Downtown is growing and we are excited! 2021 has seen a number of new businesses and there is an emerging trend in Downtown of new faces since 2020. Even though the pandemic has created many challenges for new business owners, the value of local entrepreneurship does not go unnoticed. Downtown Kamloops saw a staggering 33 percent increase in new businesses opening. We will continue to highlight these new names and encourage you to support local stores in the coming months.
From rare finds to a range of common, and not-so-common houseplants, pots, and accessories, they have it all. Located on 250 Victoria St. this branch of the trendy Far & Wide Store is every plant lovers’ haven. This lush oasis opened in late Feb 2021 and is already a local favourite. You can find updates on their Instagram page for their new stock. But don’t wait too long because they sell out sometimes before even reaching their online store!
Your charcuterie haven has finally arrived in Downtown Kamloops! Located on 607 Victoria St., this delight comes from the creator of Salty Fig Catering, Nicole Mackie. The Cure has opened its doors for all you lovers of Canadian cheese and cured meats, but they are not just that; their goal is to keep food simple while being nutritious. Discover a range of preserves, antipasti, spices, and so much more. If you are looking for a hassle-free way to entertain in the outdoors this summer, The Cure will have charcuterie boards to order, so you don’t have to worry about which combination works best. The Cure welcomes you to discover kitchen essentials that will become staples in your home, explore local producers of Canadian cheese & meat, and find delicacies that will soon become favourites.
Wild Cave Gift Shop
If you are looking for a wide variety of Kamloops/Canadian-made souvenirs, mugs, key chains, shot glasses, cards, pottery, clothes or Home Decor check out this new gift shop on Victoria Street. You can find gifts for every occasion.
The newest addition to Downtown is this quaint and unassuming Bakery on Victoria Street. As you enter, you are treated by art from locals and the smell of fresh bread and sweet treats. Brynn’s Bakery is not new to Kamloopsians, who have been supporting these young entrepreneurs since they started at the Kamloops Farmers Market. You can find Artisan baked goods made with fresh, local ingredients and with a whole lot of love.