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Create Your Summer Story: Family Thrills in Kamloops

Making unforgettable moments with your family in Kamloops. Explore scenic wonders, cultural festivals, and thrilling activities for a summer getaway like no other.

Gear up for an epic family adventure and make the Summer of 2024 one for the books. Kamloops isn’t just any summer destination; it’s a treasure trove of thrilling family experiences waiting to fill your summer with unforgettable memories.

Every day in Kamloops brings new adventures for kids of all ages—including you. Dive into hiking, biking, fishing and paddling, with each activity offering a great opportunity for family bonding. Indulge in delectable local cuisine, immerse yourself in vibrant summer events and discover a blend of indoor and outdoor activities tailored for every member of the family.

Are you prepared for a family adventure you’ll never forget? Let’s make it happen with our list of must-do family-friendly activities in Kamloops this summer:

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Dance to the Beat of Kamloopa Powwow

Feel the pulse of Indigenous culture at the 43rd annual Kamloopa Powwow. Hosted by the Kamloopa Powwow Society, this three-day event celebrates traditions through mesmerizing drumming, dance performances, authentic regalia and mouthwatering cuisine. Held at the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Special Events Facility (the Arbour), it’s a vibrant gathering that embodies First Nations pride and cultural richness. And if you’re in town just before that on June 21, don’t miss the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at Riverside Park from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and then from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Special Events Arbour for a Drone Light Show.

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Dive Into Summer Fun at Kamloops Beaches

Did someone say beach? While Kamloops is renowned for having more than 100 lakes within an hour’s drive, it’s also home to several stunning beaches perfect for soaking up the sun all day long. Riverside Park Beach offers family-friendly amenities, including a water park, playground and convenient washroom facilities. Meanwhile, Pioneer Park Beach welcomes furry friends for a relaxing picnic on its dog-friendly shores.

Splash into Summer Fun at Brock Outdoor Pool

Open June–September

Brock Outdoor Pool is a hotspot (or should that be cool spot) for family-friendly fun. Dive into a 25-metre outdoor pool, explore eight swim lanes, or let little ones splash in the tots’ pool. Thrilling diving boards and slides ensure there’s never a dull moment. Plus, don’t miss Kamloops’ numerous splash parks, offering interactive play areas and refreshing water features.

The Magic of Prince Charles Park

This inner-city oasis is a haven for families seeking relaxation and entertainment. Let imaginations soar at the accessible playground or cool off in the wading pool amidst the lush greenery. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for X Fest: Theatre Under The Trees, a family summer theatre festival running from July 8 to 27.

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Time To Get Wild at BC Wildlife Park

Open Daily

Embark on a journey through the wilderness of British Columbia at the BC Wildlife Park, home to nearly 200 animals and 65 species. From majestic cougars to elusive arctic wolves, each resident shares a unique story. Don’t miss the Country Wild event on June 17, where your support will help create an inclusive playground for future generations.

Saddle Up for Adventure at Erin Valley Stables

Discover Kamloops in a one-of-a-kind way—on horseback. No experience is necessary for trail rides as you’ll be guided by a trained wrangler. Kids can engage in hands-on learning, from grooming to poles and dummy roping, while toddler events offer a gentle introduction to the world of horses. With camps available for all ages 10 and up, it’s the perfect opportunity for families to bond while exploring the breathtaking scenery of Kamloops from the saddle.


Batter Up with NorthPaws Baseball

June 2–August 6

Step up to the plate and immerse yourself in the excitement of NorthPaws Baseball at Norbrock Stadium. Feel the energy as the bat meets the ball, the crowd erupts, and the game unfolds before your eyes. Don’t miss the powerhouse performances of the season—join the action and cheer on the NorthPaws.

Kick Off Your Summer with Kamloops Rivers Football

June 10–July 23

Experience the pulse-pounding action of Kamloops Rivers Football Club at McArthur Island. Be part of history as Rivers FC hosts two English Premier League soccer powerhouses, Fulham U21 Men and Aston Villa U21 Women, for an unforgettable series of six matches at the Tournament Capital Centre from late July to mid-August. You won’t want to miss it.
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Delicious Destinations for Family Fun, Inside and Out

Kamloops is brimming with delightful dining spots perfect for family outings, offering a diverse range of indoor and outdoor culinary experiences. Bright Eye Brewing specializes in satisfying even the pickiest of eaters, plus they have an arcade! Zaaz Eatery & Play invites children to savour mouthwatering dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients in its cozy 24-seat eatery. For a top-notch patio dining experience, head to the Noble Pig, where you can relish great food, craft brews and a welcoming atmosphere perfect for families.

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Discover Science, Unleash Wonder

Embark on a journey of discovery at the Big Little Science Centre—an interactive hub founded by a passionate retired science teacher. Engage in hands-on experiments and explore interactive stations, igniting curiosity for all ages.

Non-Stop Fun at The Fun Factor

Parents, get ready to treat your kids to non-stop excitement at The Fun Factor! There are games for all ages from Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Mini-Bowling, Laser Tag and an expansive arcade filled with exciting prize redemption.

Ignite Your Child’s Imagination at Kamloops Museum’s Children’s Museum

Designed for young adventurers, the Children’s Museum at Kamloops Museum sparks curiosity and invites kids to interact with regional heritage in hands-on and imaginative ways. From exploring historical artifacts to participating in engaging activities, children will journey through Kamloops’ past while having a blast.

This is just a glimpse of what awaits you in Kamloops this summer. From the vibrant atmosphere of the farmers’ markets to the tranquil beauty of its natural landscapes and the plethora of events, adventure awaits around every corner. For a comprehensive list of events and experiences, make sure to visit Tourism Kamloops. And don’t forget to grab your ‘Loops Explorer Pass for exclusive deals and discounts at Kamloops’ premier attractions and eateries.

Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!

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