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, head to Merritt for a rodeo or country music festival, and join the annual Kamloopa Powwow, one of the largest celebrations of First Nations culture and heritage in Western Canada.
The grasslands of south-central 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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