The leaves are falling, the mornings are crisp and the list of activities to take part in and events to attend in Kamloops is long.
Dress In Layers.
Outdoor adventure this October includes everything from spectating spawning salmon to heritage tours. This is a picturesque time of year to take a hike or cross-country mountain bike ride admiring the vibrantly coloured foliage and golden grasses surrounding the city and its outskirts. Grab a warm drink to-go from blue Restaurant + Lounge and stroll the River’s Trail and adjoining city parks to take in views of the gently flowing South Thompson River or order a lunch to-go and head out to try your luck at one of over 200 local lakes to fish the fall bite.
Become A Part Of Blazer-Nation
Ready for a fun evening out? Head over to the Sandman Centre (two blocks from Hotel 540) to watch our local WHL team, the Kamloops Blazers in action. Action-packed hockey games, crowd involvement and prizes are all part of a typical game night. Join locals as you help cheer-on our home team.
Thanksgiving Sales and Halloween Haunts
Take advantage of Thanksgiving “Turkey” Sales on past season’s ski and snowboard gear to start this season in comfort …and style. With Halloween around the corner, there are plenty of spooktacular activities to take part in – varying in degrees of frightfulness. Children, families and those young at heart will love attending Boo at the Zoo to view crafted lighted displays, carnival-style games, children’s entertainers and more or the excitement-filled Trick-Or-Treat Trains from the Kamloops Heritage Railway. While those intrigued by the opportunity for a little more spook in their step will find a ride upon the Ghost Train or the challenge to escape the dimly-lit tunnels of Padova a little more up their alley.
Adams River Salmon Run, September 28 to October 21 at Tsutswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown)
Salute To the Sockeye Salmon Festival, September 28 to October 21 at Roderick Haig-Brown Park
Blazers Home Game (WHL), October 3 at the Sandman Centre
Escape from Padova (Canada’s only tunnel escape room), Thursdays-Saturdays until November 3 at Tranquille Farm Fresh
Padova: The Untold Story (Theatre), Thursdays-Saturdays until November 3 at Tranquille Farm Fresh
Blazer Home Game (WHL), October 5 at the Sandman Centre
Sun Peaks Turkey Sale, October 5 at Sun Peaks Resort
Tranquille Farm Heritage Tour, Saturdays until November 3 at Tranquille Farm Fresh
Blazers Home Game (WHL), October 6 at the Sandman Centre
Fall Festival, October 7 at Sun Peaks Resort
Kamloops Symphony – Our Canada: Forecasting The Canadian Wind, October 13 at The Rex Hall
Kamloops Fall Home Show, October 13 & 14 at the Sandman Centre
Blazer’s Home Game (WHL), October 19 at the Sandman Centre
Accordion’s Travels (Chamber Musicians), October 20 at Kamloops United Church
Bavarian Oktoberfest (Fundraiser), October 20 at TRU Grand Hall
Trick Or Treat Train, October 21 & 28 at the Kamloops Heritage Railway
Corteo – Cirque Du Soleil, October 24 to 28 at Sandman Centre
Kamloops Symphony – A Dark And Scary Night, October 26 & 27 at Sagebrush Theatre
Ghost Train, October 26, 27 & 29 at the Kamloops Heritage Railway
Boo At The Zoo, October 27 & 28 at the BC Wildlife Park
*Please note, tickets are required to attend a majority of the events listed above. Please contact our hotel front desk for further details and information on how to acquire tickets and admittance.