In early February, Tourism Kelowna launched the #exploreKelowna Local Savings Pass, in conjunction with Bandwango, as a way to connect residents to great offers at local businesses. With expanded COVID-19 restrictions in place across the province until April 19, we are again extending the offer for Tourism Kelowna stakeholders to join in the program, which is scheduled to run until the end of April. 

Here are the top 3 things you need to know to be involved:

  • Participation is open and free to all Tourism Kelowna stakeholders (Base Program or Enhanced Program participants).
  • Program participants are asked to offer a coupon or discount to passholders as an incentive to visit your business.
  • Flexible redemption options are built to work with any type of business - no tech, low tech, or high tech.

Since its launch, more than 2,000 people have signed up for the passport, allowing them to stay local and safely support local with a variety of discounts and special offers from the more than 80 participating businesses. 

For more information on joining the program, contact me at or at (250) 861-1515 ext. 218.


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About the #exploreKelowna Local Savings Pass

The Local Savings Pass allows Central Okanagan residents to sign up for discounts and special offers via a dedicated mobile passport landing page. After completing the easy sign-up process, users can redeem offers simply by showing their phone when making a transaction at participating businesses. If a user redeems savings at five local businesses, they will automatically be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards for purchases at the Kelowna Visitor Centre.