Despite unusual times, business in Kamloops continues to grow. New foodie hot spots, things to do, and unique specialty shops are popping up across the city. With a variety of fresh experiences, we encourage you to explore these 7 new ventures that are open in Kamloops.
Cue the aroma of fresh baked bread along Victoria Street. What started as years of training and vending at the Kamloops Farmers’ Market, Brynn’s Bakery has expanded into a storefront in downtown Kamloops focusing on fresh, local ingredients. Pick-up sourdough bread, pizza dough, or if you’re craving something sweeter, indulge in treats like sticky buns, brownies, and pie. They’re located at 424 Victoria Street and their hours of operation are:
He Brew's Ahava Coffee
Start your day with the smell of freshly-brewed coffee. Family-owned, He Brew’s Ahava Coffee, is a new, bustling cafe brewing up innovative, gourmet coffee and espresso drinks with a Caribbean flavour in downtown Kamloops. In addition, they freshly roast coffee beans and are cooking up foodie faves from around the world like sandwiches, wraps, fresh salads, soups and pastries. Grab a cup of java to go or read a book on their sunny patio located at 210 Victoria Street - their hours of operation are:
The Botanical Scene
Crazy plant lovers commence. Sister store, Far & Wide, started The Botanical Scene as a plant pop-up store in late 2020, and has now permanently opened in downtown Kamloops. Score common and hard to find plants like String of Turtles or satisfy your retail craving with unique pots, home decor, and other plant-life products. They are located at 250 Victoria Street and their hours of operation are:
Be sure to also visit Far & Wide for home decor, boutique, and sustainable products at their new location - 353 Victoria Street.
Kamloops Water Sports Rentals
Looking to explore Kamloops waterways? Paddle the South Thompson River and take in the scenic sights of Riverside Park, and Mt. Peter and Mt. Paul by canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard. Kamloops Water Sport Rentals offers day rentals, which includes paddle route suggestions, tips, and the basics of paddling. They are located in downtown Kamloops at 1446 River Street.
The Cure Culinary
Charcuterie lovers rejoice. The Cure Culinary Provisions has opened a storefront in downtown Kamloops serving up local and BC ingredients for a perfect board or a picnic in the park. Discover a variety of artisanal cheeses, meats, jams/sauces, boards, and unique kitchen essentials. Visit them at 607 Victoria Street across from the Noble Pig Brewhouse - their hours of operation are:
Inspire Trails Horsemanship
Giddy up and hit the trails of the Thompson-Nicola by horseback through grasslands and along lakes with Inspire Trails Horsemanship. Guided tours are offered in the morning or afternoon and range from medium to long trail rides for up to 6 guests per group. Keep your eye out along the way for wildlife such as eagles, beavers, and moose. Inspire Trails will be opening for the 2021 season on May 28.
Did you hear the latest scoop? Ice cream shops are spread out across the city. Frozen Paddle, a craft ice creamery inspired by the craft beer movement, is serving up unique flavours with in-house made ingredients in downtown Kamloops. Choose from their Frozen 8 (always on scoop) with flavours like Salted Caramel or Haskap, dairy free options, or their four limited edition flavours added each month - hello Mini Eggs or Chocolate Banana Bread. They are located at 359 Victoria Street and their hours of operation are:
The Ice Cream Social has also settled into their new home on the North Shore. They're scooping 36 flavours of Foothills Creamery Ice Cream including ice cream classics, lactose free, no sugar added, sherbets, and sorbets. Childhood classic ice cream floats are also available. They are located at 388 Tranquille Road and their hours of operation are:
Whether you’re looking for your thrill of adventure, picnic in the park necessities, a sweet treat, or something to freshen up your home, Kamloops is beaming with new places to check out. Be sure to include these on your must check-out list for a future visit to Kamloops when the time is right. Learn more about new experiences that have popped up in Kamloops.