Canada’s Tournament Capital is proud to be home to world-class sports facilities. Our team of sports staff is dedicated to providing red carpet hosting standards to ensure your event exceeds expectations. We are committed to providing a first-class sports experience for every participant from the grassroots performer to international athletes going for gold. Kamloops is ideally located in the heart of British Columbia’s sunny Southern Interior and is easily accessed by road, air, and rail. Driving from major centers like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Seattle is quick and convenient with three major highway passing through our city. Daily flights from Vancouver and Calgary to the newly renovated Kamloops Airport. Since 2001, Kamloops has been synonymous with first class events, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer base, strong athletic showings, and a wide variety of outstanding venues. The City of Kamloops has long recognized Sports Tourism as an economic generator for the City and to that end has made our Tournament Capital Program one of its top goals in City Council’s Strategic Plan.
With close to $90 million invested in new and renovated facilities to launch this program, we are well on our way to becoming Canada’s premier host center for tournaments, cultural events, high-performance training camps and national and international competitions.
Tourism Kamloops is the organization responsible for destination marketing on behalf of the Kamloops tourism industry and the City of Kamloops. Since 2005, tourism in Kamloops has evolved significantly to become an attractive, affordable and accessible getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, families, athletes and weekend warriors. The tourism industry in Kamloops is alive and well welcoming approximately 1.64 million visitors annually and generating $377 million in economic value. Learn more about Tourism Kamloops here.
In 1990, the Kamloops Sports Council held their first official meeting, the groundwork began for a unified sports advocacy group to promote communication, development, education, and participation of sport in the greater Kamloops area.
The council is a not for profit society governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Along with the sports advocacy piece, the Kamloops Sports Council has increased capacity to provide administration support for major events in the Kamloops area, as well as hosting their own events. Learn more about Kamloops Sports Council here.