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Kamloops Holidays

No matter which time of year you decide to holiday in Kamloops, there are always plenty of amazing experiences to discover in every season. During the summer months, the city is an ideal destination for hiking, mountain biking and paddling downriver. In winter, Kamloops becomes a mecca for skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Here you’ll have the chance to discover incredible wildlife native to British Columbia such as grizzly bears, kermodes, wolves, bald eagles and burrowing owls at one of the city’s many nature reserves. It’s also worth visiting the Secwepemc Heritage Park to learn more about the fascinating history of the First Nations, Canada’s indigenous population.

Visit any time of year for an unforgettable Kamloops holiday

Kamloops offers unrivalled natural beauty and picturesque mountainous landscapes, the perfect setting for a spot of fishing, golfing or horseback riding. Given its relative proximity to the city, many people decide to combine a trip to Kamloops as they head to or from Vancouver, British Columbia’s vibrant west coast seaport.

At Hayes & Jarvis, our team of Kamloops holiday experts are here to take the stress out of planning out your ideal itinerary. Whether you’re looking for a dream holiday filled with activities or even a memorable trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, we’re on hand to discuss your options. 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Visit BC Wildlife Park for an interactive wildlife rescue experience, an opportunity to see rare birds and animals up close
  • Discover the indigenous culture and history of the First Nations on a visit to the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park
  • Sip fine wines, ales and craft beer at one of Kamloops’ many renowned local breweries and wineries
  • Explore the city’s desert-like valley, pine forests and sandstone canyons, the perfect setting for hiking and outdoor activities

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Kamloops holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

  • Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts (KFPA)

    Held every year towards the end of February, the KFPA is dedicated to the development of modern dance, ballet, music, speech and dramatic arts. Don’t miss the chance to be entertained by a host of wonderful local talent.

  • Kamloops Cowboy Festival

    Since being established in 1996, the Kamloops Cowboy Heritage Festival has quickly become a local March tradition, encouraging the preservation of cowboy heritage in the local area. There are plenty of interesting activities on offer for visitors of all ages.

     

  • Kamloops Wine Festival

    Indulge in a glass or two of the finest local wine at one of the many fantastic wineries dotted around the city during Kamloops Wine Festival. The festival usually takes place around the end of May and offers discounts by the bottle.

     

  • Music in the Park

    Summer months in Kamloops are filled with live music events, particularly at the city’s long running Music in the Park Festival that spans the length of July and August. Whatever style of music you prefer, you’re bound to come across a great band to sit and watch.

  • Kamloops Powwow

    Another long-running event, the Kamloops Powwow celebrates indigenous Canadian culture, and is usually held on a weekend towards the start of August.