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We are the Downtown Kamloops Business Improvement Association!

Downtown Is

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A major part of our goal is the continued development of our beloved Downtown Kamloops.
We invite you to learn more about our development efforts.

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Learn more about what makes Downtown Kamloops special!
Check out our Discover Directory to see all the restaurants, eateries, coffee shops, attractions, events and more!

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Downtown Kamloops is situated on the traditional unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwepemcúlecw; the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people.

Patio Extension Satisfaction Survey 

Cancelled: Block Closure & Block Party

We would like to hear from you!

The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and the City of Kamloops provided relief to the businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the extended patio program. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in B.C, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry banned indoor dining. Following the announcement, City Council approved funding for the extension of patios that could safely accommodate patrons outdoors. There were 21 applications, and numerous extended sidewalks were extended almost immediately, so businesses could extend their patios.

As a patron of Downtown Kamloops, please share your valuable thoughts regarding the extended patios by filling out the survey.

For more information or any questions, please email admin@downtownkamloops.com

To our valued Kamloops friends, residents, and visitors. The following announcement is being made on behalf of the Downtown business community.

In response to the health hazards associated with excessive smoke blanketing our City, the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association has made the difficult decision to once again cancel plans for the Spring(back)Fest Block Party and block closures, scheduled for this upcoming weekend July 29, 30 & 31. The health of everyone in our community is paramount, and air quality conditions at this time are not favourable to outdoor activities. Downtown Kamloops typically hosts in excess of 30 events annually, and were fully prepared to host the block party this weekend.  This is the third time this Block Party had to be cancelled due to environmental conditions that are out of our control – despite our desires.  We are very disappointed to lose our opportunity to connect and renew friendships.

Downtown Kamloops Executive Director, Carl DeSantis said, “We were ready to go and everything was in place for the weekend.  We are extremely disappointed, and know you are also disappointed.  The issue is the relentless smoke in Kamloops.  While smoky conditions may change throughout the day, there is no reasonable expectation individuals will be able to safely enjoy outdoor activities for prolonged periods of time for the foreseeable future.”

Downtown Businesses will continue to operate and appreciate your ongoing support.  Our restaurants, retailers and services continue to offer climate-controlled indoor spaces allowing people to get out of the smoke, and remember, Support Local.

Additionally, if you’re interested in learning more about Spring (Back) Fest, you can find more information on our website. Moreover, you can also find us on Facebook here.

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DOWNTOWN CAP TEAM

The Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team are a group of downtown ambassadors who provide assistance to businesses, tourists, and citizens alike! The CAP Team consists of a Team Supervisor and several patrol members who focus on promoting tourism and safety in the downtown core.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Downtown Kamloops Association Board of Directors is voted annually by the membership and serve a two year term.

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENTS

Downtown Kamloops is the place to be and do business in Kamloops. It is the cultural, historic, and artistic heart of our community. It has all the elements necessary to successfully set up your commercial venture.

PARTICIPATION

Learn more about how you or your business can be involved in the Downtown Kamloops BIA.

RESOURCES & TOOLS

See the resources and tools we’ve gathered to provide information and benefits to businesses and residents of Downtown Kamloops.