Sleeping in Airports

Kamloops Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kamloops Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I was here, missed flight and the airport does not let you stay after 1130pm. – a traveller

YKA Airport Overview

kamloops airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kamloops Airport.

What to expect

Kamloops Airport (code: YKA) consists of a small, recently renovated terminal with a restaurant and gift shop. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

Sleeping in Kamloops Airport is not possible once the terminal closes.  Based on a 2019 review, it appears security can be quite hostile towards travellers planning to spend the night inside or near the terminal.  Best to find a hotel instead.  See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kamloops Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Fortune Motel (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • The Hue Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member (14 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle service. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kamloops Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kamloops Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food or beverage concessions at this airport. The Bread Garden Urban Cafe & Lounge (Landside) is open 5:00AM – 8:00PM (except Saturday when it closes at 5:00PM). An express location is also available Airside, open 5:00AM – 3:00PM (except Saturday when it closes at 5:00PM).

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:00AM – 12:00AM.


Kamloops airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Central Mountain Air • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are available, though may be best to pre-arrange.

Buses and shuttles

BC Transit does not currently offer public bus service to the airport. You would need to take a taxi to the nearest bus stop which is approximately 3 km away. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the BC Transit website.

The Airporter Shuttle meets all incoming flights and delivers passengers to most hotels within the region.

Car Rentals

The following companies offer car rentals: Budget • Enterprise • National.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.