We Welcome the World
When you stay in Kamloops you'll find a welcoming environment and an exciting, easy-going city rich in history, culture, sport and relaxation.
Choose from over 50 top-rate accommodations. Enjoy live music at a neighborhood cafe or dine by candlelight. Explore our unique shops, galleries and museums during the day, followed by an evening at the theatre or symphony. Or simply relax and enjoy the warmth of our people and our unhurried lifestyle.
Whatever your budget, taste or needs are, Kamloops will make your experience unforgettable.
Where to Stay
There are more than 3,000 hotel and motel rooms in Kamloops, at over 50 properties. Those preferring to camp or RV will find private and public options located within a 45-minute drive of Downtown Kamloops.
See Tourism Kamloops for detailed accomodation information.
Where to Eat
Along with the major restaurant chains we have a great selection of locally-owned and operated eating establishments. Kamloops’ sport venues are centrally located, which means nearby restaurants, delis, cafés, sports pub or ethnic eateries are all easily reached. Full licensed catering services are available at both the Tournament Capital Centre and the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
Do you have special menu requirements that need to fit with your training schedule? Contact us and we’ll get the arrangements started.
See Tourism Kamloops for more information on dining in Kamloops.
How to Get Around
Kamloops is in the centre of the Thompson-Nicola region of the British Columbia interior. It sits at the junction of three major highways and is just a four-hour drive from Vancouver, or seven from Calgary. View Map.
It's easy to get around this relaxed city if you're driving, and simple to arrange special transit for teams, dignitaries, VIP's, and special guests is simple to arrange.
There are daily flights to Kamloops from Calgary, Vancouver, and Seattle (seasonal), with convenient connections through those hubs to communities across the continent. For more information visit the Kamloops Airport website.
|Driving Distance & Time to Kamloops:|
|Vancouver||355 km (220 mi)||4 hours||View Map|
|Abbotsford||291 km (180 mi)||3 hours||View Map|
|Prince George||525 km (326 mi)||6 hours||View Map|
|Calgary||620 km (384 mi)||8 hours||View Map|
|Edmonton||800 km (496 mi)||10 hours||View Map|
|Seattle||507 km (314 mi)||6 hours||View Map|
|Kelowna||163 km (101 mi)||2.5 hours||View Map|
Kamloops Transit System
Kamloops has a safe and efficient transit system servicing all areas of the city. For more information on maps, schedules and fares, visit the BC Transit website.
Taxi & Shuttle Service
Kamloops has two major taxi companies to quickly get you to your destination with no fuss and an airport Shuttle. Wheelchair-accessible and group taxis are available. Arrange for residential, business and airport pick-ups and drop-offs.
- Airport Shuttle Service: 250-314-4803
- KAMI Cabs: 250-374-5151 Y
- Yellow Cabs: 250-374-3333
Make any occasion special by arriving in a limo. Residential, business and airport pick-ups and drop-offs are available.
- FIRST CLASS Limousine Service: 250-314-7733
Kamloops is home to all the major car rental agencies:
- AVIS Car & Truck Rental - (airport): 250.554.3888
- Budget Car & Truck Rental: 250.374.5888
- Discount Car & Truck Rentals: 250.372.7170
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 250.374.8288
- HERTZ Rent A Car - (airport): 250.376.3022
- National Car & Truck Rental - (airport): 250.376.4911 & (downtown): 250.374.5737
What To Do
Kamloops blends energizing recreational opportunities with a culture of warm, welcoming people, allowing visitors to let loose and just play! And as BC's Friendliest City, visitors are sure to feel welcome. There are many activities and options to keep you involved and entertained in Kamloops.
Sports in Kamloops
As Canada's Tournament Capital, Kamloops has some of the most incredible venues for sports. Those coming for a tournament or to watch sporting events will enjoy the brand new facilities built as a part of the Tournament Capital project, while others will want to check out one of our 13 remarkable golf courses!
Explore the Region
The Thompson Okanagan is famous for its orchards, vineyards, skiing, golf, deserts, mountains, valleys and everything in between. For more information visit HelloBC.com.
Kamloops is also a great location for driving and motorcycle tours due to the meeting of so many different major highways, and so many beautiful touring routes in the area. For more information on driving tours around Kamloops visit TourismKamloops.com.