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 are a lot of fun events happening in Kamloops this month.

  • May 26th - June 9 | Dine Around Patios: Cheers to the sunshine with patio specials and all your local favourite goodies. Over two sun-drenched weeks, our restaurants invite you to experience their charming patios with refreshing drinks, delightful dishes, and the welcoming warmth of our city's culinary experts. Ready to book your table? Check out our list of over 10 participating locations!

  • Beginning May 31st | NorthPaws Baseball: the Kamloops NorthPaws have 27 home games to make those iconic summer nights even better. The team roster includes NCAA Division 1 and 2 players along with local talent, which means the NorthPaws are officially serving up the highest calibre of baseball Kamloops has ever seen. With a setting as stunning as the historic Norbrock Stadium, cheering the NorthPaws on is the perfect summer activity for the whole family.  Find more information on the team, tickets and schedule here.

  • June & July | Kamloops Rivers Football Club: Experience the thrill of home games at Hillside Stadium on select dates throughout June and July for the Rivers FC Home games. Rivers FC is a proud founding member of the League1 BC soccer league and the first and only semi-pro club in the province's interior. Gather the whole family and enjoy thrilling football action with a Family Pass for just $35, tickets can be purchased online or at the game.

  • June 14 - 16 | Dynamic Discs Tournament Capital Open: Grab your shades, pack your cheers, and watch the frisbees fly at McArthur Island DGC (Disc Golf Course) during the Tournament Capital Open!  From June 14-16, witness top-tier athletes competing for a C$10,000 prize in this A-tier, PDGA-sanctioned disc golf tournament. Experience the sport's blend of strategy and serenity in the beautiful landscapes of McArthur Island. Find event info here.

  • June 21 | National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Arbour: Visit the Special Events Facility (the Arbour) within Secwepemcúl’ecw from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm as T'kemlups celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day in style! Delight your senses with a feast from food trucks, immerse yourself in the rhythms of traditional drumming and singing, and witness captivating performances by dancers. Plus, prepare to be mesmerized by an awe-inspiring aerial light show and much more throughout the day!

  • June 22 | Country Wild at the BC Wildlife Park: Save the date, because on June 22, 2024, the BC Wildlife Park's amphitheatre will be alive with the sounds of Country Wild! Get ready for an unforgettable evening featuring the chart-topping The Washboard Union and a lineup of special guests that'll have you dancing through the evening. All proceeds of Country Wild 2024 will help develop an inclusive playground, fostering play-based learning for all children amidst the backdrop of British Columbia's stunning wildlife. Find event information and tickets here.

  • June 28-30 | Kamloopa Powwow: Get ready to celebrate 3 days of vibrant Indigenous Culture! The Kamloopa Powwow Society is honoured to host the 43rd annual Kamloopa Powwow taking place June 28-30, 2024 at the beautiful Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Special Events Facility (the Arbour) within Secwepemcúl’ecw. With an estimated 500 dancers and drummers from all across Canada and the United States, the Powwow brings people together to celebrate Indigenous Culture, lift spirits, and honour the personal pride of First Nations and share their beautiful culture and territory with the world. Attendees can expect to enjoy amazing drumming and dancing, colourful regalia, great food, and shopping at the artisan vendor booths. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

  • June 28-29 | Kamloopa Indian Days: Get your tickets for this fun, fast-paced, family-friendly show featuring Indian Relay Racing and Bull Riding. The Kamloopa Powwow Society has teamed up with the Elite Relay Association, Kamloops Race Central and S&E Bucking Bulls to bring you two exciting days filled with thrilling shows, food, drinks and fun for all ages. Find event and ticket information here.

  • June 29 | Ella's Drag Brunch - Pride Month Edition: Celebrate International Pride Month at Ella's Drag Brunch on June 29, 2024 at Bright Eye Brewing. It's a performance that promises to dazzle and entertain as you indulge in delicious bites and sips. Secure your tickets in advance.

  • June 28-30 | Cactus Classic Nationals: Get ready for heart-pounding excitement at the Cactus Classic Nationals, the ultimate showcase of fast-action BMX racing! Drawing riders from across the nation, this electrifying event features competitors ranging from the ripe age of 5 to seasoned veterans of 50. With its signature blend of high-speed thrills, massive jumps, and adrenaline-pumping challenges, BMX racing promises an experience like no other. Hosted by the Greater Kamloops BMX Association, don't miss out on the action-packed fun - join us for an exhilarating ride into the world of BMX!
    More information can be found here.

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!

Download your 'Loops Explorer Pass to keep the savings flowing with access to coupons and deals for locally-owned businesses.

Looking for more adventures? Check out our Summer Activities for more trip inspiration!

Don't forget to keep us in the Loop! Share your June adventures with us by tagging @tourismkamloops and using #ExploreKamloops.