Welcome to Kamloops


The focus of the downtown area is tree-lined Victoria St, which is a lively place on sunny days; very busy train tracks separate the wide Thompson River from downtown. Franchises and malls line the highlands along Hwy 1.

The 2017 Power Rangers movie was filmed here.


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$93.25 Water Sports

Clearwater River Ready-Set-Go Rafting Trip

Wells Gray Park is a wild and untouched wilderness area of over 540,000 hectares. It is currently being considered for "World Heritage Status" with UNESCO because of the unique and wild volcanic features this park has to offer. The River alone is something to behold. It is the drainage basin for the entire area of Wells Gray. Described by Richard C. Bocking in his book the "Mighty River" as one of the most dynamic tributaries of the entire Fraser River system. Clearwater River is the culmination of an incredible concentration of waterfalls, rapids, and chutes, probably the greatest in BC.The trip starts at the beginning of Granite Canyon on gentle class 2 whitewater. Glance up as you quietly drift by towering canyons and cliffs of ancient lava left over from a time when the Clearwater Valley was ripe with active volcanic activity. The guides will do their utmost to fill your head with as much information as possible about safety as you enter the start of the middle canyon. This section is described as Mother Nature’s natural roller coaster. At the halfway mark of the trip you will come up against an unrunable section of river called the Kettle which a mandatory portage of the boats is necessary. All the boats and equipment are taken around by trailer but you have the opportunity for an easy 15 minute hike along the canyon to see why we portage. This 500 meter section is called Granite Canyon and is a stunningly beautiful area of Wells Gray Park seldom seen. At the end of the trail you meet up with the boats and start the final leg down the lower canyon. This is the most consistent section of whitewater on the Clearwater River. With rapids like “The Wall”, “Tsunami” and “Buckaroo” it is the perfect ending to your 4 hour adventure. As you drift down towards the bottom of the canyon those with a healthy sense of adventure will have the opportunity to see what it’s like to body surf in a class 2 rapid.Ready Set Go is a summer tradition for tourists and locals alike. It is a unique experience, unmatched in British Columbia for over 30 years.

$145.14 Water Sports

Clearwater River Full-Day Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

Experience a FULL DAY of heart pounding thrills as you charge through Sabertooth Canyon one of the largest commercially run rapids in the province of British Columbia. Enjoy a magnificent lunch on a beautiful sandy beach and be blown away at how exciting it is to get in behind a waterfall plunging 35 meters. If water levels permit the guides will have the brave ones walking right through the heart of it. Or how about just glancing up as you quietly drift by towering canyons and cliffs of ancient lava left over from a time when the Clearwater Valley was ripe with active volcanic activity. As a matter of fact Wells Gray Park is being considered for “World Heritage Status” because of the unique and wild volcanic features this park has to offer. At the heart of it all is the Clearwater River. The Clearwater is the drainage basin for the entire area of Wells Gray Park, a wild and untouched wilderness area of over 540,000 hectares.The River alone is something to behold, described as one of the most dynamic tributaries of the entire Fraser River system. The Clearwater River is the culmination of an incredible concentration of waterfalls, rapids, and chutes, probably the greatest in BC. Guaranteed Addiction is a summer tradition for tourists and locals alike. It is a unique experience, unmatched in British Columbia with natural splendor and sensational whitewater. This is an 8 hour trip with everything you need supplied-the only thing you need to bring is a healthy sense of adventure.

$478.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rocky Mountain Summer Explorer 4-Days

Day 1 – Travel from Vancouver to ValemountWe tour north over the scenic Coquihalla Highway with a lunch stop in Kamloops. From there we head north on the Yellowhead Higway with a stop at beautiful Spahats Falls before checking in to our hotel in Valemount. Dinner is included and after dinner you can enjoy a campfire or try your hand at a game of ball hockey - a favourite Canadian past time.Day 2 – Valemount to BanffAfter breakfast (included) we do a photo stop at Mt. Robson - the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Next we visit the mountain village of Jasper before heading south on the stunning Icefields Parkway. Stops on the Parkway include thundering Athabasca Falls and the Athabasca Glacier. Next we stop at beautiful scenic Bow Lake and we challenge you to join our guide on the polar bear swim (only for the brave!). We spend the night in the lively town of Banff where you are free to try the many local pubs or restaurants and enjoy the ambience of this famous village.Day 3 – Banff to GoldenAfter breakfast (included) we head out to visit Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka. Both are surrounded by mountain peaks and beautiful vistas. We then head to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake where you have time to do some short hikes and some exploring. You have the option to join the Lake Louise Ride N' Dine Experience which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch plus a gondola up the ski hill for incredible views of the Bow Valley. (optional). From Lake Louise we head over the Kicking Horse Pass to Emerald Lake where guests have a chance to explore the lakeshore, grab a coffee on the outdoor patio or rent a canoe (optional). That night we stay at the West Trek Exclusive Mountain View Cabins with a huge bonfire, marshmallow roast and smores, plus an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner.Day 4 – Golden to VancouverAfter breakfast at the cabins (included), we make our way through Glacier National Park and over Rogers Pass. We stop in Revelstoke for refreshments and then continue past the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake and finally back to Vancouver.

$88.81 Water Sports

Half-Day Whitewater Rafting

Imagine a place where the wildlife is abundant, the crowds are non-existent, and there is plenty of wide, open, spaces. The home of Canada's fourth highest waterfall, Helmcken Falls, just one of the 39 named waterfalls you will find here in Wells Gray Provincial Park. It is where the Murtle and Clearwater Rivers grow and flourish every spring and the wildlife sightings can be as common as the sunrise and sunsets.With over 5,250 Sq Km of area to explore, Wells Gray Provincial Park is one the largest parks in Canada. With thousands of years of volcanic activity Wells Gray is being considered for "World Heritage Status" due to the abundance of unique and wild volcanic features that the park has to offer. The Clearwater River is the drainage basin for the entire area of Wells Gray. This mighty river is known as one of the most dynamic tributaries for the entire Fraser River system. The Clearwater River is the culmination of an incredible concentration of waterfalls, rapids, and chutes, probably the greatest in BC, and one of the greatest in the world. Known as an ever changing river, the Clearwater River will give whitewater enthusiasts an unforgettable ride.The Clearwater River has been comprised of three raftable canyons. The Upper (Sabertooth) Canyon, the Middle (Granite) Canyon, and the Lower Canyon. Your tour will start at the beginning of the Granite Canyon on gentle whitewater. As we start to raft down stream, take the time to look around at the cliffs and canyons filled with an abundance of igneous rocks formed from thousands of years of old volcanic activity. As you enjoy the amazing sights, your professional and knowledgeable guides will give you all of the safety information you will need to know before getting into the bigger rapids.As we continue our adventure we get into, what is described as Mother Nature's natural roller coaster, we make our way into the heart of the Granite Canyon. Following these roller coaster waves we find ourselves going into some rapids such as, 'Slide Wave,' 'Shane's Demise,' and 'Shark's Tooth.' As we approach the half way mark of our tour we will come up against an unrunable section of river known as "the Kettle." This section of river involves a mandatory portage of all the boats and equipment. After loading the equipment we make our way around this section and put the boats in just below the Kettle.This marks the start the Lower Canyon. As we start this section of river we go big and we go hard as the first rapid we go into is known as ‘The Wall.’ This class 4 rapid will sure to give you a ride as you power through it and follow it up with ‘Basher’ and ‘M87.’ As you make your way down this consistent section of river you will encounter an abundance of waves and even have the opportunity to see what it feels like to body surf through a section of class 2 rapids.

$138.23 Water Sports

Full-Day Whitewater Rafting

Sometimes a half-day just isn’t enough! With this full-day whitewater rafting trip, you’ll experience all of the excitement of a 4-hour trip, as you charge through Sabertooth Canyon and hike to the base of one of Wells Gray’s spectacular waterfalls. Here, you'll explore the natural beauty from below and behind and even take a dip in the pool at its base. Halfway into the trip, you'll stop to relax and enjoy a deluxe deli style lunch prepared by our very own Red Seal Chef. Float down stream enjoying the lush scenery the Clearwater river offers. 28 kilometers of sheer excitement, amazement and relaxation are jam packed into one, fabulous day on the Clearwater River.

$150.58 Water Sports

Full-Day Tandem Whitewater Rafting

Navigate 28 km of the Clearwater River in your very own tandem raft. Adrenaline, adventure, relaxation - all in one amazing full-day trip. Enjoy a riverside deluxe deli style lunch prepared by our very own Red Seal Chef and hike to one of Wells Gray Park’s spectacular waterfalls. Smaller group sizes create a more intimate and personalized adventure for you, your family and friends. This is one experience you’ll never forget!If you love whitewater rafting or want to try something new, this is the highest adventure whitewater rafting trip on the Clearwater River.Pilot your very own tandem whitewater raft, explode through waves and power across eddy lines as you navigate the amazing Clearwater River in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Experience this incredible trip full of challenge and triumph with stable, easy to paddle, and most importantly, fun tandem rafts. Under the watchful eye and support of highly experienced guides, you will begin your trip with learning the fundamentals of paddling. Then, you are ready to embark on the best rafting experiences you’ll ever have – guaranteed!