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FREE FAMILY FUN

When it comes to getting the family out and having a good time, Kamloops has lots of free or nearly free kid approved things to do.

 

Farmers’ Market

May-October
  • Wednesday 8am-2pm: 400 block of Victoria Street
  • Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm: 200 block of St Paul Street
November-April
  • Wednesday 8am-2pm: 159 Seymour St, St. Andrews on the Square

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!)

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Westsyde Centennial Park

705 Franklin Road

This riverfront park features a skating rink, splash pad, soccer fields, a playground and don't miss Little Farms Petting Zoo. That ought to wear the kids out. Bring Loonies and quarters to feed the ducks, chickens, and Goats. There is also a kiosk where you can buy snacks, drinks.

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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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Geocache

Take the family out Geocaching, a fun and challenging outdoor adventure where you have to find hidden treasures with GPS coordinates. There are hundreds of locations throughout the city.

(Who knows where the adventure will lead?)

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ANNUAL FAMILY EVENTS

(Not all free but worth a visit)

 

Spring

  • Kamloops Film Festival - March
  • Kamloops Cowboy Festival - March
  • Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts - February - March
  • Downtown Spring Festival - May

 

Summer

  • 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

 

Fall

  • Provincial Winter Fair - September
  • Adams River Salmon Run - September - November
  • Boo at the Zoo - October
  • 2141 Heritage Railway Ghost Train - October

Winter

  • Santa Claus Parade - November
  • Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park - December
  • 2141 Heritage Railway Spirit of Christmas Train - December

 

 

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