Tourism Kelowna Attends Sport Events Congress

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From April 7-9, Tourism Kelowna attended the 2021 virtual edition of Sport Events Congress (SEC) hosted by Sport Tourism Canada. SEC is a three-day interactive and educational event and the largest annual gathering of professionals connected to Canada's $6.8 billion sport tourism industry…

Get Involved With Kelowna's Official Community Plan

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By 2040, it is expected that another 45,000 residents will call Kelowna home. At our first Stakeholder Plug-In Session of 2021, hosted earlier this week, Robert Miles, OCP Project Planner with the City of Kelowna, shared an overview of Kelowna's 2040 Official Community Plan (OCP), which is the document that will guide how the city grows over the next 20 years. …

Major Events Update and Outlook

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Established in 2016, Tourism Kelowna’s Major Event Strategy was developed as a component of the organization’s strategic plan. This strategy formalized an event attraction framework to tap into the growing sport and event tourism industry, to further our destination’s national exposure, and to be a significant driver of overnight visitation and economic activity…

Kelowna Gets set to Celebrate BC Culture Days

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A month-long celebration of arts and culture kicks off this Friday, September 25, with the return of BC Culture Days, which is part of the national Culture Days celebrations. This year’s expanded event will include a diverse mix of programming in and around Kelowna, with events taking place in person and online throughout the month, exploring the ‘unexpected intersections’ theme, focused on creative connection and artistic discovery…

Opportunity to Animate Bernard Avenue

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This summer, the majority of Bernard Avenue is closed to traffic, creating a pedestrian-friendly area that can be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. As part of the initiative, the City of Kelowna has created an 'animation zone' as a creative solution to provide entertainment for those exploring downtown…