailheads await! Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and make a day out of it, or break a snowy trail in the afternoon under bluebird skies. Trust us, there are plenty of areas to trek through.
The Kamloops area is known for some of the best still-water fishing in the world and with 100 lakes within an hour, you don't have to travel far to embark on an ice fishing adventure.
Kamloops is home to a network of renowned cross-country ski trails for beginners to experienced skiers. Visit Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lake, Harper Mountain, and Sun Peaks Resort to explore the pristine trails. Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals available at all 3 locations.
The Good Ol' Hockey Game
A trip to Canada isn’t complete without taking in the ultimate Canadian experience – ice hockey! The Kamloops Blazers play in the Western Hockey League, the home to many National Hockey League prospects with a rich history dating back over 30 years.
Commissionable rates on tickets are available for Travel Trade partners, this includes a free popcorn with each ticket purchased.