Bonaparte Provincial Park - The park is located on the Bonaparte Plateau south of Bonaparte Lake, approximately 55 km northwest of Kamloops. The many small lakes on the plateau are popular with canoeists and kayakers. Note that portages are not maintained. Only very rustic camping sites exist, so visitors must be self-sufficient and be prepared for wilderness camping.
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park - The park is nestled amongst lodgepole pine, spruce and fir, is an easily-accessible getaway spot. The park provides access to Lac Le Jeune which epitomizes the plateau lakes of the Kamloops region and is provincially famous for its rainbow trout fishery. Camping, fishing, canoeing, boating and nature studies are traditional uses of the park.
Paul Lake Provincial Park - This lovely lakeshore campground is within a half-hour drive of Kamloops. Paul Lake with its clear, deep waters and scenic setting of forested mountain sides provides easy access to a diversity of outdoor recreational activities. This park offers a lovely beach, campground, group use camping and picnic areas for visitors and local residents to escape the hot valley bottom conditions in summer and enjoy the cooler air and canoeing and boating in the clear cool waters of the lake.
Roche Lake Provincial Park – The park is located 36 km southeast of Kamloops, accessed via gravel road from Hwy 5A at the north end of Trapp Lake. Canoeing and kayaking are popular on the seven lakes. Small, user-maintained, rustic campsites are located on two of these lakes.
Taweel Provincial Park - The park is accessed via a gravel road from Highway #24, 20 km west of Little Fort. A picturesque large lake, connected with a trail network to smaller lakes, in an area noted for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and nature appreciation in a wilderness setting. Note that there are no camping or day-use facilities provided, and there are private resorts and cabins on Taweel Lake.
Wells Gray Provincial Park - Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park is world-famous as the largest canoe-only lake in North America. Set in a pristine mountain valley, the north and west arms are approximately 20 km long, and the lake averages three kilometres wide. The park can be accessed off Hwy #5 at Clearwater or turn off Hwy 97 at 100 Mile House for the Mahood area of the park. There are four areas of the park that offer excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities – Murtle Lake, Clearwater/Azure Marine, Mahood Lake and the Corridor area.