Scott's Inn And Restaurant

Looking for nostalgic dinner vibes with a menu full of homemade Canadian classics? Head on down to Scott's Inn and Restaurant on the East end of Downtown. And bring your appetite!

If you are looking for a full iconic dinner experience, order yourself a Scott's EPIC Burger. Oliver, who knows his way around a big burger, had to tap out and bring his fries home despite his best efforts.

The EPIC Burger at Scott's is 2 thick burger patties draped in melted cheese and perfectly cooked bacon. It has all the burger fixings you love and lots of fresh vegetables to cut the grease. The burgers were nicely charred, and the ooey-gooey cheese and smokey bacon make it the burger of every dad's dreams.

Hot Tip: Splurge and get the gravy. Pretty sure love songs have been written about this gravy.

Use your Luv'n the Loops Pass for 15% off your meal if you spend over $20, not including alcohol. Get all those savings, a burger the size of your head, and support a cute local joint at the same time.

Monte Creek Winery

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Kamloops is home to four wineries that each offer a unique tasting experience.

Monte Creek Winery offers visitors a more refined, structured winery experience within their beautifully constructed polished-concrete tasting and dining space with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Monte Creek Winery has an established lineup of wines that range from sweeter mixed with fruits to fryer whites and our favourite, the Frontenac Gris, with strong pineapple notes and a not-to-sweet after-taste. Join them for the afternoon to shop at their storefront, taste wines, grab a bite in their restaurant, tour their apiary or sit in the sun in their picnic field.

Monte Creek Winery is part of the Luv'n the Loops Pass and has an offer for a free wine tasting for 2 until June 30, 2022.

Hacienda Cielito Lindo

Hacienda Cielito Lindo, located on Kamloops' North Shore, invites customers to enjoy an authentic meal, entertainment, and bold flavours of their country.

As soon as we saw the menu, we knew we had to try the Molcajetes.

Molcajetes are steak, chicken fajitas, chorizo, and cochinita served in warm volcanic rock with green sauce, mozzarella cheese, jalapeño, and green onion roast. It comes with 3 warmed flour tortillas to eat the Molcajetes with. This is a gorgeous, meat-intense dish of flavours that has been having a fiesta in the bowl for a long time. 

We also indulged in some Horchata rum drink and the chimichanga, both of which were AMAZING.

We went on a Saturday, and with our Luv'n the Loops Pass, we took advantage of their $7 Micheladas. Think a classic Caesar mixed with a Mexican beer. The drink comes with a traditional Tamarind Straw, which is a Smokey, sweet, sticky tamarind fruit and coconut sugar wrapped around a straw rolled in chilli powder.

Depending on the day, there are different deals at Hacienda Cielito Lindo with Luv'n the Loops:

4 Tacos For $12 Tuesday-Friday From 3:00-5:00pm, 2-for-1 Margaritas On Tuesdays, $5 Imported Beers On Friday, $7 Micheladas On Saturday.

The Vic Downtown

Sippin' coffee at The Vic Downtown and watching the bustle of downtown Kamloops is one way to beat the heat this summer.

Purveyors of some of the tastiest coffee this side of the Interior, all roasted in-house, The Vic takes their beans very seriously. Offering the freshest, fullest flavours available, The Vic has an extensive list of coffee-based drinks, including my favourite Almond Roca Mocha, which is delightful even on the hottest day.

The Vic Downtown is not all about coffee either. From decadent carrot cakes, cinnamon knots, fresh salads, artisan sandwiches, and Nanaimo bars that put grandma's to shame, they have you covered. 

Prefer tea? The Vic has over 60 varieties of loose leaf teas to choose from. You are sure to find a new favourite every visit.

Using your Luv'n the Loops pass will get you 25% off your coffee drink.

Mt. Paul Golf Course

Check out Kamloops' hidden gem, Mt. Paul Golf Course.

Perfect for trying out the sport casually or for those who don't want to leave the city to get in a game of golf.

Mt. Paul Golf Course has a beautiful 9-hole par 32 golf course nestled in the gaze of Mount Peter and Mount Paul. It has a full-service pro shop with experts on hand, perfect for those new to the sport like us.

The driving range is open to everyone and all ages who can swing a club. Rent clubs for a small fee to use on the Driving range, so it's a perfect spontaneous weekend date or Saturday morning with dad. For the driving range, you simply go into the pro shop, buy a ticket for a small, medium, or a large bucket of balls, rent clubs if needed, and then go out to the far end of the driving range and punch in your code to fill your basket (located next to the machine) then it's all about those swings.

There is a restaurant on-site with full meals, snacks, and drinks so you can spend the afternoon, and the 2-tier driving range means you can choose to bathe in the Kamloops sun or hang out in the shade.

With the Luv'n the Loops Pass, you can get a free bucket of balls for the driving range when you purchase a 9-hole round.