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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Tranquille

Tranquille is located 18 km west (11 miles) from Kamloops on Tranquille Rd. If you are coming from Kamloops look for signs that take you to the Kamloops Airport.

Kamloops Lake
You simply head towards the Airport, stay on Tranquille Rd. and then go past Kamloops Golf & Country Club. Tranquille is about 7 km (4.5 miles) past the golf course on the north-east side of Kamloops Lake.

King Edward Sanatorium
To help in the fight against the spread of tuberculosis, the King Edward Sanatorium operated in Tranquille from 1907 to 1957. Then the facilities were then later used as a hospital for mentally handicapped people until 1984.

Development Plans
Since then the property has had a number of development plans and, in 2005, the old King Edward Sanatorium grounds were used as part of a movie set.

Tranquille on the Lake
The latest plans for Tranquille are for the establishment of a Ecological Agricultural Resort Community called Tranquille on the Lake. The resort concept will include a marina and entrance to Cooney Bay Beach on Kamloops Lake.

Lac Du Bois Grasslands Park
By being located right on the shore of Kamloops Lake Tranquille lies right in the heart of the Lac Du Bois Grasslands Park. The park has a few interesting things for you to see especially the spectacular Tranquille Canyon. The easiest way for you to get into Lac Du Bois Grasslands Park is via the Tranquille Road entrance on the way in from Kamloops.

Forest Recreation Sites
There are a few Forest Recreation Sites north of Tranquille. Just west of Tranquille near Kamloops Lake, the road tends to follow the Tranquille River to some small sites at Watching Creek and Tranquille Crossing eventually to Tranquille Meadow which is quite large and accessible to motorhomes.

These back-roads continue north-west eventually running into the Deadman River up to Vidette or south to Savona.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.



Map of Tranquille, British Columbia
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King Edward Sanatorium
King Edward Sanatorium




Tranquille Countryside
Tranquille Countryside


Tranquille Road
Tranquille Road

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