It is no secret that golf in Kamloops is incredible; 8 amazing 18-hole golf courses, fantastic accommodation choices, and warm hospitality. What more could a golf fanatic want? But wait, there is more.
A true Kamloops experience is more than just stay and play. Consider expanding your itinerary, aim for better than par, and take in tasty flavours, unique views, local highlights and more. Here are 5 add-ons for an incredible Kamloops golf getaway.
Visit a local Brewery
There’s nothing more refreshing than a tasty brew after around. Kamloops is home to 5 craft breweries each serving up ever-changing varieties from their unique tasting rooms. Sip directly from the tank at Bright Eye Brewing, enjoy tasty nachos with a juice train at Iron Road Brewing, savour a brick-fired pizza with a brew at Alchemy Brewing, indulge in the popular deep fried pickles at Kamloops’ first microbrewery the Noble Pig Brewhouse, or challenge a friend to Jenga and a pint at Red Collar Brewing.
Cast a Line
With 100+ freshwater fishing lakes within a one-hour drive, there is plenty of fishing suited for all anglers. Fishing is available year-round in Kamloops and offers the perfect escape to wide open spaces and pristine waters. Check out these top 5 lakes to explore before or after a round in Kamloops. Leave your gear behind and pair up with one of these area fishing guides to get the insider scoop on the best fishing holes and luring secrets.
Visit a Winery
How does a round of 18 in the morning followed by an afternoon of sipping along the Thompson Valley wine region; home to 4 Kamloops wineries. Sample a Riesling at Harper’s Trail Winery, dine al fresco with a blueberry wine at Kamloops’ largest winery Monte Creek Ranch, explore the gardens with a Chardonnay at Privato Vineyard and Winery or become family at the boutique Sagewood Winery. Consider sitting back and relaxing while TasteFull Excursions takes you on the road to visit our award-winning wineries with a custom tour.
Hike the Grasslands
While the views from the golf courses are pretty fangtastic, consider taking in a different vantage point with a hike into the grasslands. Wander through Kamloops’ desert-like valley setting surrounded by wide-open grasslands, fragrant sagebrush, ponderosa pine forests, deep gorges, sandstone canyons, and chiseled hoodoos. From meandering strolls through grasslands to hiking rugged, steep valleys, there are trails for every level of adventurer. Click here for a few of our favourite trails.
Apres golf by venturing to Kamloops’ vibrant downtown and take in boutique shopping, tasty eateries, spectacular back alley murals, parks, and more. The downtown core is a picturesque spot with the perfect blend of history, restored heritage, local charming boutiques, and the trendy fashion-forward shops. Lining the shores of the South Thompson River and only 2 blocks from downtown is Riverside Park, a perfect spot for morning run, a picnic, or a tasty ice cream cone at Scoopz Ice Cream. Add these local hot spots to your must-visit plans.
With a few rounds of golf, delicious flavours, and a visit to a local lake or hike, and your Kamloops getaway will go from “par” to “birdie” because there is always more to experience in Kamloops.