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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.

 

Page at a Glance:

Art Galleries

Culture

Heritage

Art Gallery

Kamloops Art Gallery

465 Victoria St
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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
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This not-for-profit gallery provides space to create and showcase the work of emerging artists.

The Art of Collaboration Studio & Gallery

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Kamloops only Tattoo and Art Gallery offering art work with an edge. If paintings for your wall feels passé, get a permanent piece instead!




Culture

Music in the Park

Kamloops Symphony

5-510 Lorne St
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Get swept away by aninstrumental collective of local

Western Canada Theatre

1025 Lorne St
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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
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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

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Local performers tickle your funny bone with traditional British Pantomimes, Dinner Theatre and community events.

Kamloops Players Society

422 Tranquille Road
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Celebrating over 50 years of theatre in Kamloops, there is always a dynamic production in the works!

Chimera Theatre

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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.




Heritage

Mounted Patro

Hat Creek Ranch

Hwy 97 & Hwy 99
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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
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Not only is this one of the most rootintootin festivals in Canada, its one of North Americas best.

Kamloops Heritage Railway

510 Lorne St
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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.

Kamloops Museum

207 Seymour Street
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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.

Secwepemc Museum

200-330, Chief Alex Thomas Way
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The Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park features four different galleries showcasing the historical aspects, traditional elements and cultural impact of the Secwepemc People.

Kamloopa Powwow

330, Chief Alex Thomas Way
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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