Kelowna or Kamloops

Mar 17th, 2004, 09:24 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 11
Kelowna or Kamloops

We will driving from Vancouver to Banff during mid May. We are planning to stop half way and stay overnight. Which one between Kelowna or Kamloops should we stop over? Which one nicer? Any one has ever stay at Sun Peaks Resort Hotel. Any advices would be appreciated. Many thanks.
chainana is offline  
Mar 17th, 2004, 10:45 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,465
In my opinion, Kelowna is in a much prettier setting than Kamloops. It is on Lake Okanagan, there are beaches and wineries and orchards etc., as well as lots of variety in terms of accommodation because it is geared more to tourism than Kamloops (which is more of an industrial - logging - town).
Borealis is offline  
Mar 17th, 2004, 02:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,019
Kelowna for a prettier location.
The Okanagen Valley is nice, whole thing.
bob_brown is offline  
Mar 17th, 2004, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
I've been to Kamloops many times, and skied at Sun Peaks once. Can't tell you about the Resort Hotel, but it's a an hour-or-so detour from Kamloops.

Kamloops is on the Trans-Canada, and just east of the "top" of Coquihalla. So, that's a faster route between Vancouver and Banff than going through the Okanagan. But like other's said here, there's really not much there.
rkkwan is offline  
Mar 17th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 128
Kelowna is a happening resort city in the summer time. The beaches are crowded and traffic is horrid. Thereare great restaurants and lots of great wineries to check out. It is a far nicer city stay than Kamloops is, but Sun Peaks is a fabulous mountain resort in the summer time. Much like a small scale of Whistler. The Golf course is great and there is lots of other recreation options. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Tennis and a great outdoor swimming pool.
There are a number of hotel options at Sunpeaks from Hotels to Condos, to private chalet rentals.
Choose either Kelowna or Sun Peaks depending on what type of a stay you want, and stay longer than 1 night, but skip Kamloops. If you want a stop on the highway, you might want to consider Salmon Arm instead, as it is on Shuswap Lake.
Lynette is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:41 AM.