#Downtowntogo – We have everything you need!

#Downtowntogo – We have everything you need!

We have everything you may need, right here in Downtown. You can support local by utilizing services from small business owners while staying safe and staying home #Downtowntogo. Their front door might be closed, but these businesses are still available for their customers either through online stores or takeout & delivery services. Some of the following even offer curbside pickup.

Now a sampling of the businesses that are #Downtowntogo:

Mainstreet Clothing Can’t go out? Don’t worry, they’ve got you covered. You can now buy your favorite spring outfits online through their new store https://mainstreetclothing.ca/. You can even get a free front door drop off in Kamloops for orders over $50. As a #thankshealthheroes, Mainstreet is offering 30% off on your next purchase today, tomorrow, next month or whenever that may be.

Jardines Domaine As always, Jardines has been giving back to our community and now it’s our turn to support this awesome local business. Their new spring line is now live on their online store, and they have a massive online sale going on. In appreciation, they have a special deal for all healthcare workers. All you have to do is DM them and they will send you a code to receive a discount in addition to their online sale.

Freshslice Pizza For all you pizza lovers out there, they have a delicious offer for delivery or pick up. You can pay online and receive contactless delivery to your home. On offer is unlimited Medium pizza with 2 toppings at $6.99* If you pick up your order you can save up to 20%. To see more of their deals visit: https://freshslice.com/pizza-near-me/freshslice-pizza-kamloops/

Krob Krua Thai Restaurant Is now open 7 days a week, so you won’t go without their delicious green curry nor their indulgent stir-fries. Plus they are offering all RIH Healthcare staff a 20% discount on pick-up.

Kipp Mallery Pharmacy Has a phone in-clinic option in which they connect you to a physician remotely who can then fax your prescription to the pharmacy. The pharmacy also offers free, fast home delivery of your prescription. Book an appointment at https://medimap.ca/iMedicine-Landmark

Here is a list of all open businesses: https://www.downtownkamloops.com/downtown-kamloops-business-open-updates-ykastrong/

What you can do to #Supportlocal through the COVID-19 pandemic

  1. Order online
  2. Buy gift certificates to use later
  3. Become an advocate through social media
  4. Order takeout once a week from your favourite establishments

Follow us on Instagram as we share stories of #downtowntogo in the following weeks. If you do not see your favourite place listed, email us at events@downtownkamloops.com or admin@downtownkamloops.com.

For more information: https://www.downtownkamloops.com/covid-19/ 

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Good News Stories #YKAStrong

Good News Stories #YKAStrong

Let’s be honest, we are all feeling anxious and unsure by the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and around the world. These ‘Good News Stories’ in Kamloops will uplift your spirit. We will continue to update any good news that we hear through the weeks ahead and encourage you to share these with your family and friends. Remember #YKAStrong!

Thank you to our #healthcareheroes

We are so grateful for the doctors and nurses on the frontlines who have been working tirelessly to make sure we get over this. To salute them Kamloops at 7 PM PST daily have applauding from their homes. Emergency vehicles drive by Royal Inland Hospital to honour these brave souls. Stores like Mainstreet and Jardines are offering special discounts for healthcare staff. Pizza Pi has partnered with Meal Train & Kamloops Food Policy Council to support all RIH healthcare workers. You can donate $20 through E-Transfer which will provide RIH staff with a free large Pizza delivered at home. Pizza Pi has also been providing meals to persons in need through community donations. Good news indeed!

Downtown To Go

Many of our stores downtown have started virtual classes to help the community get through this crisis stronger, together. A local artist and studio Downtown Yvonne Reddick is one such business that has started virtual art classes. You can get virtual fitness classes, wellness workshops and so much more. Read more about health and wellness classes.

Caremongering – Kamloops

This is a movement to spread kindness and help others in the community. Caremongering Kamloops is a 100% volunteer-driven organization with no formal structure. They are providing a neighbour to neighbour service (N2N) to connect people who want to help during this crisis with those who need it. You can sign up on their website www.kamloopscares.ca or join their Facebook page 

#YKAStrong

More than a hashtag and a powerful statement, #YKAstrong is a combined strategy from 8 Kamloops business community leaders. Take a pledge to support our local businesses and community by being a Kamloops ambassador. #YKAstrong will provide streamlined communication and an engagement strategy to address the ongoing effects on businesses in Kamloops. You can also get a #YKAStrong decal to show your support during these unprecedented times.

Farm2Chefs

The Farm2Chef has started a Support Local Challenge to help restaurants connect with local producers. Their goal is to help small businesses remain open through this pandemic. You can do your part by supporting local and entering their challenge. Their first draw is on 6th April.

Parking on Downtown Streets

Yay, it’s FREE…If you are in downtown to Pickup food or any essential items you can avail of free street parking. This parking is meant only for short time customers grabbing takeout or other such necessities. We encourage downtown businesses to ask employees and other long time parkers to find available alternate parking that’s FREE in parkades and all city lots. Please consider the other stressed restaurant businesses that remain open to offer delivery and takeout.

Cafe Motivo

Caffe Motivo ran a Gift Certificate promo for healthcare workers. For every GC purchased they gave a free coffee. The proceeds were donated to Kamloops Fire Rescue.

Jardines Domaine

Jardines Domaine has curated a collection of products for their ‘Comfort Box – We are in this Together Est. 2020’. These boxes are available for men and ladies. Their goal is to raise $1000 for the Kamloops Food Bank. Of every box sold $5 will be donated. This box can be purchased for frontline workers as well as yourself.

Mainstreet Clothing Co

Mainstreet has launched its Spring package giveaway worth $1000 including GC’s from Peter’s Pasta, DIY Body, Flo Designs, K Spin and more. They recognize our community is in dire need of help and will donate $2 for every person who shares this post. $1 will go towards the Kamloops Food Bank and $1 to the BC Wildlife Park. Draw closes May 3!

If you can any good news stories to tell email us at events@downtownkamloops.com or admin@downtownkamloops.com.

To can read more at https://www.downtownkamloops.com/covid-19/

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Community Futures Thompson Country

Community Futures Thompson Country

On March 25th, Community Futures Thompson Country launched two new services to assist businesses in Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere, Sun Peaks and Chase for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses can now access the COVID-19 Loan program and COVID-19 Business Support Program by contacting CFTC.

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COVID-19 Loan program

A new COVID-19 loan program will provide businesses up to $20,000 based on their assessed needs and impact requirements. These loans feature a streamlined application and approval processes, no administration fees, low-interest rates, and interest-only options for the first three months. Information about the loan requirements and application can be found on the CFTC website, www.communityfutures.net or you can contact CFTC by phone at 250-828-8772.

COVID-19 Business Support Program

The business community is facing an incredible amount of stress and confusion trying to access provincial and federal relief funding. To combat this, Community Futures will be providing one-on-one virtual and telephone support through the new COVID-19 Business Support Program. This program will help businesses complete the required application for government relief funding. To access these services call Community Futures Thomspon Country office at 250-828-8772 or email reception@communityfutures.net

Community Futures Thompson Country office is closed to the public as per the direction of the CDC, however you can still reach all CFTC services and staff through phone or email. Contact hours are 8 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Contact Downtown Kamloops by phone at 250-372-3242 or email admin@downtownkamloops.com

For information on resources and updates for COVID-19, visit https://www.downtownkamloops.com/covid-19/

To learn about all downtown business Closures + Takeout Options, vist https://www.downtownkamloops.com/downtown-kamloops-business-closures-updates-ykastrong/

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Resources for Small Business Owners

Resources for Small Business Owners

Most businesses are under an immense amount of stress during this pandemic. It is important as a business owner to stay informed via the latest official updates and ensure the utilization of resources the government has introduced. The following are some resources to assist in preparing for small business owners through this challenging time.

Support for Small Businesses

  • introduced the Canada Emergency Business Account, which provides interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits through their financial institutions. Up to 25% of the loan will be forgiven if repaid by December 31, 2022. More details to follow.
  • offered employers the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) applied at a rate of 75% on the first $58,700 earned by employees, representing a benefit of $847 per week. The program will be in place for a 12-week period, retroactive to March 15 and ending June 6, 2020. Eligible businesses of all sizes and from all sectors of the economy, regardless of the number of workers they employ, that suffer a drop of at least 30% in gross revenues due to COVID-19 in March, April or May, when compared to the same month in 2019, would be able to access the subsidy. This will help businesses to keep paying their employees and to bring laid-off workers back on the payroll.
  • created a new loan guarantee through Export Development Canada (EDC), which provides operating credit and cash-flow term loans of up to $6.25 million. More details to follow.
  • introduced a new co-lending program through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), which will team up with financial institutions to co-lend term loans to support cash-flow requirements.
  • deferred all payments of GST/HST and import duties for all businesses, including individuals who are self-employed, until June 30. This amounts to $30 billion in interest-free loans to Canadian businesses. More details to follow.
  • reduced the administrative burden on businesses by extending the filing deadlines for returns for charities, trusts, partnerships and NR4 information.
  • enhanced the Work-Sharing program to support employers and their workers who are experiencing a downturn in business.
  • worked with the financial sector to ensure an additional $300 billion in lending capacity.
  • created the new Business Credit Availability Program to make more than $10 billion available to Canadian businesses in financing and credit insurance solutions through EDC and BDC.
  • ensured the Canada Revenue Agency will defer tax payment obligation until August 31, 2020, to help businesses with cash flow.
  • made an additional $5 billion available to farmers, producers, agribusinesses and food processors through Farm Credit Canada, as well as giving farmers more flexibility in repaying outstanding Advance Payments Program loans.
  • If you are a tourism operator, a small business or an organization affected by COVID-19 and need pressing assistance, the regional development agencies (RDAs) could assist you with access to federal funding and services.

Contingency plans

It is also vital for Canadian businesses to have contingency plans in place to manage potential financial risks. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has developed a comprehensive preparedness guide for businesses in the face of COVID-19.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is also providing information to help businesses through these difficult times.

For most small business their employees are also impacted due to this pandemic. Here are tools to help employees of small business owners.

Support for your Employees

  • Sickness Employment Insurance Benefits are being offered without the 1-week waiting period and medical certificate. Regular Employment Insurance benefits may also be available to employees laid off due to a temporary or ongoing shortage of work. 
  • For those that are not eligible for Employment Insurance, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit(CERB) will provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers and entrepreneurs who are not receiving a paycheque as a result of COVID-19.
  • To support working families’ children there have been changes boosting Canada Child Benefits Payments.
  • The deadline for filing taxes has been extended until June 1, 2020.
  • Canceled the penalties for Canadians who can’t file tax returns or make tax payments on time.
Businesses that can supply products and services

Public Services and Procurement Canada (formerly PWGSC) is asking companies who can supply products and services to send their information here

For detailed information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html

For more resources: 

https://smallbusinessbc.ca/article/resources-for-small-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19/

For all COVID-related programs and services for businesses

For more information on COVID -19: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

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Community & Innovation #YKAStrong

Community & Innovation #YKAStrong

In this unprecedented time, small businesses and communities show resiliency through community & innovation #YKAStrong. Leadership through this crisis will exponentially determine recovery, and in what strength businesses return. Here are some ideas adopted by local businesses here in Downtown Kamloops:

Develop an online presence

Though social distancing is key and most storefronts are closed, there is still room for small businesses that were not online. They can utilize this time to build an online brand reaching existing as well as new customers. Stores like Mainstreet have now started an online store

Share your resources

This is an essential time to reach the community that has supported you throughout the years. As a restaurant, you can give back by sharing your perishable resources to your employees and their families. The Noble Pig Brewhouse and Forno on 5th lead by example; like many food outlets, they had to close operations immediately. To help relieve economic stress, they support their employees (family) as well as families in need, by preparing ready to pick up meals.

Free knowledge sharing webinars 

We have to stick together during these difficult times. Though it may be harder to reach and support your business colleagues due to social distancing, you can do this virtually. Kelsey Grimm, from Healing Space, took this opportunity to start a free virtual connection webinar. Each Tuesday and Thursday she provides information on how to deal with stress, worry, and anxiety which is being caused by financial difficulties and inability to access counseling services. Please reach out to your neighbors through virtual means of communication to plan and stay connected. Ask us how and we can help you set it up! 

If you have any more ideas or stories of Community & Innovation #YKAStrong, please email events@downtownkamloops.com and admin@downtownkamloops.com

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Downtown Kamloops Business OPEN + Updates #YKASTRONG

Downtown Kamloops Business OPEN + Updates #YKASTRONG

We have put together a list of Downtown Kamloops Business OPEN + Updates which is subject to change. It includes all temporary closures, take-out options, pick-up, online stores, and other business models that will help our community #ykastrong. We will try and update this list the best we can so you can make the necessary decisions. Downtown Kamloops met with many of our local businesses recently to see how they are dealing with this challenging time. Our businesses are working together while ensuring their employees, customers, and the community stay safe. They are taking all the precautions necessary. We should continue to be conscientious and kind to one and other. We are a resilient community indeed!

Last Updated on July 3

Online Stores + Store Fronts:

Here is an updated list of open storefronts and online stores! Please double-check the store’s website for any changes/updates. 

  • Docter Love & Hemp City
    • (250) 314-1440
    • Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
    • Please social distance while in the store
    • Limited amount of people allowed in the store
  • Thrift Seller
    • (250) 374-0487
    • Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • The Look Boutique
    • (250) 828-1000
    • Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
    • Limited amount of people allowed in the store
  • Spitfire Computers
    • (250) 374-0078
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sherwin-Williams Paint Store
    • (250) 372-7818
    • Open Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Movie Mart
    • (250) 828-9988
    • Open Monday to Saturday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Long & McQuade 
    • (250) 828-2234
    • Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • The Modern Family Boutique 
    • (250) 374-8706
    • Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Curbside pick up is available
    • Delivery is free on all orders over $100
  • London Drugs
    • (250) 372-3445
    • Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • 8:00 am to 9:00 am is for seniors shopping
    • Please social distance by keeping 2 meters away from people
  • High Octane Comics
    • (250) 377-8444
    • Open Tuesday to Saturday, Wednesday and Friday are 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday are1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Limited amount of people allowed in the store
  • Andres Electronic Experts 
    • (250) 377-8007
    • Open Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Plaza Liquor Store
    • (250) 377-8075
    • Open Monday to Sunday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Lansdowne Liquor Store
    • (250) 571-1377
    • Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Players Bench 
    • (250) 851-0344
    • Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Please social distance while in the business
    • No public washrooms available
  • Ferguson Equipment
    • (250) 372-3579
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Open for equipment pick-ups and drop-offs
  • Dancy Pants Boutique
    • (250) 314-6634
    • Open, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Check their social media for more information
  • CosmoProf
    • (250) 372-2905
    • Open Thursday to Tuesday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Classic Eyewear Today
    • (250) 374-3937
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Please schedule an appointment by phone
  • Cloverdale Paint
    • (250) 377-8718
    • Open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Limit of 5 people allowed in the store
    • Still accepting curbside pickup
  • Bikini Bills
    • (250) 828-9400
    • Open Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Anderson’s Sewing Centre
    • (250) 374-1154
    • Open Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
    • Storefront is still open
  • Instinct Adornment 
    • (250) 377-3877
    • Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please sanitize hands upon entering
    • 6 people allowed in the store
  • Arwen’s Apparel
    • (778) 257-3344
    • Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Upon entering please sanitize your hands
    • Dressing rooms are open
  • Cycle Logic
    • (250) 374-4515
    • Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Brown’s Repair
    • (250) 372-3656
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Dollarama
    • (250) 372-0810
    • Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sundays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Please follow arrows on the floor
  • Casa Decor
    • (250) 372-2588
    • We only allow appointments right now
    • Open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Mainstreet Kamloops (Special offers for healthcare workers)
    • (250) 374-3018
    • Local front store deliveries (purchases over $60) Tuesdays & Fridays 1-4 pm 
    • Curbside Pickup Fridays 11am – 1pm 
  • Jardines Domaine (Special offers for healthcare workers)
    • (250) 374-1424
    • Storefront open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Online shopping, delivery & pick up available!
  • Blue Sky Clothing
    • (236) 425-1100
    • Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
    • Online Store https://blueskyclothingco.com/
    • Personal Shopping by Appointment: 9AM – 10AM & 5PM – 6PM
    • kamloops@blueskyclothingco.com
  • Castles & Ciao Bella Boutique
    • (250) 374-6704 
    • Storefront Now Open! 
    • Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:00pm, Saturday – 9:30 – 5:00pm, Sunday: 12-4
    • We are still providing curbside pick-up which is available during store hours: 
      • Free shipping on all orders over $100,
      • A flat rate of $15 for orders $99 and under.
  • McAllister & Howard Clothiers
    • 250-372-9588
    • NEW STOREFRONT HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm 
  • Barnacle Records
    • 250-372-1963
    • We are open regular hours! Please check out barnaclerecords.com to shop for a wide variety of new and used vinyl. We ship to folks outside of Kamloops. Thank you for your continued support!
    • Mon-Fri: 11am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: Closed
  • Modern Family Boutique
    • 250-374-8706
    • We are currently operating at reduced hours:
      Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
      You can also shop online using the SHOP NOW Button and choose:
      1) Curbside Pickup (pickup during store hours) or
      2) Free Local Delivery on all orders over $100 (Please select Shipping)
  • Kamloops Florist
    • Thank you to all our loyal customers who have continued to support Kamloops Florist over the last few months.
      At this time we are still delivering in Kamloops and Sun Peaks Monday through Friday. However, our storefront will remain closed until further notice. Our website is updated daily with current product availability. Please place your orders on the website for delivery or curbside pick up.
  • Big Boot Inn
    • (250) 372-3551
    • The storefront is open! Online shopping is also available. Check out our website!
    • Mon – Fri: 9:15-5:30, ​​Saturday: 9:30-5:00, ​Sunday & Holidays: Closed
  • Red Wing Shoes
    • (250) 851-2668
    • During this time, we may not be in the store, but are able to meet you in short order. Please don’t hesitate to call us and we will make arrangements. Thank you!
  • Crooked Crown
    • (250)-214-7000
    • Tuesday Curbside Pickup: Order by 2:30 pm on Tuesday, and pick up your order from 404 Victoria St between 3 pm – 5 pm.
    • Saturday Curbside Pick Up: Order by 10 am on Saturday, and pick up your order from 404 Victoria St between 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Please proceed to the door where a safe pick up zone will be set up!
  • Far & Wide
    • (250) 571-1479
    • Open Thursdays and Fridays from 12-6 and Saturdays between 12-4 and Sunday 12-4 In the meantime, check out the online store for your shopping needs! Pickup services and delivery available. More information to come, stay connected via Instagram & Facebook 
  • The Golden Buddha
    • (250) 374-1578
    • Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering and maintain social distancing
    • Online pick up is still allowed call or email to place your order
  • Volegacy 
    • (236) 425-0097
    • The storefront now open again!
    • Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM, Sundays: Closed
  • Ms. Whimsy’s Gift Emporium
    • (778) 644-5149
    • Storefront open 10am – 5pm
  • Desert Rain Giftware
    • (236) 425-2555
    • Storefront open Monday to Saturday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • 808 & Bench
    • (236) 425-1200
    • Storefront Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 12 pm – 5 pm! Also available for online shopping.
  • Kennell’s Shoes Ltd. 
    • (250) 374-1711 or (250) 371-3109
    • Storefront hours Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, please call the numbers provided to set up an appointment outside of these hours.
  • All Aboard Games
    • (250) 377-0745
    • Storefront open 7 days a week: 10 am – 6 pm. Check out their website for online shopping deals!
  • Doctor Love & Hemp City
    • (250) 314-1440
    • Storefront open Monday to Sunday from 10 am – 10 pm!
  • Cool Running, Walking and Fitness
    • (250) 253-2737
    • The storefront is now open! 10am – 5pm. We are doing everything we can to keep ourselves, our shoppers, and our community safe. If you’re not comfortable coming into the store, call Ray 250-253-2737 and we will arrange to deliver safely.
  • The Ruby Room
    • (250) 828-7829
    • Open Monday to Saturday 10:30 am – 5 pm. We will unfortunately not be accepting dropoffs of items due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation at this time.
    • In the meantime, check out The Ruby Room Pop-Up Shop on Facebook!
  • 406 Sportswear LTD.
    • (250) 828-6297
    • The storefront will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No more than 4 people in the store at one time. Private appointments are also available, please e-mail us at 406sportswearltd@gmail.com
  • Instinct Adornment & Arwen’s Apparel 
    • (250) 377-3877
    • SHOWROOM IS OPEN! We will be limiting clients to 6 in the studio to allow for social distancing. Clients may try on clothing, at their choice.
    • Storefront Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am –  5pm.
  • Soul Stones 
    • (778) 921-0303
    • Offering Curbside Pickup can be reached through Facebook & Instagram and also via email soulstoneskamloops@gmail.com
  • First Comes Love Gowns & Events
    • (778) 471-2445
    • To visit our store, book an appointment either over the phone or online and we will contact you with important info regarding our new procedures and what to expect during your appointment.
  • Lavender Lingerie Kamloops
    • (250) 314-1223
    • Storefront is now open 10 AM – 4 PM Tuesday to Saturday
  • The Bench Jewelry Co.
    • Call (259) 377-8871 or (604) 997-5635
    • (Normal Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 5pm)
    • Temporary hours: by appointment or Thursday – Saturday.
  • Second Chances Thrift Store
    • (236) 425-1615
    • Open from 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Saturday
  • Afternoon Auxiliary RIH
    • (250) 314-2331
    • Open 11 am until 2 pm Monday through Saturday
    • Social distancing rules in place

Take Out & Delivery Food: Some restaurants have opened for dine-in again, while some are still waiting before doing so. Note: the information here is subject to change daily, please call ahead of time to see what options they have available for you! 

  • Tongdak
    • (778) 471-6200
    • Open Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am to 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 11:30 am to 6:30 pm the rest of the time
    • Please follow the arrows on the floor
  • Carlos O’ Bryans
    • (250) 374-4113
    • Open Regular house
    • 6 people per table
    • Please wait outside and a hostess will show you to your seat
  • Central Station Pub
    • (250) 372-3388
    • Open Monday to Sunday 10:00 am to 12:00 am
    • 6 people per table and please don’t change seats
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering the pub
  • Denny’s
    • (250) 374-6369
    • Open Monday to Sunday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
    • Call to reserve a table or order with Skip the Dishes, Door Dash or Pickups available too
  • DQ
    • (250) 372-3744
    • Open Monday to Sunday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
    • Drive-thru, Skip the Dishes, and Door Dash and walk-ins allowed
  • Booster Juice
    • (250) 828-7113
    • Open Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Pick up, Skip the Dishes, Mitchie’s Delivery, and Door Dash available
    • Limit of 2 people allowed in the store at all times
  • Hoja Mongolian Grill
    • (250) 372-3166
    • Open Monday to Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm Saturday 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday to 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Open for dining in and take out
  • Hello Toast
    • (250) 372-9322
    • Opening Monday, July 6, 2020
  • ahhYay – Wellness Café
    • (250) 377-0199
    • Available for Delivery through Skip the Dishes
  • Krob Krua
    • (250) 828-0645
    • Pick Up & Delivery available through Mitchie’s Delivery
  • Peter’s Pasta 
    • (250) 372-8514
    • Tuesday – Saturday 5 pm till closing
    • Take out starts at 4:30 pm
  • Smorgasbord Deli
    • (250) 377-0055
    • Take out only
  • Eden Bento Café
    • 778-471-7072
    • Take out & Delivery available
  • FreshSlice Pizza
    • 778-471-1122, Take out and Delivery available
    • Storefront open 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Monday to Saturday
  • Casa Azul
    • 778-471-6364, Take out and Delivery available
    • Friday & Saturday 12pm – 8pm, Sunday 2pm -8pm
  • Boston Pizza
    • (250) 374-0977
    • Limited Seating Dine in. Delivery available, 15% on take-out, and pickup!
  • Mittz Kitchen
    • 778-471-5050
    • Open again for dine-in! Take out available! 
    • Monday to Friday open at 11 am, Saturday & Sunday, open at 10 am.
  • Red Collar Brewing
    • 778-471-0174
    • No kitchen service at this time, limited seating available!
  • Jacob’s Noodle & Cutlet 
    • (778) 471-3597
    • 12 PM – 8 PM
    • Take out & Delivery Available
  • Kelly O’Bryan’s 
    • (250) 828-1559
    • Back to regular hours! Limited seating capacity, take out & delivery available!
  • Senor Froggy
    • (250)-374.8282
    • Dine-in (indoor/outdoor – limited seating), Mon-Sat 11 am – 730pm
    • Take Out Mon-Sat 10 am – 8 pm
    • Delivery links, full menu, hours, allergy info, safety plan and more at senorfroggy.ca
    • Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates
  • Di Muzio Ristorante
    • (250) 571-1171
    • Open for both dine-in and take-out
    • Open at 5 pm
  • Maurya’s 
    • 250-377-4969
    • Open Monday – Saturday 4pm – 8pm.
    • Order online for delivery & take-out: mauryascusine.com
  • The Coconut
    • (250) 377-1160
    • Open for dine-in, take-out & delivery. Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 7:30pm
    • Located inside 340 Victoria Street food court.
  • Pizza Pi
    • 250-377-0700
    • Delivery available! Front window take-out available as well.
    • Growler’s available for take-out!
  • Klasske’s Bistro
    • (236) 425-0500
    • Open for take-out Monday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm
  • Caffe Motivo
    • (250) 372-3565
    • Limited seating available
    • No online orders available at this time
    • Open Monday to Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm. Stay connected on Instagram for updates!
  • Passek’s Classics Cafe & Catering
    • 250-314-1114
    • Dinner available for delivery through Mitchie’s Delivery
    • Tuesday-Friday 9am-1:30pm AND 4:00-6:30pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 9-1:30
  • Oriental Gardens Restaurant
    • 250-372-2344
    • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Pick-ups and delivery available
  • Alchemy
    • (778) 471-0096
    • Open again for dine-in 4 pm – Midnight. Limited seating available.
  • Papa G’s 
    • 778-471-4799
    • Open again for dine-in! Limited seating available.
    • Open Monday – Saturday 7am – 9pm, Catering available 4pm – 9pm, Take-out & delivery also available.
  • The Vic 
    • (250)-320-1443 or (250) 374- 6487
    • Open Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Dorian Greek House 
    • (250) 377-8786
    • Open for delivery & curbside pick-up!
  • Cocoa Dot Cakes
    • (778) 696-2368
    • Our pre-order menu will be made available on Sundays!:
      * Ordering will be open until Thursday at Noon.
      * We will be open for pick-ups on Fridays and Saturdays from Noon until 4:00 pm
      * Cupcakes and cakes can still be ordered, just send us a message!
      * The online store is open again and is being updated regularly
  • The Noble Pig Brewhouse
    • (778) 471-5999
    •  Open Monday to Sunday 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm for our Take & Bake and Pantry Goods! Call 778 471-5999
  • Amplified Cafe
    • (250) 828-2789
    • Get coffee beans delivered! Go to: www.coffeekamloops.com OR email: ineedcoffee@amplifiedcafe.com
    • Storefront open for take-out! Check Facebook for hour updates!
  • Swiss Pastries & Bakery Cafe
    • 250-372-2625
    • Offers Take-out & Delivery, order by 3 pm for next-day pick-up! (Fridays + Saturdays)
  • Frankly Coffee & Bistro
    • 250-851-9909
    • Offers Take-out & Delivery
  • Blenz Coffee
    • 778-360-9399
    • Open for limited dine-in & take-out, 6 am – 6 pm Sunday to Saturday
  • The Art We Are 
    • (250) 828-7998
    • Open from 9 am until 9 pm Monday through Saturday with a maximum of 50% capacity
  • Moxie’s Bar and Grill
    • (250) 852-6710
    • Open from 11 am until 10 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11 am until 11 pm Friday and Saturday
    • Open at 50% capacity with social distancing rules in place

Drive-Thru:

  • DQ (As well as Take out)
  • Starbucks (As well as Take out)
  • Tim Hortons (As well as Take out)

Others:

 

  • Canada Post
    • Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Please follow the arrows in the store
  • Buzz’s Autobody
    • (250) 372-7511
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Besanger Law
    • (778) 471-1810
    • Please call to book an appointment
  • Dr. Steven Meredith
    • (778) 471-5979
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    • Please book an appointment by phone
    • Email for more information
  • Hallgren Plastic Surgery
    • (250) 851-4465
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Please book an appointment by phone
  • CML
    • (250) 372-1232
    • Please book an appointment by phone or email
    • Only 2 people allowed in the reception area
  • Gillespie & Co. LLP
    • (250) 374-4463
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please don’t come in if you have Covid symptons
  • Morelli Chertkow LLP
    • (250) 374-3344
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Call or email to book an appointment
    • 1 client in the office at a time allowed
  • Bilkey Law Corporation 
    • (778) 471-4350
    • Please call their office for more information
  • Priddle Law Group
    • (250) 434-8911
    • Open Monday to Friday
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering office
  • Bradford F. Smith Law Corporation
    • (778)471-7200
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering office
  • Zak & Decker 
    • (250) 372-1221
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering office
  • Craig Nixon Law Corporation
    • (250) 374-1555
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering office
  • Jensen Law Corportation 
    • (250) 374-7777
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Natalie L Herbert
    • 1(236) 425-1981
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Upon entering office please ring the bell and proceed to the handwashing station
  • Watson & Haines
    • (250) 372-8803
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Martain & Martain Lawyers
    • (250) 828-6175
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP
    • (250) 372-1234
    • Open By appointments
    • All will signings will be done by video conference
  • Woitas McLeod Law
    • (250) 374-3337
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Derek Smoluk
    • (250) 374-2727
    • Open by appointments only
    • Call or email to book an appointment
  • City Hall
    • (250) 828-3311
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • I.T. Isin Solutions 
    • (250) 682-4746
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • The Travelodge
    • (800) 578-7878
    • Booking available online and through phone call
    • Frequent cleaning and sanitization by staff
  • The Plaza Hotel
    • (250) 377-8075
    • Open Bookings available online and through phone call
  • The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre 
    • (250) 374-1999
    • Booking available through call-ins and online
    • Please social distance with guests and staff
  • Kamloops Billards Club
    • (250) 377-7665
    • Open Friday 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham
    • (250) 372-7761
    • Book online or call to book a room
    • Complimentary travel hand sanitize given to guests
    • Frequent cleaning and sanitization by staff
  • Delta Hotel by Marriott
    • (250) 372-2281
    • Book online or call to book a room
    • Please maintain 6 feet distance from guests and staff
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    • (250) 851-0026
    • Book online or call to book a room
    • Please social distance, stay 6 feet away
    • All rooms have been disinfected
  • BGC
    • (250) 374-8600
    • Staff is currently working from home
  • BCLC
    • (250) 828-5500
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    • Tickets available online
  • Axis Family Resources
    • (250) 851-2947
  • Paladin Security
    • (250) 377-8299
    • Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Pirate Palace Tattoo Studios 
    • (778) 471-5666
    • Open for appointments only
  • Kamloops Museum and Archives
    • (250) 828-3576
    • Open Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 am- 4:30 pm
    • Maximum of 15 people allowed in the museum
    • Please don’t touch anything
  • KCBIA
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Please Sanitize your hands when entering the business
  • WSP
    • 1 (250) 374-5252
    • Working from home not open to the public yet
  • Boldersyde Custom Tattoo
    • No guests allowed because of limited space
    • Please call to book an appointment (250) 377-3780
    • Open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Mystic Moon Tattoos
    • Opening June 24, 2020
    • Please wear a mask
    • Book appointment online or phone (778) 538-0394
  • Roving K9 Kare
    • (250) 374-5273
    • Open for appointments only
    • 6:30 am-6:30 pm Monday to Friday
  • 4Cats Art Studio
    • (778) 471-6335 or kamloops@4cats.com
    • Open for Online orders as well as Spring Session Classes Online
  • Life.Ink.Tattoo
    • Appointment Only
    • Must wear a mask to enter
    • Call (778) 471-1733
  • Castanet Kamloops
    • (604) 828-1144
    • 275 Seymour Street
    • Our office is open but we are booking appointments

Grocery and Pharmacies

For Wellness Needs

During these times there are higher levels of stress, worry, and anxiety for some. With social distancing, there can be a feeling of disconnection and isolation. There can be financial difficulties and an inability to access counselling services.

  • Continental Barber shop 
    • (250) 374-6042
    • Open Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please book an appointment the day you want a haircut
    • Doors will be locked we will unlock them once it’s time for your appointment
  • Country Garden Greenhouse
    • (250) 377-0055
    • Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Blowfish hair Studios
    • (778) 471-5540
    • Open Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday and Friday  9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands
  • Ardeo Spa and Salon
    • (250) 374-8881
    • Open for appointment’s only arrive 5 minutes early
    • Please wear a mask and fill out the wavier form
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering the salon
  • Yoga Loft
    • Now offering online classes
    • Please don’t arrive any sooner than 15 minutes before class
    • (250) 828-6206
  • High Maintenance Beauty Salon
    • Open by appointment only (250) 434-1820
    • Call your technician once you arrive they will come and meet you
    • Please sign the Covid-19 Waiver form and wear a mask
    • No guests allowed
  • Interior Academy
    • Opening June 22, 2020 bookings begin July, 2,2020
    • Please wear a mask
    • Please no guests with you
    • No cash allowed
    • (250) 374-1719
  • Sugar & Spice
    • Please wear a mask
    • Book online or by phone (250) 851-1719 Monday to Saturday
  • Healing Spaces 
    • Free Virtual Community Connections every Tuesday & Thursday starting 24th March, and taking new clients and can be reached through email or phone for an appointment.
  • Seasons Health Therapies is offering telehealth services.
  • K-Spin Studio (Virtual Classes)
  • Barre Kamloops (Virtual Classes)
  • SKIN Kamloops 
    • 20% OFF – email or call to place an order and receive free shipping or curbside delivery
  • Aina Organic Spa
    • Visit their Online store with door drop deliveries. You can also purchase gifting care packages for those that need some cheering up as well as for yourself!
  • Let’s Move Studio
    • (250) 372-9642
    • We are open with a full schedule of in-person and virtual offerings.

Dentists / General Physicians / Optometrists

  • Twin Rivers Dental
    • (250) 374-1511
    • Open Monday to Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Upon entering clinic please sanitize your hands and answer the questions
    • Please wear a mask while in the reception area
  • Riviera Dental Clinic
    • (250) 314-1234
    • Open Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please answer all COVID-19 questions asked upon entering the clinic
    • Please maintain 2-meter distance with others in the clinic
    • Temperatures will be taken
  • Dr. Dan Dagasso Orthodontics
    • (250) 828-6208
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please use the app or call to book an appointment
    • Limited amount of people allowed in the office and sanitize your hands upon entering
    • Text when you arrive and a team member will escort you to the office
  • Thompson Valley Dental
    • (250) 374-4544
    • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Please maintain social distancing and sanitize your hands
    • Also, complete and sign the Covid-19 risk form
  • Riverside Dental Clinic
    • (250) 372-1237
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands
    • Wait in your car and not the waiting room
    • Maintain 6 feet distance
  • Kamloops Dental Centre
    • (250) 372-3030
    • Open Tuesday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
    • Please book an appointment
  • Empire Dental
    • (250) 374-7227
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Please fill out the Covid-19 form from the email they will send you 1-2 hours before the appointment
    • Upon entering please sanitize your hands
    • Please arrive solo because of the limit of people allowed in
  • Columbia Dental
    • (250) 372-1455
    • Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Please book an appointment online or call to book one
  • Hearing Life
    • No walk-ins appointments only
    • Limited amount of customers allowed in the clinic
    • 1 (888)-221-4326
  • Nicola Eye Care Optometrists
    • (778) 657- 8210
    • Open 7:30 am until 5 pm Monday through Saturday
    • By appointment only
  • Optiks International
    • purchase glasses and get repairs done
    • Dr. Vroom is the optometrist and she is seeing patients for appointments and booking only about a week out for those who want to get in somewhere ASAP
    • Book Appointment: https://optiksinternational.ca/book-an-eye-exam
    • Optiks Optometry is Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm for eye exams, contact # is 250-828-0252
    • Optiks International is open Monday to Friday 9:30-5:30 and Saturdays 9:30-5 for appointments to look at glasses/get adjustments and repairs. Their # is 250-851-8992

Temporary Closures until further notice:

  • Cathy McLeod
  • KTSA
  • Fulton & Company LLP
  • Cactus Jacks Nightclub
  • Western Canada Theatre
  • Kamloops Courthouse Gallery Society
  • Sharks Club
  • Kamloops Symphony
  • Kamloops Inn
  • Kamloops Art Gallery
  • Fashion 5
  • Kamloops Blazers
  • Countdown Escape Rooms
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Commodore
  • Forno on 5th
  • Fashion 5 Ladies Wear
  • Ninth Lab

If you are aware of a change in Downtown Kamloops Business open + Updates, please contact us at email events@downtownkamloops.com and admin@downtownkamloops.com If you are a business downtown, we request you to take a few minutes to share your feedback. As a small business, you can find resources for COVID-19 here.

Kindly note all these timings are subject to change and we urge you to check with businesses before visiting.

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Downtown is Open!

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In these trying times when fear and panic grips our communities, we should remember that small businesses are inevitably going to be weighed down by the impact of COVID-19. These are the friendly smiles that greet you every morning with your cup of fresh coffee and your favourite lunch place. These are amazing stores that know your personal style and preferences. They are doing their best to persevere through these difficult times. These individuals are risk-takers that do everything to keep downtown vibrant through all seasons. Downtown Kamloops wants you to know that downtown is open. Social distancing is key and we should do our best to follow these important practices. However, we should try to support the businesses that do so much for the community through various initiatives like sponsoring events, non-profits, and giving back to the Kamloops community. We love and celebrate the local businesses that make Kamloops special. They choose to invest time, money, and their heart into our community and they help to make up a sustainable economy. We are thankful for these businesses! Downtown Kamloops encourages you to think of our local business and to shop local with them when you can during these challenging times. Kamloops let’s help our business community flourish through these times by buying products locally. For all our small businesses, check out @smallbusinessbc for tips on how to stay safe while staying open. Click Here If you have any tips or ideas to help support these businesses, please comment below. Thank you for all your support Kamloops! Additionally, if you’re looking for more information about downtown Kamloops, you can find us on our website here. Moreover, if you want to learn more about what’s going on with the coronavirus, you can find more information here.

Downtown Kamloops VOTE YES – Kamloops Centre for the Arts

Downtown Kamloops VOTE YES – Kamloops Centre for the Arts

Upcoming Elections Kamloops Centre for Arts

In anticipation of the upcoming elections on April 4th for the Kamloops Centre for Arts, Carl DeSantis, Executive Director of Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, said, “I am encouraging each of you to join downtown businesses and services on April 4th and vote yes.”

KCBIA is eager for this unique space in the core of the city to be approved. KCA uses are seemingly endless for both the city and Downtown Kamloops. This centre can be used not just for theatre production but also for concerts that pass the city due to inadequate facilities and resources, graduations, sporting banquets and business meetings. This centre for the community will be in downtown Kamloops at 4th Avenue and Seymour. It will be an economic driver for the city of Kamloops, contributing to the revitalization of Downtown to a vibrant arts and cultural scene. As per Carl DeSantis, “the KCA will allow us to maintain a smaller city feel while benefiting from bigger city resources and events.”

Maren Luciani, Director KCBIAMaren Luciani, Director KCBIA, said, “As a Board Member for the KCBIA and a small business owner in the Downtown, I am more than thrilled to see our city diversify to include a strengthened focus on arts and culture. The KCA will enhance the downtown experience by supporting existing businesses and encouraging new businesses to locate here. It will provide much-needed vibrancy in the evenings and an incentive for more young professionals to move here. We are going to see a lot of positive changes and new developments in DowntownDowntown over the next 5-10 years, given a shortage of land in suburban areas and a heightened desire for more culture and entertainment. I am excited to be a part of this significant shift to a more sustainable community!”

Many businesses in Downtown have publicly announced their support. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2uTwXb3

To show your support, purchase a Memberships at www.kamloopscentre.ca. As well as WCT and KSO performances as well as at the Kamloops Art Gallery. 

The KCBIA strongly urges everyone to get out and vote on April 4th.

 

 

Authorized by the KCBIA, registered sponsor under LECFA, contact information 250 – 372 – 3242