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Sports in Kamloops

Known internationally as Canada’s Tournament Capital,  Kamloops has been synonymous with a multitude of world-class sporting events. Kamloops is home to a variety of outstanding venues, strong athletic culture, and an enthusiastic volunteer base.

 

Canada's Tournament Capital

Kamloops is a city of sports and tournaments. The City has long recognized Sports Tourism as an economic generator for the City and to that end has invested close to $50 million in new and renovated facilities, making Kamloops' Canada's Tournament Capital brand as one of its top goals in City Council’s Strategic Plan. By embracing these goals, Kamloops has realized the results of increased participation, economic generation, first-class facilities, and a more active, healthier community.

When you host an event in Kamloops, not only do you gain access to our state-of-the-art facilities, but you also gain a solid support team that is made up of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer, spirited ambassadors and of course incredible support from local businesses and spectators.

 

Tournament Capital Program

Since 2001, Kamloops has been synonymous with first-class events, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer base, strong athletic showings, and a wide variety of outstanding venues. The City of Kamloops has recognized sports tourism as an economic generator for the City and has made the Tournament Capital Program one of the top priorities in City Council's Strategic Plan.

The City of Kamloops has built its vision and dream around the Canadian Sports Policy and by embracing the goals of this policy, Kamloops is realizing the results of increased participation, economic generation of sports tourism, and first class facilities.

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Facility and Field Bookings

To book a playing field or facility for a sporting event, corporate event, non-profit fundraiser, or family gathering, call 250-828-3600 or visit the City of Kamloops Website.

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Facilities & Venues

With over $50 million invested in new and renovated sports facilities, Canada's Tournament Capital provides world-class facilities for national and international athletes, while supporting local participation and training programs at every level of competition.

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Accessible Recreation

Program Support for People with Disabilities

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services staff will work with you to find the right program with adaptations that address a full range of special needs. Parks and Recreation coordinators are excited to help you get active and encourage you to take part in the many available programs. 

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Group Friendly Restaurants

Aberdeen/Sahali 

Milestones Upscale/Casual Dining

Familiar with unique twists.

250-377-8560, Aberdeen Village, 50-1395 Hillside Drive

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Joey’s Seafood Restaurant Casual Dining 

A comfortable family-style restaurant providing affordable dining in smart surroundings.

250-851-8881, 1815 Rogers Place

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Swiss Chalet Casual Dining

Always so good for so little.

250-571-1700, 1395 Hillside Drive

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Montana BBQ & Bar Casual Dining

Mouthwatering BBQ Goodness.

250-314-0714, 1055 Hillside Drive

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Red Robin Casual Dining

Come in and enjoy an outrageously delicious burger with bottomless fries!

250-374-3313, Summit Shopping Centre, 1180 Columbia St West

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Downtown

Frick + Frack Taphouse Casual Dining/Pub

Over 130 beers from around the world and international menu selections.

250-851-2030, 577 Victoria Street

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The Noble Pig Brewhouse Trendy/Pub

Made from scratch cuisine with an eclectic flair.

778-471-5999, 650 Victoria Street

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D’Agastino Italian Italian 

Offers a taste of Italy with an affordable selection of pizza, pasta and chicken dishes.

250-372-1111, 258 Victoria Street

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Maurya’s Fine Indian Cuisine Indian 

Fine Indian cuisine with lamb, beef, seafood, chicken, and vegetarian specialties.

250-377-4969, 165 Victoria Street

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Moxie’s Grill & Bar Casual Dining

Offering a wide array of diverse menu tastes that will be sure to please the whole party.

250-852-6710, 225 Lorne Street

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North Shore

Senior Froggy’s Mexican

One of Kamloops’ favourite Mexican restaurant for 34 years!

250-554-2055, 724 Sydney Avenue

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Moon Wok Chinese 

Serving the freshest quality foods around.

778-470-5789, 755 Tranquille Road

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Spice of India Cuisine Indian

Make sure you come hungry, because we know you’ll leave very full and happy.

250-376-4444, 1-700 Tranquille Road

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Hatsuki Sushi Japanese/Sushi 

Always striving to serve the best food at the best price

250-376-8815, 424 Tranquille Road

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Jamaican Kitchen Jamaican/Caribbean

Experience authentic Jamaican cuisine and interesting twists on Canadian favourites!

250-376-1970, 451 Tranquille Road

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Booking your sporting event in Kamloops

Kamloops is a very well organized city, both in terms of layout and planning and tournament organizers can receive help for tournament bid proposals for amateur sports. Hosting a tournament in Kamloops might make groups eligible for a grant - the bigger the tournament, the bigger the grant.

Please visit the City of Kamloops website for more information and printable forms. Other information provided includes field use fees, event kit rentals, booking a field, and special event requirement forms.

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SPORT FACILITIES

Kamloops, as Canada's Tournament Capital, has first-class facilities, experienced volunteers, expertly trained officials, great weather, and friendly people to ensure a smooth, successful and fun event for everyone.

Having invested over $37 million into the construction of the Tournament Capital Centre, along with other major investments into renovating facilities such as McArthur Island Park, and Exhibition Park; Kamloops as well earned the title of being Canada's Tournament Capital and the premier host centre for tournaments and national/international competitions.  Kamloops' venues are easy to get to, provide plenty of parking, and are strictly maintained for tournaments and sporting events.

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services in Kamloops are proud to provide a variety of services, programs, and facilities to expand visitors' recreation and leisure opportunities. Kamloops' Recreation Commission and the Parks & Recreation Services work closely together to ensure that residents and visitors receive the highest level of quality recreation, leisure, arts, culture, and sports services.

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Support Services for Tournaments

Tourism Kamloops is prepared to offer planning and promotional assistance to tournament organizers in a number of ways. Listed below are just some of the services provided:

 

Planning and Promotional Support

  • Maps
  • Bid Development
  • Local Connections
  • Promotional Support
  • Destination Brochures
  • Site Inspections/Venue Selection
  • Welcoming/Info Booth (Large Events)
  • Access to Images Available for 3rd Party Use
  • Destination DVD's for Presentations
  • Support Sourcing out Accommodations, Rates & Availability

 

 

 

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Lisa Strachan

Director of Destination Development + Travel Trade

250 372-8000

Contact Lisa if you have any questions about destination development, travel trade, sports or meetings.

 

 

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