Kamloops Museum & Archives

British Columbia

Kamloops Museum is in a vintage building and has a fitting collection of historic photographs. Come here for the scoop on river-namesake David Thompson, and an entire floor dedicated to exhibits for kids.

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1. Kamloops Art Gallery

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Suitably loft-like in feel, this gallery, which shares the civic building with the town library, has an emphasis on contemporary Western and indigenous…

2. Riverside Park


A short stroll from the center of town and sitting, as its name suggests, on the banks of the Thomson River, lovely Riverside Park is a source of pride…

3. Kamloops Heritage Railway


Across the train tracks from downtown, the Kamloops Heritage Railway runs steam-engine-powered excursions. Check the website for a variety of trips…

4. Paul Lake Provincial Park

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On the often-hot summer days, the beach at Paul Lake Provincial Park beckons and you may spot falcons and coyotes. There is a 20km mountain-biking loop…