SHOPPING From farmersâ€™ and crafters markets, to boutique stores and shopping malls, the Thompson Okanagan can provide for every retail need. Because the city of Kamloops is so rich in western influence, there is a huge selection of western wear that will appeal to both the English and Western rider. Donâ€™t be discouraged if cowboy boots and kerchiefs are not your thing, there are six main shopping areas that will lift your spirits via retail therapy, as well as several gift and souvenir shops with lots of keepsakes and treasures that will remind you of your visit for years to come. Meander down to the core of Kamloops and find yourself amid quaint boutiques, unique international merchandise, beautiful eveningwear, sports apparel and something for the gentlemen. There are several shopping malls and shopping centers in Kamloops that house all the big box names that you are used to seeing and several local and regional shops that you may not be so familiar with. Often this is where you will find the true treasures of shopping! Whether it is something that you wear or something for your home, it just feels good having something that not everyone else has!
When you start moving away from the city center, you start to become immersed in local shops, art studios and farmers markets. Cache Creek and The Shuswap are home to many artisans whose one of a kind works can be found roadside or in studios along the way. The locals come together to proudly display and share those things that are near and dear to their hearts. You can find produce & veggies, baked goods, homemade & handmade soaps, woodwork, artwork, beadwork and all sorts of fancy work! The farmers markets are a great way to spend the morning finding gemstones that are truly unique. So, shopping is easy and fun in Kamloops and its surrounding communities. From local flare to big malls and shopping outlets, there is no question that you will seek and discover whatever it is that you are looking for. From specialty clothing boutiques to family stores and housewares to recreational goods and everything in between, Kamloops offers everything that you could possibly need!