Dive into refreshing waters, soak up the scenic beauty, and embark on new adventures. And that's just the beginning! June in Kamloops is packed with exciting events, from sports tournaments to cultural celebrations and plenty of spontaneous summer shenanigans. Experience the best of nature and a calendar full of event excitement in Kamloops this June.

Feel The Sand Between Your Toes

Embrace the sun-soaked adventures awaiting you in Kamloops, where a delightful array of beautiful beaches awaits. These sandy shores are perfect for sandcastle building, sunbathing, and enjoying the refreshing waters of the Thompson Rivers. Whether you visit one or explore them all, these beaches guarantee endless enjoyment.

  1. Riverside Park Beach: Situated in the heart of Kamloops, this popular beach boasts a sandy shoreline along the South Thompson River and a large splash park above it. It's an ideal spot for sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxation.

  2. Pioneer Park Beach: Nestled on the North Thompson River, Pioneer Park Beach offers a spacious area for swimming, and family-friendly activities. This beach is part of a large off-leash dog park and 4-legged friends are encouraged to make a splash.

  3. Overlander Beach Park: Located at the meeting point of the North and South Thompson rivers on the North Shore, Overlander Beach Park stands as the largest beach in the Kamloops core during the summer. It provides ample space for family fun and welcomes dogs. Sports enthusiasts will also appreciate the beach's suitability for skimboarding, football, volleyball, and soccer.

  4. Paul Lake Provincial Park: Just a scenic 20-minute drive from Kamloops, Paul Lake Provincial Park boasts a sandy beach and crystal-clear waters. It's an excellent destination for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking.

  5. Bruker Marina: This private marina on Kamloops lake is accessible to the public and features a sandy beach, boat launch, fuel dock, convenience store, restaurant, and motor-sport rentals. For a $20 per vehicle fee, visitors can enjoy the beach, boat launch, and play area.

  6. Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park: Located approximately 30 minutes south of Kamloops, Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park offers a picturesque beach along the shores of Lac Le Jeune. It presents opportunities for swimming, fishing, and canoeing.

For more information on Kamloops’ beaches, checkout our Sand + Swim page.


Hiking Shoes, Paddleboards, Dogs & Patios

If sandy shores aren't your idea of summer fun in the 'Loops, fear not! Kamloops offers so many alternatives to the beach to embrace the warm weather. From paddleboarding on glass-smooth lakes and rivers to exploring dog-friendly parks and immersing yourself in our lush green spaces or some good ole patio sippin’, Kamloops presents a bold list of options to ensure your summer is full of unexpected delights.

Discover the captivating charm of Kamloops this June and create unforgettable experiences under the summer sun. From thrilling outdoor adventures to tranquil moments surrounded by nature's wonders, Kamloops offers something for everyone. 

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.


Local Events In June

They don’t call us the Tournament Capital of Canada for nothing. From sports and tournaments to markets and performing arts festivals, there’s a lot of fun events happening in Kamloops this month.

  • Starting in June | 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. 

  • Starting in June | 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. 

  • June 8 - 17 | Chimera Theatre - Boomerangst: Don't miss Chimera Theatre's mainstage production at the Pavilion Theatre from June 8th to June 17th, "Boomerangst" by George M. Johnson. Join an impulsive baby boomer and former high school bandmates as they form a retirement commune, rediscovering their youthful ideals. 

  • June 9 - 11 | Kamloops Open Pickleball Tournament: Join the excitement from June 9th to 11th at Riverside Park for the Kamloops Open Pickleball Tournament! The tournament offers competition across five skill levels and two age categories: singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles events.

  • June 10 | 5K Foam Fest at Sun Peaks: Experience the exhilarating 5K Foam Fest happening June 10th in Sun Peaks! Conquer 22+ obstacles, including the world's largest inflatable waterslide and mud pits, amidst 2.5 million cubic feet of foam. Enjoy music, food, and vendors, and celebrate in the beer garden. 

  • June 10 - 11 | Hoops in the Loops: Experience the thrill of Hoops in the Loops, the ultimate 3-on-3 half-court basketball tournament in Downtown Kamloops! Watch as teams take on each other for fun, flex their competitive spirit, or contend to win big prize money. Mark your calendars for June 10th and 11th to catch all the action along Victoria Street.

  • June 16 | Lift and Lager at Sun Peaks: Celebrate the opening weekend of summer lift operations on June 16th at Sun Peaks Resort! Bask in the sunshine while sipping the refreshing beverage and groove to the captivating tunes on the slopeside patio. 

  • June 17 | Country Wild at the BC Wildlife Park: Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated return of Country Wild at the BC Wildlife Park's amphitheater on June 17th, 2023! Don't miss this wild event, where all net proceeds will support the construction of an inclusive and accessible playground.

  • June 17 | Yew Street Summer Market: Celebrate the North Shore at the Yew Street Summer Market on June 17th! Get ready to shop local vendors, be entertained by buskers, challenge your friends to games, and try your hand at axe-throwing. Stop by and see the unveiling of a fun project spear-headed by the Tourism Kamloops team!

  • Until June 24 | The 215 Le Estcwicwéy ("The Missing") at the Kamloops Art Gallery: In response to the discovery of 215 children in unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, Johnny Bandura embarked on a therapeutic journey by painting 215 portraits, envisioning the potential lives these children could have had if they had survived to adulthood. 

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

Kamloops in June is a great time to enjoy the city's natural beauty and outdoor adventures while embracing the never-ending tournament and event options. Pack essentials like a hat and sunscreen to stay protected from the increasing UV index, and take advantage of exceptional travel deals and discounts available this June. Explore Kamloops in style while keeping your budget intact!

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