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Visit the Centre of BC. And It All.

There is a legend that the centre of the universe is located near Kamloops. While we can’t confirm that, we can say it’s the hub of some incredible paddling experiences. Located at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers, and surrounded by over 100 lakes, this central city is perfect for people in search of placid and pristine paddles. Make a Splash in the BC Interior Ready to get wet? Located at the convergence of two rivers and surrounded by lakes, Kamloops has water sports and activities for all. Enjoy this paddler’s paradise for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, or canoeing on 100+ lakes with a one-hour drive.

Explore more paddling opportunities in the area.

Heffley Lake

Thirty minutes from downtown Kamloops, on the scenic road to Sun Peaks Resort, you’ll find this mountainside lake that boasts crystal clear water and an abundance of wildlife.


Kamloops Lake

This picturesque lake just west of Kamloops is 29 kilometres and lined with unique hoodoo formations, which are pinnacles of weathered rock.


Meet the specialists Kamloops

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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Bruker Marina & Beach Club

Bruker Marina & Beach Club is a great spot to either go boating or enjoy some family time on the beach.

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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.

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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!

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Rentals and Tours
Knouff Lake Resort

Knouff Lake Wilderness Resort offers rustic cabins, RV & tenting sites, boat rentals, and a range of activities in a beautiful Canadian setting.

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Moccasin Trails

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.

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Retail, Lessons & Rentals
Paddle Surfit

Located on Heffley Lake in Kamloops BC, Paddle Surfit is the perfect place to relax and escape the city with SUP and kayak rentals.

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True Outdoors

True Outdoors is a local equipment store that carries a variety of outdoor gear for different watersports activities.

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Learn more about paddling in Kamloops

The Search For BC’s Best Lake

Which body of water will win CBC’s Best Lake in BC Contest? We have some suggestions of what to vote for.

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Ten of the Best Flat Water Paddle Trips in British Columbia

The Kicking Horse is only one of many whitewater experiences that make British Columbia one of the best rafting destinations in the world.

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