Arts, Culture & Heritage: Good for the soul, a feast for the senses.
The Kamloops arts and culture scene is positively bursting at the seams with local artists. From large scale productions to grassroots performances, there is always a provocative, electrifying and entertaining experience awaiting you. Be one with the audience, witness a story unfold. Allow your perspectives to shift, your mind to change, your mood to lift. On any day of the week, your life could be altered by art, culture and history in its abundant and expressive forms.
Kamloops Art Gallery
465 Victoria St
The principal gallery of British Columbia’s Southern Interior. Features contemporary and historical visual arts on a local, national and international level.
Arnica Artist Run Centre
7 Seymour St West
This not-for-profit gallery provides space to create and showcase the work of emerging artists.
The Art of Collaboration Studio & Gallery
Ula Chauvet's studio features art work that has been created collaborative effort, and the inspiration of fate.
The Art We Are
246 Victoria Street
Charming café, extensive menu and an expansive selection of hand crafted artwork, jewellery, soaps, teas, paintings. Gift ideas galore.
The Bunkhouse Gallery
517 Mt Paul Way
Western and Wildlife art by premier North American artists. Discover unique gift items that range from bronzes to kitchenware with a kiss of a honky tonk twist.
The Hampton Gallery
167 4 Ave
Located in downtown Kamloops, this boutique gallery offers a diverse selection of paintings, woodwork, sculpture and glass.
The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery
7 Seymour St West
As part of the Artists Cooperative and Non-Profit Society, this community centered institution fosters local, like-minded artists in the form of a shared gallery and retail space. Local goodies galore.
The Kamloops Art Council Galleries
7 Seymour St West
Committed to the development and enhancement of the arts in the Kamloops area, KAC is always working on upcoming workshops, events and initiatives.
Sakred Skin & Studio – Modern Tattoo & Art Gallery
101-150 Victoria St
Kamloops only Tattoo and Art Gallery offering art work with an edge. If paintings for your wall feels passé, get a permanent piece instead!
5-510 Lorne St
Get swept away by aninstrumental collective of local
Western Canada Theatre
1025 Lorne St
From holiday musicals to Saturday Pay-What-You-Can Matinees, from the innovative High-Wire Festival to the delightful Family Series, WCT has been offering world-class theatre to the audiences on a local and national scale for over 40 years.
Project X Theatre Productions
1198 Columbia Street
X-Fest in Prince Charles Park, is a summer time must-do. For well over a decade, Project X strives to develop the creative lives of emerging artists in Kamloops; while providing bringing new theatrical, artistic and educational experiences to the widest audience possible.
Laughing Stock Theatre Society
Local performers tickle your funny bone with traditional British Pantomimes, Dinner Theatre and community events.
Kamloops Players Society
422 Tranquille Road
Celebrating over 50 years of theatre in Kamloops, there is always a dynamic production in the works!
This ambitious theatrical collective offer everything from interactive productions at Tranquille Farms to podcasts to monthly improv comedy shows, to family friendly Knights of the Sun: Medieval Tournament Theatre” held each summer in Sun Peaks
TRU Actors Workshop Theatre
900 McGill Road
As part of Thompson Rivers University's Visual and Performing Arts Department, all stage productions feature current theatre students and alumni and directed by program faculty.
Kamloops Artisan Market
262 King Street
The ever-growing market a is beautiful outdoor gallery featuring a wide array of functional and collectible art and design item from local and regional artists and crafters.
Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts
The Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts is an annual arts competition held each spring. The event encourages to commitment to practice, the opportunity to participate and having the passion to perform
Kamloops Film Festival
503 Victoria Street
Ten-day festival features the best of Canadian and international cinema at the downtown Paramount Theatre. Industry guests, parties and special events hosted with the help of Hotel 540 and other venues in the downtown core.
Music in the Park
100 Lorne STreet
Throughout July and August, spend all available evenings basking in free, family friendly musical entertainment at Riverside Park. Enjoy a diverse mix of local, national and international musicians.
Hat Creek Ranch
Hwy 97 & Hwy 99
It only takes an hour from Kamloops to step back over 150 years in time. Set in Cache Creek, this historic site interprets the hardships and the history of BCs Gold Rush days. Take a tour, wander around on your own, take a stagecoach ride, stay the night in a rustic cabin or campsite.
Kamloops Cowboy Festival
1250 Rogers Way
Not only is this one of the most rootintootin festivals in Canada, its one of North Americas best.
Kamloops Heritage Railway
510 Lorne St
Climb aboard the heritage train pulled by the expertly restored 2141 'Spirit of Kamloops' and steam back into history. Linger at the station to watch the locomotive pull into the station, and have your camera handy for some great photo ops. KHR offers interactive, theatrical experiences during the Halloween and Christmas seasons.
207 Seymour Street
The paramount attraction for history and storytelling in Kamloops, the museum offers three floors of permanent and traveling exhibits make this. Join a group for a guided tour or explore solo. Interactive Childrens area highly recommended.
200-330, Chief Alex Thomas Way
The Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park features four different galleries showcasing the historical aspects, traditional elements and cultural impact of the Secwepemc People.
330, Chief Alex Thomas Way
Drumming, dancing, vibrant aboriginal regalia, experience indigenous community and culture at Kamloopa Pow Wow, one of the largest celebrations of First Nations' culture in Western Canada