Posts Tagged ‘Kamloops BC’

North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Highlights Regional Agriculture & Cowboy Culture

Saturday, August 11th, 2012
Barriere BC Welcome Sign

The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo has made its home in historic Barrière, BC since its inception in 1950.

The 63rd Annual North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo will be held at the fair grounds in rugged, beautiful Barrière, BC (45 minutes north of Kamloops on Hwy 5) on Labour Day Weekend (September 1-3, 2012).  Quality accommodations in the area are limited and 10-11,000 attendees are expected, so it is recommended that you make your Thompson area lodging plans now to avoid the last minute rush to this big draw in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.

The events, exhibits and entertainment of the 2012 North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo celebrate local BC agriculture and offer something for everyone to enjoy. (more…)

A Kamloops Winter

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Not only is it a must see destination during the blistering hot summer months, but Kamloops British Columbia is also a must see city during the winter. With an unlimited amount of activities available, Kamloops is the perfect vacation spot for the winter enthusiast. Of course there are a couple attractions you think of right away, being Sun Peaks Ski Resort and the always popular Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers, but these are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to attractions and activities when visiting this beautiful city.

For those looking to become one with the snow laden earth and crisp winter air, a 25 minute trip to the Stake Lake Nordic Centre, located south of Kamloops, may be the ultimate day-trip. With approximately 60 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, along with many showshoe trails as well, the Stake Lake Nordic Centre is a one of a kind ski destination. And if you are travelling with your best friend, a dog that is, they also offer a 5 kilometre dog friendly trail making this activity fun for the whole family.

If you are looking for more of a relaxed, comfortable and laid back experience, then maybe a horse drawn sleigh ride is more your style. With a number of different companies offering breathtaking experiences, there is never a shortage of ways to explore the vast, snowy landscape of Kamloops. And finally, if you are the adventurous type, maybe looking to provide dinner one evening, you’re in luck. With a countless amount of lakes and rivers just minutes away, the sport of ice fishing is at your finger tips. Nothing says winter like a thermos full of hot chocolate, a frozen lake and fishing pole.

Once you have spent the day exploring and playing in the fresh winter air, Kamloops is home to a number of luxurious and comfortable accommodations. Whether you want to be close to restaurants, relax on the river side, or need a larger space for the family, the Kamloops Bed and Breakfast community is first class.