In Kamloops, your health and safety is our priority. From wide-open spaces to uncrowded trails and patio dining, we’re ready to welcome you, your family and friends this summer.
To help you prepare for your trip, we’ve provided a list of just a few ways Kamloops is planning to keep you, staff and our community healthy.
Nature’s calling. Re-discover the wide-open spaces of Kamloops and explore the outdoors. Hike or bike uncrowded trails located right in the city, like Kenna Cartwright Nature Park, BC’s largest municipal park. Choose from over 100 lakes to kayak or paddle on or cast a line in search of the well-known Rainbow Trout. Swing your clubs at 1 of 10 golf courses including award-winning Tobiano Golf on Kamloops Lake. Our friends at Golf Kamloops have provided some additional Know Before You Go best practices for a safe golf experience.
Kamloops’ craft breweries are open and keeping guest safety as their top priority. Tables have been spaced out with 2 metres between groups both inside and on expanded patios. Hand sanitizer is also available for guests to use upon arrival and masks are mandatory when inside or away from your table. Whether it’s a pint of Loop Line IPA at Iron Road Brewing, A Dog Aquatic at Red Collar Brewing or a thirst-quenching Radler at The Noble Pig Brewhouse, you can once again enjoy a cold glass of local craft beer this summer. Bright Eye Brewing has also implemented a scannable digital food and beverage menu.
The Thompson Valley wine region is home to four wineries that offer award-winning bright wines with expansive views of Kamloops' unique landscapes. Indulge in outdoor tastings at Harper’s Trail Winery, Monte Creek Ranch Winery, and Privato Vineyard & Winery, as well as a tasting at the boutique Sagewood Winery.
To adhere to physical distancing measures, reservations for wine tastings are recommended for all wineries.
Attractions around Kamloops have implemented health and safety protocols to keep employees and guests safe. The BC Wildlife Park is a rescue and rehabilitation centre home to over 65 species that are native to British Columbia including Clover the Spirit Bear. The park is limiting the number of guests at any one time, they have a designated employee who will be sanitizing high traffic areas throughout each day, and a face mask is required for all visitors ages 3+ inside all public buildings and on the miniature train. For more things to do, book a private movie screening for date night or family night at the Paramount Theatre, a private backshop tour with the Kamloops Heritage Railway, or pre-book a visit with the BIG Little Science Centre.
Learn more about how attractions are working to keep guests safe.
Indulge in local fare at Kamloops’ charming restaurants, lively pubs, and intimate cafes. Enjoy a bite to eat under the sun like the rooftop patio at Carlos O’Bryan’s, at Mason's Kitchen + Bar patio that overlooks the city, or a quaint cafe patio in downtown or on the Shore.
Some enhanced safety protocols include:
• Providing hand sanitizer available at the entrance
• Using digital menus, large chalkboards, or other alternative menus
• Implementing 2 metres between tables
• Limiting the use of cash and encouraging the use of tap payments
• Offering patio seating, take out, and delivery options
• And more
Kamloops’ accommodation providers are open and eager to welcome you back. They have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures that align with provincially approved guidelines to protect against COVID-19. Learn more about what BC Hotels are doing to keep staff and guests safe.
Some enhanced safety protocols include:
• Touchless guest experiences at the front desk
• Enhanced cleaning on high touch areas like elevator buttons and door handles
• Hand sanitizer stations
• Physical barriers and physical distancing signage
• Limited seating in the breakfast area
What You Can Do
When visiting Kamloops and area this summer, please be a responsible visitor and do your part to keep yourself and others safe.
• If you or anyone in your group has experienced flu-like symptoms, please reschedule your trip
• Please practice physical distancing at all times (keep 2 metres or 6 feet apart)
• Travel with your bubble
• Bring your own personal protective equipment (hand sanitizer, face mask)
• Please respect and adhere to the guidelines put in place
• Check with businesses directly for cancellation and refund policies
• Take the Thompson-Okanagan Regional Pledge as you consider your impact to the environment
• Remember in the words of Dr. Bonnie Henry: Be Kind, Be Calm, and Be Safe.
Visit What's Open for a list of Kamloops businesses that are open and ready to welcome you safely.