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Kamloops Unscripted: The Most Intriguing Fall Destination of 2023

Experience the magic of Kamloops in fall, where warm days, outdoor thrills and cultural richness combine for the perfect getaway.

\Fall is the perfect season to plan your next getaway—crowds thin, unhurried moments beckon and the opportunity to unwind amid nature’s splendid transformation awaits. Kamloops is calling outdoor adventurers, culture connoisseurs, and Zen seekers alike with warm, summer-like vibes dipped in the changing season’s mind-blowing colours. Plan your perfect autumn adventure around these five-must-see attractions or see where the day takes you as you embrace everything Kamloops has to offer in the fall.

Savour Nature’s Bounty

Kamloops’ Farmers Market is the epicenter of fall’s alluring flavour spell. This is your VIP ticket to taste the season’s finest decadent local goods: fresh-baked delights, meats with a secret hometown sauce kick, artisan crafts that are pure magic, and more. Prepare for a flavour adventure like no other every Wednesday and Saturday through to the end of October.

Indulge in Craft Beer and Coffee Delights

Is it a coincidence that October is craft beer month in BC and Kamloops happens to be the place to taste unique brews? We think not. Explore hidden gem breweries like Bright Eye Brewing and Iron Road Brewing, where innovative flavours like pineapple sour await your taste buds. For the full experience, consider a guided beer, gin or wine tour. After a day of indulgence, dive into the Kamloops coffee scene on Victoria Street to discover creative concoctions like S’mores Mochas, Cinnamon White Hot Chocolates and Pumpkin Caramel Spiced iced lattes. Autumn has never tasted so good!

Hike, Bike and Fish the Day Away

Escape the damp forests and visit Kamloops’ gloriously aromatic, dry, desert trails this autumn, where endless hiking and biking adventures await. Must-visit hiking gems like Battle Bluff, McConnell Lake, McArthur Island and Isobel Lake are calling your name, or tackle trails at Kamloops Bike Ranch and Harper Mountain for mind-blowing biking thrills. It’s truly time to send it!

If fishing is more your jam, just know that fall fishing in Kamloops is pure magic with its crisp mornings on the lakes. From a boat or dock, Kamloops offers serene waters. Pro tip: Watch for salmon running through local rivers and streams from late September to mid-October, a natural wonder that turns the waterways red.

Discover Arts, Culture… And Pumpkin Patches

Arts and culture in Kamloops? You bet! Immerse yourself in enchanting performances by the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, catch Western Canada Theatre‘s thrilling season opener, “Gaslight” (October 19-28) and explore transformative art exhibitions at the Kamloops Art Gallery and The Kamloops Museum & Archives.

Once your cultural appetite is satisfied, unleash your inner child at Privato Vineyard & Winery and Woodward Cider Co. Dive into pumpkin patches, savour mulled wine, bask by cozy fire pits and, of course, sample the finest Thompson Valley wines.

Explore Like a Local

Experience Kamloops like a true local with the ‘Loops Explorer Pass, which isn’t just a pass, but your golden ticket to discovering Kamloops’ vibrant community, uncovering hidden gems, diving into authentic experiences and creating unforgettable memories. The free, digital ‘Loops Explorer Pass—dripping with incredible savings and exclusive perks—is delivered right to your fingertips via text message or email and can be redeemed instantly for fantastic local discounts. Even better, each redemption increases your chances of winning exciting quarterly giveaways. Talk about a win-win!

Check out Tourism Kamloops for more reasons to visit Kamloops this fall, and don’t forget: Kamloops Airport is welcoming yet another direct flight—this one from Victoria to Kamloops. There’s no excuse to miss Kamloops in autumn. Fall fun awaits!

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Created by BCBusiness in partnership with Tourism Kamloops