Things We Love to Do in Kamloops
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
Cascades Casino Kamloops
Your Kamloops entertainment destination. Enjoy exciting slots, table games and live entertainment during the weekend. Cascades Casino is fun for everyone. Cascades Casino is a short walk from our hotel with complimentary shuttle service on Saturday evenings upon request.
Kamloops Heritage Railway
Kamloops’ very own 2141 Steam Locamotive has had a Winter break and is ready for another epic season of railtours!
The season receives a special kick-off with a Summer Shakedown event on Thursday Jun 30th. Cake and celebrations at 12 pm, train leaves the station for it’s first tour of the season at 1 pm sharp!
Summer Railtours are every Thursday and Friday evening at 7:30pm in July, 7pm in August, and Saturdays at noon both months.
Be sure to take in the following events:
Harvest Tea – Saturday October 1
Halloween Ghost Train – Oct 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
Christmas Train – December 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19
Sports & Recreation
Whatever the season, Kamloops plays host to an astounding array of outdoor activities: golf, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, hockey, horseback riding, motocross racing, mountain biking, and more!
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Why not spend an evening at the theatre or symphony while you’re in town? Or perhaps you’d enjoy a stroll through some of our wonderful art galleries. There’s plenty of arts and entertainment to choose from in Kamloops.
Farmers’ Market & Agri Tourism
Peruse the Kamloops Farmers’ Market and sample a wonderfully diverse array of fresh, local produce Saturdays and Wednesdays from Spring through early Fall. Or consider visiting one of our local farms to learn more about our regional agriculture.
Beat the heat with a thrilling adventure downriver! There are several great tour companies that will guide you down the rapids.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Kamloops Farmers MarketApr 23, 2016 8:00 am — Oct 29, 2016 5:00 pm
Fresh local and sustainable produce, natural local meat, honey, baking, pottery, sewing.
Enjoy a glorious Saturday in downtown Kamloops!
37th Annual Kamloopa Pow WowJul 29, 2016 — Jul 31, 2016
The 37th Annual Kamloopa Powwow is one of the largest celebrations of First Nations’ culture and heritage in Western Canada! The Kamloopa Pow Wow is a spectacular expression of the Secwepemc people’s heritage and is a vibrant display of storytelling, song, and dance in traditional regalia.
Hot Nite In The CityAug 5, 2016 — Aug 7, 2016
One time per year, on a Friday & Saturday in August, 13 city blocks in downtown Kamloops, BC are closed off to allow Street Rods, Customs, American Muscle, Sport-compact, Tuners, British, European, Asian, Collector, Vintage, Motorcycles, Race Competition vehicles and Big Rigs, to line the streets for the annual
Tractors, to line the streets for the annual Hot Nite In The City Show ‘n Shine! This year marks the 21st annual event and it’s ideal for people of all ages. Admission to the event is FREE
5th Annual Kamloops RibfestAug 5, 2016 11:00 am — Aug 7, 2016 9:00 pm
This summer, Ribfest will take over Riverside Park from Friday, August 5th – August 7th (11am to 9pm all three days) in Kamloops’ for a full weekend of fantastic, free, family fun. In conjunction with Hot Nite in the City, the highly successful Ribfest offers a rib cook-off between five champion barbeque teams; music and entertainment throughout the entire event; entertainment and activities for children and youth, as well as a Refreshment Center and a whole whack of great vendors.
Country 103′s Birthday with High ValleyAug 11, 2016
Celebrate Country 103′s 10th Birthday Party at The BC Wildlife Park with country duo High Valley!
Tickets are $20 each or a family pack of 5 tickets is only $75 and includes admission to the BC Wildlife Park as well. This is a family friendly event for all! Get tickets here
2141 Spirit of Kamloops TrainJun 30, 2016 7:30 pm — Oct 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Kamloops Heritage Railway’s 2141 Spirit of Kamloops Train has taken a long winter’s rest and is now ready for another epic season of railtours!
June 30th is the inaugural run. Celebrations at 12pm, train departure is 1 pm sharp!
The train will offer its annual 9;30 p.m. Canada Day fireworks run.
Summer railtours will be on Thursday and Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. in July and 7 p.m. in August.
Saturday runs during both months will be at noon.
Boo at the Zoo!Oct 28, 2016 9:30 am — Oct 30, 2016 8:00 pm
Join us for the annual Boo at the Zoo featuring Chris the Clown. It’s Halloween-themed fun for all! October 28, 29, & 30.