Hosting / Co-Hosting KCBIA Social Mixers

Hosting / Co-Hosting KCBIA Social Mixers

Hosting / Co-Hosting KCBIA Social Mixers

Would you like to feature your business, staff, location, or products and services? Downtown Kamloops holds social mixers every two months to enhance communication between the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association (KCBIA) and businesses, create enjoyable networking opportunities and highlight the diverse downtown organizations.  We are looking for interested businesses to host or co-host our future socials on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month.

Social Mixers for 2023 are as follows:

  • April 18th
  • June 20th
  • August 21st
  • October 17th

Ask for more details on hosting/co-hosting a Social Mixer!



Downtown Kamloops partners with the
Kamloops Blazers and Kamloops KIA
for fall and winter Memorial Cup promotion


To drive consumer activity into downtown businesses through contesting to win tickets to Kamloops Blazers’ home games as well as passes to the KIA Memorial Cup Tournament.


During the Blazers season September 23, 2022, to March 27, 2023, patrons can enter at participating downtown businesses for a weekly chance to win a pair of home game tickets to cheer on their Kamloops Blazers. At the end of the regular season, one lucky fan will win two Blazer jerseys and two passes for the 2023 Memorial Cup Tournament!


Participating businesses will be identified by a #WEWANTTHECUP poster visible to patrons, a draw box, and #WEWANTTHECUP staff t-shirts. Posters, draw boxes and entry ballots are freely provided by Downtown Kamloops. T-shirts can be ordered and purchased at cost through Downtown Kamloops. Each Tuesday from September 27th to March 27th our CAP Team collects entries for the weekly Blazers ticket draws. Then, on March 28th we collect all draw boxes and give away the 2023 Memorial Cup grand prize package.

To Participate:

Contact Downtown Kamloops Administration to join the promotion. Please call or e-mail at 250-372-3242 | admin@downtownkamloops.com

Orders for #WEWANTTHECUP Blazer Game Day T-shirts are processed monthly so please plan ahead. Please specify quantity and size.

This campaign will be promoted through traditional media as well as social media platforms.

SpringFest Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

SpringFest Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

May has come around once again with Mother’s Day in tow, which means the return of SpringFest to Downtown Kamloops! From May 6 to 8, come downtown and experience sidewalk sales from a wide array of stores and live music from 10 AM to 4 PM at various locations throughout the downtown core. To top it all off, shopping at participating businesses will give you a chance at winning a grand prize gift basket with merch, gift cards, and so much more from your favourite downtown businesses! So be sure to enter and follow us at @downtownkamloops for SpringFest Deals

We have compiled a list of the best deals to make it easy for you to plan ahead:


Crooked Crown Kamloops

Known for their love for local Candian made goods, Crooked Crown is a gift boutique, bringing specialty curated items to Kamloops (and the dot com). They will be offering a whopping 70%  discount on select items. Located at 404 Victoria St.


Cool Running

They will be offering 25 – 50% off selected apparel and footwear. Cool Running is Kamloops’ local, family-owned “BOUTIQUE” footwear store and they are known for their expertise in getting you a great fitting pair of shoes. They can be found at  351 Victoria Street.


Kamloops Florist 

Your go-to place for the best floral arrangements with staff that go above and beyond to make the customer feel special. They are always booked up for Mother’s day so call in adavcne to stay ahead of the game. You can find them at 605 Victoria St.


The Look Boutique

A renowned stop for women’s clothing in downtown, this boutique has a wide variety of clothing for all occasions. Don’t forget to check out their sale rack. The look can be found on Victoria Street.


Brynn’s Bakery

A staple for every Kamloopsian, this relatively new addition to downtown is known for Artisan baked goods made with fresh, local ingredients and with a whole lot of love. Find them at 424 Victoria Street.


Far and Wide and Botanical Scene

Are you looking for unique finds this mother’s Day? or the perfect plant for that plant-obsessed Mom. Look no further because the girls at Far & Wide and Botanical have your back! And what’s more for SpringFest they will be offering up to 50% of on select merchandise. Hurry. F+W can be found at 353 Victoria St and Botanical Scene at 250 Victoria St,


Desert Rain 

The ultimate gift store downtown, Desert Rain boasts a large variety of merchandise for every occasion including very special deals this Mother’s Day this weekend. You can find them at 217 Victoria St. You can also find their second store Wild Cave at  257 Victoria St.


Mainstreet Clothing Co

MainStreet Clothing opened its doors over 20 years ago in the heart of Downtown Kamloops. They are known for their latest fashion trends with a strong desire to provide the best customer service. You can find them at 221 Victoria Street.


Golden Buddha 

They carry products from all around the world. You can find clothing, giftware and items for metaphysical needs such as incense sticks, prayer flags, books and decks. Golden Buddha will be putting some of their unique items for sale at 247 Victoria St.


Jardine’s Domaine 

This local Kamloops brand needs no introduction but we would like to highlight the new addition to the Jardine’s brand while you are downtown this week JD Home. Don’t miss out an opportunity to check out great deals and win big! Located at 245 Victoria St.


Total Ten Studios

While you shop, don’t forget to pamper yourself by visiting the stylist at Total ten. They have SpringFest deals too with 20% off products. You can enter our giveaways here too. Visit them at 230 Victoria St.


Fergie Customs

Like no other on this list, Fergie is the latest addition to the heart of Kamloops. Fergie offers a variety of Indigenous gift wear and apparel. They also specialize in hydro dipping. They will have a sale table with 15% off. Located at 131 Victoria St.


Ray’s /Brown’s Lock and Key

One time only Ray’s will be joining SpringFest this year with 10% off keys and fobs $3 House keys. Visit them at 226 Lansdowne St.


Son Mai Spa

Son Mai Spa is located at 459 Lansdowne St. From the choice of colours, the artistically-crafted wood detailing and the Zen decor, Son Mai Spa emanates a soothing sense of calm. It’s a weave of traditional Vietnam aesthetics and modern-day spa luxury. You can also enter the draw to win a $60 pedicure at Son Mai Spa.



SpringFest is not limited to Victoria Street. You can visit stores like Volegacy located on 463 Lansdowne St. They stock a variety of giftware and clothing and will be offering up to 70% off select merchandise.


Fashion 5

Fashion 5 is conveniently located downtown on Victoria Street since 2007. They carry an extensive inventory of ladies’ fashions, accessories and jewelry. For SpringFest deals they will be offering 20% off spring sweaters and a $24.99 clearance rack. Find them at 418 Victoria St.



SpringFest is not only about shopping, you can find some great eats while you are out and don; forget you can enter our giveaway at participating restaurants too.

Here are some of our recommendations:


Di Muzio


Mittz  Kitchen


Red Collar


Peter’s Pasta


Hello Toast


He Brew’s Ahava Coffee 


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24th Annual Kamloops Film Festival is Back !

24th Annual Kamloops Film Festival is Back !

What a year! Many of us are reeling from the fact that it has now been over a year of pandemic life, of this “new normal” that we have all become semi-accustomed to. The Kamloops Film Society (and every business for that matter) has been through many highs and lows. This time last year, we had just wrapped up our 24th annual Film Festival. Our closing party was one of the last parties any of us would attend for a long time.

kamloops film festival 2020

The pandemic hit, and we had to close the doors of the Paramount Theatre to the public. The world shut down, and like everyone else, we waited in lockdown. In the meantime, we painted upstairs, organized, and kept occupied, but it wasn’t the same as making our delicious popcorn and seeing our favourite patrons.


Months passed, and finally, a silver lining: a drive-in! Private bookings! Things to occupy our time and give us a source of revenue. The Twin Rivers Drive-In was a huge success last year and gave the community a fun and safe event to attend.

Summer came and went, the nights started getting colder, so the drive-in closed. However, cases were low, so we could reopen the Paramount Theatre with a capacity of 50 patrons in each theatre. We started with only our Thursday Film Series and then cautiously added the weekends as well. The usual stream of patrons was more of a trickle, but it was something! Sadly, as the fall season wore on, the cases grew higher, and we had to close once more: no private bookings, no public showings. In February, we were briefly allowed by Interior Health to reopen with private bookings, however, that was revoked by the Ministry of Health. We were back to waiting.

24(.5)th Kamloops Film Festival

But in the distance, a film festival was on the rise! This journey has been difficult, but we’ve persevered, and we’re back in the office full-time to get ready for our 24(.5)th Kamloops Film Festival. Once again, the City of Kamloops has been our saviour because we can host the Film Festival at McArthur Island from April 21 – May 2. We’ll also be offering films online, which means we’ll be showcasing more movies than ever before! We have a total of 15 films at the drive-in (single tickets on sale now!) and 23 films online. We won’t have any in-person events this year, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun and interactive plans up our sleeve. The rise of zoom meetings and virtual hangouts has given us a unique opportunity to bring in stars and film lovers from around the globe to enjoy and take part in our festival. In times when we must stay safe and healthy for ourselves and our loved ones, we’re glad to continue the festival in this unique way. So stay tuned for a one-of-a-kind film festival that Kamloops will never forget!

Book your tickets: https://www.kamloopsfilmfest.ca/

Contributed by
Emily Brown
Patron Engagement Coordinator
The Kamloops Film Society

Painting Windows for the Holiday Season

Painting Windows for the Holiday Season

Painting windows is a great way to celebrate the holiday season! Downtown Kamloops is providing a list of talented artists who specialize in window-painting who .

For more information about our Downtown Kamloops Storybook Village and how to participate, visit our website.

No matter the theme, these qualified individuals will bring your vision to life:

Ken Wells

Contact Number: 250 574 7112

Email: mercurymediainc@telus.net

Taron Senko

Contact Number: 250 819 9448

Email: senko.taron@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/artbytsko


Shari Rockliff

Contact Number: 778 838 6642


Brittany Martens

Contact Number: 250 570 2442

Email: bdmartens14@gmail.com


Laura Anne

Email: sketched.artist@gmail.com


Happy holidays, stay safe!

A Story Book Village

A Story Book Village

Due to the current pandemic, Kamloops will be hosting a ‘non-parade’ to boost holiday spirits while following social distancing protocols. Businesses of Downtown Kamloops will be paired with designers from past floats to transform windows into holiday displays. Residents, locals, and visitors will have the opportunity to walk or drive through this “go-through” parade as they enjoy stationary floats at a safe distance.

Lights, ornaments, characters, music, and window paint will transform Downtown businesses into a magical scene this winter. Further, each display will represent a storybook page and partner with other businesses to create a holiday tale along each block. Led by a map, residents will have the option to follow classic storybook tales such as “The Nutcracker,” ‘Frosty the Snowman,” “Twelve Days of Christmas,” “A Christmas Carol,”  and so much more!

This will allow for greater flexibility, diversity, and community involvement. It will also showcase our unique local spirit during the holiday season. 

We at Downtown Kamloops believe this alternative will provide an opportunity for community engagement from a safe and responsible distance.

Enjoy your favorite classics, stay safe, and shop local.