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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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:

6 Kamloops Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Kamloops Colouring Pages
• Kamloops Video Backgrounds

Get real-time conditions via our live feed webcam or find us on Instagram to gather ideas on how you can explore Kamloops...later.


Share Past Memories


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Have you visited Kamloops before? Share your photos and videos online using #explorekamloops to showcase your past memories. Be sure to also tag @tourismkamloops and any local businesses featured to support the local industry.