Kamloops’ geographical diversity is matched only by its cultural diversity, proudly showcased at year-round theatrical and musical events, gallery exhibits, and annual festivals, such as the Kamloops Cowboy Festival and the Kamloopa Pow Wow. Take full advantage of the area’s diverse geography of dry semi-arid grasslands and towering alpine mountains. An equal challenge, this time aquatic, is found in Kamloops’ many lakes and waterways. Fish for the fighting Kamloops trout at Roche Lake Provincial Park, or check out favourite spots of local anglers such as Nicola Lake and Chataway Lake Plateau. Summer activities are plenty at Wells Gray Provincial Park, home to Helmcken Falls and incredible canoeing, rafting and kayaking opportunities.