Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1773 East Trans Canada Hwy
Kamloops, BC V2C 3Z6
Phone: (250) 372-8533
Fax: (250) 374-2877
Wanda Sue is a replica of a 100 year old vessel in Kamloops. Visitors are taken on a cruise on the Thompson River and get to experience nature around the area.
Nestled between the Thompson River and Lansdowne Street, Riverside Park offers an tranquil place to get away from the bustle of the city. This park was once a refuge for a group of Chinese Canadians who worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 19th Century. From a camp site, this place has been beautifully transformed into a city park. Visitors can enjoy a nice picnic, walk along the beach, swim in the waters of the river or indulge in beach side games. A playground, specially designed for children is also located here.
Built in the year 1909, The Old Courthouse forms a unique attraction in the city of Kamloops. Once serving justice, the Courthouse now functions as an art and culture center featuring its own gallery that exhibits works of local artists. The Courthouse with its history, unique architecture and array of art events, make it a must visit while in the city. Contact local tourist board for more details.
One of the leading educational institutions in the city, Thompson Rivers University offers a spectrum of courses covering various faculties and disciplines. The University provides quality education with additional facilities for extra curricular development such as arts and sports. The University includes various spaces, a stadium and recreational centers that play host to a number of student events. For more information, contact the board or check out their website.
The British Columbia Wildlife Park is a beautiful zoo established in 1966. Encompassing an area of 106 acres (43 hectares), the zoo has been a member of the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo has a wide species of animals and group tours are conducted on a regular basis. Some of the animals present at the zoo include canines, hoofstock, big Cats, bears, falconry, swans and small Mammals. For information on tickets, passes and events please contact the zoo website.
Buse Lake Protected Area or the Buse Lake Provincial Park is a natural treasure trove. The Buse Lake located here, attracts different birds and further adds to the scenic beauty of this park. Here, you can explore the diverse rock formations, indulge in bird viewing or simply opt for hiking.
Lake Lac Le Jeune is situated within the Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park and is named after a benevolent Catholic priest Jean-Marie-Raphaël Le Jeune. It is an ideal holiday spot during the summers. The park offers a variety of activities for recreation, and is also open during the winters for skiing and ice skating.
Banana Island Provincial Park is located along the South Thompson River. This peaceful park is a conservation area that protects salmons, nesting birds and raptors. Owing to its environmental importance, this park does not encourage outdoor activities.