We are asking you and the community of Kamloops to act now and support our Kamloops businesses. As businesses begin to reopen, its more important than ever to support Kamloops businesses as they are the backbone of our economy and community. Here are 5 examples of Kamloops businesses that have reopened or pivoted with enhanced safety measures that are now ready to welcome you back.
Ranked 9th on ScoreGolf’s list of best Canadian public courses in 2019, Tobiano Golf’s dramatic viewpoints and exceptionally kept greens and fairways will make players feel as if they’re teeing up among the pros. Tobiano rewards its guests with undeniably some of the best views of Kamloops Lake and is a great choice for sunny day patio sitting. To play safely, please arrive no more than 20 minutes before your tee time, groups of two only until 1pm, and payment for the entire booking will be processed with the credit card used for booking.
Franco’s Auto Service
If your vehicle needs a tune-up or maintenance, Franco’s Auto Service in downtown Kamloops is open to make sure your vehicle gets the care it deserves. To ensure guest and employee safety, their staff have provided hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for everyone who enters the shop and added physical barriers to prevent close contact and to encourage 2 metre spacing.
Kamloops’ first electric bike rental company has opened its doors. Electra Ride offers electric bike rentals in downtown Kamloops with the ease to explore all types of Kamloops terrain. Explore popular retail and dining areas in downtown Kamloops, take the scenic Rivers Trail alongside the North and South Thompson Rivers, or engage the electric boost to head south to viewpoints overlooking the entire city. Reserve your e-bike safely online via their website and social distancing protocols are in place when you pick up your ride.
This popular downtown eatery is a local hotspot. Mittz Kitchen was an early adopter of COVID compliant protocols and have brilliantly incorporated best practices into their dining space. Their booth seating provides socially distanced, comfortable dining and their oversized menus act as partitions between booths and are easily read by diners. Pop in to sample their weekly BBQ beef dish, their weekend brunch, or sip on one of their specialty crafted cocktails.
BC Wildlife Park
A long-time Kamloops family favorite, the BC Wildlife Park has re-opened to the public to get up close and personal with over 65 indigenous BC species. From meeting Clover the Spirit Bear, or the playful grizzly siblings Knute and Dawson, or cougars Kalamalka and Zoe, a trip to the Wildlife Park is always a highlight. Pack a picnic, and plan to spend a few hours getting to know all about BC’s wildlife. The Zookeeper Feed Talks and animal encounters can continue to be enjoyed from home through the Park’s weekly Facebook live videos. To ensure the safety of their guests, please visit their page for more info on what features remain temporarily closed.
We’d love to hear your stories of how local businesses have stepped up to be there for our community. Here’s how to participate and get involved:
- Tag us in your social media posts supporting Kamloops businesses (@ykastrong on Facebook and @yka_strong on Instagram)
- Use #ykastrong on your social media posts so we can share
- Download Support Kamloops graphics to use in your social posts and hang in your business window
Stay tuned for part 2 coming next week.