Addressing Weather Conditions: How you can Help Inform Visitors and Locals

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Albertans are in our thoughts this week as wildfires in the Northern part of the province displace thousands and disperse smoke across the province and into parts of B.C. Hazy conditions within B.C.'s interior have triggered questions and concerns from visitors and locals alike. As a tourism operator or hospitality business, you can work with Tourism Kelowna to address these questions and concerns…

Canada's New Tourism Strategy

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Canada’s new Tourism Strategy, announced last week, is focused on job creation for the middle class, with a goal of creating 54,000 new jobs by 2025. The strategy, which is based on the three pillars listed below, seeks to increase international arrivals in winter and shoulder seasons by over 1…

Celebrating Tourism’s Year-Round Economic Impact

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The tourism industry is a powerful force in British Columbia and a major economic driver in the Kelowna area. B.C. hosts 21.6 million visitors annually, contributing $18.4 billion to the provincial economy every year. Tourism in the Central Okanagan is also big business, a $1.25 billion-dollar…

Celebrating Tourism Week in Canada

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Today marks the first day of Tourism Week in Canada, which runs from May 26 to June 2, 2019. Organized nationally by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and provincially by the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC), this week is an opportunity to highlight the economic impact of Canada's tourism industry.…

Tourism Kelowna Sustainability Update

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Over the last year, Tourism Kelowna has started to focus on all facets of sustainability including equality, waste prevention, energy efficiency, transportation, purchasing, and more. During this time, our Kelowna Visitor Centre received Gold Certification from Sustainable Tourism and Tourism Kelowna became a Biosphere Committed Entity.  …

Bike Rentals in Kelowna and Area

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Following recent news that Dropbike will no longer be offering its bikeshare services in Kelowna, our Visitor Experience team put together a reference list of bike rental options, which can also assist those of you who may be looking to provide this information to visitors.…