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!
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.
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.