Kamloops: From the Hills to the River

Travel Diary

We continued on our road trip after packing up and leaving Merrit. The next place we made it to was Kamloops. We stopped by the visitors' centre on the way in to see what kind of stuff there is to see and do in Kamloops while we are passing through.
The visitor's centre had a giant fish and some Tesla electric car charging stations.


We went for a little hike up one of the hills around Kamloops. It was Kenna Cartwright Park. We just wanted a better view of Kamloops.
We passed a couple people on the trail but we did not end up walking all the way to the top. You could probably spend all day here. Apparently, there is a beautiful view at the top though. We just wanted to see a few things in Kamloops and then get back on the road.



We drove into the downtown area of Kamloops to walk around for a little bit.
Victoria street is the main street downtown with all the businesses on it.
We decided to cross this big pedestrian bridge over to the park near the river. We were warned that there would be flooding by the tour guides at the visitor centre.
We made it to the Riverside Park. There was a lady there that was a little crazy. She kept talking nonsense to everyone and was fascinated by everything.
Riverside Park was very nice and it was a little flooded but hard to tell for us since we don't know what it usually looks like.


We did a little loop around Victoria Street and then walked down a back alley to check out some of the street art back there.



Afterwards, we stopped by a cool little record store called Barnacle Records for a little bit. They had some good stuff but didn't buy anything. 
We felt like we had a nice taste of Kamloops so we got back on the road and continued our journey across Canada. Our next stop to find a place to camp for the night. We started driving towards Noah's Ark Resort.

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  1. Kenna Cartwright Park is the best for hiking in Kamloops. A friend introduced it to me and I am happy you found it out too. I'm sure you had a dope time.

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    1. The visitor centre told us about it. It is a great hike with some lovely views.

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  2. Looks like an interesting place to visit. I especially love the street art on the houses, they are always so cool. Now I'm interested to see what you mean by the Noah's Ark Resort. I used to work next to one but it was in Wisconsin.

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    1. The street art was pretty cool. We were glad to have found it.

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  3. First I had to google Kamloops. Okay, know where you guys are now. It's looks like a great place to explore. Loved the street art. Good luck with your onward adventures. Keep safe.

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    1. Yeah it is not a very big place.. as most places in Canada. So many smaller towns to explore.

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  4. The park trails to the top has beautiful views. I wonder how gorgeous will it be once you are on top. And wow, those street arts look so beautiful, a bit surreal actually. I love the one with men standing on the balcony, its a masterpiece.

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    1. Yeah the balcony one was pretty cool! We didn't make it all the way to the top. It was quite hot out.

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  5. Seems like a very small town that is worth a stop over. The River park looks like a perfect place to relax. Thanks for sharing this guys.

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    1. Thanks for reading! :) It was a great stop for the day.

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  6. Great photos! I really love the street art. I've always been fascinated by how these artists make the scene come alive. Looks like you guys had a great time. Keep enjoying the travel life.

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    1. Yeah some of those artists are so amazing. The one with the balcony could look totally real at first glance.

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  7. These hills look so similar to the hills that we have in our own country - in South India. And I love wandering around them, whenever get a chance. Your post reminded me of the many beautiful vacations we had in the hills.

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    1. Awe, glad to bring back some memories for you.

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  8. Nice overview of Kamloops. I've yet to visit, but seems like a fun place to stop and explore .. .and i always enjoy great street art :)

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    1. It was a great place to stop for the day. We had a lovely time.

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