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 'Loops Explorer Pass. 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 1 | 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 5 - 7 | 2 Rivers Remix Tk̓emlúps Feast: The 2 Rivers Remix Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture is returning to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory live/streamed and IN PERSON July 5 to 7, 2024! Taking place at Kamloops Race Central, this free event features all Indigenous-led musicians and artists – focusing on women, 2-Spirit, youth, elders and survivors – creating an environment of safety, inclusion and value for all.

  • July 7 - 11 | The ScotDance Canada 2024 Championships are coming to Sandman Centre. Cheer on dancers from across the nation as they compete for the #1 spot of Scottish Highland dancing.

  • July 8 - 27 | Project X Theatre Under the Trees: Join Project X in celebrating their 20th anniversary season at Prince Charles Park downtown. This summer's Theatre Under the Trees runs from July 8th to 27th featuring two plays: Munsch Ado About Nothing and Treasure Island.

  • July 25 - 28 | International Buskers Festival: Get ready to be amazed at the 5th Annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival from July 25 to 28 at Riverside Park. Experience awe-inspiring performances from around the world by acrobats, magicians, jugglers, musicians, and more. Enjoy free admission, savour delicious food from local food trucks, and join the unforgettable celebration of art, music, and entertainment.

  • Till July 20 | 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 this summer till July 20th, 2024. Head over to Hillside Stadium or McArthur Island Field to witness this talented football club's skill, passion, and teamwork.

  • July 25 - August 18 | Kamloops International Cup: this summer you can cheer on English Premier League soccer right here in Kamloops! Fulham U21 Men and Aston Villa U21 Women are bringing their skills to our fields over six matches between July 25 and August 18th, 2024. Sign up for their newsletter and follow along on Instagram to get the latest updates on upcoming games and ticket sales!

  • Throughout July | NorthPaws Baseball: Experience the thrill of baseball and support the NorthPaws team as they take the field at Norbrock Stadium this summer. Catch one of their home games before August 4th, and see the stadium come 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.

Searching for more trip inspiration? Check out our Top 10 Things To Do in Summer to make the most of your time here!
 

Share Your Adventures with us

We want to hear about your favourite things to do in July! Keep us in the Loop by tagging @tourismkamloops on social and using #ExploreKamloops to share your adventures.