15 Jul Summer In Kamloops
Kamloops is a true four-season community. There is no shortage of things to do throughout the entire year, but for most, summer is the most exciting season. So, it’s time for another blog about what you can do to fill your days this coming summer!
With the core of Kamloops closely connected to the Thompson River on all sides, the water play in this town is endless. Most recently, a children’s water park has been built down at Riverside Park, one of the community’s most popular and notable parks on the riverfront. Other water parks specifically for children in town include Westsyde Centennial Water Park and the wading pool at Prince Charles Park. Click the link here to find out more about the kid-friendly parks around town for some fun summer outings!
The Thompson River also offers fun summer activities for adults. Plan a day for floating down the river with friends and end up in Kamloops Lake! Or enjoy the sandy beaches and volleyball courts located at Overlander Beach. Boat launches are available all along the river and are easily accessible to anyone looking to set sail this summer and cruise all the way to the Shuswap and back.
The Kamloops Farmers Market is back in business and runs until October! Stop by every Wednesday or Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Wednesdays and 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturdays to see all the amazing things local businesses and vendors have to offer. From freshly baked goods and organic produce to custom handmade jewelry and all-natural homemade soaps, they have it all!
Tourism Kamloops always does a great job each year, in every season, creating and promoting fun events for people of all ages to enjoy throughout the community. You can view their Event Calendar for more information on a variety of different events taking place each month!
The hiking and walking trails in Kamloops never disappoint, regardless of the season, but summer is the perfect time to explore them all. Kenna Cartwright Park offers trails suitable for all ages, including your furry friends! Some more intermediate/difficult trails to consider are Battle Bluff or Cinnamon Ridge. Hikes Kamloops does an amazing job of providing detailed information on each trail in and around Kamloops to help you choose the perfect one for you. Remember to always wear sunscreen, bring water, stay on the marked trail paths, and check the weather before you go!
“Music in The Park” started on July 1st and continues every night until August 31st. You can enjoy FREE concerts at Riverside Park all summer long! Find the full list of bands playing this year on the local Castanet website. Each show starts at 7:00 PM and goes until 8:30 PM. It’s the perfect excuse to gather with friends, listen to great music, and dance the summer nights away.
And let’s not forget about the sweet, cold treats that go hand in hand with summertime. Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour (Downtown Kamloops), Frozen Paddle (Downtown Kamloops), and Ice Cream Social (Northshore Kamloops) are all up and running again just in time for an after-dinner ice cream party or even a midday palate cleanser.
The list of things to do this summer in Kamloops is never-ending, so these are just a few of our favorite places to visit and activities to enjoy over the next couple of months. Kamloops consistently excels in creating a sense of community and catering to all demographics with its vast variety of summer events and activities to choose from.
We can’t wait to see you at a few!