Must-Try Activities in Kamloops this Winter

This winter, escape to Kamloops where an array of outdoor activities, fun events, and cozy establishments make the most of the season. Whether you’re a snow enthusiast or prefer the warmth of the indoors, you’ll find something to keep you busy. Here’s a list of the top things to experience this winter:

Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking

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Get your heart pumping while taking in the snowy landscapes with snowshoeing and winter hiking. From the Tower Trail in Kenna Cartwright Nature Park to the silt bluffs in Valleyview Nature Park, Kamloops offers a variety of trails. Rent snowshoes from Overlander Ski Club or Harper Mountain and embark on a snowy adventure.

Craft Breweries

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Escape the winter chill and savour unique brews at Kamloops’ local craft breweries. From Noble Pig Brewhouse to Iron Road Brewing, each establishment offers a distinctive blend of great food and beer.

Cross-Country Skiing

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Experience the peaceful forests surrounding Stake Lake at Overlander Ski Club, located just 20 minutes from downtown Kamloops. With over 60 km of groomed trails, including 5 km of lit trails for night skiing, Stake Lake is a cross-country skier’s paradise. Rentals are available from the Overlander Ski Club.

Ice Fishing

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Make the most of winter temperatures and drop a line on Tunkwa Lake, Monte Lake, Edith Lake, Walloper, or Heffley Lake to see what you can reel in. Elevate your experience and hire a guide from Elevated Fishing Adventures, they can provide gear and tips to make the most of your day on the ice.

Skiing and Snowboarding

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Dive into the powdery snow that the Thompson Okanagan is known for by hitting the slopes at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada’s second-largest ski area, or the historic Harper Mountain.

Catch a Blazers Hockey Game

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Experience the excitement of WHL Hockey with the Kamloops Blazers at the Sandman Centre. Cheer on potential NHL prospects as they face off against teams like the Vancouver Giants, Kelowna Rockets, Prince George Cougars, and Victoria Royals.


Mary Putnam

Enjoy the thrill of sliding down the Snow Town Tube Park at Harper Mountain without the need for skis or snowboards. Open daily, with night tubing available on Friday and Saturday nights.


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Strap on your skates and glide across Inks Lake outdoors or if indoor skating is more your style, visit McArthur Island or Sandman Centre. If you’re planning to skate outdoors, always exercise caution on frozen surfaces and follow Adventure Smart guidelines.

Winter Biking

Sean Jenkins

Keep the adrenaline flowing with fat biking in Kamloops. Head to Kenna Cartwright Nature Park to crush powdery snow on natural slopes and trails or explore the Isobel Lake Recreational Trails for maintained routes. Respect multi-use trails and consider supporting local trail maintenance efforts if you can.

Plan your winter getaway to Kamloops now and create unforgettable memories.

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