New visitor information outlet opens on Victoria Street

Left to right, Kristina Moller, Erin Miller and Dana Clarkson at new Victoria Street information centre.

Left to right, Kristina Moller, Erin Miller and Dana Clarkson at new Victoria Street information centre.

NEWS — A new tourist information outlet has opened in downtown Kamloops, a partnership project of Tourism Kamloops, the KCBIA and the B.C. Wildlife Park. With increasing visitor traffic throughout the city, the additional outlet looks to compliment current services to visitors downtown, says Tourism Kamloops CEO Lee Morris.

“We are thrilled to have put together the Souvenir & Visitor Info Store in our beautiful downtown,” Morris said today (Thursday).

“With more and more traffic in our downtown core, this outlet was the perfect opportunity to get out into the community and welcome visitors face to face.”

Gay Pooler.

Gay Pooler.

The newly opened seasonal outlet is located at #103 – 340 Victoria Street beside Boston Pizza and is open daily from noon until 8 p.m. In addition to providing information to visitors, it sells souvenirs including T-shirts, postcards and maps.

“For us, it was all about the partnership of this exciting pilot project,” said KCBIA general manager Gay Pooler.

The KCBIA’s CAP Team was using the space as headquarters for the summer months.

“Whatever we can do to further enhance the experience visitors have in our city is a win/win for everyone,” said wildlife park manager Glenn Grant.

Pooler thinks the three-month pilot project is the perfect outlet to test the downtown marketplace for her retailers. “We want to see if there is an appetite for this kind of retail and these hours downtown,” she says. “This is valuable information for our retailers to assess opportunities.”

“The outlet has been open for one day and already has seen good traffic,” said Morris.

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