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Canada Day 2022

We are so pleased to welcome all back to the in-person Canada Day event at Riverside Park in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City thanks the efforts of the Kamloops Multicultural Society and the Kamloops Arts Council to bring our community together again. We also recognize that Canada Day is forever changed with the confirmation of Le Estcwicwéy̓ (The Missing), and we will continue to work with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc to ensure Canada’s true history is incorporated.

Join us at Riverside Park for a full family-friendly day of activities, food, culture, entertainment at Folkfest and Art in the Park. Residents are invited to explore the Canada Day activities that are available from 7:00 am–5:30 pm.

2022 Canada Day Schedule
7:00–10:30 amPancake breakfast hosted by the Lions Club
10:00 am–5:00 pmArt in the Park–Artisan Market and Performing Arts presented by the Kamloops Arts Council
10:30 amOpening ceremonies at the Rotary Bandshell
10:30 am–5:30 pmFolkfest–International Food Fair hosted by the Kamloops Multicultural Society
11:00 am–5:30 pmFolkfest–Cultural and community performances hosted by the Kamloops Multicultural Society

Did you know transit is free on Canada Day?

Kamloops Transit is offering free transit across the entire network on Canada Day! Buses will be operating on Saturday-level service. Visit the Kamloops Transit website at for trip planning, schedules, and customer advisories. See you on board!

Canada Day Bike Valet

Cycle to the Canada Day celebration and securely park your bike between 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, in the tennis courts at the west end of Riverside Park. Bikes will be securely stored and supervised by volunteers from the Kamloops Cycling Coalition. The service is free with donations gratefully accepted.

Construction at Riverside Park

Guests of Riverside Park are reminded that park improvements are still underway resulting in not all park amenities being available. Beach access and the water park are unavailable and the main washrooms are under construction. Please be respectful of the construction zone. Work is anticipated to be completed Summer 2022. Read more for full details of the park improvements.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

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