Meet Me on Bernard Wraps Up its Inaugural Year

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The Labour Day long weekend coincided with the final days of Meet Me on Bernard (MMOB) for 2021. The program, which saw the 200 - 500 blocks of Bernard Avenue open to pedestrian foot traffic only for July and August, had a very successful first year given the ebb and flow of permitted activation types, provincial health orders, and weather conditions…

New #exploreKelowna Uptown Rutland Murals Pass now Live

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Tourism Kelowna, with the support of the Uptown Rutland Business Association (URBA) and Uptown Mural Project, has launched the #exploreKelowna Uptown Rutland Murals passport. This is the third launch in the #exploreKelowna passport experience program, following the Local Savings Pass and Wine Trails Passport, which were released in February and May respectively. …

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna

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Prior to the pandemic, tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan was a $2.1 billion dollar industry. As a vital economic driver in the region, there is no doubt of the value that tourism brings, generating close to 13,000 jobs, $443 million in visitor spending, and $204 million in tax revenues for…

Summer in Downtown Kelowna: Meet Me On Bernard

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Our Visitor Experience team is excited to be launching a mobile activation as part of the Meet Me on Bernard project this summer, which will see Bernard Avenue open to pedestrians only—from July 1 to September 6—with patios, activations, and park-like spaces set up for locals and visitors to enjoy…

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…

Relocation Guides Now Available

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The 2021 Relocation Guides have arrived! Aimed at informing and inspiring those who are considering a permanent or semi-permanent move to Kelowna and the Central Okanagan, the guide is packed with essential information. …