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.


Re-Opening Attractions + Experiences

As businesses gradually re-open and adjust operations to keep everyone safe, it is recommended to visit their websites, social media channels, or contact them directly to ensure they are open and to learn more about their safety protocols.


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.


April 17 to October 30, 20201  |  8:30 am-12:30 pm
200 block of St. Paul Street


May 5 to October 27, 2021  |  8:00 am-1:30 pm
400 block of Victoria Street

Indoor Farmers’ Market


November 6 to December 18, 2020  |  10:00 am-2:00 pm
159 Seymour St, St. Andrews on the Square

Westsyde Centennial Park
Little Farmers Petting Zoo

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.

Go Fishing


Bring your rod and tackle and take the family fishing at one of 100+ lakes surrounding Kamloops. Isobel Lake, Edith Lake, and Lac Le Jeune are great fishing lakes for little ones.

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


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.  


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.


(Not all free but worth a visit)




Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts


Kamloops Film Festival
Kamloops Cowboy Festival


Downtown Spring Festival



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


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




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


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


Santa Parade - Downtown



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


New Years Events



Experience Kamloops