FLOOD WATCH: Canada Day will be celebrated in Riverside Park
Kamloops’ Canada celebrations will not be moving to higher ground.
Due to rising river levels, the city was contemplating relocating the annual festivities to Hillside Stadium at Thompson Rivers University from Riverside Park, where fencing has blocked off a portion of the park’s east side as the Thompson River spills its banks.
However, the city is confident it has in place enough barriers to allow Canada Day celebrations to remain at Riverside on Sunday, July 1.
During the last significant flood event in Kamloops — in 1999 — the city moved Canada Day celebrations to the Kamloops Exhibition Association grounds on Tk'emlups Indian Band lands.