Bears - BC Wildlife Park KamloopsBC Wildlife Park Kamloops was founded in 1965 by John Moelaert. The mission of the park is to encourage an appreciation of wildlife, and to perverse biodiversity through research, rehabilitation and educational services.

Their hope is to embrace conservation of wild ecosystems through education. The park offers tours in which you can experience the various wildlife including cats, bears, reptiles, and many more. They offer memberships, tour group experiences, special events, and volunteer opportunities.


The wildlife you will encounter at BC Wildlife Park Kamloops includes:

  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Arachnids
  • Big Cats
  • Birds of Prey
  • Swans
  • Bears
  • Hoof stock
  • Canines
  • And many more

Enjoy Bird of Prey flight demonstrations at the large amphitheatre, train rides, and up close experience with the bears.

Location and Hours

The park is located at 9077 Dallas Drive in Kamloops, BC. It’s about 15 minutes east of Kamloops city centre. You can also take BC transit from Lansdowne Village in Kamloops City Centre to get to the park. Hours vary by season, but the park opens at 9:30am all year, and closes at 4pm or 5pm.

Admission is $14.95 for adults and $12.95 for seniors. Children are free under 2, and from 3-17 years cost $10.95.


Memberships allow residents to visit the park often. The annual membership will pay for itself in three visits. It also gets you into the Edmonton Valley Zoo, the Greater Vancouver Zoo, and the Saskatoon Forestry & Zoo.

Special Events

Have your birthday at the zoo in which you can get a decorated party area, admission to the park, and a meal. They offer themed parties like the bearded dragon party or the turtle party.

The park holds special events throughout the year such as:

  • Boo at the Zoo for Halloween
  • Annual Wildlights Festival
  • Thanksgiving Teddy Bear Picnic

The BC Wildilfe Park Kamloops is a truly great attraction for the whole family.

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