Now that temperatures are rising and the days are getting a little bit longer, life in the City Gardens Neighbourhood cannot get any better – especially for young adults and families! Whether you are strolling around Victoria Street in search of some new house decor or vintage clothes, soaking in some Vitamin D with your family at Riverside Park, or simply enjoying local food and treats at the Night Market, living in the downtown core has everything you could need.
Downtown Kamloops has amazing hidden gems when it comes to shopping.
If you are looking for beautiful art pieces for your living room, unique tote bags, or simply a delicious, scented candle to gift a loved one, Far & Wide has your back. Located at 355 Victoria Street, this women-owned store has a curated mix of small brands that will certainly catch your eye when walking downtown.
If you consider yourself a fashion lover, Jardines Domaine and Main Street Clothing might be just what you need. Both locally-owned stores, located at the heart of Downtown Kamloops, have been open for over 20 years, continuing to deliver the latest fashion trends with an extensive array of brands and unique collections for every style and occasion.
After wandering through Victoria Street during the day, you might want to treat yourself to a dessert … or two. Not to worry, Downtown Kamloops has the perfect solution to your cravings, especially during a hot summer day.
Scoopz Ice Cream, located in the Sandman Hotel by Riverside Park is now open for the Summer 2023 season from 11am to 9pm everyday. Delight yourself with a creamy ice cream, a refreshing lemonade or try the newest addition to their menu; vegan and gluten-free treats! And if you are looking for a way to keep your family entertained, Riverside Park’s new inclusive playground and waterpark is now open and welcome to the public. This modernized space is the perfect way to build community in the downtown neighbourhood, allowing for individuals of all ages and abilities to enjoy a fun afternoon with friends and family.
And if you are a music and art enthusiast, mark your calendar because Downtown Kamloops has amazing events coming this summer.
The beloved Music in the Park is back from July 1st to August 31st. Spend your evening singing and dancing to live music at this free music festival held in Riverside Park at the Rotary Bandshell beginning at 7pm each night.
Downtown Kamloops is also excited to present the new DTWN Night Market, taking place on July 29th from 4-9 pm on the 300 and 400 blocks of Victoria Street. Spend the evening trying local treats, discovering one-of-a-kind art pieces from local vendors and enjoying stunning performances and live entertainment from the Kamloops International Buskers Festival.
As you can already tell, the City Gardens Neighbourhood has so many things to do, see, and explore. Get outside and enjoy everything the beautiful core of Downtown Kamloops has to offer this summer.