Amazing murals are super popular in cities like Vancouver and Calgary, but even smaller cities are getting in on the trend. Having moved to Kamloops, B.C. earlier this year, I soon discovered there are so many colourful murals here! This post covers more than 30 of Kamloops’ most Instagram-worthy murals. I have also embedded a custom map at the end of the post to make it easier for you to find all these murals.
Kamloops’ Most Instagram-Worthy Murals
This orange and blue graphic salmon mural is on the side of a building at 773 Victoria St., across from Dairy Queen. Artist Sarah Collard painted it in 2019.
Artist Ken Wells painted this mural featuring several athletes in 2016. It is in the alley between Seymour Street and Victoria Street, on the back of the Service Canada building at 520 Seymour St.
Films on the Mind
Artist Zac Abney painted this massive mural this past summer on the side of the Paramount Theatre building at 503 Victoria St. The mural is inspired by films that have been shown at Paramount Theatre by the Kamloops Film Society.
Artists Robin Hodgson and Jack Morris painted this mural in 2018 outside the downtown library, at 100-465 Victoria St. It is a short and long multi-coloured abstract mural along a concrete wall.
Billy Miner Train Robbery
This huge train mural is on the side of Cactus Jack’s, at 120 5 Ave. Artist Alex Moir-Porteous painted this mural in 2010. It depicts a scene featuring an infamous train robber named Billy Miner.
This mural of a fantasy garden featuring two trees and a cabin is in the alley between Victoria Street and Lansdowne Street, behind 422 Victoria St. Artist Alex Moir-Porteous painted it in 2010.
Artist Ken Wells painted this mural of people carrying a painting on the side of Hampton Gallery, at 167 4 Ave., in 2015. Hampton Gallery closed in 2017, but as of September 2019, this mural is still there.
This gorgeous tropical scene is on the side of Central Station Pub, at 126 4 Ave. Artist Kelly Wright painted this colourful mural in 2013.
This mural, featuring bees, butterflies and large flowers, is at 366 Victoria St. Artists Alex Moir-Porteous, Ken Wells, Evan Christian, Marianna Abutalipova and Kelly Wright painted it in 2017. Did you know Kamloops became B.C.’s first designated “bee city” in 2017?
Artist Ken Wells painted this mural of an older man on a blue and purple background in 2017. It is in the alley behind Subway, at 316 Victoria St.
Lansdowne Street Parkade
This mural/art installment is absolutely stunning. Artist Bill Frymire created this piece in 2018 at the city parkade at 335 Lansdowne St. The mural features 90,000 steel tiles in mainly blues and greens.
Artist Zac Abney painted this massive mural of a man playing the saxophone in the alley at 220 4 Ave.
Wheel in the Sky
This mural of a carnival scene is in the alley behind Carlos O’Bryans Pub, at 357 Victoria St. Artist Alex Moir-Porteous painted this mural in 2016.
This mural depicting an Italian countryside scene is in the alley behind 353 Victoria St. Artist Ken Wells painted this in 2012.
Artist Kelly Wright painted this underwater scene in 2012 in the alley behind 347 Victoria St.
Music in Venice
This gorgeous Italian scene of a gondola and a canal is in the alley behind 329 Victoria St. Ken Wells painted this in 2013.
Artist Alex Moir-Porteous painted this Buddhist-inspired mural in 2011. It is in the alley behind 319 Victoria St.
Homage to the Leland Hotel
This mural, in the alley behind 301 Victoria St., pays homage to the Leland Hotel, which burned down in 1980. Evan Christian painted this fun, colourful piece in 2017.
This gorgeous blue bear mural is in the parking lot at 258 Seymour St. Artist Kelly Wright painted this beautiful mural in 2018.
Artist Ken Wells painted this scene of downtown Kamloops in 2010. This mural is in the alley behind 265 Victoria St.
Italian Villa Courtyard
Artist Ken Wells painted this mural of an Italian villa courtyard in 2011. It is in the alley behind 255 Victoria St.
Lady and the Shoe
This mural of a big shoe and a tree is in the alley behind 249 Victoria St. Artist Alex Moir-Porteous painted this mural in 2002.
Artist Tricia Sellmer painted this abstract mural in the alley behind 245 Victoria St.
Shoe Window Display
Artist Janice Gurney painted this scene of a shoe store in the alley behind 241 Victoria St.
Artist Ken Wells painted this mural depicting a Tuscan villa in 2011 in the alley behind 231 Victoria St.
The Jaguar Gate
This mural of a nighttime scene with a jaguar is in the alley behind 223 Victoria St. Artist Alex Moir-Porteous painted this in 2017.
Artist Ken Wells painted this Italian city scene in 2012 in the alley behind 219 Victoria St.
This mural of an artist is in the alley behind 250 Victoria St. Artist Kyleen Cachelin painted this piece in 2015.
This mural of a dragon battle is in the alley behind All Aboard Games, at 238 Lansdowne St. Artist Alex Moir-Porteous painted this piece in 2015.
This amazing mural of an owl, bear, cougar and mountain sheep is Kamloops’ newest mural. It is in McDonald Park on the North Shore, and it was painted by artist Kelly Wright last month.
The following three murals are all at Riverside Park downtown. They are on the washroom building next to the waterpark. The first one of the sun and beach is my favourite. It’s so bold and fun! I am not sure who painted these murals, but if you do, please let me know!
I created this map to make it as easy as possible for you to find all of Kamloops’ most Instagram-worthy murals. Have fun exploring and discovering all the amazing street art in Kamloops!
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