City Boat Launch Planning

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January 2021 - This project was presented as a supplemental budget item as part of the 2021 Budget Consultation to the Committee of the Whole on January 12, 2021, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The North and South Thompson Rivers provide important recreational opportunities for Kamloops residents. The rivers provide convenient water access for swimming, fishing, floating, paddling, and boating. The rivers are also well utilized by many boating and paddling clubs.

In 2019, the City reviewed three of its boat launches—McArthur Island, Pioneer Park, and Valleyview—to better understand how the City could support boat access to the rivers. As part of this review, the City engaged with stakeholders and members of the public who access City boat launches to learn more about how they use these facilities.


January 2021 - This project was presented as a supplemental budget item as part of the 2021 Budget Consultation to the Committee of the Whole on January 12, 2021, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The North and South Thompson Rivers provide important recreational opportunities for Kamloops residents. The rivers provide convenient water access for swimming, fishing, floating, paddling, and boating. The rivers are also well utilized by many boating and paddling clubs.

In 2019, the City reviewed three of its boat launches—McArthur Island, Pioneer Park, and Valleyview—to better understand how the City could support boat access to the rivers. As part of this review, the City engaged with stakeholders and members of the public who access City boat launches to learn more about how they use these facilities.


  • Business Case Presented to Committee of the Whole

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    26 Feb 2020

    The Business Case for Additional Investments in City-Owned Boat Launches was received by the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The Committee accepted the recommendation to include the business case as a supplemental item in the 2020-2024 Five-year Financial Plan.