Kamloopa Powwow

The Kamloopa Powwow is one of the largest in Western Canada and celebrates its 43rd year in August!

Festival Dates: -
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia

The Kamloopa Powwow expects another large turn-out with an estimated 500 dancers and drummers from all across Canada and the United States. Attendees can expect to enjoy amazing drumming and dancing, colourful regalia, great food, and shopping at the artisan vendor booths. 

About 20,000 people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, 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.

2024 event info *TBA

Below is a look at the 2023 info to give a sense of what to expect.

Competition hours

Friday - 7 pm, Grand Entry
Saturday - noon
Sunday noon

Dance categories

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


General Admission: $10 per day; $20 Weekend Pass (includes Drummers and Dancers)


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