There is always something fun to do in Kamloops. This interior resort community in British Columbia is a place to stay and play - no matter what season you’re visiting. In this laid back city, you can enjoy boating, camping, cycling, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, tobogganing and more. Just don’t try them all at once!
Many visitors come to Kamloops by way of the popular Rocky Mountaineer Railtours and stay to explore the gorgeous terrain perfect for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and horseback riding.
And with over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year and very little rainfall, Kamloops has some of the region’s nicest weather. In other words, a city made for golfing. You’ll find more than 10 full-length golf courses here and an additional six courses in the surrounding area.
In the winter months, Kamloops transforms into a skier’s paradise. The region’s dry powder snow makes for stellar skiing and snowboarding – and Sun Peaks, Canada's third-largest ski resort, puts it to good use. There are plenty of great spots for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing and dog sledding as well.
You’ll also find western culture alive and well in Kamloops. Historic farm and ranch tours give visitors a taste of the way life was in the 1800s. Visit Hat Creek and O'Keefe ranches for farm tours and delicious fruit and vegetable stands. Step back to a simpler time and pick up some delicious treats to take with you on the road en route to your next activity.
Sunny skies and year-round mild weather have helped Kamloops earn a great reputation with visitors who love to spend time outdoors. With little humidity and summer highs in July and August averaging around 28 C, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors with friends and family, catching up or people-watching in the sun...
Temperatures during the winter months rarely fall below -5 C, with an average of only eight days per year falling below -10 C. Can you say perfect temperatures for skiing, snowboarding and generally spending time outdoors? Kamloops has you covered. Just be sure to bring a jacket and snow gear if you’ll be hitting the slopes or taking part in other snow activities.