This fall, Kamloops’ arts and culture scene comes alive. From theatre to art exhibits, music and film – here’s how to explore the city in 48 hours.
Sip on a glass of local wine or a cocktail paired with a scratch kitchen dinner at Kamloops’ newest restaurant, Cordo Resto + Bar. Pair a Poached Pear Sour or a Winter Negroni cocktail with the Grilled Trout. Make your way to the Sagebrush Theatre for a world-renowned theatre production from Western Canada Theatre. From Nov 28-Dec 10, 2019 watch the family tradition of The Sound of Music.
Indulge in an Eggs Blackstone Benedict from Scott’s Family Restaurant, a Kamloopsian hotspot before your day of exploration. Learn about Kamloops’ history at the Kamloops Museum. Visit one of the permanent exhibits and explore Taxonomy and Tactility, their new autumn exhibit opening Nov 22. Understand the cultural context surrounding taxidermy, pelts, and textiles through multi-sensory experiences.
Grab a mid-day mocha at Caffe Motivo with an in-house sandwich. If you’re looking for full vegan and vegetarian options, stop in at The Art We Are. Spend the afternoon viewing the latest Kamloops Art Gallery exhibition, Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always. This exhibition challenges the Western concept that the power of art and culture is limited to the symbolic or metaphoric and that the practices of First Peoples are simply part of a past heritage. Happening until December 31.
Located in a heritage building downtown, Jacob’s Noodle & Cutlet offers unique Japanese and Korean food including their specialty cutlets served with homemade sauces and noodle soups. If you’re a film buff, catch a flick from the Kamloops Film Society at The Paramount Theatre during their Thursday Film Series or Fri-Sat lineups. The fall lineup includes Judy and special event film Night of the Living Dead. If you’re a fan of musicals, listen to the big band sounds of the Kamloops Symphony like Amor! on Nov 15-16, 2019 featuring guest guitarist Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne.
Before hitting the road, get your morning cup of coffee with a slice of Jamaican paradise at the eclectic Jamaican Kitchen on the north shore of Kamloops. Enjoy their savoury Jamaican Sunshine, poached eggs with jerk pork and Johnny cakes, or sweet Island Spice French Toast. Stop in at Cocoa Dot Cakes for a road trip sweet like a cake pop or a cupcake.