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Why choose between fishing, paddling and world-class golf? In Kamloops, you can do it all with incredible views and a relaxed and friendly vibe
Golf in Kamloops is an all-around memorable experience with stunning features and unforgettable views that will thrill newbies and big hitters alike. With your choice of eight world-class courses that span shorelines to cliff sides, Kamloops’ distinct environment will suit any golfer, while presenting a unique challenge for all skill levels. Courses are easily accessible, close to local amenities and designed to incorporate as much of the natural landscape as possible.
Even better, make your visit to Kamloops an adventure by pairing golf with your favourite ways to enjoy fun on the water. Maybe you’re keen to hit the lake with your fishing rod or perhaps an early morning or sunset paddle is more your jam. Whatever water-fuelled dreams ignite your travel inspiration, Kamloops can make it happen with 100+ lakes within an hour’s drive.
Swing without crowds in a relaxed and friendly vibe at one of Kamloops’ eight golf courses, which include nearly 1,200 metres of elevation change for dramatic topography and myriad panoramic views.
Tobiano offers a premium golf experience situated on the bluffs above Kamloops Lake. The nearby rugged canyons shape the course design, while brilliant green fairways and immaculate bunkers create a unique challenge for any skill level.
At Talking Rock, this world-famous course meanders with impeccable detail through a mature, sandy forest. From the upper holes, the extended panoramic views are breath-taking in all directions. Once golfers arrive at the 18th hole and take in spectacular views of Little Shuswap Lake, they know they’re in a very special place.
At The Dunes, each hole carves through rugged sand dunes and wild fescue, creating a links-like feel that carries throughout the round. Kamloops Golf & Country Club, founded in 1914, is known for its walkability and undulating, contoured greens that make putting part of the challenge. Rivershore Golf—Kamloops’ true links layout—stretches honest, fair and generously bunkered along the South Thompson River and through wild fescue and sagebrush.
Play holes that see-saw and wind through the valleys and cliffs at Eaglepoint Golf Resort or find bent grass fairways, natural sand dunes and gently contoured greens at Bighorn Golf & Country Club where a par 71, 6,714-yard desert golf course beckons golfers of all skill levels. At Sunpeaks Golf Course, discover the benefits of golfing at higher elevation (hint: the ball flies farther and the cool mountain air is refreshing) while surrounded by natural foliage and panoramic mountain views.
You’ve dreamed of this—pristine waters, plenty of fish and a quiet place to connect with nature, no matter the time of year. Kamloops always has a spot to cast a line, although the spring and autumn months are the times it requires the least work (if you can call fishing work). Higher elevation lakes offer a change of scenery or check out the actively feeding fish beneath the ice in winter.
Take a gander down the (dubbed by locals) Old Fishing Highway to Edith just 25 minutes west of Kamloops for a king’s ransom of Kamloops Rainbow and Brook Trout; troll for Kokanee 50 km SE of Kamloops at Monte Lake or cast for Rainbow Trout from a boat, tube, canoe or the shore (yes, we said tube) at Tunkwa Lake just 40 km from Kamloops off Highway 1. This is some of the Interior BC’s best fishing.
Enjoy stunning views from a glass-calm lake ideall for canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park is the perfect place to launch your kayak or paddle board from anywhere along 146 metres of sandy beach. McConnell Lake Provincial Park is popular among canoe and kayak aficionados looking for a peaceful paddle. Need rentals on the water? Bruker Marina on Kamloops Lake has a full fleet to get you exploring the shorelines. For the more adventurous, South Thompson River is a swift and sometimes challenging paddle among the current but offers up close proximity to town and glorious views.
Hit the water, cast your line and experience some of BC’s untapped golf layouts and make Kamloops your primary destination for an unforgettable autumn vacation. Visit Golfkamloops.com for golf packages, course information and more. Packages start at $479 per person with big value for mid-week stays.
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