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Discover the Wilderness

Wild landscapes and welcoming communities make you feel like you’re at the edge of civilization when you explore the Lower North Thompson Valley. Mild, dry Thompson Country is a popular destination for trout fishing, mountain biking, and ranch vacations.

The area’s largest community, Kamloops, has a thriving arts and culture community, and hosts numerous sport championships. Visitors can ski powder at family-friendly Sun Peaks Resort, golf, ride cowboy-style at Jandana Ranch, head to Barriere for a rodeo or join the annual Kamloopa Powwow, one of the largest celebrations of Indigenous culture and heritage.

Summer Adventure

Summer in the Thompson Valley is very warm with over 2000+ hours of sunshine. Most of the lakes here get very warm, and when you aren’t fishing in them, be sure to pack your bathing suit so you can dive in to cool off. Find options for the whole family with amazing hiking trails and mountain biking in the back country or at bike ranch trails, or hop on a horse for the first time and wee the rugged mountains through horseback. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Indigenous Experience

The Tk‘emlúpsemc, ‘the people of the confluence’, now known as the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc are members of the Interior-Salish Secwepemc (Shuswap) speaking peoples of British Columbia. The Shuswap or Secwepemc (pronounced suh-Wep-muhc) people occupy a vast territory of the interior of British Columbia. This traditional territory stretches from the Columbia River valley along the Rocky Mountains, west to the Fraser River, and south to the Arrow Lakes. Most Secwepemc people live in the river valleys.

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Considered Canada’s most diverse golf landscape from shorelines to cliff sides, the Lower North Thompson distinct environment will suit any golfer. Courses are easily accessible and close to all amenities for any après golf activities. The dress code is relaxed, and the vibe is always friendly in the valley. Experience the dramatic topography with a myriad of panoramic views. Golfers are passionate about the Lower North Thompson Valley for golf for a good reason.

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Western Adventure

The Lower North Thompson has some of the greatest backdrops on British Columbia for horse back riding. From cattle country to scenic forest trails, group rides and ranch stays, this is the place to get back to nature. Experience the annual fall fair rodeo on labour day weekend where you can watch 8 seconds of the wildest rides around.

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Explore the Region

Adventure awaits along the roads and trails less travelled. Allow yourself to be lured by the Lower North Thompson’s natural wonders and panoramic beauty.

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