Riverside Park, Kamloops

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On the bank of the Thompson River sits Riverside Park, a welcome leafy retreat in the center of the city. Find a quiet spot for a picnic, or go for a dip at the park's beach. Let children splash and play in the onsite water park, and amble through the flowers on display at the rose garden. Alternatively, just sit for a spell to unwind and enjoy the views of Mount Paul from the shore. Dogs are not allowed. Put Riverside Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kamloops vacation route planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Love lovely park. But not everywhere you can bring a dog! Perhaps, all summer is music in the park and different events. Love it  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It is no doubt the nicest park in Kamloops, and the free music concerts in summer are fun, but it isn't exactly "Let's go to Canada" quality. More a "we are in Kamloops, what shall we do"? sort of pla...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Love this park and beach. Unfortunately we couldn't stay this visit because of the smoke. Was really looking forward to suntanning and wading in the water. Last year we went 2 times. So calm and relax...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Just an all out awesome place to visit and spend time with family and friends. Tons of public events. Live music. Great variety of food. The water is fantastic if you like to swim, or just to try and stay cool from the heat of the summer.
  • July 2, 2017
    jewel of park system. mature trees provide shade. beach, trails, playgrounds. waterspray park. concession. 🎾. ⚽ 🏀 come play.
  • June 30, 2017
    Kids can play at a water park and playground. Parents can take a rest under the shade. Good place to spend summer time.
  • May 22, 2017
    Beautiful and full of history. Great place to take the kids, have a picnic or go for a walk along the waters edge. All summer there is music in the park in the evenings.
  • May 7, 2017
    Beautiful park in the middle of downtown Kamloops. Lots to do for children. Safe place to play. Great views. Can fish right off the wharf. Enjoy!

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Where to stay in Kamloops

Offering views over the river and proximity to the train station, the city center serves as the most convenient place to stay in Kamloops. Running parallel to the river, Landsdowne Street offers the best range of options, with several mid-range hotels providing buffet breakfasts and amenities, such as swimming pools and air-conditioned rooms. If you're happy with a place to park your car and rest for the night, look to Columbia Street West to find a cluster of budget-friendly motels and motor inns. Farther southwest, near the neighborhood of Dufferin, you'll find a collection of chain hotels and conference centers.
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