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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kamloops has to offer.

Where to Eat in Kamloops

If you’re looking for affordable options, Terra Restaurant (326 Victoria St) and Storms On The River (1502 River St) are great picks.

When to visit Kamloops

Kamloops in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 119
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kamloops in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 119
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 6 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Kamloops include Air Canada, Lufthansa and ANA. The shortest domestic flight to Kamloops departs from Calgary and takes around 1h 15m.


The train station in Kamloops is called Kamloops North, and is located 4 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Kamloops is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 157 miles from Kamloops. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Kamloops’s bus station is located 1.3 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Kamloops

Airlines serving Kamloops

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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,207 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,450 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,057 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,068 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (357 reviews)
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Japan Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
Good (890 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (233 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,747 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (260 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kamloops

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

Where to stay in popular areas of Kamloops

Most booked hotels in Kamloops

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 157+
DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 136+
The Plaza Hotel
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 97+
Riverland Inn & Suites
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
C$ 77+
Ramada by Wyndham Kamloops
Good (6, Good reviews)
C$ 114+
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Renting a car in Kamloops

Renting a car in Kamloops costs C$ 82 per day, on average, or C$ 164 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 20% cheaper than airport locations in Kamloops.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Kamloops (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.71 and C$ 27.61. The most frequently booked car type in Kamloops is Supplier choice (Class Special Van or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Chevrolet HHR or similar) are, on average, 60% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.