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You will find a city at the intersection of the North and South Thompson rivers that is a dream destination for outdoor people and wine connoisseurs alike. The mild weather and spectacular scenery of Kamloops make it ideal for exploring the great outdoors–a combination of rolling grasslands, sandstone slot canyons and hoodoos (which are Insta-worthy clay towers) can be found in its backyard. The climate is also ideal for wine, and many award-winning wineries can be found. You'll also find lots of music festivals and outdoor activities in the summer that are perfect for the entire family!
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When you land in Kamloops, you’re in luck! The airport is only 15 minutes from downtown, so you can start your vacation right away. If you opt out of renting a car, there are shuttle buses from the airport, BC Transit bus routes in town, as well as multiple taxi services. If you do want a car, there are many options for rentals both at the airport and downtown.
With such a big backyard, you could spend your whole trip to Kamloops enjoying nature and most parks and hiking trails are free. You can also borrow a rod and tackle box for free from the Kamloops Visitor’s Centre and try your hand at trout fishing on one of the many nearby lakes. In the evening, head to Riverside Park for free live music every night though July and August!
Did you know Kamloops has the highest number of golf courses per capita in Canada, as well as the largest municipal bike park in Canada? Whatever outdoor hobbies you have, chances are you will be able to find them in Kamloops and you’ll be surrounded by beautiful scenery wherever you go! You should also be on the lookout for farmer’s markets, as interior British Columbia grows some of the most delicious fruits and vegetables you’ll find anywhere.