Event Hosting

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

We are anxious to get back to doing what we do best—hosting fantastic special events and tournaments. As COVID-19 restrictions ease and people gradually start returning to activity, we will continue to follow the directions from the provincial health authorities to ensure Kamloops is the safest place to return to activity and sport in Canada. 

Are you planning a sporting or cultural event at a Kamloops facility? You may be eligible for grant funding! Each grant has different application deadlines and review periods, so apply early!

Plan your next event  Review grant opportunities

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.

More about Kamloops 

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.

2021 Tournament Capital Events Calendar

Event Hosting History
  • 2022 Canada 55+ Games (Moved from 2020)
  • 2020 Youth Provincial Judo Championships
  • 2020 Artistic Swimming Provincial Championships
  • 2010-2021 BC Lions Football Training Camp
  • 2019 BMX Cactus Classic National Series
  • 2019 Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships
  • 2019 Canadian Collegiate Baseball Championships
  • 2019 Wester Canadian Blind Curling Championships
  • 2018 Rogers Home Town Hockey Tour
  • 2018 Sport Chek World Junior Hockey Showcase
  • 2018 Canadian Basketball U15/U17 National Championships
  • 2018 BC Winter Games
  • 2017 BCSSA Provincial Swimming Championships
  • 2017 Special Olympic BC Summer Games
  • 2017 CIS National Soccer Championships
  • 2016 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships
  • 2016 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada
  • 2015 BC High School Swimming Championships
  • 2015 BC Special Olympics Winter Games
  • 2015 Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Championships
  • 2014 Hockey Canada Four Nations Cup (Women's Hockey)
  • 2014 North America Central America Caribbean (NACAC) Under23 Track & Field Championships
  • 2014 Tim Hortons Brier (Canadian Men's Curling Championships)
  • 2014 National Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships
  • 2013 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships
  • 2013 BC Seniors Games
  • 2012 Western Canadian Age Class Wrestling Championships (900+ wrestlers), at the TCC Fieldhouse
  • 2012 BC Judo Championships
  • 2012 Gymnastics BC - Trampoline
  • 2011 Western Canada Summer Games
  • 2011 CCAA Men's Women's Cross Country Running Championships
  • 2010 World Master's Indoor Athletics Championships  
  • 2010 National Gymnastics Championship
  • 2010 CCAA Golf Nationals
  • 2008 National Boys/Girls Basketball Championships
  • 2007 Fed Cup International Women's Tennis
  • 2006 North American Short Track Speed Skating Championships
  • 2006 BC Summer Games
  • Canada Cup of Curling, 2003-2008
  • 2006 IHF World Junior Hockey Championships
  • 1998 Ford World Curling Championships
  • 1995 Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup
  • 1993 Canada Summer Games