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Getting there & around

Seven kilometers northwest of town, on Kamloops’ north shore, is Kamloops Airport (YKA; 250-376-3613). Air Canada Jazz flies to/from Vancouver (one hour) and Calgary (90 minutes) several times daily.

Greyhound Canada (800-661-8747; www.grey hound.ca) is about 1km southwest of the center off Columbia St W. Buses leave daily for Vancouver ($57, five hours, seven daily), Calgary ($90, 10 hours, four daily), Jasper ($61, six hours, twice daily), Prince George ($77, seven hours, four daily) and Kelowna ($28, 2½ to four hours, three daily).

VIA Rail (888-842-7245; www.viarail.ca) serves Kamloops North Station – 11km from town – with the tri-weekly Canadian on its run from Vancouver (8½ hours) to Jasper (7½ hours) and beyond. Fares vary greatly by season and class of service.

For information about local bus routes, call Kamloops Transit Service (250-376-1216; www.city.kamloops.bc.ca/transportation/transit; one-way fare adult/child $2/free). For a taxi, try Yellow Cabs (250-374-3333).