Kamloops during the winter months is an enchanting place to visit. Our eye-catching sandstone canyons, expansive grasslands and evergreen forests turn into winter wonderlands captivating both those who enjoy curling up with a good book and glass of wine to simply enjoy the views, to the adventuresome, who cannot wait to make their own trails within.
Experience the magic of our local Santa Parade in late November and the awe-inspiring Wildlights display at our BC Wildlife Park throughout the holiday season. Take the kids tubing, tobogganing, or for a ride on our fully restored Heritage Christmas Train. Stroll hand in hand throughout our downtown core boutique shops, enjoy a delectable meal at one of our outstanding restaurants or escape for a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride just outside of the city. For the more adventuresome, lay fresh tracks on your snowmobile or snowbike within our expansive recreational region, bring a picnic and enjoy the solitude of your surroundings as you snowshoe out to one of our many scenic viewpoints or fit your workout into your schedule in a new way…cross-country or skate skiing at Stake Lake.
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, and sidewalk cafes to warm-up within where you can enjoy a seasonal coffee or meal.Learn About Our Perks Program
Downtown Kamloops is home to a vibrant arts and culture community. Live music venues dot the downtown core, ranging from open mic nights at coffee shops to large international performances hosted at the Sandman Centre entertainment facility. Live theatre productions from Western Canada Theatre are hosted at the Pavilion Theatre and Sagebrush Theatre, only 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 welcoming those who just want to browse.
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
Kamloops is Canada's Tournament Capital which means there is never a shortage of sports events happening in the city. The Sandman Centre ice arena is a 5 minute walk from Hotel 540 and home of the WHL league's Kamloops Blazers. Memorial Arena and the Kamloops Curling Club are both one block away from the hotel, thus providing a variety of lacrosse, curling, and Kamloops Minor Hockey for spectators to enjoy.
Kamloops in the winter has a number of exciting places to visit with kids. A visit to the BC Wildlife Park “Wildlights” show is something not to be missed. Enjoy hundreds of thousands of lights forming everything from dragons, to bears to flora and fauna. Ask the front desk for details on local tobogganing hills and upcoming kid-friendly events such as the Santa Claus Parade or Holiday Train. Looking for an inside activity? Be sure to visit the Kamloops Museum where an entire floor has been dedicated to our little explorers to learn and have some fun while doing so.
Whether it is the rush of snowmobiling or snowbiking that has your adrenaline pumping, the distinct sound of the snow crunching beneath your snowshoes or the ambiance of playing hockey on an outside rink surrounded by winter vistas, we have what you are looking for here in Kamloops.
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 to sip a warm drink while taking in the view. Take a walk along the Rivers Trail, a paved path that is part of a 40 kilometer network of trails. During winter months, snow along the trail is maintained by city crews. Note: Trails are amply lit during evening hours.Book With Us Directly