Welcome to Kamloops

Here you will find all of the necessary information to make the best of your time in Kamloops. From arrival and departure information, daily tour pick up times, and general information about the city.


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About Kamloops, British Columbia

Situated at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers in the Thompson Valley, Kamloops is the second-largest city in the BC Interior. Kamloops is known as Canada’s Tournament Capital as it is a major host centre for amateur sports tournaments due to the many hotels here, as well as the desert-like climate which is a mix of rolling grasslands, slot canyons and hoodoos.

Population – 105,000

Arrival Information:

For most of our guests coming into Kamloops on the Rocky Mountaineer, you will be transferred by bus to your hotel directly from the train station. You will then be transferred back to the train the next morning.

For those coming into Kamloops on the VIA Rail Canadian train, please take a taxi from the Kamloops North station to your hotel.

Departure Information:

For most of our guests departing Kamloops on the Rocky Mountaineer, you will be transferred by bus from your hotel to the train.

For those departing Kamloops on the VIA Rail Canadian train, please take a taxi from your hotel to the Kamloops North station.

Restaurant Recommendations:

As you arrive on the train to Kamloops, the staff at Rocky Mountaineer will give you some suggestions. Here is a list of our own recommendations:

Downtown Restaurants:

Brownstone Restaurant ~ Relaxed fine dining, patio, group friendly.
Address: 118 Victoria Street

Red Collar Brewing Co. ~ Brewery, patio, group friendly, Closed Sunday.
Address: 355 Lansdowne Street

The Noble Pig – Great Local Brewhouse & Bistro. British Columbia is earning a reputation for it’s craft beers and this would be the place to sample some. Also has a very good menu. Casual Attire.
Address: 650 Victoria St

Underbelly – by the Pig – The Other Side of the Pig. Modern casual restaurant in the heart of downtown Kamloops. Intimate, quiet space with an elevated dinner menu featuring quaint and cozy dining. Casual Attire.
Address: 120 5 Ave

Uptown Restaurants:

Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub – Pub, patio, group friendly.
Address: 1797 Pacific Way (250 372 5453)

Arigato Sushi – Japanese/Korean
Address: #70, 1395 Hillside Dr

Sightseeing Recommendations:

Your stay in Kamloops is short so go get a picture with the Mounted Patrol, Picnic in the park, visit downtown and stroll Victoria, Seymour and Lansdowne Streets.
Enjoy some live music in the park downtown daily during peak summer months (July& August) where local bands play. There is also a beach along the river nearby the preferred hotels.