Knutsford is a tiny rural community located 7 km (4 mi) south of Kamloops on Highway 5A. It consists of a few farms and houses, and a campground.
Kamloops, a city of 83,000, is the Tournament Capital of Canada. Blessed with an abundance of sunshine and an outdoor enthusiast's dream with all the lakes, fairways and nature trails you'll need for golfing, fishing, boating, kayaking, walking, hiking, and mountain biking.
The Thompson Okanagan region boasts a spectrum of golf courses that are second to none. Described by some as the "Ultimate Golfing Experiece", the Thompson area has rolling hills, majestic mountains, and rugged landscapes, creating vivid surroundings for the professionally designed courses found within the region.
Kamloops is famous for its fishing. The eponymous Kamloops trout lure thousands of visitors each year, as they're perfect for fly fishing, and normally weigh between 1.5 to 3 pounds- although some grow up to 5 pounds of more! There is also an abundance of kokanee salmon, Gerrard trout, and eastern brookies.
High elevation forests around Kamloops are home to interesting species like boreal owls, moose, singing hermit thrush and chattering red squirrels. You may also see spade foot toads, badgers, dancing sharp-tailed grouse, bighorn sheep, cougars, bears, coyotes and red foxes.
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