WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN – Programs aim at keeping downtown vibrant

(Image: CAP Team)

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS that make Downtown Kamloops a special place to eat, shop, play and live. Since the KCBIA was established in 2002, we (the teams that have come before me, and our current team) have made sure that all our goals point toward a vibrant and livable Downtown that is the focal point of Kamloops. We are looking forward to continuing some of our well-known programs and events this year, as well as starting some new ones.

Crime Prevention Packages: This booklet contains general security advice taken directly from official sources and has been prepared for you to help mitigate crime around your business. Request your free copy or download it online.

Website: ‘’ features information about Downtown businesses, Downtown events, the CAP Team, how to get here, what to do and much more. You can find information about events and how to participate, the various programs we run, parking information, surveys and links to other resources.

People of the Neighbourhood: A series of articles, interviews and stories on Downtown business people, residents and regulars. This web and social media-based series works to spread and build on the cultural and relatable identity of Downtown and its citizens.

State of Downtown Report (STOD): The State of Downtown Report examines the business environment Downtown and can be leveraged for business recruitment and retention. It includes pertinent business information including demographics, leasing, pedestrian counts, vehicle counts and more.

Back Alley Art Gallery: Our collection of alley murals features 29 large scale pieces of art work. There is a map available which you can use to follow the Downtown art trail murals and public art.

Downtown Guide & Directory: We publish a Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter edition.  Published twice annually, this magazine style guide lists every business in the KCBIA area.

Cigarette butt Recycling: In Spring 2017, this project was an opportunity to divert cigarette waste and be responsible to the needs and expectations of our stakeholders. For every 3 pounds of cigarette butts recycled, Downtown Kamloops receives $1. To date, we have recycled 32lbs of cigarette butts!

Don’t forget, that if you have any questions, would like to get more information or know how to get  involved in our programs, give us a call!

Alexis Proulx is Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team supervisor and back alley art gallery coordinator. Reach CAP at 250-572-3008/3009. Email Follow on Facebook, Instagram (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@downtownkamloops).

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