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About Kamloops

Kamloops is an exciting, family-friendly city set against a backdrop of jaw-dropping natural beauty in the mountains of British Columbia. A temperate climate, rugged hills, and translucent bodies of water provide the perfect setting for such outdoor activities as mountain biking, hiking, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing on one of the many beaches that line the South Thompson River. Visitors can step back in time at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, which features the remains of a 2,000-year-old indigenous village, or view stunning landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia at one of Kamloops' provincial parks. The British Columbia Wildlife Park to the east of the city is home to 65 different animal species, including cougars and bears.

The city boasts four first-rate wineries that offer tours and tastings within beautiful green spaces. Kamloops also features an eclectic food scene comprising luxury restaurants, health-conscious eateries, hearty pub meals, and several mobile food trucks.

Kamloops has a vast network of transport links that allow visitors to travel efficiently. VIA Rail service runs from the central train station while buses take advantage of scenic mountain routes to carry passengers throughout the region.

Station Information

Kamloops North VIA Station, Kamloops, BC - CAKAMVIA-0

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Kamloops North is a VIA Rail Station off of the Yellowhead Highway. The station includes a small building with restrooms and seating, plus limited parking in the lot outside. The station is in a fairly industrial area of Kamloops, so there are no restaurants or other amenities close to the station. From Kamloops, VIA Rail trains head to Vancouver, Jasper, Edmonton, and beyond.

Popular train stations in Kamloops:

  • Kamloops North

What train companies travel to Kamloops, British Columbia?

Located in British Columbia, Canada, Kamloops is accessible by train from one other city. There is only one train to Kamloops per day, operated by VIA Rail, but Wanderu will help you book that ticket for the lowest possible price.

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Train companies serving Kamloops

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail1010h 47m£84.49
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.

Which train carrier has the best service to Kamloops?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Kamloops by train with VIA Rail giving them a 3.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that VIA Rail had the most comfortable train service to Kamloops taking into account the seats and amenities that VIA Rail offers. They rate VIA Rail a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Kamloops punctually, travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Kamloops, rating them a 3.3 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

£46.54 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Kamloops, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Kamloops. In the last month, trains from Vancouver to Kamloops had the lowest average price at £56.76.

The main train station in Kamloops is Kamloops North. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Kamloops.

The closest airport to Kamloops is Kamloops Airport (YKA), it is located 5.5 miles from the city center of Kamloops.
Kamloops ranks number 6 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 54 in Canada. Kamloops ranks number 8 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Kamloops via train service. On average 1 direct daily train trips serve Kamloops.
The population of Kamloops is 68714. Kamloops ranks number 2 in terms of population in British Columbia and number 33 in all of Canada.
Train tickets to Kamloops range from for a short trip to Kamloops, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Kamloops starts at , and a longer trip by train to Kamloops can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
Solo travelers choose to travel by train to Kamloops for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest train station to the city center of Kamloops is Kamloops North, located just 3.2 miles away. Select Kamloops North as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Kamloops. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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