Discover Kamloops' best cafes for a refreshing summer escape. Indulge in caffeinated treats, smoothies, and fruit-flavoured sips. Enjoy beach fun, pools, splash parks, and exciting events. Stay cool and save with the Luv N' The Loops app. Kamloops in July has it all!


Caffeinate Your Summer Shenanigans

Sun-soaked adventures await you in Kamloops this July! Catch your breath and cool off at one of the city’s local cafes serving up caffeinated treats, chilling smoothies, and fruit-flavoured sips! Whether you visit one or do a foodie-fueled tour and explore them all, these Kamloops coffee shops guarantee you’ll find your new favourite tasty treat.

  • Logjam Coffee: The newest member to The Shore's coffee scene, Logjam is where coffee lovers unite. Specializing in roasting their own beans, their commitment to quality is evident in each sip. You can also catch Logjam every Saturday at the local Farmers Market to learn more about the art of roasting and try their delicious baked goods.
  • Caffe Motivo: Experience European charm and ridiculously good local eats to fuel your summer adventures in downtown Kamloops. Give into your sweet tooth and try their Affogato, a creamy vanilla bean ice cream topped with a freshly-pulled shot of espresso.
  • Red Beard Cafe: Explore the funky ambiance of North Shore's Red Beard Cafe and indulge in their classic coffee beverages and expertly-crafted mocktails to keep you chilled and, well, chill! Opt for their Morning Martini with alcohol-free Lumette Gin, fresh lemon and house-made marmalade.
  • He Brew's Ahava Coffee: Immerse yourself in a community atmosphere at He Brew's, where unique coffee concoctions and foodie-favourite dishes await. Transport yourself to the tropics as you stroll through Riverside Park with their Pina Colada Frappe full of fresh coconut, pineapple and sweet cream!
  • Amplified Cafe: Borrow a book from the Kamloops library and enjoy locally sourced summer drinks at Amplified Cafe, perfect for a tranquil and caffeinated break out of the summer heat. Amplified is known for its legendary espresso pulls that start with single-origin coffee, local milk, and the latest techniques.

  • 5Bean Brewbar & Cafe: Refuel between shopping sprees at 5Bean Brewbar & Cafe's two locations, where you can savour refreshing beverages like their icey-cold Chai Chiller with bold spices perfect for summer sipping.

  • The Vic Downtown: Seek refuge from the summer heat in the historic heritage building of The Vic Downtown and indulge in delightful, summer-inspired drinks. Recharge with any of their coffee-based cold drinks featuring their house-roasted beans and creamy milk options.

  • Blenz Coffee: Discover the BC-born coffee chain, Blenz Coffee, serving up chilled coffee and tea-based beverages in Aberdeen Mall. Cool down while getting your shop on with their Iced Turmeric Latte blending subtle spice with creamy milk for a healthier drink option.

  • The Art We Are: Known for their eclectic decor and extensive vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food and drink offerings, The Art We Are is your go-to when craving a smoothie in downtown Kamloops. Keep it simple with any coffee-based options, or be daring with their Marvellous Matcha Smoothie full of banana, milk of choice, matcha and cinnamon


Splish, Splash & Dive Right In

If you're looking for more ways to beat the heat and cool off in Kamloops, you're in luck! The city offers a range of family-friendly options to help you stay refreshed while having fun. Whether you prefer relaxing on the beach, splashing in pools, enjoying exciting splash parks, or seeking indoor spaces with air conditioning, there's something for everyone. Here's a curated list of our favourite spots to help you make the most of your summer:


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Stay inspired and informed by following Tourism Kamloops' Instagram channel for vacation ideas, and check our weather and climate page for live webcams showcasing the breathtaking landscapes of the city. Get ready to embrace the warmth of Kamloops and embark on an extraordinary journey.


Events Happening In July

As the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops will be buzzing with events throughout July. From sports tournaments to charming markets and performing arts festivals, get ready to immerse yourself in a month filled with fun and unforgettable experiences in Kamloops.

  • Starting July | Music In The Park: Experience the enchanting atmosphere of Riverside Park in July and August with the city's free, nightly summer concert series. Supported by the City of Kamloops and BCLC, this exciting event showcases diverse musical genres, including blues, rock, classics, country, tribute bands, and family-friendly acts (See the full Schedule here). Take in the captivating performances at the Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening, considering that shows are subject to weather and air quality conditions. 

  • July 7-9 | Tk'emlúps 2 Rivers Remix: An Indigenous music feast is set to come to the Tk'emlups powwow arbour, featuring well-known acts as well as local talent. This is a free event that has over 40 Indigenous artists and is headlined by Hasila hip hop group Snotty Rez Kids and electric powwow group Halluci Nation (previously known as A Tribe Called Red).

  • July 7-9 | Kamloops Gem & Mineral Show: This three-day event organized by CanGems brings together collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts to explore a diverse selection of fossils, crystals, gems and minerals. Whether you're new to crystals or a seasoned collector, the Kamloops Gem & Mineral Show is the perfect event to add to your collection. 

  • July 10-29 | X Fest - Theatre Under the Trees 2023: Project X, known for its passion for creating and producing innovative, audacious theatre works, ventures into new territories by exploring non-traditional venues and forms of theatre. From captivating adaptations of beloved novels like "The Hobbit," adapted for the stage by Greg Banks, to the heartwarming musical cabaret "The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito" with book, music, and lyrics by Tomson Highway, Project X pushes boundaries and brings unique theatrical experiences to life. Get ready to be amazed as they blend creativity, storytelling, and unconventional settings to create unforgettable performances.

  • July 27-30 | Buskers Festival 2023: Kamloops welcomes the world to our beautiful Riverside Park. Professional street performers from the local region, across Canada and worldwide will converge for the 4th annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival. This event is family-oriented and is free to attend, but tips for the performers are welcome!

  • July 23 | Farm 2 Chefs Grazing Events 2023: A celebration of Kamloops's local food scene. Join us for an evening at Privato Vineyard to taste the best of the region. Local chefs, wineries, breweries, and farmers will all come together to provide tastings. The evening's proceeds will go to the ESTR program at TRU which provides students with diverse abilities with experiential learning opportunities.

  • July 23 | Overlanders Day: The 8th annual Overlanders Day Community event has something for everyone! There will be a food expo, entertainment stage, and a Kidz Zone that will take up the entire end of the park with a 45’ obstacle course, slide & bouncy castle, face painting, crafts, games, golf, and clown. A business and community expo with 90+ vendors of crafts artisans & local businesses and so much more!

  • July 14 | Monte Creek Winery Cooking Class: Join Red Seal chef Kuzina Messer Culinaire for a unique 3-course Farm-to-Table cooking class with wine pairings from Monte Creek Winery.

  • Till July 23 | Kamloops Rivers Football Club: Don't miss the opportunity to catch the exhilarating matches of the Kamloops Rivers Football Club as they take the field for their home games this summer, June 10th to July 23rd. Head to McArthur Island and witness this talented football club's skill, passion, and teamwork. 

  • Throughout July | NorthPaws Baseball: Experience the thrill of baseball and support the NorthPaws team as they take the field at Norbrock Stadium this summer. From June 2nd through August 6th, the stadium comes alive with the sounds of cheering fans, the bat's crack, and the game's excitement. 

Browse our online calendar of events to see what else is happening in and around Kamloops this July.

Kamloops in July is a great time to enjoy the city's natural beauty and outdoor adventures while embracing the never-ending event options. Pack essentials like a hat and sunscreen to stay protected from the increasing UV index. Explore Kamloops in style while keeping your budget intact!

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