Kamloops featured in Amazing Race Canada season premiere

Contestants raced through the city on April 24, landing at Kamloops Airport before driving off

Season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada will debut on CTV on Tuesday, July 2, at 8 p.m.

The popular show pits 10 teams of two against each other in a race across Canada and beyond, with the team crossing the finish line after many weeks on the road winning $500,000 in cash and prizes.

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The race is divided into a series of legs and, on each leg, teams compete to reach the Pit Stop, where they are greeted by host Jon Montgomery. The last team to reach the host in each leg is usually eliminated.

The first episode of the reality show features Kamloops in a big way, with the teams leaving Toronto and flying to the Tournament Capital, where they spend a day completing challenges and vying to not be the last squad to arrive at the pit stop in Riverside Park, where Montgomery waits.

The contestants and their camera crews came through Kamloops on April 24, landing at Kamloops Airport and jumping into vehicles supplied by Smith Chevrolet Cadillac.

From there, the teams journeyed into the city to complete various tasks. At one point, a team was pulled over by a Kamloops Mountie while driving up the Summit Connector.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story included information on a viewing party organized by Tourism Kamloops and Destination BC. That is not a public event.


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