Kelowna Wins bid for 2026 BC Summer Games

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On Wednesday, July 28, Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, announced that Kelowna had won the right to host the 2026 BC Summer Games. From July 23 - 26, 2026, Kelowna will welcome over 4,000 athletes, coaches, support personnel, and families to our city for the biennual multisport competition…

Wildfire Prevention and Safety: Emergency Information and Resources for Tourism Industry Members

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Dry and hot weather conditions have created additional challenges and considerations for summer travel. While emergency response crews work hard to respond to wildfires occurring across the province, our team is providing important information to travellers to help them make informed decisions and to visitors in the area, residents, and local businesses to help them stay safe and up-to-date on current conditions…

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…