Explore the vibrant and captivating arts and culture scene in Kamloops. From pop-up drive-ins to local history and art galleries, here are the top 5 arts & culture experiences to enjoy this summer.

Kamloops Art Gallery

Connect and learn about art at the Kamloops Art Gallery with their two new exhibitions on display from local Kamloops artists. Casting the Eye Adrift by Donald Lawrence brings together major sculptural works, videos, photographs, drawings, and models; they represent Lawrence's interest in the intersection of art, science, technology, and wilderness. Pleasant Field by Anyssa Fortie features an immersive installation of abstracted memories from her past experiences to see how they have transformed over time. 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 Film Society

Catch flicks on the big screen once again at the Paramount Theatre with the Thursday Film Series. The Kamloops Film Society will show a film every Thursday night with a showing starting at 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the door, but highly encouraged to purchase in advance as there is a 50 person capacity. Want the movie theatre experience to yourself? New this fall, book a private screening at the Paramount Theatre for Date Night for Two ($150 +tax) or Family Night Up to Six ($225 +tax). This includes 2.5 hours of theatre time, popcorn, bottled drinks, and candy.

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

 

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. Stay tuned as more art murals are expected to be complete at McDonald Park this fall.

 

Downtown Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour of the historic buildings on the streets of downtown Kamloops with ACT Adventures. This 1.5-hour tour tells tales about fur traders, train robbers, and pioneers, as well as shares stories about the artists that make up the rich history of Kamloops. Available for all ages with group sizes a max of 6. Book your tour online in advance.

Finish your arts & culture experience with some après - check out our Top 4 Apres Experiences in Kamloops blog.