Family Resorts Near Kamloops, BC

Family Resorts Near Kamloops, BC
Kamloops, British Columbia is a gorgeous recreational area, and you'll find nearby resorts for a fun-filled family vacation. The Kamloops area, and the resorts, have something for everyone, including water and snow sports, kids' play areas, and fine dining for mom and dad.

Pinantan Lake Family Resort

At Pinantan Lake Family Resort, located 20 minutes from Kamloops, your family can enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking and biking, all on the beautiful shores of Pinantan Lake and the surrounding area. Depending on your family's size, there are nine cabins to choose from, and each comes with a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave, a coffeemaker, and cooking and eating utensils. Outdoors, you'll find fire pits, barbecues and outdoor eating areas. The resort also has 12 RV sites, some with full hookups, and central washrooms with showers are available.

Rent an electric motor boat and try your luck at catching the stocked rainbow trout. Other fun activities include croquet, horseshoes, a jungle gym, pingpong, three-hole golf, and a large grassy lakefront for badminton and other games. The resort also offers hay rides four nights a week. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, skating, ice fishing, and snow-mobiling. Two downhill skiing facilities are 20 or 50 minutes away. The town of Pinantan Lake has a store with a post office, fishing licenses and general supplies; a bakery; and several golf courses are within a 20-minute drive.

Pinantan Lake Family Resort
2488 Harper Ranch Road
Pinantan Lake, BC V0E 3E1
(250) 573-3534
(866) 882-8826

Wendego Lodge

If your family enjoys fishing, Wendego Lodge, 25 miles from Kamloops, is a convenient choice, with cabins on Tranquille Lake, offering a comfortable home base to enjoy the natural beauty of the Kamloops area. Located at an elevation of 4,600 feet, the air is fresh and wildlife is abundant: chipmunks, squirrels, deer and moose are some of the critters you might see. This is a peaceful spot where powerboats won't disturb the sound of the birds or the breeze passing through the miles of pine trees.

But fishing is not the only activity at Wendego Lodge. You can also enjoy hiking, swimming, horseshoe tournaments and campfires in the summer; and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and tobogganing in the winter. If fishing is still your passion, try ice fishing for kokanee and Kamloops trout.

Each housekeeping cabin sleeps up to six people and includes wood cookstoves with wood provided, dishes, cutlery and cooking utensils. Also on-site are an icehouse, a smokehouse (for those fish you catch), and a convenience store that sells fishing licenses, tackle and homemade bread and pies.

Wendego Lodge
Box 923
Kamloops, BC V2C 5N4
(250) 819-1713 (prefer calls after 6 p.m. or on weekends)
(250) 376-6062 (leave message)

Delta Sun Peaks Resort

The Delta Sun Peaks Resort, 45 minutes from Kamloops, is a small village set at the foot of three mountains, and includes lodgings, restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Skiing is a big attraction at Sun Peaks, and ski lifts for Tod Mountain and Sundance Mountain are next to the village, and Mount Morrisey is across the street. There are beginner and intermediate trails, and you'll find Canada's Olympic Gold Medal winner Nancy Greene on-site to greet and ski with guests.

Sun Peaks is very kid-oriented with ski lessons for kids starting at age 3, and snowboarding lessons starting at age 8. The resort offers the Sundance Playschool, an indoor and outdoor play area for children 6 months to 5 years old. Your family can take advantage of the Kids Casino Night, Slopeside Movie Night, tube park, and Snowmobile Adventure park, where children 3 to 9 can ride miniature snowmobiles. The list goes on with cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snow shoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and a full-sized outdoor skating rink.

The hotel features a health club, three outdoor hot tubs, a heated outdoor swimming pool, two massage rooms, and a sauna. An on-site restaurant and lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A wide variety of accommodations are available, such as lodges, town homes, chalets and a bed & breakfast.

Delta Sun Peaks Resort
3240 Village Way
Sun Peaks, BC V0E 1Z1
(800) 807-3257

Article Written By Linda Covella

A writer for 25 years, Linda Covella boasts a background in art, computers, business and restaurant reviewing. Covella holds degrees in Art, Mechanical Drafting, Manufacturing Management and a Certificate for Professional Technical Writing. She has been published in the Santa Cruz GoodTimes, Zootles and Learning Through History children's magazines, and is represented by Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises.

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