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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Kamloops to see all of its attractions.

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 January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 123
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kamloops in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 123
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

Plane

When flying to Kamloops, you’ll arrive at Kamloops (YKA), which is located 10 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Kamloops include WestJet, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal. The shortest domestic flight to Kamloops departs from Vancouver and takes around 51m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Kamloops. The train journey from Kamloops to Vancouver takes 9h 17m and costs around C$ 82 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Edmonton, expect to pay about C$ 240 for a 19h 27m trip. The train station in Kamloops is called Kamloops North, and is located 6 km from the city centre.

Car

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

Bus

You can travel by bus to Kamloops using Rider Express or Ebus. From Merritt, the bus ride to Kamloops takes 80 km and will cost you around C$ 47. From Kelowna, the ticket costs about C$ 45 for a journey of 193 km. Kamloops’s bus station is located 2.1 km from the downtown.

Plane

When flying to Kamloops, you’ll arrive at Kamloops (YKA), which is located 10 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Kamloops include WestJet, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal. The shortest domestic flight to Kamloops departs from Vancouver and takes around 51m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Kamloops. The train journey from Kamloops to Vancouver takes 9h 17m and costs around C$ 82 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Edmonton, expect to pay about C$ 240 for a 19h 27m trip. The train station in Kamloops is called Kamloops North, and is located 6 km from the city centre.

Car

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

Bus

You can travel by bus to Kamloops using Rider Express or Ebus. From Merritt, the bus ride to Kamloops takes 80 km and will cost you around C$ 47. From Kelowna, the ticket costs about C$ 45 for a journey of 193 km. Kamloops’s bus station is located 2.1 km from the downtown.

Airports near Kamloops

Airlines serving Kamloops

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,564 reviews)
Air France
Good (987 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,413 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,027 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,782 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (535 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (777 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (490 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (957 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (807 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (948 reviews)
Air China
Good (34 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (558 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (675 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,750 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kamloops

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express Kamloops and Rodeway Inn & Suites.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kamloops

Most booked hotels in Kamloops

Wingate by Wyndham Kamloops
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 225+
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 223+
Travelodge by Wyndham Kamloops
2 stars
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
C$ 119+
The Plaza Hotel
3 stars
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
C$ 151+
Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites Kamloops
2 stars
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
C$ 103+
Ramada by Wyndham Kamloops
3 stars
Good (6.1, Good reviews)
C$ 92+

Renting a car in Kamloops

Renting a car in Kamloops costs C$ 75 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% cheaper than airport locations in Kamloops.

Expect to pay C$ 1.87 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$ 22.41 and C$ 29.88. The most frequently booked car type in Kamloops is Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 44% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Kamloops costs C$ 75 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% cheaper than airport locations in Kamloops.

Expect to pay C$ 1.87 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$ 22.41 and C$ 29.88. The most frequently booked car type in Kamloops is Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 44% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.