It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about entries for the 2017 Downtown Kamloops Santa Claus Parade. This year’s parade theme is Canada 150 and is taking place on November 25th , 2017 on Victoria Street. Wake Up Santa is at 10:30 AM and the parade will commence at 11:00 AM!

For those of you who still need to become a part of the fun, fill out the sign-up sheet at downtownkamloops.com.

If you have any questions, email events@downtownkamloops.com or give our office a call at 250-372-3242.

New Downtown Kamloops GC’s

Alongside the Downtown Kamloops brand refresh we have also created new gift certificate designs! In the coming weeks merchants will be receiving new posters and counter cards to advertise

accepting the GC’s.

We have taken all gift certificate purchases back in house, so if one of your customers is wondering where to buy some of their own, they can come visit us at the KCBIA office 4-231 Victoria Street.

If you’re not familiar with our GC program, click here to read more!



The CAP Team has been working hard at keeping the downtown safe and vibrant. Our ambassadors have been out and about distributing handouts regarding safety. We hope you find this information helpful, if you haven’t already seen these brochures they are attached here!

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Advertising Opportunity

Downtown Kamloops is thrilled to announce our partnership with Kamloops this Week which will allow us to get the Downtown Directory into more than 30,000 homes and businesses. The Directory is one of Downtown’s best marketing pieces for showcasing where to shop, eat and play! This is a great opportunity to advertise your business. To participate contact Jodi Lawrence, jodi@kamloopsthisweek.com


Upcoming Events

Sip N Steam Wine Train

WHEN: September 15th at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Station Plaza
PRICE: $39/ticket

Taste time travel aboard the Sip N Steam Wine Train with Kamloops Heritage Railway.

This special event kicks off at 5:00 PM in the Station Plaza with wine tasting by Monte Creek Ranch. Appies included, meals available to purchase. Then all aboard with live music by Johnson Sandwich.

This event is age 19 & over.

Kamloops Childrens Art Festival

WHEN: September 15th – 16th
WHERE: Riverside Park, 100 Lorne Street


It’s the Kamloops Arts Council’s Children’s Arts Festival Under the Big Top!

Day 1: An after school karaoke and family dance pary! 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Day 2: A fun-filled day of circus-themed art, music and theatre for children 2 and up. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

FEATURING: The Purple PirateRupLoopsKiki the Eco Elf, Magician Clinton W. Gray and much more!


“The people downtown are very dedicated to the community and are willing to communicate with you. You get a lot of regulars downtown and you get to know them and they get to know you and it builds a sense of community that I didn’t feel Kamloops had until I started working down here. I always felt disconnected from the Kamloops community until I started working here two years ago.”

 Heather, Fratelli Foods Employee

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