The leaves may be changing colours but there’s no time like the present to experience summer-esque conditions in Kamloops. Indulge in tasty eats and thirst quenching tipples, explore local shops for that must have item, or take in the burgeoning arts and culture scene. For the full scoop of things to do in Kamloops, dive in below.
You Should Beer Here
Quenching your thirst with a cold brew is the ticket but how about indulging in cuisine infused with beer? We know, right! The Noble Pig Brewhouse, Kamloops’ first microbrewery, is all things local - specializing in scratch-kitchen items infused with their innovative brews using ingredients sourced locally from the region. Take in the Intergalactic Pretzels with Beer Mustard, their infamous Crispy Pickles (drool-worthy), or their Poutine deliciously smothered in Mocha Porter Gravy. Don’t forget to pair with one of their rotating, seasonal taps or a flight of their staples like the Belgian Peppered Ale.
Cruise Historic Downtown
Cruise the historic blocks of downtown Kamloops for fall adventures at your fingertips. Visit the local, boutique stores for some shopping and find the latest clothing trends, home decor piece, or a locally-made gift from an artisan. Shopping can work up an appetite, so stop in at a cafe to grab a cup of joe or grab lunch from the array of international restaurants, pubs, and additional food and drink spots. Don’t forget to add a good ol' fashioned Kamloops Blazers hockey game to your day or an arts & culture experience like the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Museum & Archives, the Kamloops Film Society, and a self-guided tour to see 30+ back alley art gallery murals.
Curb Your Hanger
Food plays a big part as to how your day will go. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast to fuel up for adventure or a relaxing dinner with a night cap to send you off into a slumber. We get it; no one likes to be hangry. Kick-start the morning at Scott’s Family Restaurant with a classic homestyle breakfast (daily specials available!) just minutes from the downtown core. Want to throw some nostalgia into your eats? Well your favourite childhood drink just turned adult-worthyThat’s right, dive into a boozy chocolate or vanilla milkshake paired with a smash burger and curly fries at The Columbia Diner in the Ramada Inn Kamloops. If you’re seeking a more relaxed atmosphere, Tumbleweed Lounge, in the historic Plaza Hotel on Victoria Street, will have you feasting on pasta dishes, paninis, and more perfectly paired with local wine.
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Let Someone Else Drive
Living in the Lower Mainland or in the Okanagan and want someone else to worry about the driving? Travel with confidence and book a ticket with EBus so they can bring you in for fun and frivolity. Daily routes are available from both Vancouver or Kelowna into Canada’s Tournament Capital.
Sleep tight after you take in all that Kamloops has to offer. Conveniently located between downtown and uptown Kamloops, adventure is easy to access from the Ramada Inn. Revel in the panoramic views of the city and the Thompson River before sinking yourself into a fluffy pillow and luxurious bed. Take a hot tub soak beforehand to get yourself ready for a good night’s sleep.
Feel like family with your stay at the Scott’s Inn & Restaurant, family-owned and operated for over 40 years. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown and minutes from nature parks and walking trails, Scott's Inn offers rooms with personalized service and amenities to make guests feel at home whether in a suite or a pet-friendly room.
Stay in a true piece of Kamloops history at The Plaza Hotel. Built in 1928, this treasured heritage charm is located right on Victoria Street in downtown Kamloops where guests can enjoy renovated rooms and modern amenities.
Please make safe, informed decisions and adhere to the latest health measures implemented by the provincial health officer. Remember to be a responsible visitor, follow guidelines in place at each business, and be kind and patient. For the latest health measures, travel updates, and more, visit hellobc.com.