February, 2013 Archives

2014 Brier Tickets on Sale Thursday February 28

Kamloops is proud to be the host of the 2014 Brier, the Canadian Curling Association announced October 30th, 2012.  The 85th edition of the Canadian men's curling championship will be played March 1-9 at the Interior Savings Centre.

The Brier has been held since 1927, traditionally during the month of March.  The winner of the Brier goes on to represent Canada at the World Championships of the same year.  The Brier is regarded by most curlers as the world's premier curling championship.  Many Canadian teams feel it is more of a privilege to win the Brier than the World Championship.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 28th - for more information and ticket sales... click here!


For Cowboys Only! And Those Who Want to Pretend!

Largest Cowboy Festival in Canada

This is the largest Cowboy Festival in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. It is a celebration of western heritage in Kamloops and showcases the best in cowboy poetry and western music, as well as cowboy artists and artisans.   Entertainment begins with jam sessions and a kick-off party Thursday night and goes almost non-stop all weekend. There are three stages offering Cowboy Poetry and Western Music each day from noon until evening.

On Friday and Saturday nights, guests have a choice between main stage concerts at Calvary Community Church or our dinner theatre shows at Kamloops Convention Centre. Cowboy Church on Sunday morning is always very popular, followed by another day of great entertainment. The Cowboy Art and Gear Show features more than 30 artists and artisans, displaying a wide range of artwork and custom-made cowboy equipment. A series of seminars and workshops are offered over the weekend on varied topics such as ranch roping, poetry and songwriting, guitar picking styles, and learning to yodel the cowboy way. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience real talent and a great activity for the whole family, couples, and kids! Pack your blue jeans, hats and boots. Come see friendly smiles and have a toe-tapping, hand-clapping good time!



Get your Motor Running

Ah yes, it’s consumer show time of year and the first stops were the Edmonton and Vancouver Motorcycle Shows.  The best part of representing Tourism Kamloops at these shows is the first day when people are lined up with their ‘gear’ on, bikes parked in front (that’s right, even in Edmonton with the snow and -25 degree weather) and excited to see what’s inside. When the big doors open and you hear the buzz of people rushing in to see everything first, it really sets an exciting tone for the day.
It didn’t take long for the crowd to fill up the venues and when they arrived at the Tourism Kamloops booth they weren’t disappointed!  In most part due to the ever so popular Motorcycle Circle Tour Map.  Many made a point to stop at our booth first to get it before checking out the rest of the show.  This map showcases 7 different self-guided day routes in the Kamloops area as well as 3 newly added dual sport routes which are perfect for those planning their trips for the year.  Of course, our contest for a free Harley Davidson rental, accommodation and 2 dinners in Kamloops made traffic stop.  Why not stay, ride and play in Kamloops, right?

Again this year we invited EagleRider Kamloops - who rents motorcycles to tourists in the Kamloops area - to share our booth which got a lot of people popping by to check out the bikes and at the same time find out how they can rent bikes, ride and stay in Kamloops! 

And it wouldn’t be a Motorcycle Show without the tricks!  Kids and adults alike come to the shows to see the stunts and thrill shows which feature stunt drivers on bikes and ATV’s taking jumps and poppin’ wheelies.  How can you not take a quick break to check this out!

We’re out there, getting Kamloops in everyone’s fall, summer and spring plans.  Great way to spend the work day!

If you’d like to request a copy of our Motorcycle Map be mailed to you, please send your request to inquiry@tourismkamloops.com

Keep the rubber side down,

Moto Meghan