Things to do in Kamloops


Kamloops is full of great outdoor activities in the late summer early autumn.


Golf, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Running, Disk Golf, Rock Climbing, and ATV/Dirt Biking are listed in the tourism Kamloops guide.


Kamloops, or Tk’emlúps, meaning "where the rivers meet" also has many water activities!


If you are crazy about golf, there is many courses listed in this golf brochure


Sun Peaks


Sun Peaks Resort  is a 45min drive out of town, has amazing views as well as tons of activities such as mountain biking, hiking, golf and off road Segway tours to name a few.


Kamloops also has many local flavours to try out starting with the farmers market, breweries, wineries and restaurants throughout the city. This Brochurehelps guide you to some of these great tastes.


​Local Events before and after Conference


Art is also alive downtown at the Artisan Market on Sunday September 10th!


Get Corked is a local run (5.1 and 10.2 km) happening at Harpers Trail Winery on the Saturday after the conference (September 16th)


What Should I Pack for a Visit to Kamloops

Summer (June to mid-September) can reach temperatures 30+ degrees (Celsius) with the odd rainstorm and relatively low humidity. Shorts, t-shirts, sandals, a hat, and a light sweater or jacket is appropriate. A bathing suit is a must as there are many places to relax by the water. Remember the sunscreen and sunglasses!


Below is a map from the Airport to the conference

Our Local Organizing Committee brainstormed and put together a list of dining locations that we enjoy in Kamloops. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

​Kamloops Craft Beer Scene

    There is a great craft beer culture developing in Kamloops that lends itself well to our sunny summers perfect for growing hops. Kamloops has a history of growing hops back to the 1930's and again now with the development plans for the largest hop farm in Canada. Hops Canada is a partnership with the Tk’emlups Indian Band that sells bulk orders of hops as well as 100g portions for the home brewer.


To unofficially open the 49th CMA conference there will be an optional brewery tour that includes two craft breweries in downtown Kamloops: Iron Road Brewing and The Noble Pig


Red Beard Café is another part of the craft beer scene serving fantastic food, craft coffee, craft beer and cider and BC Wine.

Getting to Kamloops can be easy with several Major Highways passing through Kamloops as well as being serviced by several airlines. You can even travel here via Bus or Rail. See Tourism Kamloopsfor more information.

New Gold would like to take the New Gold would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation.  New Gold-New Afton works closely with the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN), as per the Participation Agreement, signed in 2008.  The SSN consists of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and Skeetchestn Indian Bands, and is one of the seven historic Divisions of the Secwepemc Nation.

​Secwepemc First Nations

As a part of our social event activities we will be visiting the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park for a peek into the history of the First Nations people of Kamloops and the surrounding area


49th Annual Canadian Mineral Analysts Conference

2017 CMA

2017 Canadian Mineral Analysts Conference and Exhibition