The other Kamloops Beaches
Kamloops is a river city, and as a result, we have some pretty good river beaches. Unfortunately, all the locals are quite aware that these exist, and crowd to them regularly. If you're okay with the crowds, ask any local about Riverside and Pioneer Parks. If you want something a little quieter, with lots more space and sun, head to the North Bank of the river. Take the Overlander Bridge (the Blue Bridge) pedestrian path, aka the Rivers Trail. Once you hit the North Shore, you can go towards the shopping area, or you can follow the river. Do the latter, and you will come upon a lovely, sandy, mostly empty beach. The best thing is, on weekends, you can get a good view of how crowded the other beaches are! This beach isn't as close to the amenities as the other beaches, but if you don't mind walking, you can get to a few conveniance stores and coffee shops by taking the other trail off the bridge. It takes about 10-15 mins to get to a 7-11.