Posted by: cherylyoung | January 27, 2010

The Kamloops POW WOW is one of the largest gatherings in Western Canada showcasing First Nations Curture!

A good place to start the Kamloops Heritage Walking Tour is at

the Men’s Christian Hostel on Victoria Street West.


Heritage buildings viewed on this leisurely two-hour walk include

 the Federal Building, constructed in 1900 and the last remaining

 building from Kamloop’s first street, the Old Court House (1909),

 and the brick Royal Bank building completed in 1912.


Meet local and endangered species of wildlife at the BC

 Wildlife Park.


The park has 65 BC species including Grizzly bears, Timber

 wolves, Cougars, Moose, Mountain goat, Birds of Prey and

 many more, all in the spacious exhibits on the beautiful grounds.


The Discovery Centre includes the BC Eco-Discovery Gallery that

 features interactive fun and learning experiences.


 This gallery allows guests to explore the unique habitats of the

province on which BC wildlife depend – Rainforest, Grasslands,

 Mountains, Interior Plateaus and the North.



The Kamloops Pow Wow is one of the largest gatherings in

Western Canada showcasing First Nation’s culture! Kamloopa

Pow Wow is an annual three-day event that takes place on the

 August long weekend and it attracts performers, competitors,

crafters and artists.


 The Pow Wow is a spectacular expression of the Secwepemc

 heritage here in the Kamloops area and boasts vibrant display

of storytelling, song, and dance.


The climate in Kamloops makes for perfect conditions to grow

 American Ginseng, thus attracting the Sunmore Ginseng Factory.


 The ginseng product is shipped world wide to Canadian,

 North American, European and Asian market.


Ttake a free tour of the factory and learn all about the amazing

natural root which is used to help de-stress and keep your body

 in top condition.


Art is an incredible expression of culture, people, memories and

creative articulation for all ages.


 Kamloops has the principal gallery for visual arts in the Southern

Interior of British Columbia.


 Escape from the busy day-to-day happenings for an hour and

 immerse yourself in an atmosphere of inspired creations at the

 Kamloops Art Gallery.



Rocky Mountaineer Vacations® offers “The Most Spectacular

 Train Trip in the World”® with two-day, all daylight train excursions

 between Vancouver, British Columbia and Jasper, Banff or Calgary,

 Alberta, with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Westbound or

 eastbound departures are available from mid-April to mid-October.


Forged by hand, the rails carry you through stunning natural beauty.


 You will marvel at the deep greens of old growth forest and the

 emerald waters of glacial lakes, weaving along historic rail routes,

treating you in unsurpassed service.


 More information on the Rocky Mountaineer Rail Circle Tour.



Kenna Cartwright Park encompasses almost 800 hectacres of

 Mount Dufferin, and offers an extensive network of gentle nature

 trails for hiking or cycling, with panoramic views of the city, the

Thompson Valley, Kamloops Lake and the convergence of the North

 and South Thompson Rivers.


Wildlife species such as squirrel, bluebird, hawk, deer, coyote

 and bear visit and inhabit the park.


The park is also host to three provincially blue-listed (vulnerable)

 species – the Great Basin Spadefoot Toad, Great Basin Gopher

 Snake and Lewis’ Woodpecker, as well as 1 red-listed (endangered)

species – the Badger.




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