Programs

Because we like you, here are some great perks.

parking tokens

One sure way to make happier customers is to offer discounted parking. In partnership with the City of Kelowna and Royal Bank of Canada, the Parking Token Program entitles your business to receive 20% off Get Around Downtown parking tokens. Each 25 cent token for a Downtown metered parking spot is a small way to say thanks to your customers for their business. Simply present your Downtown Kelowna membership confirmation letter to a teller at the Royal Bank of Canada Downtown location at 102-1665 Ellis St.

Questions? Like how to receive your confirmation letter? Contact us at 250.862.3515 or email lacey@downtownkelowna.com.

WASTE DISPOSAL

We love a clean Downtown, so working with businesses to ensure alleys and laneways are neat and tidy is very important to us. If you aren’t familiar with the City Bylaws around garbage disposal, click here to learn more.click here to learn more.

Waste Connections of Canada Inc. provides a daily pickup service for garbage and recycling Downtown, simply reach out to Waste Connections to purchase garbage for $5 and recycling bags for $6 (pickup fee included). Waste Connections also has toters available for purchase for those businesses that can store them on private property. You can reach Waste Connections at 250.765.0565 or csr-kelowna@progressivewaste.com.

When you're ready for pickup, in the early morning set out your full Waste Connections garbage and recycling bags, and stack your flattened cardboard neatly in your alley. It’s that easy.

Questions? Contact us at 250.862.3515 or email lacey@downtownkelowna.com.

other programs

While we would love to take credit for these other great programs, we just can't. It wouldn't be right.

bike rack program

Businesses that are interested in putting a bike rack in front of their own business can view the City of Kelowna's brochure. The City of Kelowna will cover 50 per cent of the cost to purchase and install quality bike racks at qualifying businesses, and organizations that attract visits from the public. If you're interested in installing a bike rack, fill out the application form and email it to the Active Transportation Coordinator.

hiring incentive

The Get Youth Working! Program offers employers a $2,800 Wage Subsidy incentive to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. Program funding is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund. Visit www.getyouthworking.caor call 1-888-665-8867 ext 1 for more information.