Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

Pinantan Lake

Pinantan Lake is popular for swimming, kayaking and canoeing as well as fishing, especially for Rainbow trout. Being close to Kamloops it also has golfing and other outdoor activities easily accessible. The region is also home to abundant wildlife, and the birding enthusiast will be able to spy many different species home to the Thompson Okanagan.

The fun doesn’t stop in the winter either. When Pinantan Lake ices over from November to mid April, rainbow trout in the 1-pound range are numerous. And they offer fast action on trolling and spinning gear. A good mayfly hatch is a bonus for the fly fishers. Additionally, Harper Mountain is one of the hidden secrets of the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. This family-friendly ski hill offers great Okanagan powder for downhill skiers and snowboarders, as well as night skiing and cross-country trails – all at affordable prices.

Location

Pinantan Lake is located 33 km (20 mi) northeast of Kamloops via Hwy 5 and Paul Lake Road. The trip from Kamloops will only take about 20 minutes.

A Step Back in Time

The name Pinantan means ‘shoe’ or ‘moccasin’ in traditional Aboriginal language. The lake was given this name because its shape resembles a moccasin.

Contact Information

Tourism Kamloops

Pinantan Lake & Nearby Accommodations

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Pinantan Lake Resort

Pinantan Lake Resort

Kamloops

Nestled on lush grass on the shores of beautiful Pinantan Lake, our resort is ideal for families, reunions, or group retreats. Situated on a wonderful lake, we have a private beach for families to enjoy their days swimming, kayaking or canoeing in the peaceful waters. We offer well-appointed cabins, ... Read more
Kamloops RV Park & Storage

Kamloops RV Park & Storage

Kamloops

Kamloops RV Park is a friendly, family-oriented park. Located next to the BC Wildlife Park, 15 mins. to downtown Kamloops. City transit at driveway. Championship golf courses close by. ... Read more
Hitch'N Rail Family Resort

Hitch'N Rail Family Resort

Heffley Lake

Situated on stunning Heffley Lake at the gateway to the Northern Thompson and Sun Peaks Resort, Hitch’N Rail Family Resort is a fantastic family destination to spend your summer vacation. Have an unforgettable experience and create lasting memories with the whole family. Choose from our cozy lakes ... Read more
Kamloops Riverview RV Park

Kamloops Riverview RV Park

Kamloops

Breathtaking views of Thompson Valley and river. Golf next door at 18-hole executive course. Instant highway access and within a few minutes to Kamloops. Fully-serviced sites available any time of year. ... Read more
South Thompson Motors & RV

South Thompson Motors & RV

Kamloops

Family-owned and operated full service RV centre for over 25 years. We stock a large inventory of RV parts and accessories. We are a proud Forest River dealer, featuring brand names Cedar Creek, Silverback, Cottage, Surveyor, Wildwood, Wildwood X-Lite, R.Pod, Arctic Wolf, and Alpha Wolf. We carry a ... Read more
Silver Sage Campground

Silver Sage Campground

Kamloops

Enjoy all the City of Kamloops has to offer from our centrally located RV park and campground. Free WiFi and showers. 5 min. drive from downtown, 10 min. drive to most sport facilities, attractions. Quiet, peaceful setting located on the South Thompson river. ... Read more
Roche Lake Resort

Roche Lake Resort

Kamloops

Roche Lake Resort is a fishing resort located on the Thompson Plateau at an elevation of 3723 ft., just 33 kilometers southeast of Kamloops, BC, in the Thompson Nicola Regional District. Other nearby communities are Quilchena and Merritt. When you're at the resort, if you don't want to spend all yo ... Read more
Knutsford/Kamloops  RV Campground

Knutsford/Kamloops RV Campground

Knutsford

From #1 (Trans-Canada Hwy) take exit 368. On Highway 5A south. 7 km south of the Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops. Full hookups, grassy sites. Laundry and shower facilities. Close to fishing and golf. Pets welcome, (pet restrictions apply). CP 48 hours notice or more half back refund. Less than 48 hours no ... Read more
Sunnyside Heights RV Park

Sunnyside Heights RV Park

Kamloops

Your perfect spot located right in town. A minute to shopping, groceries, restaurants, casinos and RV services. Convenient city living for in town stays. Take advantage of local amenities 365-days a year. ... Read more
Pinegrove Campground

Pinegrove Campground

McLure

We welcome you to well-shaded large sites under tall Douglas fir trees. Hot showers and WiFi. Great playground, also horseshoes, badminton and bocce. Store and laundry. Firepits, gazebo with BBQ. Big rigs and tenters welcome. Eco-friendly with recycling. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch. ... Read more
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