Recharge and discover the relaxed pace of Kamloops this summer. From spas to modern dining, here are 6 ways to enjoy a wellness getaway to Kamloops.
Book a spa day with your gal pals for a pampering experience. Sit back in one of the plush chairs at La Dolcevita Day Spa & Salon for a pampering pedicure. It includes an aromatherapy soak followed by a sea salt scrub, lower leg and foot massage, and paraffin wax treatment. For an organic spa treatment, visit Aina Organic Spa, located in one of Kamloops’ oldest heritage buildings. Whether it’s a pedicure on a recliner in their cozy nook or a Eucalyptus Rain Shower, you’re guaranteed to feel relaxed and recharged after a day in serenity.
Visit the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market for local products from Kamloops farms and storefronts for a farm to table experience. Discover produce, baked goods, local honey, and artisan wear. The Wednesday market on Victoria St runs from 8am-1:30pm and the Saturday market on St. Paul Street runs from 8:30am-12:30pm. On Sundays from 8am-2pm, visit the Kweseltken Farmers' and Artisan Market at the Kamloops Powwow Arbour for products from Indigenous vendors.
Specialty crafted cocktails are popping up in the city in a unique way. Cordo Resto + Bar in downtown Kamloops is known for their rotating handcrafted cocktails whipped up by Mixer Maddy. Try the Summer Solaris with Plantation Pineapple Rum, Lemon Juice, Rosemary + Pineapple Syrup, Barker + Quin Orange + Honeybush Tonic. If you’re a gin fan, they have 52 types of gin to choose from and offer a signature Gin Flight consisting of your choice of 3 gins and paired with tonic water.
Head uptown to ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits and enjoy a summer cocktail in The Alley – their new outdoor space, which features a Street Food menu set against a locally-painted mural under twinkling lights. This summer, try the Creamsicle Cocktail with Lavender Lemonade Vodka, Banana Liquor, and a creamsicle.
Enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of Kamloops’ modern dining restaurants. Brownstone Restaurant, located in a century-old heritage building on the 100-block of Victoria Street in downtown, offers an intimate atmosphere ideal for a girls getaway or date night. Enjoy a four-course dinner from local seasonal ingredients under the lights on their newly updated patio. Nourish your mind + body with a nutritional meal from ahhYaY Wellness Cafe located at the base of the Royal Inland Hospital. They specialize in using ingredients that create a perfect flavour-balance in addition to being rich in nutrients to fuel your body such as salads, wraps, buddha bowls, and vegan gluten-free cakes.
Kamloops Wine Trail
Relax in nature with wine in hand on the Kamloops Wine Trail patios. Treat yourself with a wine flight at Privato Vineyard & Winery surrounded by an intimate garden, a picnic overlooking the hoodoos at Harper’s Trail Winery, or dine al fresco overlooking the South Thompson River at Monte Creek Ranch Winery. Staff are welcoming and knowledgable, and you can expect fewer crowds and a slower pace.
Take a scenic walk on the Rivers Trail that meanders along the South Thompson, North Thompson, and the Thompson Rivers. The trail is an accessible, paved pathway where you can choose your desired length. If you’d prefer to be on the water, enjoy the serenity of a paddle on one of several lakes around Kamloops like Paul Lake Provincial Park and McConnell Lake Provincial Park. Don’t have your own equipment? Rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard at Bruker Marina on Kamloops Lake or receive a lesson with a paddleboard rental from Paddle Surfit on Heffley Lake.