Kamloops local attractions

Local attractions & events

Explore all the things we love to do in Kamloops

In addition to being close to the highway and local shopping centres, Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre provides easy access to the very best of the area – from scenic local parks to unique tourist attractions including the Secwepemc Museum and Kamloops Bike Ranch. Try your luck at Chances Casino, explore the Kamloops Wine Trail or experience one of the many events happening throughout the year (food and wine fests, farmers markets, cultural activities: you name it, we’ve got it). 

Need advice on things to see or do while you’re here? Ask a member of our team! 


Ski slopes

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort

Distance from Hotel: 64KM

Plan a day trip to hit the slopes at this popular resort, which features over 4,200 acres of skiable terrain in winter, and mountain biking and hiking in summer.

Grizzly bear

BC Wildlife Park

Distance from Hotel: 23KM

A non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue & rehabilitation of injured wildlife.


Harper Mountain

Distance from Hotel: 30KM

Ski Harper Mountain with 400 acres of terrain and popular snow town tube park there is something for the whole family to enjoy. The open is open for night skiing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Kamloops Bike Ranch

Distance from Hotel: 10KM

Measuring over 25 hectares, this is a mountain biker's paradise, with plenty of open spaces and amazing jumps.

Exterior of Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Distance from Hotel: 36KM

An award winning South Thompson winery and part of the Kamloops Wine Trail. Monte Creek Ranch also raises beef and honey bees. Tasting room is open year round

Swimmer in lap pool

Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Distance from Hotel: 3KM

Ideal for both serious swimmers and visitors just looking to splash around, this aquatic centre offers a long-course pool, a short-course pool, hot tubs, a sauna and a steam room.

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Cliffside Climbing Gym Indoor Rock Climbing

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

This indoor climbing centre provides a challenging environment for visitors of every level of ability.

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Kamloops Heritage Railway

Distance from Hotel: 8KM

Journey back in time with a ride on this steam locomotive, which boards at the historic former CNR station and is an 8-kilometre round trip.

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Lil Monkey's Treehouse

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

This is a fantastic indoor playground for kids of all ages to play and discover!

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Riverside Park

Distance from Hotel: 6KM

Located on the banks of the river, this scenic park features a beach, a playground, tennis and basketball courts and more.

Exterior of Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

Distance from Hotel: 8KM

Discover the history and heritage of the Secwepemc People at this museum, which features several galleries. The park offers a picturesque riverside trail with an ancient pithouse and a garden.

Pioneer Park and Beach

Pioneer Park and Beach

Distance from Hotel: 8KM

Beach, dogs allowed, picnic area and boat launch

Lake surrounded by pine trees and mountains

Paul Lake Provincial Park

Distance from Hotel: 30KM

Spend the day at this large park, which offers hiking trails, a playground for the kids, a boat launch and bike rentals. Hike up to Gibraltar Bluff and check out the views.

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Mt. Paul Golf Course & Driving Range

Distance from Hotel: 8KM

Golfers of all skill and experience levels will be delighted with the courses in and around Kamloops, which feature varied terrains and stunning views.

Golf club and ball

Kamloops Golf & Country Club

Distance from Hotel: 20KM

Golfers of all skill and experience levels will be delighted with the courses in and around Kamloops, which feature varied terrains and stunning views.

Golf ball next to hole

Eaglepoint Golf Resort

Distance from Hotel: 25KM

Golfers of all skill and experience levels will be delighted with the courses in and around Kamloops, which feature varied terrains and stunning views.

Frisbee golf with sunset in background

Rose Hill West Disc Golf Park

Distance from Hotel: 10KM

Golfers of all skill and experience levels will be delighted with the courses in and around Kamloops, which feature varied terrains and stunning views.

Cascades Casino

Cascades Casino

Cascades Casino features slot machines, Keno, lottery games and Bingo - as well as a lounge with cocktails, live music and the day's biggest sporting events.

Tobiano Golf Course

Tobiano Golf Course

Play a round of golf at one of Kamloops' best golf courses. Tobiano Golf Course is also ranked the best Public Golf Course in BC.


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Kamloops Storm

Catch the Kamloops Storm, a Canadian Junior B ice hockey team, in action at the McArthur Island Sports Centre.

Apples at farmer's market

Farmers Market - Saturday

The Farmers Market offers products that are made, baked or grown - with a focus on local purveyors.

Fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries

Farmers Market - Wednesday

The Farmers Market offers products that are made, baked or grown - with a focus on local purveyors.

Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park

This annual winter event celebrates the festive season with beautiful light displays, rides on the Wildlife Express miniature train, a campfire and more.

Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Celebrate Cowboy culture at this yearly festival, widely considered the best of its kind.

Movie film

Kamloops Film Festival

This annual festival showcases a diverse selection of Canadian and international films from around the world.

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River Beaver Classic Funduro

Check out this annual event at the Kamloops Bike Ranch, which features a variety of races in different mountain biking disciplines.

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Kamloops Wine Festival

Held in May at various locations throughout the city, this popular wine festival raises funds for the Kamloops Art Gallery.

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Downtown Back Alley Block Party

Celebrate with local brews, live music, family-friendly events and more at this party, which is held in the summer and winter.


Music in the Park

Take advantage of the warm summer weather to enjoy free music in the evenings at Riverside Park.

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Kamloops International Buskers Festival

Professional street performers from here in BC, as well as all over the world, come to this festival to showcase their talents.

Ribs on the grill

Daybreak Rotary Ribfest

Live entertainment, activities for the kids and an exciting rib cook-off make this annual gathering one of the city's most popular events.

Retro blue car

Hot Nite in the City

Six blocks within the city core are closed for this summertime event, which features cars and bikes of every style and type.

Two draft beers


Hosted several times a year, this outdoor festival celebrates Kamloops with local beers, great music and other fun activities.

Clam dish and red wine

Chefs in the City

Foodies will love this annual festival, which showcases the talent of local chefs, restaurant owners, brewers and more.

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Kamloops Performing Arts Festival

2021-02-21 00:00:00 - 2021-03-15 00:00:00

Held over three weeks in the late winter, this performing arts festival features dance, music, drama and much more.



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