Visitor Resources

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 café 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 pubs, or ethnic eateries are all easily reached.  

Fully-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 and Downtown Kamloops for more information on dining in Kamloops.

How to Get Around

Kamloops is in the centre of the Thompson-Nicola region in the interior of British Columbia. It sits at the junction of three major highways and is just a four-hour drive from Vancouver. 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.

Kamloops Airport

There are daily flights to Kamloops from Calgary and Vancouver, with convenient connections through those hubs to communities across the continent.  For more information visit the Kamloops Airport website.

Driving Distance & Time to Kamloops:
Vancouver355 km (220 mi)4 hoursView Map
Abbotsford291 km (180 mi)3 hoursView Map
Prince George525 km (326 mi)6 hoursView Map
Calgary620 km (384 mi)8 hoursView Map
Edmonton800 km (496 mi)10 hoursView Map
Seattle507 km (314 mi)6 hoursView Map
Kelowna163 km (101 mi)2.5 hoursView 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 
  • 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

Car Rental

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.  

City of Kamloops Events Calendar Tourism Kamloops Events Calendar

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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. 

In November 2017, the Thompson Okanagan Region was officially certified as the first destination in the Americas to have successfully achieved the Sustainable Tourism Destination accreditation from Biosphere International and the Responsible Tourism Institute. Learn more about what that means at

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

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