Kamloops is a lovely city that sits tucked away in the Thomson Valley at the meeting point of two rivers in south central British Columbia. From its origins as a fur hunting center of the early 19th century and its recent past as a hub of the country’s logging industry, Kamloops has now transformed into a tourist magnet. With a generous sprinkling of natural attractions and a rich cultural heritage, this scenic region holds promise of an enjoyable getaway for all seasons. Hiking and biking are two popular ways of discovering the rolling grasslands, hoodoos, and sprawling canyons. Those looking for a more sedate pace can opt for golfing sessions at the many courses. Fishing for freshwater species in some of the region’s nearly one hundred lakes promises further relaxation. Wine and beer enthusiasts will have plenty to cheer about given the pick of winery or brewery tours as well as tasting sessions on offer. The art galleries and performing arts venues are perfect for soaking in the cultural ambiance of this vibrant city. In December, Kamloops turns into a winter wonderland with downhill skiing and ice fishing.
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Recommended Canada Tours
Places: Calgary (1 day) → Banff (3) → Jasper (3) → Kamloops (1) → Vancouver (3) → Nimmo Bay (3) → Vancouver (1)
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Rocky Mountaineer is a luxurious daylight-travel train that takes you on the ultimate Canadian Rocky Mountains adventure. The custom-designed coaches with glass domes let you enjoy the beauty of the rugged landscape.
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre offers a picturesque stay a 45 min drive from Kamloops town limits. Surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides, this international style hotel allows easy access to a myriad of recreational opportunities.
With its central downtown location, the Plaza Hotel in Kamloops makes for the perfect stay in this scenic riverside town. Dating back to 1928, this historic hotel features renovated interiors alongside modern conveniences.