Kamloops, a city of 83,000, is the Tournament Capital of Canada. Blessed with an abundance of sunshine and an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with all the lakes, fairways and nature trails you’ll need for golfing, fishing, boating & kayaking, walking, hiking and mountain biking. Plus with fantastic accommodation, you’ll find a place to stay both comfortable for your budget and style.
In Kamloops, we love golf and we invite you to try out our beautiful courses. You’ll appreciate the diversity between the courses, the long golf season (from the end of March through to October) and the accessibility of the courses from the downtown core. We’re also so famous for our fishing, there’s a trout named after the city – the Salmo Kamloops or Kamloops trout. The toughest decision you’ll face when booking your fishing getaway to Kamloops is which of the 100+ lakes to try while you’re here.
High elevation forests around Kamloops are home to interesting species like boreal owls, moose, singing hermit thrush and chattering red squirrels. To see a great variety of them all on your visit to Kamloops, the BC Wildlife Park is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. You’ll also want to browse through the Kamloops Museum & Archives and the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park then take a ride on the Kamloops Heritage Railway’s 2141 ‘Spirit of Kamloops’ steam train. If you’re up for some walking, the Kamloops Museum offers free walking tours of heritage homes in the downtown’s west end.
Kamloops is easy to reach no matter where you are traveling from. By car, it’s a 4 hour drive from downtown Vancouver, 6 hours from Seattle and 7 hours from Calgary. The major transportation routes from BC’s west coast to the Rocky Mountains pass through Kamloops - the Trans-Canada (Hwy 1) and the Coquihalla (Hwy 5). Highway 97 connects to the Okanagan and the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Air, bus, and train access are also available.