Travel Budget for Kamloops

British Columbia, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Kamloops?

How much money will you need for your trip to Kamloops? You should plan to spend around CA$90 ($64) per day on your vacation in Kamloops, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CA$26 ($19) on meals for one day and CA$22 ($15) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Kamloops for a couple is CA$97 ($69). So, a trip to Kamloops for two people for one week costs on average CA$1,257 ($891). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Kamloops for one week usually costs around CA$629 for one person. So, a trip to Kamloops for two people costs around CA$1,257 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CA$2,515 in Kamloops. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kamloops can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Kamloops?

How much does a trip to Kamloops cost? Is Kamloops expensive? The average Kamloops trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Kamloops prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Kamloops can vary, the average cost of food in Kamloops is CA$26 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kamloops should cost around CA$10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kamloops is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Kamloops is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CA$22 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kamloops.

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  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
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  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Flights to Kamloops

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How much money do I need for Kamloops?

Typical travel prices in Kamloops are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Kamloops. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Kamloops can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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Typical tour prices for Kamloops

How much do tours to Kamloops cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    11 days
    $ 2250
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    15 days
    $ 2060
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    14 days
    $ 1480
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    8 days
    $ 1100
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Kamloops On a Budget
In British Columbia, Canada, Kamloops is perhaps most famous for the large number of tournaments it hosts, everything from the Strauss Canada Cup of Curling, to the World Fly Fishing Championships. It also hosts Skate Canada, Tim Horton's Olympic Qualifying Bike Race, and the World Junior Hockey Championships among others. The city is in the south central part of the province and it sits near the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. The city has a population of about 85,000 and it's the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

Kamloops has a semi-arid climate. Average temperatures in January are around 27 degrees Fahrenheit and mean temperatures climb to 40 degrees Fahrenheit in February. Summers are relatively warm and sunny.
Popular sights around town include MacArthur Island Park, the Riverside Park, the high end shopping center, Aberdeen Mall, Thompson Rivers University, and the BC Wildlife Park. The university has tours of the campus every day during the summer months. On Wednesday nights you can tour the largest botanical collection in the interior B.C. with a program organized by "Friends of the Gardens".

Aberdeen Mall is relatively large and has two stories. It's an upscale mall with mostly clothing stores.
Kamloops city center is found in the Thompson Valley near the confluence of the north and south branches of the Thompson River. The suburbs sprawl out along both branches of the river for more than a dozen kilometers. Suburbs also climb into the hillsides in the southern parts of town as well as the lower north east sides.

Kamloops Indian Band divides the city at the northeast of the downtown. The area is not considered part of the city, so you must leave the city limits and then re-enter it to reach more outlying communities like Rayleigh and Heffley Creek. There are also many smaller communities in the surrounding areas.

There are a handful of hotels around town and a good number of chain hotels such as Knights Inn. There are also many conference style hotels that are designed to handle groups and organizations that are traveling together. These hotels have sprung up in response to the large number of events and tournaments that the town hosts. Two of the more popular options are the Northbridge Hotel and Suites as well as the Thompson Rivers University Residence and Conference Centre.

There are plenty of things you can do around town such as swimming at the Riverside Park (when weather allows), golfing, rock climbing, fishing, taking a brewery tour, horseback riding, or even visiting a ranch like the Siwash Lake Ranch, which is a high end tourist ranch with any number of fun activities.

If you're looking to do a day trip outside of Kamloops, there are some very appealing options. The city of Vancouver is nearby, as is the Sun Peaks Ski Resort, which is only fifty kilometers away. If you want to visit some dude ranches, your best option is to head to the Cariboo-Chilcotin region.
Food and Dining
You'll find a decent number of restaurants around town. They offer the typical fare, with pizza, pasta, and burgers being popular options. You'll also find the occasional sushi or Chinese restaurant as well as some locally owned home cooked specialty restaurants. Food prices are comparable to what you will find elsewhere in the area. Cheaper food options are available near the university.

There are a couple of bars and pubs around town. Some of the more popular ones include the Duchess on Tranquille nightclub and Cactus Jacks in the downtown area.

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Kamloops Airport is served by Air Canada Jazz, Central Mountain Air, and WestJet. Flights arrive from Calgary, Vancouver, Prince George and Edmonton. Kamloops can also be accessed by Canada's two main highways. The TransCanada highway connects the Fraser Valley with Vancouver in the west and travels east through British Columbia. Both the YellowHead #5 highway and the Coquihalla #5 provide access to the city as well.

Once you arrive in town there are taxis and rental cars available. There is also limited public transit. Most visitors have access to a vehicle because most arrive by private car.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Tod Mountain Ranch

By backpackguru in Accommodation
Tod Mountain Ranch gives you a chance to take horseback riding classes or enjoy a ranch vacation in an adult oriented setting. The classes are only available in the summer months, but during the winter there are conveniently located accommodations to the Sun Peaks Ski Resort. The cabins come equipped with fireplaces and are very close to the Cahilty snowmobiling trails. Meals are included in the price.

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