And just like that, January has arrived. As we step into a new year, there is a winter wonderland of possibilities waiting for you in the 'Loops. While the snow blankets the landscape, it's not hibernation time here; it's an invitation to discover the quiet charm and exciting happenings post-holiday season. Bundle up, get your adventure resolution list ready and let's embark on a journey of exploration and relaxation in the heart of winter.


Wildlights at BC Wildlife Park

Did you miss the enchanting sparkle of Wildlights in December? Fear not, for the magic continues for another week! Each year, the spectacle gets even more dazzling, and this year’s display promises to be the brightest yet. With over 1 million lights, endless photo opportunities, and exciting new light displays, Wildlights presented by MJB Lawyers is back to illuminate the night. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in a radiant wonderland. Happening nightly January 1st - 7th, starting at 4:30pm at 9077 Dallas Drive. 

*Please note that our 'Loops Explorer Pass promotion of buy one pass, get one free, is not applicable during Wildlights.


The Snowed In Comedy Tour

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Now in its fifteenth year, Snowed In Comedy Tour has evolved into Canada's largest comedy tour, covering 70 cities coast to coast. Despite a market predominantly influenced by American acts with TV credits, this Canadian tour has thrived, akin to the Tragically Hip, by touring extensively and spreading laughter. Beyond Canada, the tour has successfully performed in Australia, the US, France, and Switzerland. Buy your tickets here for January 5th or 6th at 7:30pm at the Sagebrush Theatre! 


Kamloops Symphony - Hypnotic Journey 

Get ready for a musical joyride like never before as Canadian composer Julie Thériault takes you on a transformative journey. Her solo piano, strings, and electronic compositions seamlessly intertwine, creating a continuous multi-sensory encounter. This extraordinary concert also features masterworks by minimalist pioneers Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt, promising a captivating exploration of sound and emotion. Purchase your tickets for January 12th and 13th here!


Dine Around Kamloops

Calling all foodies! Explore the diverse Kamloops food scene with Dine Around, where you can enjoy three-course meals at over 10 local restaurants, priced between $25 and $65 per person. Extend your experience by staying overnight at a nearby hotel or motel, supporting both local flavours and our community.

Find a full list of all the participating restaurants here to make a reservation!

 

Taylor Swift Trivia Night

Buckle up, Swifties! It's time to unleash your inner Taylor Swift encyclopedia at Trivia Night, where Bright Eye and Alchemy Brewing are turning up the Swift fever to the max. Double the venues, double the fun - because, let's face it, when it comes to Taylor, the ‘Loops goes all in. Circle the date on your calendars, rally your Swiftie besties, get your bracelets ready, and prepare for a trivia night that'll have you belting out, "It's a love story, baby, just say yes!"

Get all the details and tickets here and start planning your sparkly outfit now for January 20th at 7:00pm!

 

Aaron Pritchett - The Liquored Up Tour

Get ready to kick up your boots! Canadian Country Star Aaron Pritchett is bringing The Liquored Up Tour to Kamloops on January 30! Having established himself as a legendary force in the Canadian country scene, Pritchett returns performing coast to coast in his new tour. Joined by musical talents Matt Lang and Cory Marks, the show is a must-see for any country music lover.

Reflecting on the upcoming tour, Pritchett shares his excitement about hitting the road after a five-year hiatus. "I’ve missed traveling, and playing my songs for thousands of amazing fans in so many cities and towns across the country - more than anyone can imagine. The excitement level inside me, to get back on stages from west coast to east coast, is probably the highest of my entire career. I can guarantee the Liquored Up Tour is going blow concert goers minds! The energy crowds are going to witness on stage from myself, Matt Lang and Cory Marks - three diverse artists - will be like nothing anyone has ever seen before!"

Don't miss out on the soulful tunes and foot-stomping rhythms of these incredible musicians. Book your tickets to join Aaron Pritchett at The Nightshift on 5th at 7 PM on January 30th – it's going to be a memorable night of country music that you won't want to miss!

January is truly the perfect time to slow down, take in the fresh air and work on building goals and dreams for what you want to achieve in the year ahead. Make sure to take time for yourself, take time to rest, and most of all, have fun! 

Don't forget to keep us in the 'Loop with your incredible adventures this holiday season. Snap those memorable moments and share your journey with us by tagging @tourismkamloops and using the hashtag #ExploreKamloops