Summer may not have gone exactly as planned, but there’s still time to squeeze a bit of sunshine out of this year. You probably spent a big chunk of July and August looking after grandkids — they’re little angels, but now it’s time to put YOUR dreams first. The kids are back in school, the crowds are gone, and the gorgeous fall colours are just starting to emerge.
1. Out of office: The only ‘kids’ we’re watching this weekend
Kamloops has nearly a dozen gorgeous golf courses and conditions are pristine through the fall, so leave the grandkids behind and lose yourself in 18 holes of pure bliss — just keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep and their kids!
Select your strategy for swinging 145 yards over a canyon at Tobiano Golf Course, take in the North Thompson River riverbed at The Dunes at Kamloops where it feels almost like Ireland, and swing at Bighorn Golf & Country Club, one of the few ‘true’ desert courses in Canada.
2. Out of office: Our turn for date night
Be honest, when was your last date night? A real date, with fancy clothes, a nice restaurant, and no friends or family tagging along.
In Kamloops you can wine and dine at an award-winning Thompson Valley winery, try creative brews at a craft brewery, cidery or distillery, or taste amazing locally sourced dishes from Kamloops’ diverse mix of restaurants. From ramen to curry, wild mushroom soup to Kamloops trout, chefs serve up a delicious mix of local ingredients and worldly flavours.
Cap off your date with a visit to the Kamloops Art Gallery or Kamloops Symphony to be inspired.
3. Out of office: Getting fresh
Thanks to sunshine, hot summers and a growing season that stretches far into the spring and fall, the farmers’ markets in Kamloops are full of choice. Pick up presents for friends and souvenirs for yourself at a local market where harvest season brings fresh food and creative crafts.
The Kamloops Farmers’ Market runs every Wednesday and Saturday in downtown Kamloops to the end of October, and the Kweseltken Market runs Sundays until the end of October at the Kamloops Powwow Arbour.
4. Out of office: Can’t be reached (literally)
With sweeping desert hills, steep canyons and big blue skies, Kamloops will inspire you to get outside. Roam far out of reach of emails, texts and social media with a hike along the river under the vibrant fall leaves. Immerse yourself in the wild west with a horseback ride, or roll through the backcountry on two wheels — Kamloops has a variety of trails for all skill levels.
Visit tourismkamloops.com/out-of-office to start planning your bucket list itinerary today!
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