Mild, dry Thompson Country is a popular destination for trout fishing, mountain biking, and ranch vacations.
The area’s largest community, Kamloops, has a thriving arts and culture community, and hosts numerous sport championships. Visitors can ski powder at family-friendly Sun Peaks Resort, golf, ride cowboy-style in Ashcroft, and join the annual Kamloopa Powwow, one of the largest celebrations of Indigenous culture and heritage in Western Canada.
The grasslands of southcentral BC flank the north and south Thompson rivers, the mighty Fraser’s main tributary. The nearby Nicola Valley is home to the ranching community of Merritt.
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