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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Kamloops?

You should plan to spend around $81 (CA$112) per day on your vacation in Kamloops. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $24 (CA$33) on meals
  • $20 (CA$27) on local transportation
  • $88 (CA$121) on hotels

A one week trip to Kamloops for two people costs, on average, $1,141 (CA$1,572). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Kamloops cost?

A one week trip to Kamloops usually costs around $570 (CA$786) for one person and $1,141 (CA$1,572) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Kamloops on average costs around $1,141 (CA$1,572) for one person and $2,282 (CA$3,143) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Kamloops on average costs around $2,445 (CA$3,368) for one person and $4,889 (CA$6,735) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Kamloops has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Kamloops expensive to visit?

Kamloops is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Canada, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Kamloops is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in North America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Kamloops.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Kamloops Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Kamloops?

The average Kamloops trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Kamloops travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

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Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$121 ($88)
Local Transportation 1 CA$27 ($20)
Food 2 CA$33 ($24)
Entertainment 1 CA$18 ($13)
Alcohol 2 CA$5 - 14 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Kamloops
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Kamloops is $44 (CA$61). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Kamloops is $88 (CA$121). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Kamloops

Looking for a hotel in Kamloops? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Kamloops based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $137. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Kamloops
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kamloops is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $20 (CA$27) per person, per day, on local transportation in Kamloops.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Kamloops
How much does it cost to go to Kamloops? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Kamloops
The price of renting a car in Kamloops will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Kamloops
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Kamloops can vary, the average cost of food in Kamloops is $24 (CA$33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kamloops should cost around $9.49 (CA$13) 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.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Kamloops?

Typical prices for Food in Kamloops are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Kamloops, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Pastries
  • Lunch for Two
  • Coffee and Gelato

Entertainment Budget in Kamloops
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Kamloops typically cost an average of $13 (CA$18) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Kamloops
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $6.77 (CA$9.33) on alcoholic beverages in Kamloops per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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.

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.