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.
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!)
400 block of Victoria Street
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)
There are hundreds of locations throughout the city.
(Who knows where the adventure will lead?)
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.
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!
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!
Bowlertime 5 Pin Bowling
200 8th Street | 250.554.1610
Check out the cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
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.
Cineplex Odeon Movie Theatre
1320 Trans-Canada Hwy
Offers 8 screens, RealD 3D projection (where listed), party rooms, wheelchair accessibility and concession.
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!
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!
400 Battle Street
Who can resist the swinging ropes! Enjoy the diving boards and hot tub too.
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!
Falcon Lanes Bowling
2020 Falcon Road
5 and 10 pin bowling. Check out the cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
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.
FUN AND GAMES
1200 Summit Drive
Kids’ play center with virtual reality and laser tag attractions, various arcade games & parties.
Fun Factor FAMILY FUN CENTRE
910 Tranquille Road
Games, laser tag, parties, events, and now virtual reality! Try pirate themed indoor black light mini golf… AHOY!
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!
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.
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.
Kamloops HERITAGE RAILWAY
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.
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.
Kamloops Mounted Patrol
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.
Splatmaster Paintball for kids 9 and up. This low impact version of paintball uses lower velocity markers and a smaller paintball for less impact.
Lil MONKEY’S TREEHOUSE
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!
Paramount MOVIE Theatre
503 Victoria Street
Two screens where you can catch the latest blockbuster or film festival favourites.
PROJECT X Theatre
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.
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!
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.
Sweet Home Café
1380 Hillside Drive
A café that offers a supervised children’s play area and comfortable eating area or lounge for parents.
TReetop Flyers Zipline
305 Brooke Drive, Chase, BC
Get ready for a thrilling adventure of ziplining past canyon walls and over Chase Canyon falls!
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.
859 Bebek Road
Located in Westsyde, this indoor pool has an aquatic climbing wall and zip swing!
300 Lorne Street
Get into Blazer Nation with hockey games running all winter long. Check their schedule for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BEACHES, PARKS + POOLS
DOWNTOWN parks & Pools
Riverside Park, Beach + Waterpark
Amenities: Basketball, Beach, Lawn Bowling, Pickleball, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Tennis, Waterpark
Pioneer Park and Beach
Amenities: Beach, Picnic, Restroom, Dogs Allowed Under Control
Amenities: Horseshoe, Restroom, Skateboard, Slopitch, Soccer, Softball, Stadium, Tennis
Prince Charles Park + Wading Pool
Amenities: Basketball, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Wadingpool, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Sahali/ABERDEEN parks & Pools
Albert McGowan Park + Waterpark
Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Slopitch, Soccer, Waterpark
Aberdeen Hills Park
Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Amenities: Hiking, Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Soccer, Tennis
Pineview Valley Park
Amenities: Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Skating, Dogs Allowed
Kamloops Longboard Park - Hyland Park
Amenities: Longboard, Picnic, Restroom, Skateboard, Slopitch
Tournament Capital Centre (TCC)
Amenities: Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Restroom
NORTH SHORE/Brock parks & Pools
Overlander Beach Park
Amenities: Beach, Beach Volleyball, Dogs Allowed, Restroom, Tennis
Amenities: Arena, Hockey, Picnic, Playground, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Dogs Allowed (on Leash)
Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Mcarthur Island Park
Amenities: Arena, Curling, Golf, Hardball, Hockey, Lawn Bowling, Longblade, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skateboard, Soccer, Stadium
Westsyde Centennial Park + Petting Zoo
Amenities: Horse Riding, Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Slopitch, Soccer, Tennis, Waterpark
Amenities: Cricket, Restroom, Softball, Tennis, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Len Haughton Park
Amenities: Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Slopitch, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Tournament Capital Ranch
Amenities: Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Rugby, Slopitch, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Amenities: Basketball, Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Skating
Valleyview Centennial Park
Amenities: Lacrose, Outdoor Rink, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Skating, Soccer
Campbell Creek Park
Amenities: Tot Lot, Picnic, Playground, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Todd Hill Park
Amenities: Basketball, Picnic, Playground, Restroom, Soccer, Tennis, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
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