Kamloops in the Thompson-Nicola region, lies in the heart of British Columbia's Southern Interior. A vital transportation hub at the fork of the North And South Thompson River, all four of BC's major highways meet here. You just have to sashay down the streets of Kamloops to know you're in cowboy country. Some ranches use their historic guesthouses as a base for visitors who fancy fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Douglas Lake Ranch is said to be the largest working cattle ranch in Canada. For pure, high-energy adventure, rafting has few equals, and in the Kamloops region, the rapids are fast and frequent. On the Thompson River between Spences Bridge and Lytton, you'll encounter 18 major rapids which can approach Class 5 intensity. Cruise the tamer sections of the Thompson River on a sternwheel riverboat of the type that plied these waters over one hundred years ago. Fly fishing for Kamloops Trout is honoured with a fifteen foot carving. Golf on a championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones. Discover Kamloops newest industry. Growing ginseng has become a prized crop, as evidenced by the acres of black-tarped fields that harbour the hearty root.
Travel east to "The Shuswap". Shuswap Lake is shaped like a squiggly H made up of four large arms: the Shuswap Lake Main Arm, Salmon Arm, Anstey Arm, and Seymour Arm. There is a 1,000 kilometres of shoreline surrounded by dozens of provincial parks. From Sicamous, on the eastern shore, to Salmon Arm on the southern shore, this is the houseboat destination of Canada. Para-sailing, water-skiing, fishing, beach volleyball, sunbathing or just cruising the lake, it is all here!