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the Old Courthouse

The central location of The Old Courthouse in Kamloops' downtown core makes it a natural focal point, easily accessible to both locals and visitors. By illuminating this historic landmark, the installation creates a vibrant hub within the city center. Additionally, the choice of The Old Courthouse pays homage to Kamloops' rich history, seamlessly blending past and present for a captivating experience that invites visitors to connect with the city's heritage.

How it Works

Locate the audio cone and say 'Show Me...' followed by one of the options to adjust the lights, such as "Show Me Pride" or "Show Me the Blazers" for a lively display. Enjoy a personalized light show with simple voice commands.

  • Pride
  • Kami the Fish
  • Trees
  • The Blazers
  • Hoodoos
  • Sagebrush
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Salmon Run
  • The Storms
  • The NorthPaws
  • The Rivers FC
  • The WolfPack

 

On this spot in history

The Old Courthouse, located on the corner of Seymour Street West and First Avenue, is one of Kamloops’ most notable heritage buildings. This three-story Edwardian Baroque-style building, constructed in the early 1900s, represents the provincial legal system in Kamloops and underscores the city's role as a commercial and industrial centre in the Interior of British Columbia. Inside, the formal courtroom reflects the enduring influence of the traditional British justice system, with an intact courtroom. Currently owned by the City of Kamloops, the Old Courthouse stands as a prominent local landmark and houses the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Kamloops Courthouse Gallery: Located in the Old Courthouse building, it is one of the longest-running Artist Cooperatives in British Columbia, providing a venue for member artists to exhibit and sell their work while offering the community an opportunity to experience all types of visual arts. Located in the Courthouse.
  • Kamloops Museum & Archives: Established in 1973, it is one of the oldest museums in British Columbia, with over 20,000 artifacts and one of the Interior’s oldest and largest archives. It collects, organizes, and interprets notable objects and historic records from the region for the purposes of preservation, research, and exhibition. A 4-minute walk from the Courthouse.
  • Memorial Park: This dog-friendly park (on leash) features the Kamloops Cenotaph, which was built in 1925 and is one of only a few in Canada to feature a clock as part of the memorial to war veterans. A 5-minute walk from the Courthouse.

Food and beverage:

  • Brownstone Restaurant: Set in the historic 1904 Canadian Bank of Commerce building, this elegant restaurant serves seasonally changing menus featuring rustic breads, cheeses, and charcuterie made in-house, as well as herbs and salad greens grown on-site in their courtyard. A 2 -minute walk from the Courthouse.
  • Peter’s Pasta: A long-serving family business in Kamloops featuring fresh pastas with gourmet sauces, alongside local and regional craft beers that keep the menu exciting.  A 4 -minute walk from the Courthouse.
  • Maurya’s: Established in 2004, Maurya’s offers fine Indian cuisine with a premium casual dining experience. A 4 -minute walk from the Courthouse.
  • The Chook Eatery:   Local family-run restaurant offers Kamloops a little edge on brunch, with a diverse menu that caters to most tastebuds.  A 4 -minute walk from the Courthouse.

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