With the state of the current situation and individuals are to stay home, some local businesses have had to pause operations until further notice. As travel bans are in place, here are six ways locals and visitors can support Kamloops' tourism industry until it's safe to explore again.
Postpone, Don't Cancel
If you had a trip planned to visit Kamloops, don't cancel, postpone it. Although you aren't able to visit us right now, we will be ready to welcome you back in Kamloops fashion when it's safe to do so. Take the time to book and plan a future Kamloops trip by reaching out to your accommodation and experience providers of choice to inquire about their booking policies.
Buy Gift Cards
Support local businesses in Kamloops by purchasing a gift card online for future use. This will benefit our partners at this time and lets them know you will be visiting when it's safe to do so. Better yet, buy a range of gift cards as a birthday or anniversary surprise gift to use in the future.
Write a Positive Review
Write a positive review for a local business or experience in Kamloops that you have enjoyed. By writing a review, you are helping provide a positive recommendation for future travelers who are planning a trip to Kamloops. Writing reviews on TripAdvisor, Google My Business, and/or Facebook can go a long way to help visitors plan their trip and they will only take a few minutes to write.
Explore Kamloops Virtually
Some Kamloops businesses are bringing their experiences virtually to the comfort of your home. Enjoy live wine tastings with the wineries from the Kamloops Wine Trail, take a virtual tour of the Kamloops Museum & Archives, or enjoy live Zookeeper Feed Talks with the animals at the BC Wildlife Park. Take a peek at 7 Kamloops Digital Experiences and our Virtual Events calendar.
Plan for Future Travel
While you may not be able to explore our city now, there are several ways you can get inspired for future travel. Visit our Explore Kamloops blog for activity ideas, stories from locals, and ways to explore Kamloops from home: