Travel along the scenic Coquihalla Highway to visit Kamloops, where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet. The central location of Kamloops provides the perfect pit stop on longer journeys, and somewhere that’s not too far from home when you want to get away for a few days. With four seasons of activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone year round.
Top things to do
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Ski or hike at Sun Peaks Resort
Ski, snowboard, snowshoe, dogsled and skate in the winter, and hike and bike in the summer at Sun Peaks Resort.
Take the Kamloops Wine Trail to taste wine at three wineries in BC’s newest wine region. Or tantalize your taste buds with craft beers from local breweries. And if you have a thirst for cider, head to Logan Lake to sample some of BC’s best cider.
Drive 90 minutes north to Wells Gray Provincial Park for awesome wildlife viewing, including moose, bears and mountain goats, plus lots of water activities, including kayaking, canoeing and white-water rafting. And don't forget to visit Helmcken Falls—Canada's fourth highest waterfall, and twice the height of Niagara Falls.
Adventure to the Okanagan’s oldest city to enjoy year-round activities from hiking trails full of beautiful spring blooms, to an abundance of freshwater lake activities in the summer, to tasting fall’s delicious harvests, to skiing on SilverStar Mountain in the winter, to relaxing and enjoying the scenic views any time of year—there’s something for everyone.
Take a road trip along the scenic Coquihalla Highway to the heart of wine country in the Okanagan Valley to visit Kelowna, known for its sunny climate, golf, wine and orchards. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to fish, water-ski, canoe, jet-ski, paraglide, or hire a speedboat in the summer, and Big White Ski Resort is the perfect place for all your winter fun.
Drive to the centre of the famous Okanagan wine region to visit Penticton, a four-season recreational hub for water activities, tasty food and wine, plus head to Apex Mountain Resort for all your winter fun. You can enjoy an enchanting blend of small-town atmosphere and urban amenities, while surrounded by a backdrop of breathtaking lake and mountain vistas.