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Event Hosting

Known internationally as Canada’s Tournament Capital, the City of Kamloops has long recognized sports development, recruitment, and recreation as keys to a healthy, lively community. Hosting well over 100 cultural and community events and world-class sports tournaments each year, Kamloops offers world-class facilities, a strong athletic culture, expertly trained officials, and an enthusiastic volunteer base, Kamloops is the best location to host your next tournament or event.

Tournament Capital Hosting 

Kamloops has a proven track record of hosting world-class events that focus on providing an exceptional athlete experience while competing in premier facilities. We have built our vision and dream around the Canadian Sport Policy and by embracing the goals of this policy, Kamloops is realizing the results of increased participation, economic generation of sport tourism, and first-class facilities.


Planning Your Tournament or Event

Are you looking to plan a tournament in Kamloops? Located in BC's interior, Kamloops is a central transportation hub and receives enjoyable weather year-round. We are home to multiple sporting facilities and have invested over $50 million into the construction of the Tournament Capital Centre, Canada Games Aquatic Centre, and Tournament Capital Ranch, along with other major investments into renovating facilities, venues, and sports fields. Our team can help guide you in hosting a successful sporting event in our city. All new tournaments or events require the submission of our Special Events and Tournament Booking Request Form. Once submitted, we'll be in touch to begin the process and discuss your event details. If you have any questions, contact our Tournament and Community Events Coordinator by email or at 250-828-3316. 

Grant Funding

Are you planning a sporting or cultural event at a Kamloops facility? If you host your tournament in Kamloops, your organization or affiliated groups might be eligible for a grant. Each grant has different application deadlines and review periods, so apply early! View available grant opportunities.

Event Hosting History

A brief summary of large sporting tournaments hosted in our community.

Beyond the Event

Canada’s Tournament Capital features après and things to do of all sorts. When visiting Kamloops, hike amongst sagebrush and hoodoos within minutes fromcity nature parks or shred down singletrack at the Kamloops Bike Ranch, Canada’s largest municipal bike park. Reel in a trophy Rainbow Trout on one of 100+ lakes around Kamloops or go swinging with your friends on golf courses along mountain tops and rivers.Taste wine with the owners at the Thompson Valley wineries, discover innovative brews and cocktail flights poured right from the tanks, and spoil your tastebuds with dishes serving up local ingredients from vegan to flavours from around the world. Take a self-guidedwalk through over 30 murals in the downtown Back Alley Art Gallery or seek out the dynamic history of the area including the infamous Billy Miner nestled in Kamloops’ roots.

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