As the fall season nears, flavours are a bounty in Kamloops from farmers’ markets to wineries. Here are a few ways to tantalize your taste buds with unbeleafable possibilities to taste locally this season.

Monte Creek Winery

It’s wine o’clock! Sip back, relax, and taste the flavours of the Thompson Valley at Monte Creek Winery, Kamloops’ largest winery overlooking the South Thompson River. Shop wine accessories, award-winning wine, and local products in their picturesque tasting room while you sip your way through a wine tasting. Selected your fave? Purchase a bottle to enjoy at home or if you have your fur babies with you, pick up a local charcuterie board from the Cure Culinary for a serene picnic on the grass.

Fresh is Best Salsa Co.

Holy guacamole!  Did you know Fresh is Best Salsa started in 1999 by selling homemade salsa at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market? From taco shells and chips to salsa and guacamole, every day can be Taco Tuesday with staple items from Fresh is Best Salsa Co. What began from an idea of having a garden and wanting to eat healthier, Fresh is Best has expanded where you can find their products in grocery stores across Canada or at their Factory Store in Kamloops at 1425 Cariboo Place. Go ahead, taste the difference freshness makes - oh and kick it up a notch with their dips, hot sauces and seasonings!

Note: Sign up for the Luv’n the Loops Passport and receive a deal: Buy A Dip And Get 15% Off A Bag Of 155g Tri-flavoured Tortilla Chips

Farmers' Markets

Speaking of Farmers’ Markets, you can shop local produce, products and goodies three days a week in Kamloops. The Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market has two markets during the week where you can find local products from farmers, bakers, florists, artisans, and more. The Saturday market runs from 8:30am-12:30pm on the 200-block of St. Paul Street and Stuart Wood Elementary; the Wednesday market runs from 8:00am-1:00pm between 400-500-block of Victoria Street, which is closed off to vehicles during that time.

The Kweseltken Farmers’ & Artisan Market is back for its second year at the Kamloopa Powwow Arbour (345 Powwow Trail) every Sunday until October 31 from 8:00am-2:00pm. Market goers can find local Indigenous and non-Indigenous vendors including farmers and artisans showcasing bead work, drums, hand painted earrings, herbs, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. are sharing their products for folks to enjoy.

Rest Your Head

Close to shops, eats, the park? Yes, please. The Sandman Signature Hotel offers a home-away-from-home experience within walking distance to Riverside Park and downtown Kamloops. Take in their style and comfort rooms as well as an indoor pool, underground or above ground parking, and amenities nearby. Curb your hunger at Moxies or Shark Club located right on site then finish the day off with a sunset stroll along the Rivers Trail at Riverside Park.

If you’re looking for a mid-way point between downtown and uptown with panoramic views, Ramada by Wyndham Kamloops is the spot to be. With their convenient location and easy access, head out for a day (or two) of adventure, explore the downtown core, or hop across the Overlanders Bridge to the North Shore for more flavour exploration. Be sure to take in their new lot-sized patio (or dine-in) at The Columbia Diner for smash burgers, boozy milkshakes, happy hour and all-day breakfast.

Learn more about additional food and drink spots where you can taste flavours of the valley. Please make safe, informed decisions and adhere to the latest health measures implemented by the provincial health officer. For the latest health measures, travel updates, and more, visit hellobc.com.