Secwepemc First Nations
As a part of our social event activities we will be visiting the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park for a peek into the history of the First Nations people of Kamloops and the surrounding area
Kamloops Craft Beer Scene
There is a great craft beer culture developing in Kamloops that lends itself well to our sunny summers perfect for growing hops. Kamloops has a history of growing hops back to the 1930's and again now with the development plans for the largest hop farm in Canada. Hops Canada is a partnership with the Tk’emlups Indian Band that sells bulk orders of hops as well as 100g portions for the home brewer.
Red Beard Café is another part of the craft beer scene serving fantastic food, craft coffee, craft beer and cider and BC Wine.
Things to do in Kamloops
If you are crazy about golf, there is many courses listed in this golf brochure.
Local Events before and after Conference
Art is also alive downtown at the Artisan Market on Sunday September 10th!
Get Corked is a local run (5.1 and 10.2 km) happening at Harpers Trail Winery on the Saturday after the conference (September 16th)
What Should I Pack for a Visit to Kamloops
Summer (June to mid-September) can reach temperatures 30+ degrees (Celsius) with the odd rainstorm and relatively low humidity. Shorts, t-shirts, sandals, a hat, and a light sweater or jacket is appropriate. A bathing suit is a must as there are many places to relax by the water. Remember the sunscreen and sunglasses!
Below is a map from the Airport to the conference
Getting to Kamloops can be easy with several Major Highways passing through Kamloops as well as being serviced by several airlines. You can even travel here via Bus or Rail. See Tourism Kamloopsfor more information.