A Paddling Paradise.
Extending from Osoyoos Lake in the south to north of Wells Gray Provincial Park where the annual Clearwater Kayak Festival is held, Thompson Okanagan offers paddlers everything from wet and wild to sunny and serene. There are some significantly large bodies of water in this region including Shuswap Lake to the east, which has over 1,000 kilometres of shoreline, and the Thompson River to the West, the largest tributary of the Fraser that offers some great whitewater. In the centre of it all is Okanagan Lake, which is 135 kilometres long and over 200 metres deep. The mythical Ogopogo monster is said to reside in its depths but fear not, the plethora of wineries in the region will help numb your nerves about it.
Featured waterways in Thompson Okanagan
Here are some of the area’s best bodies of water to dip into.
Located at the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers, the city’s name comes from the Indigenous word Tk’emlúps or “meeting place.” Meet you there.Explore
Meet the specialists Thompson Okanagan
From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know.
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Adams River Rafting
Adams River Rafting offers whitewater rafting making it a perfect trip for families or adventurous individuals.Learn More
Bruker Marina & Beach Club
Bruker Marina & Beach Club is a great spot to either go boating or enjoy some family time on the beach.Learn More
Hyak River Rafting
Hyak River Rafting has different locations throughout BC for you to choose from.Learn More
Interior Whitewater Expeditions
Experience whitewater rafting trips with Interior Whitewater Expeditions, no matter your skill level they have something for everyone!Learn More
Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club
Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club offers many different programs while being as inclusive and accessible as possible, so that everyone can enjoy what they have to offer.Learn More
Kamloops Water Sport Rental
Kamloops Water Sport Rentals offers three different locations. From paddle boards to pedal kayaks and canoes they have something that will work for everyone!Learn More
Knouff Lake Resort
Being one of the oldest four season resorts in BC Knouff Lake Resort would be the perfect get away to unwind and explore the outdoors.Learn More
Kumsheen Rafting Resort
Explore the Thompson and Fraser river while whitewater rafting with the Kumsheen Rafting Resort.Learn More
In order to truly learn about our culture we felt the only way was to touch, smell, see, hear, and feel it. Our journey started hundreds of years ago but your journey will start right now with us at Moccasin Trails.Learn More
Located on Heffley Lake in Kamloops BC, Paddle Surfit is the perfect place to relax and escape the city with SUP and kayak rentals.Learn More
Reo Rafting Resort
Choose from over six different rafting experiences and find the one that will best suit you with Reo Rafting Resort.Learn More
True Outdoors is a local equipment store that carries a variety of outdoor gear for different watersports activities.Learn More