These fun outdoor activities will make the most of the cold – StandOUT

All the more adventurous families know that winter is one of the best seasons for fun activities.

Kamloops is the perfect travel destination during the colder months, with stunning natural scenery, easy proximity with plenty of outdoor adventures, and plenty of sunshine.

Book your next vacation? Here are some fun family winter getaways in Kamloops.

Sun Peaks Resort

The magnificent ski resort is the second largest ski area in Canada, with three ski peaks. With over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, there’s a good chance you’ll have a perfect sunny day while you’re on the hill.

Skiing, isn’t that your thing? Sun Peaks offers several other outdoor winter activities including an ice rink, ski biking, snowmobile tours and more. With so much to do, there is something for everyone.

The best part is the easy proximity of Sun Peaks Resort to Travelodge by Wyndham Kamloops Mountainview and Travelodge by Wyndham Kamloops.

Harper Mountain Ski & Snowboard

This family-owned and operated ski resort is located 20 minutes from Kamloops. Harper Mountain is another great place for winter, with plenty of activities for the whole family, including snowshoes and a tube park.

Can’t do it during the day? This is not a problem. The park also offers night skiing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Ice fishing

Try to grab your own dinner at one of BC’s best ice fishing lakes. With over 100 lakes within an hour’s drive of Kamloops, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for your fun-filled winter adventure.

Elevate Ice Fishing offers guided fishing trips year round, with ice fishing trips suitable for families and personalized to meet the needs of your group.

Winter hiking

Hiking can be done year round in beautiful Kamloops. Warmer winter temperatures and plenty of sun mean you just need to dress in the right gear and have a great time outdoors.

One of the most popular hikes includes the Benchlands Trail in Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park, an easy two-mile walk. Traverse sage scrub to silt cliffs overlooking the South Thompson River.

Travelodge is one of Canada’s largest hotel chains, with over 100 independent hotels and nearly 9,000 rooms. The brand is known for its affordable rates, proximity to many of Canada’s national parks and attractions, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast or an on-site restaurant at each location.

Travelodge is a member of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, allowing customers to accumulate points for free nights, gift cards or Aeroplan Miles.

To book your winter getaway today, visit

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