Kamloops Museum is in a vintage building and has a suitably fitting collection of historic photographs. Come here for the scoop on river-namesake David Thompson, and an entire floor dedicated to exhibits for kids.
Suitably loft-like in feel, this gallery has an emphasis on contemporary Western and aboriginal works by regional artists.
Across the train tracks from downtown, the Kamloops Heritage Railway runs steam-engine-powered excursions. Confirm the schedule in advance.
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 ($18). It's 24km northeast of Kamloops, via Hwy …