Knowledge Base: Resources, Communication, and Messaging during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and is having a direct and significant impact on the tourism industry in Kelowna and around the world. Our plan is to help preserve our local visitor economy during these unprecedented times. When it is safe to do so, we will make an additional push to help local businesses recover, and will then develop our ongoing planning to promote our destination…

Update on Kelowna Sports and Events

In the interest of public health and safety due to COVID-19, sports leagues, events, and festivals around the world have been postponed indefinitely or cancelled outright. As per the direction of BC Public Health, several events in Kelowna have been cancelled…

Central Okanagan Tourism Industry Showcase Event Postponed

During the past week, federal and provincial health authorities have been implementing measures to keep our communities safe from COVID-19, including social distancing and the restriction of events over 50 people. In adherence to these measures, Tourism Kelowna has postponed the Central Okanagan Tourism Industry Showcase that was scheduled to take place on April 16, 2020…

Survey Shows Local Tourism COVID-19 Impact

As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve quickly and with directives from public health officials advancing daily, is it clear that this pandemic is having a significant and direct impact on our community. Last week, we sent out our first survey to Tourism Kelowna’s voting stakeholders to hear how COVID-19 is directly impacting our local tourism industry…

Kelowna Visitor Centre to Close Temporarily

With the COVID-19 public health issue evolving rapidly, and with the closure of several civic facilities, Tourism Kelowna will temporarily close the Kelowna Visitor Centre today, March 17, at 5:30 p.m. until further notice. This follows the closure of our Airport Information Kiosk and mobile operations, which occurred yesterday, March 16.…