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 5 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 April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kamloops in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kamloops in July, when the average temperature is 68 °F, and the highest can go up to 82.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 17.6 °F, with an average temperature of 23 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 1.2″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kamloops, with an average rainfall of 0.4″.

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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 center. The shortest flight to Kamloops from the United States departs from Portland and takes around 6h 15m.


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 $58 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Edmonton, expect to pay about $157 for a 19h 27m trip. The train station in Kamloops is called Kamloops North, and is located 4 miles from the city center.


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 Hertz and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.


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

Airports near Kamloops

Airlines serving Kamloops

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (1,418 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Cathay Pacific
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Japan Airlines
Good (468 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (245 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (178 reviews)
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 Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Kamloops.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kamloops

Most booked hotels in Kamloops

Wingate by Wyndham Kamloops
Excellent (8.3, 2007 reviews)
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Good (7.9, 708 reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops
Good (7.3, 396 reviews)
The Plaza Hotel
Good (7.1, 1149 reviews)
Riverland Inn & Suites
Good (6.8, 1784 reviews)
Ramada by Wyndham Kamloops
Good (6, 1516 reviews)
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Renting a car in Kamloops

Renting a car in Kamloops costs $75 per day, on average, or $377 if you want to rent if for 5 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Kamloops.

Expect to pay $5.07 per gallon in Kamloops (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $60.87 and $81.16.