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.
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
Facility + Field Bookings
Facilities + Venues
City of Kamloops 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
Group Friendly Restaurants
250-377-8560, Aberdeen Village, 50-1395 Hillside Drive
Familiar with unique twists.
Joey’s Seafood Restaurant
250-851-8881, 1815 Rogers Place
A comfortable family-style restaurant providing affordable dining in smart surroundings.
250-571-1700, 1395 Hillside Drive
Always so good for so little.
Montana BBQ & Bar
250-314-0714, 1055 Hillside Drive
Mouthwatering BBQ Goodness.
250-374-3313, Summit Shopping Centre, 1180 Columbia St West
Come in and enjoy an outrageously delicious burger with bottomless fries!
Frick + Frack Taphouse
250-851-2030, 577 Victoria Street
Over 130 beers from around the world and international menu selections.
The Noble Pig Brewhouse
778-471-5999, 650 Victoria Street
Made from scratch cuisine with an eclectic flair.
250-372-1111, 258 Victoria Street
Offers a taste of Italy with an affordable selection of pizza, pasta and chicken dishes.
Maurya’s Fine Indian
250-377-4969, 165 Victoria Street
Fine Indian cuisine with lamb, beef, seafood, chicken, and vegetarian specialties.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar
250-852-6710, 225 Lorne Street
Offering a wide array of diverse menu tastes that will be sure to please the whole party.
250-554-2055, 724 Sydney Avenue
One of Kamloops’ favourite Mexican restaurant for 34 years!
778-470-5789, 755 Tranquille Road
Serving the freshest quality foods around.
Spice of India Cuisine
250-376-4444, 1-700 Tranquille Road
Make sure you come hungry, because we know you’ll leave very full and happy.
Director of Destination
Development + Travel Trade
Contact Lisa if you have any questions about destination development, travel trade, sports or meetings.