Date night can be so much more than just dinner and a movie. Whether you’re seeking the spark of adventure, learning a new activity or the perfect setting for some quality time, Kamloops has a treasure of hidden gems to make your next date night one to remember. 

Here are some unique ideas for a special date night with your loved one in Kamloops.


Kamloops Date Ideas For All Year Around

@miguel.ports Kamloops Art Party - Jordyn
Dylan Sherrard Couple playing skeeball at an arcade in Kamloops
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Dylan Sherrard Two young women hike at the top of battle bluff. You can see the Thompson River surrounded by mountains and green fields

1. Get creative at the Kamloops Art Party paint nights give you the chance to get creative and bring home a unique souvenir. Drop-in classes are available, or you can book a private class for you and your partner.

2. Enjoy some friendly competition, play as if you were children and see who can get the most tickets at the Kamloops Fun Factor.

3. Soak up one of Kamloops’ nature wonders, visit the Hoodoos for an outdoor adventure with stunning views of these ancient rock formations. 

4. Take your movie date to the next level at the Paramount Theatre with a private booking and watch the film of your choice - popcorn, drink, and candy are included.

Bonus: Dress up for the Kamloops Film Festival's red carpet gala in February.

5. Get rewarded with breathtaking views and hike Kamloops’ iconic Battle Bluff - Grouse Grind who?

Dylan Sherrard Tower Trail Kenna Cartwright Park
BC Ale Trail Bright Eye Brewing
Mary Putnam Couple enjoying the outdoor pool at the Delta Hotel in Kamloops, BC.
@christina.mel.rauch Woman climbing at Cliffside Climbing Gym in Kamloops, BC.

6. Pack your hiking boots, hot cocoa, and adventure your way up to the lookout at Kenna Cartwright Nature Park for a date with a spectacular view. 

7. Indulge in the Kamloops' brewery culture. Find your new favourite beer with a tasting flight at one of our local award-winning breweries.

Bonus: Don’t miss the annual BrewLoops festival each fall where brewers from British Columbia share their top brews with 5,000 beer lovers, plus live music, food trucks, and a Ferris wheel.

8. Escape from a fantasy-themed world! For the thrill-seekers, will you be able to escape at Exit Kamloops?

9. Book a relaxing stay-cation at one of Kamloops' many cozy hotels and treat yourselves to all the vacation vibes without the travel time. See our list of local hotel accommodations and start booking. 

Local tip: Save on your stay with our ‘Loops Explorer Pass specials.

10. Test your limits with a visit to Cliffside Climbing Gym. Cheer on your partner bouldering with no harness or build trust by supporting each other via harnessed climbs. Gear rentals and introductory lessons are available for beginners so first-timers can feel confident learning to climb safely. 

Mary Putnam A family enjoying a meal at the Columbia Diner in Kamloops, BC.

11. A date spot that is right up your alley. Bowl for strikes during cosmic bowling at Falcon Lanes.

12. Jump around and beat all the obstacles. Hop to it at Apex Adventure Park featuring a ninja obstacle course, challenge zone, and trampoline park.

13. Get lucky, play games, get drinks and dress to impress! Test your luck at the Cascades Casino or Chances Casino.

14. Go back in time to the old-school diner charm and share a shake at the Columbia Diner.

Local tip: Use your ‘Loops Explorer Pass and you’ll receive a complimentary milkshake with your entree!

15. Love a good treasure hunt? Go Geocaching to follow clues to the hidden Geocache. With a wide variety of Geocaches around Kamloops, you can hunt for one close by or hit the road to explore a new area. 

@m3lsz.d Trip - plane view
Christine Nicole Photography two individuals walking down a street amongst fall coloured trees
Kamloops Art Gallery Couple sitting in front of a large projection on a wall of a rainforest. Part of a new exhibit at the Kamloops Art Gallery
Corry Hall Sunset Trail - Hammock

16. Elevate your date to the next level and get a new perspective on Kamloops with an aerial sightseeing tour with Vayu Aviation.

17. Downtown offers a wide variety of cozy locally-owned boutiques for you to find that perfect outfit, gift, or accessory for your home. If you need help choosing the store you want to visit, click here.

18. Located at the corner of Victoria Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Kamloops, the Kamloops Art Gallery is a public art gallery that features changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art with a contemporary and historic focus.

Local tip: Visit the Kamloops Art Gallery on Thursdays for free admission!

19. Don't forget to bring a camera! Time your evening hike to arrive at the end of the Sunset Trail at sunset to experience the golden hour glow on the grasslands.

20. Get wet and slide down the waterslide, relax in the hot tub, splash around in the pool or jump off the diving boards in the lap pool at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

Mary Putnam Students learning at a Kuzina Messer Culinaire cooking class in Kamloops, BC.
BC Wildlife Park Clover - BC Wildlife Park
@exploringtheokanagan Oliver receiving a relaxing day at Your Escape Day Spa
Oleksandr Pidvalnyi Virtual Reality stock image

21. Learn to make a new recipe together from a professional Red Seal Chef! Book a local cooking class with Kuzina Messer Culinaire to sharpen your skills in the kitchen.

Local tip: Use your 'Loops Explorer Pass to buy 1 regularly priced Hands-On Cooking Class and bring a friend or family member for 50% off their entry!

22. Sip back and relax. Get a taste of Kamloops’ finest wine at our local vineyards and wineries or sit back and relax while one of our professional tour companies takes you on the road to visit our award-winning wineries. Cheers to that!

23. Visit the BC Wildlife Park where you can see nearly 200 animals and 65 different species.

Bonus: Plan your visit during the annual winter celebration "Wildlights Festival" where families and friends gather to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the thousands of light displays. Visitors can take a trip around the park on the Wildlife Express miniature train, warm up around the campfire while sipping on hot chocolate, enjoy a wagon ride to the North Pole, and more.

24. Jump in a virtual adventure at All Around GamerZ.

25. Book a pampering experience and treat yourselves to a couples’ spa treatment.

Fishing BC/Joel Clifton Fishing date
@mikekbradley Blazers Hockey
Kamloops Regional FM Johann Vincent Kamloops Regional Farmers Market
Frank Luca Blue Grotto
Dave Markel Beautiful Night Sky with the Northern Lights in Kamloops, BC

26. Show your date why you love fishing. Share your passion for fishing, and learn how to fish or ice fish with Elevated Fishing during the winter months.

27. Catch a game and cheer on one of Kamloops’ local sports teams. Whether you’re a fan of baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, or football, we’ve got a local team and talent to celebrate

28. Pick up local ingredients from the Kamloops Farmers Market to cook your favourite meal together! In the spring, summer, and fall the Outdoor Farmer’s Market is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as an indoor winter market during the chilly months. See our Farmer’s Market Page for details.   

Bonus: In the summer months, every Sunday brings the vibrant Kweseltken Farmers' and Artisan Market. Named after the Secwépemc word for "relatives," this market offers an authentic cultural experience with traditional foods, medicines, and artisan products, alongside fresh produce, meats, and eggs—all waiting to be discovered each week.

29. Catch a live show at The Blue Grotto for a toe-tapping good time. Visit The Blue Grotto's website to learn about upcoming artists.

30. Bundle up and venture to your favourite secluded outdoor viewpoint for star-gazing; the further away from the city lights, the better. You may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

Tourism Kamloops Stand up Comedy Stage at the Effie Arts Collective in Kamloops, BC.
Scott Bakken Admiring the murals on a Back Alley Art Gallery Tour
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Mary Putnam Isagani

31. Have a laugh at The Effie Arts Collective with comedy open mic nights every Wednesday.

Bonus: the Effie also hosts several Stand-up Comedians, check The Effie's website for upcoming shows

32. Explore the Back Alley Walking Tour through downtown Kamloops. See if you can spot all the 33 art murals. If you need to take a break, downtown also hosts your choice of many restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops to refuel along the way. 

33. See what local events, shows, or performances are happening and plan an evening out.

34. Put on your dancing shoes and learn how to swing dance with your partner at Lindy in the Loops. Beginner drop-in lessons are available on Saturday nights.

Bonus: Want to try Latin dancing? Practice your moves with Latin dancing in Riverside Park available in the fall. 

35. Looking for suggestions on where to take your date for dinner? Here is our restaurant page. Have a hard time deciding? Take a leap of faith and consider randomly choosing a new restaurant to try.


Kamloops Date Ideas For Winter

Dylan Sherrard Harper Moutain
Cleavage Axe Co Man throwing axe at a wooden target at Cleavage Axe Co in Sun Peaks, BC.
Dylan Sherrard Crowd in a Kamloops Theatre watching a live theatre production.

36. Ski under the stars with night skiing at Stake Lake with the Overlander Ski Club or Harper Mountain.

37. Grab or rent a pair of snowshoes or skates and head up to one of the 5 must-try trails for a fun winter experience. Kamloops' rolling hills and unique terrain make for a snowshoeing paradise.

38. All you need is gloves. You can ski and snowboard at Harper Mountain whether you're a beginner or an expert. Visit Snow Town Tube Park or their snowshoeing and cross-country trails for a full mountain experience. Sun Peaks Resort also offers an array of thrills including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and cross-country skiing.

39. Channel your inner lumberjack and try axe throwing at Cleavage Axe Co. located at Sun Peaks.

40. From October To April, take a seat and enjoy a live theatre production at Western Canada Theatre.

Local tip: Use your ‘Loops Explorer Pass for buy one get one 50% off an Adult ticket to all WCT performances.


Kamloops Date Ideas For Summer

@thenomadicbrewer McArthur Island Disc Golf Course
Kathryn McLaren Paddle Boarding at Bruker on Kamloops Lake
Mary Putnam Horse riding
Mary Putnam couple kissing at a golf course
Dylan Sherrard Couple biking in Lac du Bois during golden hour
Lisa White Playing mini-golf at McArthur Island
Dylan Sherrard Rivers Trail Date

41. Ice cream is a summer staple, whether you’re with the kids, on date night, or looking for something sweet. Here’s the scoop on where to find the best ice cream in Kamloops.

42. Have a friendly disc golf competition at one of Kamloops’ 5 courses. Be sure to bring your own discs.

43. Pack the paddle board and go for a cruise on one of the nearby lakes. With over 100+ lakes within a 1-hour drive, you’ll have your pick of places to paddle near Kamloops

44. Hit the trails like a cowboy and explore the Thompson Valley on horseback. Guided tours begin in spring with local stables and trail riding.

45. Get ready to par-tee with your loved one. Hit the greens at one of Kamloops' 8 championship 18-hole golf courses for an exciting round of award-winning golf, or test your skill indoors at Breaking Par golf.

46. Take advantage of the green spaces in downtown. Pack a picnic to enjoy at Riverside Park (bonus points if it's during July and August’s free nightly music in the park).

47. Date night on a budget! Bring your own putters and ball and take advantage of free minigolf at McArthur Island Park.

48. Whether you're new to mountain biking or an intermediate rider, Lac du Bois offers 20km of cross-country trails. Be rewarded with views of Kamloops and the Thompson Valley as you climb and descend through the sage-scented grasslands.​

49. Pack a towel and take a dip in Kamloops Lake to stay cool in the hot summer heat.

50. Nothing beats a scenic cruise on two wheels along the river banks next to your partner. Grab your bicycles and peddle your way along the River’s Trail around McArthur Island.


In Kamloops, there’s a date night for every kind of mood, occasion, and celebration. Discover your favourite things to do with your loved one – we challenge you to try them all!

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