This year, on May 30, as part of Tourism Week, let's celebrate who we are and where we live. Show your love for Kelowna and the Central Okanagan and #exploreKelownalocal by:

  • Exploring your favourite park or outdoor space
  • Visiting, or giving a shout out, to your favourite local business
  • Savouring a dish from your go-to restaurant
  • Enjoying a tasting flight at a brewery
  • Heading for a wine tasting or grabbing a bottle of local wine to enjoy at home
  • Sharing a photo of the scenic view from your backyard
  • Showing appreciation for someone who works in the tourism industry

The list could go on and on—just be sure to have fun with it! 

In addition, we encourage everyone to wear your favourite Kelowna or Okanagan apparel while you explore our beautiful region. For more ideas of ways to #exploreKelownalocal on May 30, click here.

As an added bonus, when you post a photo to social media using #exploreKelownalocal and tagging Tourism Kelowna's accounts, you'll be entered to win a $100 Love For Kelowna online store gift card! See all contest details below.

While you're out, remember to be mindful of others, continue practicing proper physical distancing, and stay safe when hiking and exploring outdoors. 


Contest Details 

  • On May 30, post a picture exploring your favourite local spot, taking in a local attraction or activity, supporting a local business, wearing your favourite Kelowna or Okanagan-branded apparel—anything that shows off your love for Kelowna! 
  • To enter, tag Tourism Kelowna's official account on Instagram or Facebook and use #exploreKelownalocal.
    • If you post in your feed on Facebook, be sure your setting on the post is set to public so we can see it.
    • On Instagram, your account must also be public if you choose to share it there.
    • Entries can also be made through Instagram Stories (be sure to tag us so we see the post!)
  • Each photo posted and tagged publicly gets entered in the draw - enter more than one photo, receive more than one entry!
  • All photos posted on May 30 will be entered to win a $100 gift card to our Love for Kelowna online store so you can continue to support local. 
  • On June 1, a winner will be selected at random. 

In need of Kelowna-branded apparel? Until May 30, spend $65 on the Love for Kelowna website supporting local Okanagan businesses and receive a Love for Kelowna or Kelowna Vibes tank top for free! $4 from every order between May 13 and 30 will be given to the BC Hospitality Foundation.


Fine Print:

  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Tourism Kelowna and not to Facebook or Instagram. By participating in this promotion, you agree to a complete release of Facebook and Instagram from any claims.
  • The contest is open to Canadian residents only.
  • The prize is non-transferable and is as depicted with no substitutions. 
  • On June 1, we will randomly choose a winner.
  • Chances of winning directly relate to the number of contest entries.
  • A random number generator will be used to pick a number; the posts will be counted up from the first entry according to date
  • Contest winner will be notified via a comment on their original post from the official Tourism Kelowna Facebook or Instagram account or via email.