Category - Arts and Culture

Hey fabulous folks, it’s Nic from Tourism Kamloops, and buckle up because we’re about to embark on a 48-hour adventure throughout all corners of Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia. This itinerary is inspired by the vibrant spirit of the local queer community (who knew, right?). 
We’re welcoming in February with open arms. As the days grow longer, there’s plenty of action to be discovered around Kamloops in February. This month is a playground of potential adventures, unexpected surprises, and the kind of joy that warms you up, even in the winter chill. 
Get ready for festive fun! Whether you're a Diehard fan of cult holiday movies, or looking to experience the rapture of live music, Kamloops has you covered this winter. 
Expect a warm welcome in Kamloops’ arts and culture scene, where venues are working hard to break down barriers to enjoying live performances, films, and galleries. There’s an inclusive space for everyone whether you’re looking for wheel-chair accessible exhibitions, scent-free spaces, or adapted theatre performances designed for people with lighting and noise sensitivities.
Explore the vibrant and captivating arts and culture scene in Kamloops. From art galleries and catching flicks, here are the top 5 arts and culture experiences to enjoy.
Top producers and major film companies have been using Kamloops as a backdrop for star-studded films and box-office slams for years. A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Gillian Anderson, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Blake Lively, and Chris Pratt have roamed Kamloops while being cast in Hollywood hits such as The A-Team, The Stand, Power Rangers, Jurassic World: Dominion, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Monster Trucks, An Unfinished Life, and more. Here are a few more films that have put the Kamloops area on the big screen.
Kamloops is no stranger to playing the scene stealer in classic movies and Hollywood hits like The A-Team, 2012, Power Rangers, and An Unfinished Life. Did you see the film crews around Kamloops this spring like in downtown? The film industry was back at it, shooting TV shows and movies with Kamloops playing the leading role as backdrop. Catch a glimpse of Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott Eastwood, strolling downtown or longtime Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson lending a helping hand in the community. Here are some of the movies or shows that have recently wrapped up filming in Kamloops.
Lights, Kamloops, action! Our otherworldly landscapes, varied geography, and wide-open spaces have provided ideal locations and lots of inspiration for movie makers over the years. Here are six TV shows and movies that have used the Kamloops area as a backdrop for all the action.
Kamloops has attracted Hollywood producers for decades. Hoodoos, dramatic rock formations, and semi-arid sagebrush hills have been backdrops for science fiction films and location doubles for destinations like Mexico, Afghanistan, and Egypt.
In fall, Kamloops’ arts and culture scene comes alive. From theatre to art exhibits, music and film – here’s how to explore the city in 48 hours.

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