Bike Rentals in Kelowna and Area

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While bikeshare services no longer exist in Kelowna, there are a number of companies that offer bike rental options. The list below can assist those of you who may be looking to provide this information to visitors, with options for mountain bikes, e-bikes, accessible bikes, and more. …

Recreational Travel Within BC set to Resume as Province Moves to Step 2 of its Restart Plan

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With the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the decline and more than 75% of adults in BC having now received their first dose of the vaccine, the province will move to Step 2 of its restart plan on June 15, as planned. This is welcome news to everyone in the tourism industry, as the ban on non-essential travel within the province will be lifted as part of this next step…

Spring Local Activations Review

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Through the winter and spring, our marketing and communications team was fully engaged in creating articles, curating social media content, producing new videos, and working with local content creators and media outlets to actively encourage Kelowna residents to stay local and support local…

#exploreKelowna Local Savings Pass a Success

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The #exploreKelowna Local Savings Pass closed this past Monday, May 31. The pass—which launched in early February to connect locals with offers at local businesses—was the first in a series of experience passports that we will be launching throughout the year. …

Welcome, New Stakeholders: May 2021

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Every month, tourism-related businesses and organizations in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan join Tourism Kelowna's Base or Enhanced Programs. We want to take this opportunity to welcome these new stakeholders to our organization and introduce them to the rest of our network and industry. …

5 Things to Keep in Mind as we Approach Summer

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In a typical year, about 80% of visitors to Kelowna are domestic travellers, with more than half of visitors driving to our region. Last year, with international travel on hold and the US border closed, the percentage of domestic visitors jumped to more than 90%, which is likely going to be similar this year as Canadian travellers look to explore our four-season playground when travel restrictions begin to ease. As BC's Restart Plan moves forward and we prepare to welcome travellers back in the months to come, here are five things to keep in mind…