Family Fun Under The Sun

Considering a summer trip to Kamloops, but want to make sure to include the whole family? Look no further than some of our activities in July and August that the whole gang can participate in this summer. We’re showcasing some outdoor activities that are inclusive of those of all ages and most importantly, don’t break the bank.

Get Out and Play Nine 

Looking to squeeze a few holes in? Playing nine holes has become a growing trend in order to sneak in a quick round, and works especially well on a summer vacation when other activities are planned through-out the day.

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Photo Credit – New Parallel Productions

In order to grow the game of golf in Kamloops and attract to players of all ages to participate, there are many family-friendly green fees available at our local courses. Tee up among some of the most diverse golf landscapes in the country and get the little ones swinging early!

Here’s a look at two amazing deals that can be taken advantage of on your summer getaway in Kamloops:

Rivershore Golf Links – $44 for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 juniors) on Sundays after 4pm

Eagle Point Golf Resort – $25 for adults, $15 for juniors every day after 4pm

Home on the Range 

If nine holes is too timely, there are a number of quality driving ranges in the area to tee up some fun. Play a game of closest to the pin on the grass range at Kamloops Golf and Country Club, or have a long drive competition on the synthetic turf at Tobiano.

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Photo Credit – Tobiano Golf

Get your swing back while teaching the future generation about the game of golf. All local courses include a variety of clubs that can be rented, including junior-sized irons and drivers.

Full practice areas with greens and chipping areas are included, and with buckets of balls starting at $5 at all of the local courses, this is an inexpensive way to get out and enjoy the Kamloops heat while it lasts.

Public Mini-Golf at McArthur Park

Recently opened, the Public Mini-Golf at McArthur Island Park is another one of the Tournament Capital of Canada’s sports facilities completely open and available to the public.

This is one of the few municipally run mini-golf courses in the area, and is great for families looking to spend an afternoon in between downtown events. In an attempt to grow the game of golf, the course has been long requested from the locals, and adds to the growing number of public contributions for incoming travellers.

Beyond the course, the park includes a number of outdoor activities, such as disc golf, biking/walking trails through the natural beauty of MacArthur Island on The Shore.

Just a reminder to toss a few putters and golf balls in the car, and you’re on your way to a fun afternoon on the mini-links!

Summer Events

International Buskers Festival – July 25th to 28th

For the second year in a row, Kamloops plays host to the International Buskers Festival which attracts street performers and music acts from all across the globe, providing endless summer entertainment throughout this 4-day frenzy.

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Photo Credit – New Parallel Productions

From dizzying acrobats to charming street magicians, the 2nd annual buskers festival is set to be one of Kamloops most popular summer events. The Buskers Festival is free to attend, although gratuities are welcome as this is how the street performers make their living in the entertainment business.

The range of this year’s talent will be unparalleled as performers from South America, Europe, and Australia dazzle crowds and fill the streets of downtown Kamloops.

Music in the Park – July 1st to August 31st, 2019

One of cities most storied traditions; Music in the Park takes place every night in July and August at the Rotary Bandshell, located in the heart of the downtown Riverside Park.

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Photo Credit – Candace Hansma

Bring a blanket and set up shop on the grass while enjoying the sounds of popular local and Canadian talent performing until dusk.

This family friendly event is especially entertaining on Wednesdays, as regional food trucks gather and offer up some tasty cuisine. From Mango Jerk Chicken Tacos to Traditional Poutine, grab a bite to eat and feel those summer vibes in Kamloops.

Hot Nite in the City – August 9th, 10th and 11th

It’s the 25th anniversary of Kamloops’ favourite classic car show Hot Nite in the City. Six of Kamloops’ downtown blocks are closed off to pave the way for a variety of mid-20th century classics, such as European Hot Rods and American Muscle.

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Photo Credit – Michelle McAleese

This retro-themed event is paired with Kamloops’ own RIBFEST on August 10 & 11 at Riverside Park. Taste a variety of regionally sourced gourmet ribs served up in classic BBQ fashion, as “Ribber’s” boasts their skills in this tasty competition and weekend-long festival.

Activities in the RIBFEST grounds are free to explore, including the “Family Fun Zone”, which includes a number of exciting kid-friendly entertainment, such as bouncy castles, face painting and more!

Keep your eyes on Tourism Kamloops Events for more event information and dates.