Canada Day at Riverside Park

Release date: 
June 25, 2019

Kamloops is hosting its annual Canada Day celebration on July 1 in Riverside Park! Join the celebration with a full day of culture, arts, music, and fun. Use the new interactive Canada Day map to discover all of the exciting festivities, Art in the Park artisans, Multicultural Society booths, and community vendors!

The festivities will kick off with the Lions Club pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 10:30 am. Afterwards, spend the day wandering through the park, discovering local artisans, enjoying multicultural food, cooling off in the beer garden, and taking in a wide range of performances. The day will be capped off with a stunning fireworks display.

In order to reduce the landfill waste generated by this event, the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club (KCKC) has volunteered to operate two recycling stations in the park. These stations will have containers for compost, plastic, paper, and waste, which will be sorted by the KCKC volunteers and City staff from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Do your part to reduce waste, and visit one of the two recycling stations that are located at either end of the park (next to the beer garden and food trucks).

Consider taking alternate transportation to Riverside Park. Transit will be FREE on July 1. Buses will operate with Saturday-level service, and select routes will have extended operating hours.

Another option is to hop on your bike! Pedal Parking is returning for its sixth year. This supervised, by-donation bike lock-up is hosted by the Kamloops Brain Injury Association. This year, there will be a new addition to the Pedal Parking scene—a wacky trike racing course will be available for challengers to race through the inflatable arches and speed to the finish line!

The City extends a special thank you to the Kamloops Arts Council and the Kamloops Multicultural Society for organizing the Canada Day festivities and to BCLC for sponsoring this event.

For more details and a link to the interactive map, visit