Annual Sports Events

As Canada’s Tournament Capital, Kamloops has been synonymous with a multitude of world-class sporting events. We have a wide variety of outstanding venues, strong athletic culture, and a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer base.

Several events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, please check with the event organizer prior to attending.

 

The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series

March

These trails run thru the Grasslands in North Kamloops. Lots of great views of the river and the city of Kamloops. Enjoy birds and deer along the course! You may find some cactus off the trails so it’s best to stay on the trails.  The trails offer lots of single track among the sagebrush and some rocky sections. 


The Bent Horn Games

April 

The Bent Horn Games were created as a fun, multi-sport tournament for the less mainstream sports growing in Kamloops. Pickleball, ultimate frisbee, rugby and disc golf come together for a weekend of fun competition, local brews, DJs, and a bustling beverage garden that  is home to the all new Beverage Garden Games – yup, you heard us right.


River Beaver Classic at the Kamloops Bike Ranch

April

The River Beaver is host to 4 main events BC Enduro Series Funduro, Demo Event, The Dual Slalom, Pump Track Races and one heck of a party! Hosted by the Bicycle Cafe it's a community fundraiser for the Bike Ranch and 100% of the event fees and beer garden goes straight into the park.


Boogie the Bridge

April

Large scale community-centered event offers 5km, 10km or 21km options for runners and walkers—there’s even a kid-friendly Mini Boogie. The not-for-profit organization behind Boogie recently celebrated it’s 20th year, and raises funds for two different local charities each year.


BC Lions Training Camp

May

The Lions are scheduled to stage a 3-day mini-camp for first-year Lions from Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27 with the full team hitting the field on Sunday, May 28.


KYSA (Kamloops Youth Soccer Association) Slurpee Cup

May Long Weekend

The  KYSA Slurpee Cup is a annual 3-day event at McArthur Island Park on May Long Weekend . Teams are broken into groups of U11-U14.


Canadian National Enduro/BC Enduro Series

June

The Canadian National Enduro Series has quickly become the flagship enduro series in Canada, and the preeminent enduro series in North America with events in BC, AB, ON, QC, the series represents a solid Canadian competitive stage for athletes focusing on the Enduro discipline to garner serious mileage, while using this series as a stepping stone to the EWS.


The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series - 6hr Bike Relay Loop

June

Ride your bike with your friends on a team or take it on solo – grab a friend or 3 friends and come out and ride on some awesome mtn bike trails in the park in a 6 hour relay. Or ride solo and see how many laps you can complete in 6 hours. 


The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series - Beat the Buzzer Race

June

The course will be a 5-7km route located within a 30-minute drive from Kamloops. You can run solo or on a team. You need to be completed the 5-7km course under an hour to start the next loop at the next hour.


Get Happy Events Series

July   |  September   |  October 

The GET HAPPY Run Series makes running fun. Each year, more runners, walkers, and strollers participate in GET HAPPY running events.  Our high energy events put more smiles on faces and create more life time memories than other runs in Kamloops. We have three exciting runs planned for 2018.  GET CANADIANGET CORKED and GET SPOOKED.


Kamloops Highland Games

July 

Kamloops Highland Games is an annual Scottish event that showcases traditional games, drumming, pipes and dancing. The event also holds events for dog agility, SCA Fighting Demos, Kids events, beer gardens and scotch tasting.


Kamloops International Baseball Tournament

July

Players from all around partake in this tournament, not only for prize money, healthy competition but also for a shot at winning the Gary Cameron Memorial Trophy.


Dragon Boat Festival

August

The Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival is like no other festival in BC! Surrounded by stunning landscape right on the beach and wonderful greenbelt and water park for the kids. Our venue is joined by Ribfest, Music in the Park and Hot Nights in the City making it a weekend to remember. Players from all around partake in this tournament, not only for prize money, healthy competition but also for a shot at winning the Gary Cameron Memorial Trophy.


The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series - Trail Run #4

September

This trail run is located on the beautiful trails in Kenna Cartwright Park in Kamloops BC and includes 5km, 10km and 21km courses. 21km runners be prepared and run with enough food and drink for 10km between aid stations.


Oktoberfest at Harper Mountain

October

A fun-filled day of trail running and mountain biking! 4 hour mountain cross event, a running event or a run and bike event. There are lots of prizes, beer gardens, kids' events and more.


KIBIHT

Seasonal

The Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournaments is one of the biggest minor hockey tournaments in BC, held in Kamloops. Check their website for dates.