Dear Parents,

Kamloops is a family friendly city. Here you'll find water parks, playgrounds, beaches, pools, and family events. From exciting artistic activities to educational and cultural activities, there's no shortage of things to do. Highlights include the BC Wildlife Park and Jump 360. 




riverside park

100 Lorne Street

Located on the banks of the Thompson River, right downtown. Stroll along the beach, or go for a swim or splash in the waterpark. Stay for Music in the Park held nightly throughout July and August. 

(Pack a picnic, a blanket and have a park party!)


Farmers’ Market

Wednesday 8am-2pm:
400 block of Victoria Street
Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm:
200 block of St Paul Street

Enjoy local products all from BC with a majority of vendors from within 100km of Kamloops. Artisan products include: locally grown products, prepared food artisans and home-based businesses.

(Play I Spy, watch the performers, find lunch—and maybe a goody for later!)


Westsyde Centennial Park

705 Franklin Road

Playground, waterpark, beach and a petting zoo? That ought to wear the kids out. 

(Bonus: Bring spare change to feed some of the animals)


Borrow a rod + tackle

1290 West Trans Canada Highway

Drop a line for free with the Rod Loan Program at the Kamloops Visitor Centre! Get tips on local hot spots, suggested fishing holes, and head out on your own fishing adventure with the use of fishing rods and tackle.

(Even if you don’t catch a fish, you can still catch a break)

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There are hundreds of locations throughout the city.

(Who knows where the adventure will lead?)


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4Cats Art Studio  

250 Victoria Street

Check out the beautiful studio, artist of the month sessions, workshops, camps and birthday parties. Experience drawing, painting, silk screening, splatter painting, sculpture, the clay wheel and paper mache.

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BC Wildlife Park

9077 Dallas Drive

Over 65 species of wildlife spread over 50 hectares. Every member of the family will enjoy seeing cougars, moose, birds of prey, snakes, grizzly bears, mountain goats, and timber wolves. Wildlights happens each December where the park is lit up with thousands of miniature lights! 

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BIG Little Science Centre

655 Holt Street 

Get hands on and do over 120 science experiments. This is the coolest place to learn and have fun with science in an interactive environment! 

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Bowlertime 5 Pin Bowling

200 8th Street  |  250.554.1610

Check out the cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.  

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Canada Games Aquatic Centre 

910 McGill Road

This indoor pool has water slides, diving boards, hot tubs, kids play zone, and lap pool. A great spot for the whole family. 

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Cineplex Odeon Movie Theatre

1320 Trans-Canada Hwy

Offers 8 screens, RealD 3D projection (where listed), party rooms, wheelchair accessibility and concession.

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CLIFFSIDE Indoor Rock Climbing

954 Laval Crescent

Scale the walls at Cliffside Climbing Gym. Hours of fun and a great way to be active too! 

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Countdown Escape Rooms

340 Victoria Street

Immerse yourself in an interactive, themed experience at Countdown Escape Rooms, working together with friends and family to beat the clock and escape!

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Downtown YMCA-ywca

400 Battle Street

Who can resist the swinging ropes! Enjoy the diving boards and hot tub too.

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Exit Escape Rooms

1801, Princeton-Kamloops Hwy

From the moment you step in, your team will be transported into a universe beyond your wildest imagination. Gather up your team between 2-8 players, pick your theme of choice, and use the given 60 minutes to escape! 

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Falcon Lanes Bowling

2020 Falcon Road

5 and 10 pin bowling. Check out the cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. 

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Fox hunt

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A technology-fueled, smartphone app, adventure game that combines traditional scavenger hunt missions, escape room puzzles, and amazing race style challenges. Teams compete to complete as many challenges before the clock runs out. 

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1200 Summit Drive

Kids’ play center with virtual reality and laser tag attractions, various arcade games & parties.

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910 Tranquille Road

Games, laser tag, parties, events, and now virtual reality! Try pirate themed indoor black light mini golf… AHOY!

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Jump 360 trampoline park

380-945 Columbia Street West

With an open sea of connected trampolines, two basketball dunk zones, foam pit, air pillow, battle beams, kiddie area and dodgeball court, it’s fun for the whole family!

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Kamloops Art Gallery

465 Victoria Street

Come and explore unique artwork at the Kamloops Art Gallery, or if you plan in advance, you might be able to sign up for a Kids Camp. 

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Kamloops Children’s Museum

207 Seymour Street

The Children’s Museum, located on the first floor of the Kamloops Museum & Archives, includes interactive displays, dress up area, puppet theatre, space station themed reading area, steamship station, water table, games to play and models to make.

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510 Lorne Street

2141 Steam Train ‘Spirit of Kamloops’ runs in July and August, the Ghost Train runs in October and the Spirit of Christmas Train in December. 

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Kamloops Longboard Park

2370 Pacific Way

The world’s first longboard park is here in Kamloops. Pack your helmet and longboard and try out one of two tracks, an easier route or a more advanced one.

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Kamloops Mounted Patrol

Riverside Park

Say “Hi” to the coolest horses around. They can perch on rocks, climb stairs and more! You’ll find them each night at the Rocky Mountaineer Train station near Riverside Park.

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Kamloops paintball

Harper Mountain

Splatmaster Paintball for kids 9 and up. This low impact version of paintball uses lower velocity markers and a smaller paintball for less impact.

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1801 Princeton-Kamloops Hwy

A new way to play – where the fun never ends! We are a safe, clean and interactive indoor play centre for children 0-10. We can’t wait to meet your Lil Monkeys!

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Paramount MOVIE Theatre

503 Victoria Street

Two screens where you can catch the latest blockbuster or film festival favourites. 

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1198 Columbia Street

Passionate about creating and producing innovative, audacious theatre works that explore non-traditional venues and forms of theatre. Runs in July only at Prince Charles Park. 

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Rivercity drop-in gymnastics

1365C Dalhousie Drive 

Parent & Tot drop-in is a program run with young children and parents in mind. Every day you join us has a different set up! 

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Secwepemc Native  Museum and Heritage Park

200-330, Chief Alex Thomas Way

Learn the legends and history of the Secwepemc People. Tour through 2,000 year old pit houses and see very cool artifacts. 

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Sweet Home Café

1380 Hillside Drive

A café that offers a supervised children’s play area and comfortable eating area or lounge for parents.

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TReetop Flyers Zipline

305 Brooke Drive, Chase, BC

Get ready for a thrilling adventure of ziplining past canyon walls and over Chase Canyon falls! 

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Western Canada Theatre

1025 Lorne Street

Western Canada Theatre has developed into one of the largest producing theatres in British Columbia. Western Canada Theatre now produces a professional five play main stage season, a two play second stage series, and hosts one to two alternative pieces during the season. 

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Westsyde Pool

859 Bebek Road

Located in Westsyde, this indoor pool has an aquatic climbing wall and zip swing!

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Kamloops Blazers

300 Lorne Street

Get into Blazer Nation with hockey games running all winter long. Check their schedule for more information. 

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Sun Peaks Resort

1280 Alpine Road

Sun Peaks has a lot of experiences suitable for all ages. From the bungee trampoline, to the bike park, canoe and hiking tours and even horseback riding, find an adventure for the entire family here.

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Harper Mountain

2580 Harper Mountain Road

The ideal mountain for family winter fun, only 20 minutes from Kamloops. Harper Mountain has something for everyone. Skiing, snowshoeing and the always popular lift operated Snow Town Tube Park. 

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Stake Lake Ski Trails 

5140 Lac Le Jeune Road

Just a short 20 minute drive outside of Kamloops, and home to the Overlander Ski Club, Stake Lake Nordic Centre boasts over 60km of quality, scenic cross country ski trails. These well-maintained, groomed trails are suitable for all levels and ages. A terrain park and snowshoe trails are also available here. 

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Sun Peaks Resort

1280 Alpine Road

Sun Peaks has a lot of experiences suitable for all ages. From the bungee trampoline, to the tube park and even snowshoe tours, find an adventure for the entire family here.

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DOWNTOWN parks & Pools


Riverside Park, Beach + Waterpark

Amenities: Basketball, Beach, Lawn Bowling, Pickleball, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Tennis, Waterpark

100 Lorne St

Pioneer Park and Beach  

Amenities: Beach, Picnic, Restroom, Dogs Allowed Under Control

40 7th Ave

Exhibition Park

Amenities: Horseshoe, Restroom, Skateboard, Slopitch, Soccer, Softball, Stadium, Tennis

1055 River St

Prince Charles Park + Wading Pool

Amenities: Basketball, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Wadingpool, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

1145 Nicola St


Sahali/ABERDEEN parks & Pools


Albert McGowan Park + Waterpark

Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Slopitch, Soccer, Waterpark 

2025 Summit Dr


Aberdeen Hills Park

Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

1245 Howe Rd

Juniper Park 

Amenities: Hiking, Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Soccer, Tennis

2150 Qu'appelle Blvd


Pineview Valley Park

Amenities: Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Skating, Dogs Allowed

1925 Hugh Allan Dr


Kamloops Longboard Park - Hyland Park

Amenities: Longboard, Picnic, Restroom, Skateboard, Slopitch

2350 Pacific Way

Tournament Capital Centre (TCC)

Amenities: Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Restroom

900 Mcgill Rd


NORTH SHORE/Brock parks & Pools


Overlander Beach Park 

Amenities: Beach, Beach Volleyball, Dogs Allowed, Restroom, Tennis

247 Kitchener Cres


Brocklehurst Park

Amenities: Arena, Hockey, Picnic, Playground, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Dogs Allowed (on Leash)

2470 Fleetwood Ave


Westmount Park

Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

540 Collingwood Dr


Mcarthur Island Park 

Amenities: Arena, Curling, Golf, Hardball, Hockey, Lawn Bowling, Longblade, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skateboard, Soccer, Stadium

1525 -1580 Island Pky





Westsyde Centennial Park + Petting Zoo

Amenities: Horse Riding, Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Slopitch, Soccer, Tennis, Waterpark

705 Franklin Rd


Rayleigh/Heffley Parks 


Rae-Mor Park

Amenities: Cricket, Restroom, Softball, Tennis, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

113 Arab Run Rd

Len Haughton Park

Amenities: Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Slopitch, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

595 Lister Rd


Tournament Capital Ranch

Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Rugby, Slopitch, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

5355 Yellowhead Hwy 



Valleyview/dallas/barnhartvale Parks


Thompson Park

Amenities: Basketball, Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Skating

6500 Beaver Cres


Valleyview Centennial Park

Amenities: Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Soccer

2288 Park Dr


Campbell Creek Park

Amenities: Tot Lot, Picnic, Playground, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

8701 Dallas Dr


Todd Hill Park 

Amenities: Basketball, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Soccer, Tennis, Dogs Allowed (on leash)

1550 Todd Rd


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Kamloops Film Festival - March

Kamloops Cowboy Festival - March

Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts - February - March

Downtown Spring Festival - May



Music in the Park - July - August Every Night in Riverside Park

Art in the Park - July in Riverside Park

Kamloops Buskers Festival - July in Downtown Kamloops

Downtown Merchants Market - July

Project X Theatre - July at Prince Charles Park

Kamloopa Powwow - August at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow Grounds

Rotary Ribfest - August in Riverside Park

Hot Nite in the City - August Downtown Kamloops



Provincial Winter Fair - September

Adams River Salmon Run - September - November

Boo at the Zoo - October

2141 Heritage Railway Ghost Train - October



Santa Claus Parade - November

Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park - December

2141 Heritage Railway Spirit of Christmas Train - December


Something for Everyone