Arts + Culture

Discover activities in Kamloops the entire family will enjoy from water parks to wildlife to educational attractions. Below are some suggested activities in and around Kamloops sure to capture the imagination of the young and young at heart.


4Cats Art Studio  

250 Victoria Street

Head downtown to this 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.

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

3-510 Lorne Street

2141 Steam Train is a family favourite. The ‘Spirit of Kamloops’ runs in July and August, the Trick or Treat Train runs in October and the Spirit of Christmas Train in December. View a 3D rendering of the train itself and a video of how the did it.

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. 

Redemption Pottery

340 12th Ave 

We are a pottery and tile shop that is geared to giving introductory lessons that would appeal to families with kids as young as 4.

Secwepemc Museum + Heritage Park

200-330, Chief Alex Thomas Way

The Secwépemc Museum and Heritage Park is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of culture and language. The museum showcases the culture and heritage of the 17 bands within Secwépemculecw (Secwépemc land). Learn the legends and history of the Secwepemc People. Tour through 2,000 year old pit houses and see very cool artifacts. 

Paramount Movie Theatre

503 Victoria Street

Run by the Kamloops Film Society, the Paramount theatre runs two programs annually. The Thursday Film Series; is a weekly curated screening of Canadian, Independent and International films. The Society currently runs three Film Series; FALL (September to December), WINTER (January to February) and SPRING (March to April). The annual March Kamloops Film Festival (KFF), a 10-day celebration of excellence in filmmaking. 20+ screenings and the Kamloops Independent Short Shorts (KISS) Festival which screens Independent Short Shorts from local filmmakers.

Cineplex Odeon Movie Theatre

1320 Trans-Canada Hwy

Eight screens for all the latest movies and special events, RealD 3D projection (where listed), party rooms, wheelchair accessibility and concession for snacks.

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 mainstage season, a two-play second stage series, and hosts one to two alternative pieces during the season. 


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