Watching the sunset from atop Battle Bluff

(Andrew Strain photo)

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Exploring Kamloops

Outdoor adventure, First Nations heritage and western culture all thrive in the ranch country town of Kamloops. The city, whose name derives from the Shuswap word "Tk'emlups," meaning "meeting place”, is surrounding by trout-filled lakes and rolling rangelands and boasts some of the best freshwater fishing and golf in the province.

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British Columbia Wildlife Park

The BC Wildlife Park is excited to be the home of Clover the Kermode Bear (Spirit Bear ). The park is one of the most interactive wildlife experiences in BC, featuring bears, cougars, moose, wolves, birds of prey & many more throughout its 40+ hec...
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Outdoor Adventure

The high country landscape around Kamloops abounds in outdoor adventure options, from trail... Read more riding and mountain biking to hiking, fly fishing, boating and more. Guest and dude ranches welcome everyone from greenhorns to seasoned riders. Prefer two wheels? Kamloops is perfect for freeriding, with lift accessed trails, a dedicated bike park and hundreds of kilometers of cross country trails. Paddle a canoe or cast a line in any of a hundred well-stocked lakes in the area, or lace up your hiking boots and explore sandstone canyons and fascinating rock formations, called hoodoos.

Sun Peaks Resort - Summer

Our year-round community has evolved into a regional summer hub for weekly festivals & events from July to September. Stroll through the village, listen to live concerts, explore the shops & restaurants, or choose an outdoor activity. Lift-accesse...
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Tobiano Golf Course

Tobiano Golf Course Architect, Thomas McBroom, has created five very unique tee boxes (Sage, Lake, Spur, Iron & Tour) allowing golfers ranging from energetic beginners to elite professionals, the ability to experience this magnificent course along...
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Roche Lake Provincial Park

There are 3 campgrounds that surround world-class trout fishing lakes. Group-style campsites, day use area, pit toilets, fire rings, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, small undeveloped boat launches, fishing, biking.
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Aboriginal Culture in Kamloops

Glimpse into Kamloops’s ancient First Nations heritage at the Secwepemc Museum and... Read more Heritage Park, where a 2,000-year-old archaeological site, a reconstructed village, and an ethnobotanical garden share a serene riverside setting. If you’re here in early August, don’t miss the song, dance and storytelling at the Kamloopa Pow Wow. This three-day celebration of Aboriginal culture attracts performers from across North America, and is one of the biggest First Nations events in BC.


Campbell Hills Guest Ranch

Situated in the most picturesque ranching country of BC, Campbell Hills Guest Ranch is your home away from home! Featuring a personal, all inclusive guest ranch accommodating up to 16 guests, right along Campbell Lake.

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Jandana Ranch

30 minutes from Kamloops, quiet horse ranch, family atmosphere, fully equipped guest cottages with beautiful lakeviews.

Grasslands, mountain trails for hiking and riding, fishing, swimming, natural horsemanship lessons and clinics, instru...

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Insiders' Tips

  • Enjoy a ginseng facial or body wrap at Sunmore Ginseng Spa, BC’s only ginseng spa that uses ginseng grown on property in its rejuvenating treatments.
  • Tourism Kamloops has published a self-guided brew tour map. Start with a glass of mocha porter at the Noble Pig Brewhouse, try any of 130 international labels at the Frick and Frack Tap House, or head out to the country for a traditional cider at Left Field Cider Co.
  • Keep kids entranced at the BIG Little Science Centre, or treat them to a day at the BC Wildlife Park, home to a petting zoo, a splash park and miniature train

Golfing in Kamloops

Golfers, don’t miss a chance to tee up at Kamloops’s award-winning Tobiano golf... Read more course, where lake views wow from every hole. This Thomas McBroom masterpiece is just one of the many challenging courses in the area, including the bunker-rich fairways of The Dunes at Kamloops.  Near Salmon Arm, check out the links-style Canoe Creek or enjoy the panoramic views at Talking Rock Golf Resort, on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake.

Talking Rock Golf Resort

Talking Rock Golf Course is situated along Little Shuswap Lake and meanders through a beautiful forested setting which provides some breathtaking panoramic views. It has become a world-renowned course that has a high calibre, leaving you with the ...
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Sonseekersridge Golf Course

Come and enjoy a challenging round of golf in a quiet, scenic, tranquil environment. Opened in October 1999, we are located midway between Salmon Arm & Enderby, 3.5 km off Hwy 97B on a south west sloping bench. Enjoy long, beautiful evenings w...
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Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club

Shuswp Lake Estates Golf & Country is a well manicured 18 hole championship golf course. Located in beautiful Blind Bay, BC this golf course is a true gem. You will be impressed by the immaculate condition and the attention to detail. This cour...
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Sun Peaks Resort Golf Course

Located only 40 mins northeast of Kamloops, Sun Peaks is BC's 2nd largest, all-season mountain resort. Known for fantastic and diverse skiing and riding in the winter, summer provides many adventures including a unique and challenging golf course....
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Places to Eat

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Hello Toast

Lat: 50.67603
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Breakfast & Brunch
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Canadian (New)
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Ric's Grill

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17 reviews
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Terra Restaurant

Lat: 50.67603
Lon: -120.33356
Diners, Steakhouses, Cocktail Bars
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Places to Stay

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Bear Country

Bear Country is the leading vacation rental company at Sun Peaks Resort, offering the largest variety of quality accommodation options - from hotel style accommodation and studio suites in the village centre to fully self-sufficient condos and tow...
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Kelowna showcases 160 beautiful rooms and studio suites and boasts the tallest outdoor water slide in Kelowna weighing in at 4 stories. Centrally located to a variety of shops, restaurants, golf courses, wineries and bea...
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Hotel Five540Forty Downtown

Hotel 540 is Kamloops' downtown landmark hotel. Our fun, fresh, and bold personality provides a unique sense of arrival, offering a refreshing hotel experience.

Here you will find distinctive, well-appointed guestrooms with modern amenit...

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Ramada Kamloops

Panoramic views of the city and Thompson River. Convenient location, easy access from highways. Close to Thompson Rivers University, city centre, sports facilities and shopping centres. On-site restaurant, roof top lounge, meeting and banquet faci...
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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to Kamloops

At the junction of three main highways, and four to five hours from Vancouver, BC or Jasper,... Read more Alberta, Kamloops fits nicely into just about any BC road trip. Air Canada and WestJet fly direct to Kamloops from Vancouver and Calgary.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail's flagship train, the Canadian, travels through 4,500 km of some of Canada's most spectacular landscape. Operating year-round, this land cruise between Vancouver & Toronto takes 3 days & 4 nights, departing 3 times per week in each direct...
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