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
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.
April 20 to October 26 | 8:30 am-12:30 pm
200 block of St. Paul Street
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)
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.
ANNUAL FAMILY EVENTS
(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
Kamloopa Powwow - Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow GroundsRotary Ribfest - Riverside ParkHot Nite in the City - Downtown Kamloops
Children's Art Festival - Riverside ParkProvincial Winter Fair Brewloops Kids Events
Adams River Salmon RunBoo at the Zoo - BC Wildlife Park2141 Heritage Railway Ghost TrainSpookloops Halloween Events
Santa Parade - Downtown
Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park2141 Heritage Railway Spirit of Christmas TrainCP Holiday Train
New Years Events