Family. Ideas for your whole krew.
KIDS! Do you want to forge fantastic experiences, form unbreakable family bonds and create enduring memories for you, your siblings and your parents?? No? You just want to have FUN? And maybe eat some ice cream while you’re at it...am I riiiiight?
Check out all the cool things we’ve got going on:
4 Cats Art Studio
250 Victoria Street
Experience all kinds of artwork at 4Cats Kamloops - drawing, painting, silk screening, splatter painting, sculpture, pottery and paper mache. Ask about their paint splatter parties, it IS as fun as it sounds.
BC Wildlife Park
9077 Dallas Dr
Featuring over 65 species of wildlife spread out over 50 hectares, the park is an unmissable and unbeatable experience.Everyone will enjoy seeing cougars, moose, snakes, grizzly bears, mountain goats, birds of prey and timber wolves. Get the scoop on their fun and interactive summer camps!
BIG Little Science Centre
655 Holt St
The BIG Little Science Centre is dedicated to developing and fostering scientific enthusiasm for kids of all ages. With over 120 hands-on stations, visitors can explore on their own as well as experience interactive experiments.
1320 Trans-Canada Hwy
The smell of popcorn, the enormous sodas, excitement hanging in the air right before an air-conditioned matinee on a hot afternoon. You can’t get this with Netflix. Maybe take a nap during the film or be pleasantly surprised by how far they’ve come with kid’s films. Cineplex Odeon offers 8 screens reel D 3D Projection (where listed), party rooms, wheelchair accessibility, and at least 30 car, phone and banking commercials before the previews even begin. Bliss.
Kamloops Art Gallery
465 Victoria St
Escape from the busy day-to-day happenings for an hour or two and be immersed in an atmosphere of inspired creations. This space is the Southern Interior’s principal gallery for visual arts in British Columbia.
300 Lorne St
The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club has a rich and successful history dating back 25 years in Kamloops (and 60 years altogether!) The universally recognized franchise is revered for helping young athletes develop their skills so they can achieve success in the big leagues. Catch a future sports star in action on the ice!
Kamloops Heritage Railway
510 Lorne St
Climb aboard the heritage train pulled by the beautifully restored 2141 'Spirit of Kamloops' and steam back into history. Keep an eye out for theatre infused seasonal events, especially around Halloween and Christmas.
207 Seymour St
Located on the first floor of the Kamloops Museum & Archives, the Children's Museum includes an enormous selection of interactive displays: dress up area, puppet theatre, space station themed reading area, steamship station, water table. This place makes history lessons feel like an absolute hoot!
Stand-up Paddle Surfing
2388 Heffley Lake Rd
Test your balance and challenge your core. (Also, celebrities are doing this, so you just know that it’s the most chic and stylish of all summer activities.) Learn to SUP with one of North America's preeminent Professionally Certified Instructors and International SUP Competitors.
Acombination of tag, capture the flag, and hide and seek, paint ball is a thrilling, strategic character building activity. The knowledgeable team at Kamloops Paintball has created a safe and challenging arena to bring the highest levels of adrenaline into the mix.
503 Victoria St
Home to the Kamloops Film Festival, this quaint little cinematic hotspot has been a feature of the downtown strip since 1955. The Paramount Theatre has two screens, wheelchair accessibility and concession. (Cause, what’s a movie without delicious, buttery popcorn? Oooh, and junior mints, and Twizzlers.)
Project X Theatre
1198 Columbia Street
This Kamloops-based theatre company is deeply committed to featuring innovative and audacious theatre works that explore non-traditional venues and theatre productions. Focused on the creative development of emerging artists in the region, they also strive to expose a diverse audience to new educational, theatrical and artistic experiences.
Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park
330 Chief Alex Thomas Way
Experience the rich cultural history of the Secwepemc People. Hear the legends and oral history, explore history though photographs, illustrations and artifacts such as canoes, hunting and fishing tools, clothing, games, food collection and cooking tools. The 12-acre Heritage Park features winter pit homes, a summer village, hunting lean-to, fish drying rack and trap, a smoke house and ethno-botanical gardens.
Treetop Flyers Zipline
305 Brooke Dr
Located just 40 minutes from Kamloops in the Village of Chase, Treetop Flyers is a thrilling family-friendly eco-adventure! Awaken your inner adrenaline junkie amid the natural beauty of Chase Canyon. Open May to September, a Treetop adventure is a must do for anyone visiting the Kamloops region.
Western Canada Theatre
1025 Lorne St
One of the largest producing theatre companies in British Columbia, Western Canada Theatre produces a professional five play main stage season, a two play second stage series, and hosts one to two alternative pieces and the experimental High Wire Festival. WCT shares their love for theatre through their Stage One Theatre School, as well as through special events, workshops and developmental community work.
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Bowlertime 5 Pin - thedirtyjersey.ca/bowlertime
Canada Aquatic Centre - tournamentcapital.com
Cliffside Climbing Gym - cliffsideclimbing.com
Countdown Escape Rooms - countdownescaperooms.com
Whispering Pines Raceway - gkma.ca
Falcon Lanes Bowling – falconlanes.ca
Fun Factor Family Fun Centre - thefunfactor.ca
Fun & Games Centre - fun-and-games.ca
Indoor Golf Simulator - eaglepointresort.com
Lil Monkey’s Treehouse Play & Discovery Centre - lilmonkeystreehouse.com
River City Gymnastics - rivercitygymnastics.ca
The Sweet Home Café - sweethomecafeforyou.com
YMCA -kamloopsy.org City of Kamloops Parks – kamloops.ca/parks