A vibrant downtown. The downtown area is the heart and soul of our city with its mix of unique shops, historic buildings, tree-lined streets, and brick sidewalks. Brilliant blue skies. With over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year, all of our seasons are perfect for escaping to the outdoors. Spring starts early, to the delight of golfer’s and boaters. Summer is hot and sunny with warm days extending well into autumn. And with our endless blue skies and famous dry powder, winter in Kamloops is a snowy, playtime paradise.
Spectacular landscapes. Kamloops is home to an incredibly diverse landscape of sagebrush-covered hills, ravines, wide open grasslands, rugged mountains, forested valleys and pristine lakes. As a semi-arid ecosystem, our natural environment provides habitat for many unique plants and animals. Non-stop outdoor fun. Even if you prefer adrenaline-charged excitement or more laid-back pursuits, you’ll find unsurpassed opportunities to pursue your outdoor passions. Nowhere else will you find championship golf courses, renowned mountain biking trails, world-class skiing, dozens of lakes for fishing and boating, and more – all within 45 minutes of downtown. Relaxed hospitality. Although we have everything you would want in an urban centre, we have not forgotten our small town roots. You will love our unhurried lifestyle and our warm and friendly people.
Kamloops has over 82 parks, with two of the city’s signature parks just minutes from Hotel 540. Pioneer Park has ample free parking and is a great spot for a picnic or a walk along the Rivers Trail, a paved path that is part of a 40 kilometer network of trails. Riverside Park is one of Kamloops’ larger parks with tennis courts, kids play area, lawn bowling, beaches, free parking off of Uji Way, and hiking/biking trails.Book With Us Directly
After a long day travelling or in meetings, lace up your shoes and head out for a run. The hotel is centrally located in downtown Kamloops and a myriad of trails are accessible from the front door of the hotel. Of note is the Rivers Trail, a paved trail winding through the urban landscape that takes runners through parks, along the river, and past public art installments. With over 40 kilometers of trail, there is no shortage of choice. Ask our front desk for a complimentary Rivers Trail map.
Kamloops’ downtown is a hub for the craft brewing industry. Local beers are made on site at Red Collar Brewing, just two blocks from the hotel. Another great choice is the Noble Pig Brewhouse, which is only one block from the hotel. A full range of local and international beers are also on tap at a number of pubs and restaurants throughout the downtown core including our onsite lounge, 'blue'. A Beer Tour map is available at the front desk of the hotel.View Our Current Promotions
Live music venues dot the downtown core, ranging from open mic nights at coffee shops to big international performances hosted at the Interior Savings Centre. In the months of July and August, Riverside Park, which is just blocks from the hotel, offers free music nightly in an outdoor concert setting. Live performances from Project X Theatre Company run outdoors each summer at Prince Charles Park, just minutes from the hotel. The Kamloops Art Gallery, artist-run boutique shops, and photography galleries are plentiful in the downtown core, many with free admission to welcome those who just want to browse.
Unique boutique shops, jewelry stores, and home décor stores line the streets of Kamloops’ downtown. Victoria Street in particular has a charismatic atmosphere with a mix of great stores housing brand name apparel, shops perfect for picking up unique souvenirs, sidewalk cafés to stop for gelato or a coffee, and an abundance of local, chef-run restaurants.Learn About Our Perks Program
Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, which means there is never a shortage of sporting events happening in the city for spectators to enjoy. Charles Anderson Park is a short 2 minute drive from the hotel with baseball diamonds, public access tennis courts, skateboard park, and a soccer pitch. McArthur Island is a short 10 minute drive and is home to curling rinks, ball fields and soccer pitches.
An extensive network of trails winding through the 94 hectare Peterson Creek Park is only 4 blocks from the front door of Hotel 540. The park has over 30 kilometers of gentle trails that provide people with the opportunity to hike a narrow gorge to Bridal Veil Falls, relax in the grassy areas with a picnic lunch, and unwind. Since the park is large, it is recommended to have appropriate footwear and be prepared with water and sunscreen. Ask our front desk for a complimentary hiking map.View Our Current Promotions