Fraser & Thompson Valleys attractions

Park in EC Manning Provincial Park

EC Manning Provincial Park

This 708-sq-km provincial park, 30km southeast of Hope, is a hint of bigger – much bigger – things to come as you head east away from the farmlands of the Lower Mainland towards the Rocky Mountains. It packs in a lo…
Park in Lytton

Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park

This ecologically diverse park is comanaged by BC Parks and the Lytton First Nation. It offers some excellent long-distance hiking through dry valleys and snow-clad peaks amid one of the best-preserved watersheds in…
Park in Kamloops

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 for locals. Lots going on here, with walking trails, sports fac…
Museum in Kamloops

Kamloops Museum & Archives

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.
Gallery in Kamloops

Kamloops Art Gallery

Suitably loft-like in feel, this gallery, which shares the civic building with the town library, has an emphasis on contemporary Western and aboriginal works by regional artists.
Historic Site in Kamloops

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 throughout the year.
Historic Site in Fraser River Canyon

Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park

Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, 2km north of Spuzzum, makes for a scenic stop, where you can picnic while gazing up at the old bridge's historic 1926 span.
Park in Kamloops

Paul Lake Provincial Park

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 and campsites. It's 24km northeast of Kamloops, via Hwy 5.