Tourism Kamloops is adding a little sizzle to summer at Riverside Park with the activation of the old concession space as a community hub for one last hurrah. All summer, park goers are invited to have some fun with water sport rentals, lawn games, cool treats and more. The City of Kamloops is scheduled to remove The Concession for flood-mitigation planning in fall 2021.
Three organizations are operating out of The Concession including: Sea Legs Water Bikes, Kamloops Water Sport Rentals, and Tourism Kamloops. Visitors can rent water bikes, kayaks, canoes and fishing rods onsite to use on the Thompson River with professional advice and support from the certified businesses. Beach fun and games will also be available for rent for $15/hr where you can mix and match activities such as bocce, spike ball, and croquet sets. Click here for the food truck and activation schedule including live music.
Hours of Operation
The Concession is open every day from June 24 to September 7 from 12:00 pm – 8:00pm. The Bold Street Team will be onsite for visitor information and can be contacted directly by texting or calling 778-586-8687.
Can I Pre-Book Rentals?
You bet! In fact, it's recommended to secure your water toys in advance to avoid missing out. Walk-up rentals are available on a first come, first-served basis only.
How Do I Get There?
The Concession is located near the pier at Riverside Park, which is accessible from all three park entrances. Park goers are encouraged to use active transport to get downtown via bike or on-foot this summer.
Walking & Biking
The Concession is at the 0.5 kilometer marker of the Rivers Trail, an accessible, paved multi-path
. between downtown, Westsyde, and the North Shore.
Routes 1, 2 and 3 have the closest bus stops to The Concession at Lansdowne & 4th Avenue and Lansdowne & 2nd Avenue. Click here for bus schedules.
What's Parking Like?
For City parking lots and garages, pay parking is in effect downtown Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm for a three-hour maximum. Payment can be made through the Flowbird parking app, or at pay stations with coins or credit cards.
- Riverside Park parking lots off of Lorne Street include Riverside Park West, Heritage House, and Sandman Centre
- Seymour Street Parkade across from the Kamloops Museum & Archives
- Lansdowne Street Parkade next to Red Collar Brewing
Can I Bring My Dog?
Sorry, furry friends are not permitted in Riverside Park. Click here for dog-friendly beaches and parks in Kamloops.