Kamloops travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kamloops

With a population of 68,714, Kamloops is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Kamloops

If you’re looking for affordable options, Terra Restaurant (326 Victoria St) and Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill - Kamloops (285 Lorne St) are great picks.

When to visit Kamloops

Kamloops in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kamloops in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kamloops in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 30 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kamloops, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Kamloops


When flying to Kamloops, you’ll arrive at Kamloops (YKA), which is located 10 km from the city centre.


VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Kamloops. The train station in Kamloops is called Kamloops North, and is located 6 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Kamloops is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 252 km from Kamloops. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


You can travel by bus to Kamloops using Rider Express or Ebus. From Abbotsford, the bus ride to Kamloops takes 314 km and will cost you around $149. From Vancouver, the ticket costs about $96 for a journey of 443 km. Kamloops’s bus station is located 2.1 km from the city centre.

Airports near Kamloops

Airlines serving Kamloops

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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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United Airlines
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Air Canada
Good (4,091 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
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Cathay Pacific
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Korean Air
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Japan Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
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Air China
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Qantas Airways
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Philippine Airlines
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Where to stay in Kamloops

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Rodeway Inn & Suites and Country View Motor Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kamloops

Most booked hotels in Kamloops

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
The Plaza Hotel
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Downtown Kamloops
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
Riverland Inn & Suites
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
Ramada by Wyndham Kamloops
Good (6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Kamloops

Expect to pay $2.32 per litre in Kamloops (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $27.82 and $37.10. The most frequently booked car type in Kamloops is Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is, on average, 39% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.