Brought to you by Tourism Kamloops
The City of Kamloops is excited to see the marathon returning to Kamloops. Whether you prefer adrenaline-charged excitement or more laid-back pursuits, you'll find unsurpassed opportunities to pursue your outdoor passions. In Kamloops, you will find championship golf courses, renowned mountain biking trails, award-winning wineries, 100 fresh water lakes for fishing and boating, and more - all within 45 minutes of downtown.
Here are a few great ways to #ExploreKamloops!
Discover hidden viewpoints and lost trails. Take the path less travelled, find a new vantage point – there’s something liberating about exploring the vast expanse of stunning landscapes in this area. From river valley to grassland benches, immerse yourself in the warm embrace of our inspiring scenery. Helpful suggestions on captivating views and signature trails are available at the Kamloops Visitor Centre or download the Kamloops Trail Guide online.
Leave your cares behind as you make your way up. Wind through our fragrant, sagebrush dotted hills, climb amongst the hoodoos and when you arrive at the top, pause for a moment and appreciate how far you have come. Revel in knowing that your next adventure is right around the corner. There are trails for every skill level moments from the heart of the city and plenty more just around the next bend in the road. Outdoor adventure guides are available at the Kamloops Visitor Centre or download online here.
Veins of limestone run deep in our region’s rich soil producing award winning wines in a distinctive terroir. Not your typical viticulture area, Thompson Valley winemakers are proving that it is possible to produce large yields of flavourful wine. Kamloops boasts four wineries with well-stocked tasting rooms and guided tour options for safe and relaxing sipping. Follow local food and agricultural producers on the new Flavours Trail showcasing three touring itineraries in and around the city. Learn more about tasting along the Flavours Trail.
Green spaces, bike parks, water parks, city attractions and family events – what’s your pleasure? The BC Wildlife Park is home to Clover, the only Kermode Bear in human care worldwide. Visit the park for daily animal encounters and learn about their amazing conservation efforts. If you prefer to be more hands-on, the Big Little Science Centre, Kamloops Children’s Museum and 4 Cats Art Studio provide interactive family fun. Kamloops boasts a variety of green spaces including Riverside Park and Prince Charles, host location for annual family outdoor performances by Project X Theatre. A little adventure never hurt – try your bike skills at the Kamloops Bike Ranch, explore by water with Paddle Surfit paddleboard tours or take to the air via zip line with Treetop Flyers.
For more fun ideas on how to explore Kamloops, please visit Tourism Kamloops!
Amidst the vast, rugged landscape, Kamloops is an authentic, friendly community with the close, personable feel of a small city. Kamloops blends energizing, recreational opportunities with a culture of warm, welcoming people, allowing visitors to let loose and just play! The city is located in the dramatic setting of mountains, river valleys, deserts and grasslands. Nowhere else in BC can you search for fossils, enjoy 100+ lakes, experience the grasslands and explore sage-covered hills under wide open skies, all in a single day. After a day of exploring the area’s natural riches, visitors can relax to live music at a neighborhood cafe or enjoy an evening of fine dining by candlelight. Explore galleries and museums, or take in a performance of local theatre or the symphony.
For many years, Kamloops has been synonymous with hosting first-class sport events, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer base, strong athletic showings, and a wide variety of outstanding venues. As Canada’s Tournament Capital, the city draws thousands of spectators and sporting participants each year to enjoy the world class sports facilities. Kamloops’ variety of terrain and pleasant climate make it an ideal running location. Choose from riverside asphalt trails, trail runs, alpine meadows, or road running.
Take a tour of the downtown core where shade trees line the brick sidewalks and make window shopping a fun treat. Stop in for coffee or a meal at an eclectic cafe or bistro and explore the many multicultural foods and flavours at restaurants throughout the city. Unwind with a manicure, pedicure or facial at one of the many spas in Kamloops and check out Sunmore Ginseng Spa too, North America’s only ginseng spa.
Where to Stay
Residence & Conference Centre
Sport Chek Kamloops Marathon has partnered with the TRU Residence & Conference centre to provide you with a $110 + taxes night stay. Use the code SKM to redeem!
Rates starting at $110/per night plus 16% taxes.
- Private 2-bedroom & 4-bedroom suites
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
950 McGill Road