The Kamloops Cowboy Festival

The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings


The BC Cowboy Heritage Society Proudly Presents

The 20th Anniversary!

The Kamloops Cowboy Festival

March 17th - 20th, 2016

Thursday & Sunday evenings are a
bonus for weekend pass holders

We've gained the reputation of being the

Biggest and Best Festival of its kind in Canada

as well as one of the best in North America!

Don't miss out on the Sunday performances:
Afternoon Rising Star Showcase finals!
Evening main feature dinner show!
See the Sunday evening Schedule for details!

We acknowledge the financial support of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters


About Us 


Hall of Fame 

Heritage Award 



Coming Events 

Trade Show 

Western Art Show 

Rising Stars 

2015 Entertainers 

Festival Raffle 

Ticket Info 


Trade Show 

Art of the West


Our headquarters and host hotel is the
Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre

All the hotels listed below are Festival sponsors and are giving special room rates for the Festival - tell them you're going to the Festival. see details!

We'll once again have a Thursday Evening Dinner Dance. This year we'll be featuring Alberta's Lone Prairie at the Ramada Kamloops. Read More --->.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday kick off events at the Horse Barn with entertainment by Gordie West and others. There will be shuttle buses running from the Festival on the weekend.




Festival Hours 



Good news ... there will once again be an Alberta Bus Tour
to the 2016 Kamloops Cowboy Festival ...
See the details here

Here's what is on the agenda in 2015 ...

Two BCCHS Fund Raiser Raffles!

The 2015 Commemorative Belt Buckle

This has become a favourite annual raffle. Tickets are $10 each and the winner will receive a solid silver, custom handmade, 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival commemorative belt buckle valued at about $750.00. It's a one of a kind buckle too, hand made by Merritt silversmith Richard Tenisch.

click to enlarge A past year's buckle shown

There are only 300 tickets printed for this raffle and they're $10.00 each. Tickets will be sold in the trade show area, at the information desks, and at the General Stores - ask any volunteer!
or order now by email or phone with a Visa or MC. Toll Free: 1-888-763-2221

click to enlarge An example of a GreyWolf Metal Art firepit - the raffle prize will have different art work.

The 2015 second, but just as popular, raffle ...

There's two prizes on this one - the first prize is a custom made metal screened firepit donated by GreyWolf Metal Art and valued at $750.00. These firepits are one of their top selling items! The second prize winner will receive two weekend passes for the 2016 Kamloops Cowboy Festival and three nights accommodation at the Ramada Kamloops Hotel.

There are only 900 tickets printed for this raffle and you get 3 tickets for $10.00. Tickets will be sold in the trade show area, at the information desks, and at the General Stores - ask any volunteer!
or order now by email or phone with a Visa or MC. Toll Free: 1-888-763-2221

Girl Guide Concession "COME CHECK US OUT"

Don't miss out on the meal deal of the weekend ... it's quick, it's very reasonable, and it'll be super good. Plus - you'll be supporting the Girl Guides, too!

That's right, once again the "Girl Guides" will be running the daytime concession at the Calvary Church on Friday and Saturday and will be serving such things as bunwiches, homemade soups, chili & bun, BBQ beef on bun , and beverages hot or cold - all for very reasonable prices!

Also ...
Friday night supper in the church gym will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. - pasta dinner with salads, dinner bun, dessert, and beverage - all for only $15.00.

Saturday night the supper in the church gym will be roast beef dinner with salads, dinner bun, beverage, and dessert - only $20.00 - served from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Book early for supper as they sell out every year - tickets will be available at the Girl Guide concession the day of the dinner and must be pre-purchased.

Possibly the best grub in town!

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Thursday Night "Welcome to Cowboy Festival" Event!

Ramada Kamloops Hosts Thursday Night Kickoff Dinner Dance

$39 (including tax & gratuity) admission includes the Cowboy Buffet, lots of great entertainment, and the Dance! Shuttle busses will be available from the Festival headquarters. Featuring Albert's Lone Prairie and Friends.

Happy Hour @ 6:00, Dinner Buffet @ 6:45, Entertainment @ 8:00pm. The buffet will include: Buns and Butter, Mixed Field Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Pickle Tray, Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Fresh Market Vegetables with Seasoned Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetarian Lasagna, Chef's Choice of Dessert, and Coffee or Tea! Tickets are available at the Horse Barn or the Ramada Kamloops, or by phoning 1-888-763-2221.

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Ramada Kamloops Hosts Thursday Night Kickoff Dinner Dance

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Festival Hours

  • Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM pre-Festival entertainment at the Horse Barn with Gordie West.

  • Thursday evening: Dinner Dance at the Ramada Kamloops details

  • Thursday 7:00 PM Kickoff party at the Kamloops Convention Center - this is free for all weekend pass holders! (but you must have a weekend pass)

  • Friday kick off events at the Horse Barn will have entertainment from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Different Festival entertainers have been scheduled to perform ... there will be a free shuttle service.

  • Friday
    • Doors open at 9:00 AM (for ticket purchases only)
    • Shuttle Bus will be running to the Horse Barn all morning
    • Trade Show & Art Show, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Daytime entertainment 12:00 - 4:45 PM
    • Evening Show (Calvary Church) 7:00 PM
    • Dinner Theatre (Convention Centre) - happy hour 5:30 - dinner & show 6:30 PM

  • Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM the Horse Barn will again have scheduled entertainment with different Festival entertainers performing ... there will be a free shuttle service.

  • Saturday
    • Doors open at 10:00 AM
    • Trade Show 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Art Show 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Daytime entertainment 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Evening Show (Calvary Church) 7:00 PM
    • Dinner Theatre (Forster's) - happy hour 5:30 - dinner & show 6:30 PM

  • Sunday
    • Doors open & entertainment starts at 9:30 AM
    • Cowboy Church (Calvary Church) 10:30 AM to Noon
    • Trade Show & Art Show 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Daytime entertainment (Convention Centre only) 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    • Rising Star Showcase (Convention Centre only) 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Dinner Theatre - happy hour 5:30 then dinner & show - weekend pass holders only

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Ticket Information

Good News!! All ticket prices will remain the same for 2016!!

  • Weekend Pass - $75.00 - Includes everything (except the dinner theatre) all weekend!
  • Evening Show - $35.00 - Includes regular evening performance and daytime admission!
  • Fri, Sat, or Sun Dinner Theatre - $30.00 upgrade - with a weekend pass - Includes dinner!
  • Fri or Sat Dinner Theatre Only - $65.00 - Includes one evening performance and dinner!
  • Day Pass (Fri or Sat) - $20.00 - Includes daytime entertainment, trade show, & seminars!
  • Day Pass (Sunday) - $15.00 - Includes daytime entertainment, and trade show!

Good News For Albertans!!
Frontier Bus Lines Coach / bus to the Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Alberta Bus Tour to the 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Enjoy the Kamloops Cowboy Festival without worrying about mountain travel. Frontier Bus Lines is announcing their first tour to the Cowboy Festival - departure March 11th, 2015 from Central Alberta. Doris Daley and Carol Heuchan will be keeping everyone entertained which will make the trip go by so quickly. The tour will include deluxe motor coach transportation with an experienced tour guide, 5 nights at the coast hotel (host hotel for festival), daily breakfast & four suppers, winery tour and tasting, Thursday kick off dinner and dance, a weekend pass to Cowboy Festival and all three dinner theater shows. Please check our website for details at or contact us at our toll free line 1-888-LET-S-BUS (538-7287).

Tickets will be available after November 1st at:
The Horse Barn
on Mount Paul Way, BC's biggest and best western wear store.
Or through us by phoning: 1-888-763-2221 (please don't call the Horse Barn).

Coast Kamloops Hotel, our Official Host Hotel, has complete packages available.
See the Accommodation Section for details.

The BC Cowboy Heritage Society, Box 137, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5K3.
1-888-763-2221 or Email:

There are discounts off normal rates at many of the local motels if you remember to tell them that you are going to attend the Cowboy Festival. Please support our sponsor motels - book at one that is on our list - see the Accommodation List!

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2015 Performers Line-up:

Here's the entertainer line up for 2015. Biographies and photos
for the following are available on the Entertainers Bios and Photos.

  • Abe Zacharias
  • Alan Moberg
  • Alberta's Lone Prairie
  • Barry Ward
  • Ben Crane
  • Bj Smith
  • Bryn Thiessen
  • Bud Webb
  • Carol Heuchan
  • Charlie Ewing

  • Chelsea Cunningham
  • Dave McClure
  • Diamond Doug Keith
  • Doris Daley
  • Frank Gleeson
  • Gary Allegretto
  • Gordie West
  • Hugh McLennan
  • Jayden Stafford
  • Jeremy Willis

  • Jess Lee
  • Jinny (Lowe) Cash
  • Lain Roth
  • Loose Rooster
  • Mag Mawhinney
  • Mike Dygert
  • Mill Girl Follies
  • Susie Knight
  • Trinity Seely
  • Wesley Hardisty

The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase

The "The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase" has been a great success with an incredible amount of talent taking part - so much talent that we have picked the winner of last year to perform on main stage!

The contests will once again be split into two groups.
There will be a section for poets and a section for musicians.

These Rising Stars will be performing throughout the weekend
and the six finalists will be showcased on main stage Sunday afternoon.

If you are interested in being part of the "The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase"
please see the Rising Star Showcase page, which includes an application from.

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The 2015 Evening Only Performance Schedule!

The complete weekend schedule as a PDF under the evening schedules here -->.

This is tentative ... all schedules are subject to change


March 13th - Calvary Church
Friday Evening - 7:00 PM!

(MC) Hugh McLennan
Gary Allegretto
Frank Gleeson
Trinity Seely
Hall of Fame Inductions
Chelsea Cunningham
Diamond Doug
Ben Crane


March 14th - Calvary Church
Saturday Evening - 7:00 PM!

(MC) Dave McClure
Alan Moberg
Susie Knight
Wesley Hardisty
BCCHS Scholarship Awards
Joe Marten Award

Charlie Ewing
Bryn Thiessen
Barry Ward


March 13th - Dinner Theatre
Kamloops Convention Centre
Friday Evening

5:30 Happy Hour - 6:30 Dinner!
Gordie West & Jinny Cash
After Dinner Show
Mill Girl Follies
(MC) Dave McClure
Mag Mawhinney
Barry Ward
Doris Daley
Wesley Hardisty
Alan Moberg
Carol Heuchan
Loose Rooster


March 14th - Dinner Theatre
Kamloops Convention Centre
Saturday Evening

5:30 Happy Hour - 6:30 Dinner!
Gordie West Band & Jinny Cash
After Dinner Show
Mill Girl Follies
(MC) Hugh McLennan
Jeremy Willis
Bj Smith
Gary Allegretto
Trinity Seely
Jayden Stafford
Alberta's Lone Prairie

The Sunday evening dinner theatre show at the Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre will be for weekend pass holders only ... here's the schedule.

March 15th - Dinner Theatre
Kamloops Convention Centre
Sunday Evening

5:30 Happy Hour - 6:30 Dinner!
Gordie West Band & Jinny Cash
After Dinner Show
Mill Girl Follies
(MC) Doris Daley
Diamond Doug
Barry Ward
Susie Knight
Charlie Ewing
Trinity Seely
Carol Heuchan
Alberta's Lone Prairie

The 2015 Performance Schedules!
All schedules are subject to change!!

The evening schedules only (not daytime) are above. If you want the complete schedules pick one of the following PDFs to download it. They include daytime performances and evening performances in both venues, as well as the workshop schedule for that day. There is a separate schedule for each day.

There is also a list of entertainers with their scheduled sets beside their name if you're hunting a particular show - this includes all performers, both venues, and all three days.
Schedule updated January 11th


Friday Schedule PDF
Saturday Schedule PDF

Sunday Schedule PDF
Schedule list by Entertainer PDF


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Workshops and Seminars for the 2015 Festival

Here is the tentative list of workshops that will be at the Festival:
Workshops and Seminars
Please note all workshops and Seminars will be held upstairs in the Calvary Church
and there will be no workshops on Sunday.

1:00 Workshop room #2 - TBA
2:00 Workshop room #1 - Doris Daley - The Page and the Stage
3:00 Workshop room #2 - Daniel Gordon - Cowboy Boot History & Construction
4:00 Workshop room #1 - Ken Mather - Let's Talk Ranching History & Cowboys

11:00 Workshop room #2 - Andy Knight - Let's Talk Saddles
12:00 Workshop room #1 - Carol Heuchan - Bush Poetry / Cowboy Poetry
1:00 Workshop room #2 - Gary Allegretto - Learn to Play Cowboy Harmonica Instantly
2:00 Workshop room #1 - Cowboy's Choice - Cowboy hat history & custom hat building
3:00 Workshop room #2 - Susie Knight - Cowboy Poetry (by the 2014 WMA top female poet)
4:00 Workshop room #1 - Chelsea Cunningham - Writin, Wropin, & Wridin' - Put a tune to life.

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The Art of the West Show and Sale!

Click here to go to the Art Show Page!

The BC Cowboy Heritage Society is pleased to present the Art of the West Show and Sale at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. The goal of this event is to showcase the art of the West in all its forms and all its locales, and in doing so, become one of the premier Western art shows in Canada. This year, the show will feature flat work in all mediums, photography, and sculpture.

People's Choice Award

Watch for the People's Choice Award ballots at the Festival. A People's choice award will be awarded to the piece of art work that receives the most votes from the viewers attending the show. The volunteers taking care of the show will be asked to encourage each visitor to vote once for their favourite. Artwork, Photography, and Sculpture entries are all eligible for the award. The voting will end at 5 pm on Saturday.

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The Western Art and Gear Show!

Click here to go to the 2015 Trade Show Page!

As well as all the above entertainment we also have a Western Art and Gear Show that will run all weekend long! The exhibitors in this show are some of the finest cowboy craftsmen and artists in North America! There will be a variety of booths selling and taking orders for saddles and leather work, western clothing, cowboy hats, books, jewelry, lots of art, bronzes, and some educational booths!

Here is a list of the exhibitors that will be at the 2015 Festival

  • Bar O Seven Ironworks
  • BC Cowboy Heritage Society
  • BC High School Rodeo
  • BC Rodeo Association
  • Barkerville Historic Town
  • Ben Crane Illustrator, Recording Studio
  • Bob Beaumont - Pens
  • Bonnie Patterson Fine Art
  • Canadian Bluemoon Ventures
  • Canadian Cowboy Country magazine
  • Cariboo Saddlery
  • Charming
  • Cowboys' Choice
  • Cowboy Classic Equipment
  • EC Ventures - Western Accessories
  • Equimage Decals
  • Garry's Saddle Shop
  • GreyWolf Metal Art
  • Jordan Straker Carvings
  • Kactus Western Wear

  • KPKastner Fine Art
  • Lazy B Stock Horse
  • Lodestar Horesmanship
  • Longhorn Rope Creations
  • Louisiana Hayride
  • Luttmer Leatherworks
  • Medicine Man Gallery
  • Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin
  • Historic O'Keefe Ranch
  • Princeton Exhibition Days
  • Raindrop Naturals
  • Ranches Only.Com
  • Richard Tenisch, Silversmith
  • Ripple Creek Creations
  • Saddle Up Magazine
  • Stone Crop Studio
  • Stuart Grant - Log & Pine Furniture
  • SweetWater Bronze
  • Thompson River Boot Company
  • Westwold Beads & Bling

For photos and write-ups on some of the exhibitors see The Trade Show Page!

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Where Are We?

The Kamloops Cowboy Festival is held in two great venues - across the road from each other. Kamloops Conference Centre (formerly Forsters) and the Calvary Community Church! We'll be running a shuttle service between venues.

Kamloops Conference Centre is located at 1250 Rogers Way and the Calvary Community Church is at 1205 Rogers Way - just off of Highway #1 in Kamloops, BC, Canada. Kamloops is one of the few places that you can not only take in a super Cowboy Festival, but you can also bring your snow skis and your golf clubs and enjoy a week long holiday in March! Remember to tell your motel that you are attending the Cowboy Festival, as they are offering discount rates! For more information phone 1-888-763-2224 (in Canada), outside Canada phone: (250)579-5667, or Email:

Click here for a Map!

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Just say that you're going to the Cowboy Festival and the following sponsors will give you a special "Festival Rate!" Don't forget to tell them, though. If you do need accommodation please stay at one of the following as they do sponsor the Festival.

The prices quoted below are as accurate as possible but if the motels have not supplied us with current information then these prices may not be correct .... please let us know if the prices here are not the same as what the motel quotes you. Also motels may block a number of rooms at the following prices and when they are gone, they will go back to their normal price. We have no control of this.

Please note: Some hotels that were sponsors in the past are no longer sponsoring us and have therefore been removed from this list - we'd appreciate you supporting our sponsors, thank you!

Our Official Host Hotel - Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre

Our Official Host Hotel

Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre

1250 Rogers Way (Festival Headquarters)
Phone 1-800-665-6674 or 250-828-6660

March 2015
single $119 or $129 double (plus tax) for standard accommodation with 2 queen beds.
Please quote: Cowboy Festival

Download weekend package rates

2015 Special package prices at the headquarters hotel all prices based on double occupancy!

The following are the Early Bird Special Prices and are only good until January 22nd.
(see the weekend package rates card for prices after January 22nd.)

Cowboy Festival 3 Night Package based on Thursday night arrival: ($260 per person plus tax based on double occupancy) - Includes the three nights in a standard room, two full Festival weekend passes and 2 tickets to either Friday or Saturday Dinner Theatre Show (reserved seating - please let us know if you want to sit with anyone). This also includes the Thursday Night Get-Acquainted Party!

Cowboy Festival 3 Night Package based on Friday night arrival: ($284 per person plus tax based on double occupancy) - Includes the three nights in a standard room, two full Festival weekend passes and 2 tickets to either Friday or Saturday Dinner Theatre Show (reserved seating - please let us know if you want to sit with anyone). This also includes the Sunday night Dinner Show!

4 Night Package ($340 per person plus tax based on double occupancy) - Includes the four nights in a standard room, two full Festival weekend passes, 2 tickets to either Friday or Saturday Dinner Theatre Show (reserved seating), and 2 tickets to the Sunday Night Dinner Theatre Show. This also includes the Thursday Night Get-Acquainted Party.

Download weekend package rates

Upgrades are available at additional upgrade fees. Please call for more information.

You never have to leave the building!

The Ramada Kamloops
Host of the Thursday Evening Kick-Off Party
with Alberta's Lone Prairie

The Ramada Kamloops
555 West Columbia St
Phone: 250-374-0358
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2832

March 2015
Ask for the Special
Cowboy Festival Rate
Single $99
Double $109
Plus tax.
Includes a Hot Breakfast

The Ramada Kamloops

Full facility hotel, City View Grill, free wireless high-speed internet, Rooftop Lounge, hot tub, exercise room, coin laundry, 5 minutes by car to convention centre. Shuttle buses will be available.

Tickets for the kickoff party are available at $39 per person. This includes a cowboy buffet dinner and dance with live entertainment - Alberta's Lone Prairie and Friends.
Please Contact the Ramada for more info and/or reservations.

Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops
1175 Rogers Way
Phone: 250-374 4144
Toll Free: 1-888-836-4411
For booking:

Ready for Festival - Newly Renovated Rooms!

March 2015
Traditional Room $109
Deluxe King Rooms $129

Four Points by Sheraton

Located a short walk from the Festival events, conveniently located off of Hwy #5, Exit 368. Kamloops premier hotel property, the Four Points by Sheraton has all the extras that you'll need. Like free high speed internet and free bottled water in ever room. Ric's Grill, our in house restaurant, is open daily from 6:30am to 10:30pm and the Ric's Lounge, open until 12am for the festival. Come and enjoy the weekend, in Four Points style

Hampton Inn
1245 Rogers Way (right across the street!)
Phone 1-866-571-7897 or 250-571-7897

Prices for upgrades are available

March 2015
Traditional 2 Queen
or 1 King $109.00
Deluxe 2 Queen
or 1 King $129.00
Hot Breakfast Included

Hampton Inn

Come and join our Hamptonality here at the Hampton Inn Kamloops. All our rooms have fridge and Microwaves, as well as Wi Fi, hot deluxe breakfast and Parking is included. Come relax in our pool, hot tub and waterslide or enjoy a brisk work out in our new gym (all open from 6am till midnight). 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!
A proud member of the Hilton Family of Hotels.

Scott's Inn
551-11th Ave & Columbia - Downtown
Phone: 1-800-665-3343
Phone: 250-372-8221

Voted # 1 in Business Excellence
for Tourism and Hospitality
Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor

There will be four Free Shuttles from the
Cowboy Festival running all weekend long!

March 2015
$79.95 1 - 2 persons / 1 bed
$79.95 2 people / 2 beds
$99.95 2 people / 1 bed suite

Scott's Inn
Free Continental Breakfast

Please mention Cowboy Festival
when making your reservation!

All Brand New SERTA CONCIERGE PLUSH BEDS, New Flat Screen TVs & Renovated Bathrooms. Amenities include FREE Continental Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi, FREE In-room coffee, FREE parking, Indoor pool & Hot Tub & an on-site licensed restaurant. Pet Friendly rooms available upon request ($10.00 plus tax/night).

Canada's Best Value Inn & Suites
(next door to Coast Kamloops Hotel & Convention
Centre, and the Calvary Community Church)

Exit 368 off Highway #1
1200 Rogers Way, Kamloops
Phone: 250-374-8100, Toll Free: 1-800-665-4467

Recently renovated rooms

Free continental breakfast, WIFI, parking, and local calls. Ice machine, vending machine and onsite guest laundry. All rooms have a fridge, microwave, TV with cable, Iron, Ironing board, Tea / coffee maker, AM/FM Clock radio, and Hair Dryer.

March 2015
$89 single or double
Kitchenettes &
Pet friendly rooms available
Ask for Cowboy Festival rate

Canadas Best Value Inn

Walking distance to Prime Grill, On the Rocks Pub,
Duffy's Pub, Tim Horton's, McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Triple O Restaurant

Special meal discounts with our partnered restaurants/Pubs (walking distance): ABC Country, Joey's Only, & On the Rocks Pub!

Travelodge Mountview
1225 Rogers Way (right next door)
Phone 1-800-667-8868 or 250-374-4788

Your room includes ... a complimentary self serve breakfast bar (6:30am - 9:30am), free high speed internet access, and the use of our new business center. All suites come with a fridge and microwave for your convenience!

We're right beside the Calvary Church and
right across the road from the Convention Centre!

March 2015
$79 for one night
$75 per night for 2 or more
including a
continental breakfast
Suites are available at added cost - please ask for rate

Travelodge Mountview

Plaza Hotel
405 Victoria Street (just a shuttle ride away)
Phone 1-877-977-5292 or 250-377-8075
Newly Renovated !!
You can now book online
Under "Specials & Packages"

One block to night life and casino fun!
Free shuttle service to the Festival.

March 2015
single & double
Deluxe room $109 (+ tax)
$99 if you stay two nights
$89 if you stay 3 or 4 nights

Plaza Hotel

The Plaza will once again be offering Festival packages and there will be a shuttle bus running from the Festival on a regular basis. These special rates include; free wi-fi, free hot breakfast, free long distance calling, free bottled water in your room, free access to YMCA fitness facilities, free access to Yoka Loft for complimentary Yoga classes.

The following include accommodation, weekend pass(es), and parking as well as the above FREE benefits

  • 1 night one person $189.00
  • 1 night two people $264.00
  • 2 nights one person $283.00
  • 2 nights two people $358.00
  • 3 nights one person $357.00
  • 3 nights two people $432.00
  • 4 nights one person $451.00
  • 4 nights two people $526.00

For a complete rate sheet see the Rate Card.pdf.

Sandman Inn and Suites
550 Columbia Street,
(within walking distance of Cactus Jack's).
Phone 1-800-726-3626 or 250-374-1218


March 2015
Single Queen or Two Doubles $79
2 deluxe double beds with a Kitchen Suite $89

Sandman Motel Logo

Choice of standard one or two bedded room and suites with one or two beds. Rooms come complete with complimentary Wi-Fi & in-room coffee, and our suites are equipped with a full kitchen unit. On site we have a 24 hour Denny's Restaurant and we are just a 5 minute walk from the city's downtown core with many other fine restaurants, stores, and the casino.

Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Kamloops
530 Columbia St
Phone: 250-372-7761
Toll Free: 1-800-533-9233

Please quote "Cowboy Festival"

March 2015
Single or Double $59

Howard Johnson Inn

We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, guest parking, and free wireless Internet access. Rooms with fridge, microwave, and kitchenette are also available. Located on Columbia street in downtown, Howard Johnson is just few minute drive from the main event. Royal Inland Hospital, the Art Gallery, city center, and Kamloops Museum & Archives is within a walking distance.

660 Columbia Street West
Phone: 250-374-7878
Toll Free 1-877-302-7878

This is a special rate for the Cowboy Festival so please quote Cowboy Festival when you make your reservation.

This is one of the newest and most environmentally friendly hotels in Kamloops

March 2015
$107 Single and $117 Double

Best Western Logo
Includes continental breakfast from 6:30 - 9:00

Quality Inn
1860 Rogers Place (1/2 block away)
Phone 1-800-575-7322 or 250-851-0111

Please quote "Cowboy Festival" to ensure you receive the proper rate. Our hotel offers many ammenities such as, indoor hot tub and sauna. We also have wireless internet and continental breakfast. We would love to have you stay with us while you enjoy the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

March 2015
single or double $72

Quality Inn

Riverland Inn & Suites
1530 River Street
Suites & jacuzzi suites also available, please ask for more information when you reserve. Rates include a continental breakfast. Kamloops' only river front Inn located minutes from the Cowboy Festival & downtown.

Phone: 1-800-663-1530 or 250-374-1530

March 2015
Standard one queen $79
Standard two queens $89
plus tax

Riverland Inn & Suites

Super 8 Kamloops
1521 Hugh Allan Dr
Phone: 250-374-8688

Please quote "Cowboy Festival"

We're an easy two block walk from the Festival ...
or take one of the four shuttle busses that run regularly!

March 2015
Single $69 or Double $74

Super 8 Kamloops

Thanks for supporting our sponsor motels!
Please remember to ask for the
"Kamloops Cowboy Festival Rate"
when making your reservation.

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Gordon Manson

The 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Poster Artist

The 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Poster

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Gordon Manson the 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Poster Photographer

The 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival poster art (drawing) has been chosen. It features this great drawing by Gordon Manson, of Hugh McLennan.

Here's a little about Gordon Manson:

He now considers himself an international artist, having been successful in showing in juried shows in Canada and the United States. He also has pieces in private collections in 3 provinces, 2 states and in Australia.

Gordon knew while growing up in Manitoba that he was destined to be an artist. From an early age he expressed his love of Nature and wildlife, through the use of oils, pen and ink and graphite. Studies at the University of Manitoba, where Gordon switched to acrylics on canvas, honed the skills needed to express his energy and enthusiasm for outdoor life.

A series of exhibitions and awards in British Columbia's lower mainland led him to his first one-man show, "Canadian Landscapes" in Maple Ridge in 1993. Further studies at University of British Columbia and Emily Carr College of Art have raised Gordon's skills as an artist.

He now calls Armstrong, BC home. There he trains his horses and continues to draw and paint what inspires him. For two years now (2015 will be his third) Gordon has coordinated the Art of the West Show and Sale at the BC Cowboy Heritage Society's Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

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The Cowboy Festival wouldn't be possible
if it wasn't for our sponsors
If you get a chance drop in and see them - tell them thanks!

We have quite a pile of sponsors lined up - please take a minute or two and go through this list - if you see a sponsor that you could patronise please support them - they support us!

    Platinum Sponsor
  • CJKC Country 103.1
  • Coast Kamloops Hotel
  • Black Press Group
  • North Thompson Star Journal
  • Canadian Cowboy Country
  • Government of Canada
  • Spirit of the West
    Gold Sponsor
  • Noran Printing Ltd
  • The Horse Barn
  • Calvary Community Church
  • MSR Web Design
  • Dr David Ciriani Inc
    Silver Sponsor
  • Saddle Up magazine
  • TV 7 - Midday
  • Radio NL
  • Ramada Kamloops
  • Hampton Inn
  • Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops
  • KGHM International Ajax Project
  • Valley First Insurance & Ada Mogge
  • PMT Chartered Accountants (100 Mile House)
  • Lloyd Creek Ranch
    & Vic & Janette Piva and Family

    Bronze Sponsor
  • SignRite Signs
  • Lee's Music
  • Caffe Motivo
  • Hub Intl Barton Insurance
  • Teck Highland Valley Copper
  • Travelodge - Mountview
  • Canada's Best Value Inn
  • The Plaza Hotel
  • CIBC (Victoria St)
  • Scott's Inn
  • Sandman Motel
  • Ideal Brake and Muffler
  • Dearborn Ford
  • Kamloops Dodge Chrysler
  • Dillman Enterprises
  • National Car Rentals
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Omega Communications
  • Canadian Springs Water
  • Interior Savings Insurance Service
  • Big Sky Station
  • KamLake View Meats Ltd
  • Kamloops Large Animal Clinic
  • Kal Tire (Downtown)
  • Cooper's Foods (Valleyview)

  • Best Western Plus Kamloops
  • Howard Johnson Downtown
  • Riverland Motel
  • Quality Inn & Suites
  • Surplus Herbies
  • Princess Auto
  • Chartwell RidgePointe Retirement Residence
  • Douglas Lake Equipment
  • Big O Tires (Notre Dame)
  • Art Knapp Garden Centre
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Fountain Tire (Yellowhead Hwy)
  • Home Hardware
  • Rona Home Centre
  • Canadian Tire
  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
  • Kal Tire (Mt Paul Way)
  • Grocery People
  • Discover Wine
  • ABC Communications
  • The Home Depot
  • Lordco Auto Parts
  • Kamloops Harley-Davidson
  • George Low RE/MAX

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