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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

Top Hotels in Kamloops

Coast Sundance Lodge
Coast Sundance Lodge
3 out of 5
3160 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks, BC
The price is ¥12,321 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

Located in the city center, this ski-in/ski-out lodge in Sun Peaks is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort and close to winter sports ...

4.1/5Very Good! (492 reviews)

"The elevator was sketchy shook a lot before travelling up or down stuck to the stairs was reported to front desk and maintenance was gonna look into it ....."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Coast Sundance Lodge
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
The price is ¥9,115 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

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! (1,001 reviews)

"well the was not very clean there was pop bottle under the couch , toiletry left in bathroom from pass guest , kid book left left under end table because of covid i expect room to be clean"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC
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Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out resort in Sun Peaks is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort and close to winter sports ...

4.3/5Excellent! (932 reviews)

"The hotel was clean, excellent location and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
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.

Vacation Rentals in Kamloops

Blacktail Retreat - Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub - Sun Peaks/heffley Lake
Blacktail Retreat - Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub - Sun Peaks/heffley Lake
Sun Peaks, BC

Situated in a rural location, this romantic cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Heffley Lake, Sun Peaks Resort, and Sun Peaks Golf Course. Paul Lake Provincial Park ...

5/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Amazing stay at Blacktail Retreat!

"We had a truly relaxing stay at this beautiful property. Pictures honestly do not do this place justice. Very cozy and the perfect retreat after a day of skiing, especially with the hot tub! Lots of space - great for a couple and two little ones with the loft. Excellent communication with the owner ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Blacktail Retreat - Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub - Sun Peaks/heffley Lake
Stones Throw #17 By Bear Country
Stones Throw #17 By Bear Country
4 out of 5
17 - 5005 Valley Drive, Sun Peaks, BC

Situated in Sun Peaks, this ski condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort. Heffley Lake is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great Time

"We had a great time again. Were in a 2 bedroom with friends. A little small living room for the 4 of us but great time. Hot tub was great. The "king" bed was actually a queen so disappointing there. Not a lot of kitchen utensils so would bring more of my own next time. But it was a great time ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Stones Throw #17 By Bear Country
Ski in/Ski Out 3 bedroom at Stone's Throw!
Ski in/Ski Out 3 bedroom at Stone's Throw!
Sun Peaks, BC

Situated in the mountains, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sun Peaks Golf Course and Sun Peaks Resort. Heffley Lake is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away.

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Best Christmas Getaway

"Perfect location for a Christmas snowboarding trip. The house was comfortable & had everything you needed, the hot tub a blessing after 3 long days of riding the mountain. Easy to ski in/out. Would highly recommend and will most likely visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Ski in/Ski Out 3 bedroom at Stone's Throw!
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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Reviews of Kamloops

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Im working long hours in area so no time to see kamloops just yet

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 19, 2019

I didn't really spend any time in Kamloops, just passed through.

5/5 - Excellent

TheGluru

Aug 19, 2019

I've always enjoyed Kamloops. Beautiful area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 10, 2019

The town is a hidden gem and would def go back during the fall or spring...

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 31, 2019

We had nothing but pleasant experiences during our 10 day Canada road trip. People and sites were wonderful.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jul 16, 2019

Way just a waypoint on a return trip to WA state. Did not get much chance to explore.

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