Free Activities

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.

 

Indoor Farmers’ Market

Wednesday

November 6 to December 18  |  8:00 am-2:00 pm
159 Seymour St, St. Andrews on the Square

Outdoor Farmers’ Market

Enjoy walking victoria street submerged in local products with most vendors from within 100km of Kamloops. Artisan products include locally grown products, prepared food artisans and home-based businesses.

Saturday

April 20 to October 26  |  8:30 am-12:30 pm
200 block of St. Paul Street

Wednesday

May 1 to October 30  |  8:00 am-2:00 pm
400 block of Victoria Street

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.

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)

Geocache

Take the family or yourself 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, province and even the world! Collect different trinkets from geocache locations by using the geocaching app on your phone. Some items you find even have a registered tag that show you where the original location of the item started and where it's trying to go. It's a world of fun for any age or ability.  

Parks

Take the family to the park. Kamloops has parks all over the city for your kids to burn off some energy. 

Thursdays at the KAG

Take the kids to the Kamloops Art Gallery on Thursdays from 10am-8pm. Explore the exhibits and art with the whole family. Sponsored by BCLC.

Take A Hike

Go on a hike to Kenna Cartwright Park, Peterson Creek or the Rim Loops at the Valleyview Nature Park. Some of the trails are accessible for bikes and strollers, with low elevation gain.


ANNUAL FAMILY EVENTS

(Not all free but worth a visit)

 

Spring

February/March

Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts

MARCH

Kamloops Film Festival
Kamloops Cowboy Festival

May

Downtown Spring Festival

Summer

JULY

Music in the Park - Every Night in Riverside Park
Art in the Park - Riverside Park
Kamloops Buskers Festival - Downtown Kamloops
Downtown Merchants Market
Project X Theatre - Prince Charles Park
Overlander Days

AUGUST

Kamloopa Powwow - Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow Grounds
Rotary Ribfest - Riverside Park
Hot Nite in the City - Downtown Kamloops

 

Fall

SEPTEMBER

Children's Art Festival - Riverside Park
Provincial Winter Fair 
Brewloops Kids Events 

OCTOBER

Adams River Salmon Run
Boo at the Zoo - BC Wildlife Park
2141 Heritage Railway Ghost Train
Spookloops Halloween Events

NOVEMBER

Santa Parade - Downtown

Winter

DECEMBER

Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park
2141 Heritage Railway Spirit of Christmas Train
CP Holiday Train

JANUARY

New Years Events