Explore the vibrant and captivating arts and culture scene in Kamloops. From local history to art galleries and catching flicks, here are the top 5 arts and culture experiences for locals to enjoy.

Kamloops Art Gallery

Connect and learn about art at the Kamloops Art Gallery with their new exhibition on display. Canadian artist Scott Massey explores the confluence of art and science through multi-media projects that accentuate natural phenomena by fabricated means. Drawing on research into quantum physics, cosmology, astronomy, and other scientific disciplines, Massey’s practice examines cosmological subjects as a way of understanding our place in this greater context. The exhibition presents over 15 years of Massey’s ambitious and meticulous undertakings, as a portal for contemplating the inexplicable. The KAG is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm with free admission on Thursdays courtesy of BCLC. The Gallery Store also offers unique and intriguing gifts and art merchandise.

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Kamloops Museum & Archives

Immerse yourself in Kamloops' history and culture at the Kamloops Museum & Archives. They have re-opened with a new exhibition that presents the historical records of the Royal Inland Hospital and the Tranquille Sanitorium. Children can explore history in a fun way by embarking on a scavenger hunt to explore new artifacts that are placed within the Children's Museum on the first floor. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 9:30am - 4:30pm.

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Kamloops Courthouse Gallery

The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery in downtown Kamloops showcases different forms of visual and functional art by local artists. Pop into the Gift Shop in the Old Cultural Courthouse to browse a selection of gifts including pottery, jewelry, glass art, paintings, sculpture, photography, and fiber art. 

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Back Alley Art Gallery Tour

Take a self-guided tour of over 30 distinct art murals located in downtown Kamloops. Grab a cup of joe from a coffee shop and admire the eclectic collection from local artists that depict scenes of wildlife, history, and culture. Murals are also popping up at McDonald Park on the North Shore with more to come soon.

 

Kamloops Film Society

Book a private screening at the Paramount Theatre with Kamloops Film Society for Date Night for Two ($150 +tax) or Family Night up to six ($225 +tax). A screening includes 2.5 hours of theatre time (movie or game night), popcorn, bottled drinks, and candy.

Learn more about their safety protocols, movie line-ups, and purchasing tickets online in advance.

Now is the time to wear our masks, stay local, and support local with our immediate household or bubble. Learn more about ideas on how to explore Kamloops' arts and culture scene including a virtual downtown walking tour with ACT Adventures and virtual performances from Kamloops Symphony & Orchestra and Western Canada Theatre.