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Spice up your Zoom calls with these free Kelowna, Kamloops backgrounds

This shot of a hiker or Mount Boucherie is one of many Thompson-Okanagan photos you can choose to feature as a video conference background.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Tourism Kelowna - Callum Snape
April 28, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Tourism groups in Kamloops and Kelowna are offering Zoom users some local background options to use while video conferencing.

While people connect with coworkers, friends and families on the widely-used video conferencing platform Zoom, they can use a customized background provided by Tourism Kamloops and Tourism Kelowna.

Show off the Kamloops hoodoos with this free Zoom background.
Show off the Kamloops hoodoos with this free Zoom background.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Tourism Kamloops - Candace Hansma

You can virtually put yourself in Kamloops's Riverside Park during sunset, in front of a herd of bighorn sheep or pose in front of some towering hoodoos. You can imagine yourself golfing at some scenic River City courses, or chill with Clover, the B.C. Wildlife Park’s white spirit bear.

Who wouldn't want to dream about the gorgeous Tobiano Golf Course during isolation?
Who wouldn't want to dream about the gorgeous Tobiano Golf Course during isolation?
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Tourism Kamloops - Patrick Koenig

Tourism Kelowna also offers some great shots to make a work call a little more scenic. You can pretend to be enjoying the day at Quail’s Gate Winery or Arrowleaf Vineyard, take a virtual “stroll” on the waterfront boardwalk or chill at Hot Sands beach in Kelowna.

Click here to scroll through the background options for Tourism Kelowna, and here for Tourism Kamloops.

You can use this shot of the iconic Sails figure in Kelowna for your next conference call.
You can use this shot of the iconic Sails figure in Kelowna for your next conference call.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Tourism Kelowna – Jeff Bassett, Sproing Creative

You can let your colleagues check out the Kamloops scenery while stuck inside.
You can let your colleagues check out the Kamloops scenery while stuck inside.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Tourism Kamloops - Dylan Sherrard

If you've got a virtual wine night with friends, you can take it one step further by
If you've got a virtual wine night with friends, you can take it one step further by "visiting" Qualis' Gate Winery.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Tourism Kelowna – Quails’ Gate Winery

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