Children's Activities in Kamloops, BC

Children's Activities in Kamloops, BC
Located between the North and South Thompson rivers, Kamloops, British Columbia, is a haven for rainbow trout fishing. However, the city offers a variety of activities for children. If you are looking for something to do, whether it's an educational activity or one for pure leisure, consider the offerings the city has for you.

Kamloops Energy Fair

Kids who are into science and taking care of the environment are in for a treat with the energy fair in Kamloops. This annual fair is a community-based event that promotes energy awareness. More than 1,500 people come to look for energy solutions. In addition to solutions and workshops, you can walk through an area where students display school projects highlighting sustainable energy. There is also a kid's corner where young children get hands-on learning experiences about energy.

BC Sustainable Energy Association, Kamloops Chapter
Box 3184
Kamloops, BC V2C 6B8
250-318-6483
bcsea.org/energyfair

McArthur Island Park

Head over to McArthur Island Park on the north bank of the Thompson River to watch soccer, golf, baseball, football and cricket games. When you're done watching, play some sports yourself on the park's playing field, bicycle paths, BMX track, walking trails and golf course. If the weather is bad, head into the indoor sports center. The park is filled with beautiful flora and fauna. You might even notice some marmots. One particularly popular activity in the park is skateboarding. The Kamloops Skatepark is considered a concrete paradise. Its 4-foot quarterpipes along upper decks encourage maximum speed and smooth flow. You might even get to watch skaters on a pro tour.

McArthur Island Park

910 McGill Road - Tournament Capital Centre 

Kamloops BC V2C 6N6 

250-828-3518

city.kamloops.bc.ca/parkgardens/skatepark.shtml

BC Wildlife Park

If the child in your life is a nature lover, then head to BC Wildlife Park to check out the animals. Ride a mini train, watch the animals, have close animal encounters and play on the Zippity Zoo Zone Playground. Don't forget to splash around for a bit in the splash park. In addition to the regular activities, the park also has a spring nature fair, a summer festival with birds of prey demonstrations along with animal feedings and a wildlife celebration for the winter holidays.

BC Wildlife Park
9077 Dallas Drive
Kamloops, BC
Canada
V2C 6V1
250-573-3242 ext. 221
bczoo.org/default.htm

Article Written By Antonette Ellertson

Antonette Ellertson, a freelance writer from Western New York, has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She has worked as a freelance writer for more than a decade, specializing in media. She is a contributor to numerous magazines including "Maitland Primrose," "Highlights for Children" and "The Writer" and is managing editor for a large, non-profit organization.

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