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Kamloops

Travel Guide
Kamloops showing mountains and snow

Enjoy all four seasons in this friendly Canadian sports center which has more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually and fun outdoor activities every day of the year.

Kamloops is a friendly city in the heart of British Columbia where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet. Visit to watch sports tournaments or participate in outdoor activities. Enjoy golf, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and boating, all within 45 minutes of downtown Kamloops.

Walk, jog or rollerblade around McArthur Island Park along the Thompson River. Stop to watch soccer or baseball on the many fields or tackle the skate park’s halfpipe and obstacles. If you’ve never tried lawn bowling or curling, stop here to see how these games are played. Cheer for U.S. and Canadian semi-professional teams during July’s Kamloops International Baseball Tournament at the park’s Norbrock Stadium. The island even has a 9-hole executive golf course with club rental.

Kamloops is known as Canada’s Tournament Capital. The city’s Tournament Capital Centre and other facilities host more than 100 varied sports events annually, including hockey, track and field, aquatics, cross-country skiing, volleyball, mountain biking, orienteering, kayaking, rugby, badminton, speed skating, rodeo, dance, dragon boat racing and even the Dirty Feet Running Race series.

Learn about the history of this part of British Columbia. In the early 1800s the area was part of the United States known as Fort Astoria, named after the American fur trader and millionaire John Jacob Astor. Canadians from Winnipeg reached this spot in 1863 and renamed it Kamloops, based on the First Nations word meaning “where the rivers meet.” Join the celebration of First Nations heritage via storytelling, song and dance during summer’s Kamloopa Pow Wow.

Kamloops has more than 200 restaurants, many conveniently located in the lively downtown area near the river. Admire historic buildings and quiet streets and stop in small boutiques along the brick sidewalks. Travel outside the city to enjoy the diverse landscapes of mountains, grasslands, lakes and valleys and spot local wildlife.

Four major highways come together in Kamloops. Drive from major centers such as Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Seattle.

Where to stay in Kamloops

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
The price is ¥13,269 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
This family-friendly Kamloops hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aberdeen Mall and Tournament Capital Centre. Thompson Rivers ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,017 reviews)
"Ok to stay"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
The Thompson Hotel
The Thompson Hotel
3 out of 5
650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC
The price is ¥13,913 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Kamloops City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Inland Hospital and Kamloops Lake. Riverside Park and Pioneer Park are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (987 reviews)
"Location was great"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

The Thompson Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Kamloops, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Kamloops, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1550 Versatile Dr, Kamloops, BC
Fully refundable
The price is ¥15,758 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Located in the heart of Kamloops, this eco-friendly hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Aberdeen Mall and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Thompson Rivers University. Tournament ...
4.2/5Excellent! (906 reviews)
"Through Expedia we ordered a room with a king size bed. This was not available. Reception said we had ordered a standard room through expedia, which was 2 queens. They couldn't guarantee a king bed for our return trip either."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Kamloops, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Amazing View From the Heart of Vancouver Downtown
Amazing View From the Heart of Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver, BC
The price is ¥10,531 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Granville Street. Robson Street and Robson Square ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Lovely stay in downtown Vancouver
"It was a perfect size for two of us (bachelor apartment) Very clean, comfortable place to stay. We used Evo for short drive to restaurants. Mobi station next to the building for this who want to bike."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Amazing View From the Heart of Vancouver Downtown
Miami River Cottage - Harrison Lake Riverside Cottages
Miami River Cottage - Harrison Lake Riverside Cottages
Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Situated in Harrison Hot Springs, this chalet is steps from Miami Bridges Walk, Seven Bridges Trail, and Canwest Art Gallery. Harrison Lake Beach Park and Rendall ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Very nice cozy place in the center of town..easy check in and very comfortable space. Recommended
"I stayed two nights and used the space to make some music recordings"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Miami River Cottage - Harrison Lake Riverside Cottages
Spacious 1 Bedroom and Den Mountain View Suite
Spacious 1 Bedroom and Den Mountain View Suite
Kelowna, BC
Located in South Pandosy, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Okanagan Lake. Kelowna General Hospital and Prospera Place ...
Spacious 1 Bedroom and Den Mountain View Suite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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