Kamloopa Powwow

The Kamloopa Powwow is one of the largest in Western Canada and celebrates its 42nd year in August

Festival Dates: -
Community: Kamloops
Region: Interior BC
Province: British Columbia
Festival Type: Arts & Culture Food Music

About 20,000 people, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are expected to attend over the three-day event, which boasts a substantial $77,000 total competition purse.  Read this story to find out more about the event, and if it's going to be your first pow wow experience, better check the tips at the bottom of the page.

2023 Event info

Information for the 2023 event is not yet released, info below is from prior year's event.  

Competition hours

Grand Entry - Friday 7 p.m.
Saturday - noon and 7 p.m.
Sunday noon

Schedule Of Events

Traditional, Chicken, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Feather & Fancy Shawl for Adult, Golden Age, Teen & Junior Drumming Contest


General Admission: $10 per day; $20 Weekend Pass


Tk'emlups Indian Band Powwow grounds are located at the "Special Events Facility" along No. 5 Yellowhead Hwy., Kamloops, B.C. For more details check out the facebook page