Embracing fall in Kamloops means immersing oneself in the symphony of changing landscapes, golfing adventures, and bustling markets. As the days grow shorter and the evenings cooler, there's no better time to experience the heart and soul of this BC gem. Don't just hear about it—live it, embrace it, and let Kamloops leave a lasting mark on your autumn memories.
Kamloops Area Pumpkin Patches
As September moves into the Thompson Valley, and the sagebrush follows the trees as they turn gold, Kamloops becomes an autumnal paradise of the Interior of BC. Sunflower fields burst into a sea of gold, while pumpkin patches promise fun days of hunting for the perfect pumpkin and warm afternoons of strolling through corn mazes. For those in and around Kamloops, it's the best of fall served with a side of merriment, all wrapped up in the scenic beauty of British Columbia. Round up your friends and family; it's time to make some memories at these local fall-tastic places!
Privato Vineyard and Winery
Pumpkin Garden | Kamloops, BC
Desert Hills Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze | Ashcroft, BC
Horsting's Farm Market
Pumpkin Patch | Cache Creek, BC
Pete Murry's Corn Farm
Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze | Chase, BC
Pumpkin Patch & Apple Picking | Vernon, BC
Harpur Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch | Salmon Arm, BC
No matter how you choose to celebrate fall in Kamloops, tag #ExploreKamloops in all your adventures.
Swinging Into Fall In Kamloops
What's the best way to experience Kamloops’ fall's cool, crisp air? With a golf club in hand, of course! Here, it's more than just teeing off; it's about diving deep into diverse landscapes and soaking in panoramic views. From cliff sides to shorelines, Kamloops serves up golfing adventures that can match any skill level. Want to know the best part of hitting Kamloops' greens in the fall? No swarming crowds, chill dress codes, and friendly vibes all around.
Meet the Greens: Kamloops' Golf Stars
Tobiano Golf: This spot is a showstopper with its sandstone bluffs and stunning views of Kamloops Lake. It's not just a golf course; it's a scenic tour.
Talking Rock Golf Course: Run by the Little Shuswap Nation, this course takes you through a sandy forest and ends with an unbeatable 18th hole along Little Shuswap Lake. Keep that camera ready. Please note Talking Rock Golf Course does close for the season on September 10th, so be sure to check it out as soon as possible!
The Dunes at Kamloops: Carved from the former riverbed of the North Thompson River, The Dunes' fairways, lined with wild fescue and wheatgrass, evoke the natural beauty of Irish links.
Kamloops Golf + Country Club: Kamloops' classic, revamped! Walk easy in this park-like setting with brand-new bent grass greens and fairways.
Eaglepoint Golf Resort: Among the sandy hills, this course has open terrains and views that make you pause between swings.
Rivershore Golf Links: Desert-like setting, generous bunkers, and a proud recipient of Golf Digest's 4 Star "Places to Play" honour. Need we say more?
Bighorn Golf + Country Club: Dive into one of Canada's few desert courses, surrounded by natural sage and a landscape that makes every swing feel epic.
The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort: Want to hit higher? This course is BC's highest elevation course. Enjoy longer drives and cooler fall temperatures.
Pineridge Golf Course: Close to the city, but feels a world away. It's 18 holes set amongst sagebrush banks and tall pines.
Mount Paul Golf Course: Perfect for those looking to practise their swing, with a driving range and a fully stocked Pro Shop. Plus, there is a licensed restaurant for that after-game chill.
Chinook Cove: Not just a golf course but an RV-er's dream! Nine scenic holes with a challenging layout and an equipped RV site to boot.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a casual golfer, Kamloops has something to offer you on the fairways.
Local Tip: Pairing your rounds of golf in Kamloops with accommodations and additional experiences like a wine flight tasting at Privato Winery or an indoor golf experience at Breaking Par Golf Academy can enhance your visit to the area.
Fall Farmers’ Markets In Kamloops
As the hues of fall start to settle in, September brings a sense of closure to Kamloops' Farmers' Markets season. Located in Downtown Kamloops, the Farmers' Market beckons early risers to pair their morning caffeine fix with a stroll through stalls of fresh, locally-grown gourds and handcrafted items. Boasting over 100 vendors, it's more than just a marketplace - it's a uniquely Kamloops experience. Whether you're hunting for that perfect gift or simply indulging in some leisurely shopping, the market promises a trove of treasures.
Located on the Tk'emlúps Powwow Grounds, the Kweseltken Farmers' and Artisan Market has a unique allure. Open until the early days of October, this vibrant gathering spotlights both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous businesses and partnerships. With an assortment of locally crafted, grown, and produced items, it's not just about shopping; it's about soaking in a unique market experience that captures the essence of Kamloops and its diverse community.
September Events In Kamloops
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.
September 7 | George Canyon:Experience the celebrated Canadian country artist George Canyon live on stage for a night of music and memories at Night Shift on 5th.
September 12 | Bryan Adams: Bryan Adams is set to electrify the Sandman Centre in Kamloops on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as part of his sensational "So Happy It Hurts Tour", showcasing timeless classics and fresh hits from his 15th studio album.
September 13-15 | All Abilities Championship 2023: The Canadian All Abilities Championship, presented by BDO, a national championship for players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments, will be held at Kamloops Golf and Country Club in Kamloops, B.C.
September 16 | Tapestry Festival: The 2nd annual Tapestry Festival features global performers, a Foodies Pavilion with diverse cuisines, a Multicultural Neighborhood with various country pavilions, an Art Pavilion showcasing ethnic artists, and a World Kids Zone with activities and games.
September 16 | Children’s Arts Festival: The Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival, running for over 22 years, offers a day of artistic, musical, and theatrical activities for children ages 2 to 12, with this year's event featuring workshops, storytelling, magic, and local performances.
September 17 | Music For The People: Join Music For the People at the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Pow Wow Arbour, featuring diverse musical performances, traditional dances, and the Kwséltkten Farmers’ & Artisan Market, all set along the South Thompson River.
September 23 | Kamloops Kids Expo: The third annual Kamloops Kids Expo at the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Pow Wow Grounds offers vendors, interactive activities, play zones, food options, including a teddy bear hospital and silent auction.
September 24 - 29 | World Fly Fishing Championships: Fly Fishing Canada, in partnership with First Nations and Tourism Kamloops, is hosting the Masters and Ladies World Fly Fishing Championships in Kamloops, beginning with an opening ceremony at Riverside Park.
September 29 - 30 | Cheers Club Block Party: Get ready for a weekend of great music, great food, art and performances in Downtown Kamloops for a community event to wrap up a super hot summer.
Sept 29 - Oct 1 | BC Rugby 7's 2023: Kamloops 7s is Western Canada's largest Sevens tournament, popular among U14-U18 age-grade teams, offering exciting games in a scenic location.
Browse our online calendar of events to see what else is happening in and around Kamloops this September.
Celebrate the vibrant colours and experiences of Kamloops this autumn by capturing your unique moments. Share your fall adventures with us using #ExploreKamloops and join the community in showcasing the best of the season!