photo by Norm Walker
 

Maps, Photos and Area Info

 
 

Transportation to Kamloops

 

Air:
Air Canada Jazz serves Kamloops from Vancouver and Calgary.
For more information: www.aircanada.com.
WestJet serves Kelowna from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and other cities. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Kelowna Airport to Kamloops. For more information: www.westjet.com.
For bus service from Kelowna to Kamloops see www.greyhound.ca.


Bus from Vancouver:
There are Greyhound buses from morning till evening from Pacific Central Station (bus depot) in Vancouver near the Main Street - Science World Skytrain Station. The bus takes approximately 4.5 to 6 hours to reach Kamloops. The Kamloops bus depot is approximately 2km from the Thompson Rivers University campus. For more information: www.greyhound.ca. Note: the Vancouver airporter bus stops at the Pacific Central Station. For more information: www.yvrairporter.com.

Train from Vancouver:
ViaRail leaves Pacific Central Station in Vancouver approximately three times a week for Kamloops. The trip takes between 8 and 9 hours and arrives in the northern part of Kamloops during the night. For more information: www.viarail.ca.

Car from Vancouver:
It takes about 4 to 5 hours to drive from Vancouver airport to Kamloops over the Coquihalla Highway. The toll on the Coquihalla Highway is $10 one way for cars. It takes approximately 6 hours to drive from Vancouver airport to Kamloops along Trans-Canada Highway No. 1 through the Fraser Canyon.

Cars can be rented at the Vancouver Airport or in downtown Vancouver. Note: It is normally more expensive to rent a car from the airport.

Car from Calgary:
It takes approximately 8 hours to drive from Calgary Airport to Kamloops. If you plan to stop in a national park, such as Banff, you need to buy a park pass. Cars can be rented at the Calgary Airport or in downtown Calgary. Note: It is normally more expensive to rent a car from the airport.

Carpool from Calgary to Kamloops:
If you are interested in carpooling from Calgary to Kamloops to attend the JSAC conference, please contact Professor Teri Bryant at the University of Calgary: teri.bryant@haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

Carpool from Vancouver, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford or other places to Kamloops:
If you are interested in carpooling from Vancouver, Edmonton or another city to Kamloops, please contact Ms. Michiko Dodo, our carpool co-ordinator dodo.michiko@gmail.com. Please provide the following information:
1. Your name, e-mail address and telephone number
2. Whether you need a ride or can give a ride
3. The city you are leaving from and the date and time of departure
Note: Please contact Professor Teri Bryant teri.bryant@haskayne.ucalgary.ca if you are interested in carpooling from Calgary to Kamloops

 

Transportation to and from Kamloops airport

 

The airport shuttle van is usually waiting outside the main doors of terminal for arriving flights. If it is not there, call: 314-4803. The shuttle will take you to the major hotels in the city for approx. $15.

Taxis charge approx. $25 from the airport to the town centre.

• Kami Cabs: 1 (250) 374-5151

• Yellow Cabs: 1 (250) 554-1918

 

Public Transportation within Kamloops

 

Kamloops transit system: www.busonline.ca.
• Adult bus fare: $2.
• The #4 & #9 buses stop across from the Plaza Hotel near Zac’s Coffee in downtown and go direct to campus leaving about 7:45 a.m. (Friday and Saturday only) and arrive on campus about 8:00 a.m.

Kamloops bus schedule: www.city.kamloops.bc.ca.

Taxi from downtown, approx. $10-12 (10 mins.)

• Kami Cabs: 1 (250) 374-5151

• Yellow Cabs: 1 (250) 554-1918

Accommodations

When making your reservation please quote the Group Number or mention JSAC.

Econo Lodge (closest motel to campus)
Address: 775 W. Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1K9
phone: 1-800-589-1988 or 1(250) 372-2665
fax: 1(250)372-2665
email: econolodge@kamloops.com
• 1 person: $57.99 (including tax)
• 2 people with two beds: $57.99 (including tax)

Sage Brush Motel
Address: 660 W. Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1L1
Phone: 1-888-218-6116 or 1(250) 372-3151
Fax: 1(250) 372-2983
email: sagebrushmtl@hotmail.com
website: www.sagebrush.kamloops.com
• 1 person: $58 (including tax)
• 2 persons with 2 beds: $69.60 (including tax)
• All rooms have a fridge and coffee

Columbia Motor Inn
Address: 575 W. Columbia St., Kamloops BC, V2C 1K7
phone: 1(250) 372-8200
fax: 1(250) 372-8100
email: columbiamotorinn@mail.com
• 1 person: $55.45 (including tax)
• 2 persons with 2 beds: $64.15 (including tax)
• All rooms are non-smoking with fridge and microwave

Ramada Inn
Address: 550 W. Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 1V1
phone: 1 (250) 374-0358
email: ramada.kam@shawbiz.ca
website: www.ramadainn.kamloops.com
• Conference rate: $65.00 + taxes
• Please quote “Group Number 1790”
Approximately 15 minutes walk to venue at TRU.

Knights Inn
625 W. Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 1K8
email: knightsinn@kamloops.com
website: www.knightsinn.kamloops.com
phone: 1 (250) 374-6944
or toll-free: 1 (800) 372-7487
• Conference rate: $69 + taxes per night for 3 nights
• Includes continental breakfast
• Please quote “JSAC Conference”
Approx. 15 minutes walk to venue at TRU.

Howard Johnson Inn
610 W. Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 1L1 CA
phone: 1 (250) 374-1515
website: www.hojo.com
• Conference rate: Double – $72.00 + taxes
• Please quote “JSAC Conference”
Approx. 10 minutes walk to venue at TRU.

Accent Inn
1325 W. Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 6P4
phone: 1 (250) 374-8877
e-mail: kamloops@accentinns.com
website: www.accentinns.com
• Conference rate: $89.00 + taxes (two queen beds)
• Please quote “Group Number 2463”
Approx. 20 minutes walk to venue at TRU.

The Coast Canadian Inn
339 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2J5
phone: 1 (250) 372-5201
fax :1 (250) 372-9363
website: www.coasthotels.com/home/sites/kamloops/
• Room rate – $79.99 per night + taxes
• Call toll-free: 1 (800) 663-1144, booking code #4700
• Or book through their website: www.coasthotels.com
• booking code “JSCA72”
Located in downtown Kamloops.
Approx. 1 hour walk or 10 minute drive.

Plaza Heritage Hotel
405 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2A9
phone, toll-free: 1 (877)-977-5292
fax: 1 (250) 377-8076
e-mail: theplaza@telus.net
website: www.plazaheritagehotel.com
• Conference Rate: Standard Room, Single or Double – $75.00 + taxes
• Family Rooms – $159.00 + taxes
• Suites – $150.00 + taxes
Located in downtown Kamloops.
Approx. 1 hour walk or 10 minute drive.

Joyce’s Bed and Breakfast
49 West Nicola, Kamloops, B.C.
phone: 1 (250) 374-1417
or toll-free: 1 (800) 215-1417
e-mail: joycesutherland@lycos.com
website: www.bbcanada.com/268.html
• Three rooms available – can accommodate more with roll-away cots
• Rates: double bed (for 2, includes breakfast) – $55.00
• $60.00 Queen-sized bed (2 people)
• Twin beds (2 people) – $65.00
• $20.00 extra per person (including breakfast)
• free e-mail access
This B & B is within walking distance of TRU but up a steep hill going to the university.

South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre
3438 Shuswap Road, Kamloops, B.C., V2H 1T2
phone: 1 (250) 573-3777
or toll-free: 1 (800) 797-7713
fax: 1 (250) 573-2853
e-mail: theinn@stigr.com
website: www.stigr.com
• Special rates: 4 night-stay – $99.00/night + taxes (double bed).
Hotel is in the countryside – about 15 km east of Kamloops.
Please make arrangements with the hotel for shuttle service.

Thompson Rivers University Residence and Conference Centre
Thompson Rivers University campus
phone: 1- 250-852-6270 (direct)
toll free: 1-877-225-8664 (toll free)
email: clctru@campuslivingcentres.com
website: www.residenceconferencecentres.com/kamloops
• Conference rates:
There is limited accommodation available.
Please note that these rooms are on the same floors as the students.
• 2 bedroom suites are $80 per night + taxes with a continental breakfast
• 4 bedroom suites are $160 per night + taxes with a continental breakfast (i.e., $40 per person per night based on four people occupancy)
• Please quote: “JSAC 2006 conference”