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…

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…

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2021

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Tourism Kelowna is once again celebrating National Volunteer Week (NVW), which runs from April 18 to 24. This year's theme, “The Value of One, The Power of Many,” celebrates “the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.” This year also marks the 20 th  anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. …

Helping Local Businesses Survive

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Spring usually brings additional visitors seeking great weather, outdoor trails, golf, and new releases at local wineries. Our marketing, business development, and visitor experience strategies over the last number of years have resulted in strong, sustained growth in occupancy, visitation, and…

Tourism Kelowna Partners with One Tree Planted

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Sustainability is at the forefront of Tourism Kelowna’s operations at the Kelowna Visitor Centre (KVC) where new initiatives and exciting changes are frequently happening. Aligned with our pledge to foster the preservation and continual restoration of our land, resources, and communities, we are thrilled to announce that as of April 1, we are partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every purchase made in the Kelowna Visitor Centre or through the Love for Kelowna online store…

2020 Visitor Experience Volunteer Survey Results

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Tourism Kelowna’s Visitor Experience team provides service to visitors and local residents in person, by phone, and through digital channels at our Kelowna Visitor Centre (KVC) and Kelowna International Airport Kiosk, as well as with our mobile team, who attends events, festivals, and conferences. Providing these services would not be possible without the support of Tourism Kelowna’s large volunteer base…

Love for Kelowna Retail Program Supports Local Entrepreneurs

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This year, the Kelowna Visitor Centre team was able to greatly expand its local consignment retail program to help support local entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses. This aligns well with the Visitor Centre's goal to connect visitors and residents with local businesses to generate larger spend and economic impact in the communities of the Central Okanagan…