Kamloopa Powwow

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

Festival Dates: -
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia

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.

Kamloopa Powwow event poster

2023 Event info

Competition hours

Friday - 7 pm, Grand Entry
Saturday - noon
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 (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