Canada Day Festivities Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Release date: 
April 23, 2020

Kamloops, BC – After consultation with the organizing partners, the City of Kamloops has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Canada Day celebrations in Riverside Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“BC health officials have indicated that physical distancing measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 will remain in place throughout the summer,” said Mayor Ken Christian. “These decisions are never easy, but we know this is in the best interest of our residents.”

The City works with the Kamloops Multicultural Society and the Kamloops Arts Council to organize this annual event, which draws more than 30,000 people together to celebrate Canada’s diversity through art, entertainment, and food. 

“While this is disappointing, we cannot lose focus of the bigger picture and the health of our residents,” said Christian. “We look forward to celebrating together in 2021.”