Spring is most definitely in the air and now’s the time to celebrate with some new flavours for the season, check out reopenings of restaurants and other attractions, and find fun ways to enjoy the warm spring weather in Kamloops this month.
Taste new spring wines on the Kamloops Wine Trail
Celebrate the warmer weather with two new wines from Privato Vineyard & Winery that are perfect for spring. The new Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend and the new Sopressa Blanco (a surprise new mate to the red Sopressa) both make a delightful pairing with a picnic at Privato with one of the amazing new charcuterie boxes created by the talented chef at Salty Fig Catering.
Big news is that Harper’s Trail will release their library wine collection in the tasting room when they open for their last month this May. Twelve panel tasters tasted through 44 wines from 11 vintages and now the best of them will be available as part of the library collection! Select vertical wine bundles will also be available online for the winery’s last season.
Explore multicultural cuisines on the North Shore
Head to the North Shore to taste your way around the world this spring. Start your journey in West Africa with traditional cuisine such as jollof at Tobilicious Kitchen, try Jamaican classics like roti and jerk chicken at Jamaican Kitchen or get stuck into Mexican fare at Hacienda Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine, Senor Froggy’s Restaurant, and Taco Rojo Cantina Auténtico in the new Yew Street Food Hall. Transport yourself to Europe with Italian food at Porcini Pasta Fresca, and Syro’s Spaghetti & Steak House, or take a trip to Greece at Farro’s Greek Restaurant and Minos Greek.. Spice things up with Indian meals from Authentic Dhaliwal’s Kitchen or Spice India Cuisine, or send your senses to China at Lee’s Garden Chinese, Lotus Inn Restaurant, Moon Wok, and Oriental Express. Eat your way around the rest of Asia with Japanese dishes at Blue Fish Sushi, Edo Japan, and Hatsuki Sushi, fusion food at Naran Korean & Japanese, and Vietnamese food at Lemongrass Restaurant.
Enjoy fresh spring flavours at Mason's Kitchen & Bar
Hungry for some fresh flavours? Introducing Mason's Kitchen & Bar’s new Pacific Rim Salad Bowl, the perfect dish to welcome the spring season! This vibrant and refreshing salad features a bed of crisp lettuce and fluffy rice, topped with an array of roasted vegetables, including tender asparagus and sweet grape tomatoes. The sweet and nutty flavour of sweet kale and pea sprouts adds a delightful crunch to this bowl. Finally, a drizzle of mouth-watering roasted sesame and ginger soy vinaigrette ties all the flavours together for a deliciously satisfying meal. Come and savour the taste of spring with the Pacific Rim Salad Bowl.
Dig into seasonal spot prawns at Cordo Resto + Bar
Using locally grown organic produce whenever possible, Cordo Resto + Bar’s Executive Chef Mitch Shafer makes the most of the changing seasons with spring dishes that showcase local delicacies with short seasons like BC Spot Prawns (with cilantro, avocado, radish, and tostadas). On the menu you’ll also find spring risotto with fresh herbs, spinach, peas, local asparagus, Grana Padano, and toasted sunflower seeds and dishes like Beets + Berries with salt-roasted local beets, beet soil, radish, dill, local berries, and strawberry vinaigrette.
Eat farm to table spring dishes at Isagani Restaurant
Springtime brings us so much fresh produce and Isagani F2T (Farm to Table) recently opened within the Prestige Hotel, making the most of seasonal produce to offer breakfast and dinner to hotel guests and other diners, too. Try fresh dishes like poached pear salad, which features local pears, Salt Spring Island blue cheese, candied pecan, wild arugula and sun dried balsamic vinaigrette. Fill up at breakfast with a choice of bennies, waffles and French or Dutch style crepes.
Get your family active with Kamloops E Ride
Springtime is the best time to get you and your family into something new and fun, like an ebike from Kamloops E Ride. Get around town with ease and stay active while exploring the beautiful city. Take a test ride from Kamloops E Ride’s huge lineup and supercentre of ebikes and everything else you need for ebiking! Get set up for all your riding needs and remember to protect your investments with bike locks and trackers. Get a rear car rack for your vehicle to transport your ebikes or accessorize your ebike with the latest products this spring.
Make memories at the Memorial Cup concerts
Party al fresco in the warm spring air and celebrate the kick off in Kamloops of the 2023 Memorial Cup on May 25 (to June 4). Fans can get a free ticket to see the Arrival of the Cup presented by Kia on May 25 at 4pm at the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Powwow Arbour. Marking the arrival of the prestigious Memorial Cup trophy, the event will also feature a welcome & prayer by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc along with introductions of all four Memorial Cup teams.
The fun continues with two-time JUNO award-winning rock band The Glorious Sons performing at The Riverside Party on May 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Molson Canadian Hockey House, an entertainment zone located just outside the Sandman Centre. Throughout the two weeks it’ll be home to concerts, viewing parties for each Memorial Cup game, a speaker series, food and beverage options, and official event merchandise. Check out the free concert series with performances by DJ Shub (May 31), Gord Bamford (June 1), Dear Rouge (June 3) and local musicians.
Enjoy new rentals at Bruker Marina
Bruker Marina and Beach Club is open for the season starting May Long Weekend with new spring dishes at the Dockside Grill, a new gas dock and the new docks for Moorage 8 still remaining for the 2023 season. New additions to the rental fleet include four brand new 2023 Sea-Doo GTI HO and a new 2023 Lowe 25ft luxury pontoon boat with 200hp. Introducing the latest in water performance technology the jet-propelled Raddin surf boards and MSLR E-foils will keep you in the game without the cost of a boat. So head there to join the club and make the most of the sunshine!
Kamloops in May offers a plethora of activities for everyone to enjoy, from indulging in multicultural cuisines to exploring the Kamloops Wine Trail, relishing in fresh spring flavours at Mason's Kitchen & Bar or digging into seasonal spot prawns at Cordo Resto + Bar. Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather by getting active with Kamloops E Ride and make lasting memories at the Memorial Cup concerts. The city offers a variety of fun and exciting options for everyone to enjoy this spring season.