Changing times means changing how we do things, and our businesses are doing just that. Downtown Kelowna businesses are still here for you in new and adapted ways to help keep everyone safe. Below are some tips to help our business community.
Stay safe, share kindness, and support local.
The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly evolved, forcing businesses to make daily updates and changes as they work to adapt and pivot their operations. Downtown Kelowna is still here for you. It's your favourite coffee, your restaurants, your services and patios. It's Your Own Downtown.
Be a good customer & client!
- If you are sick, stay home
- Wash your hands
- Shop efficiently
- Prepare to use debit or credit, not cash
- Wear a mask when requested by businesses
- Practice physical distancing and adhere to each businesses safety procedures
Stay engaged and educated!
- Checkout our @DowntownKelowna social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for updates on our members.
- Castanet COVID Resources
- KelownaNow COVID Updates
- Tourism Kelowna COVID Information
Enjoy the taste of Downtown safely!
Many downtown businesses now offer safe pickup and delivery options. Let them take care of some of your meals and groceries! You can also visit local eateries and drinkeries for dine-in services. Please adhere to each business safety protocols while enjoying Downtown. Our restaurant community is working hard to stay safe - your understanding is greatly appreciated.
Buy local gift cards!
It’s a great idea to purchase gift cards to places you love, that can be used now or at another time. Consider buying one to a business that is temporarily closed, or who you know could use the added support. Gift cards are also a great gift idea, and work to help keep business afloat. Purchase local gift cards from businesses directly or online from Okanagan Lifestyle's Local Gift Card Shop.
Stay social while staying safe!
Show your love through social media. Many of our Downtown businesses have social media accounts and websites. Give your favourites a follow, send a positive message, share stories, write a review, tag them in your posts of their products, keep up to date with what they are doing during this crisis.
You can now shop local at home, with products you love delivered right to your door or by curb-side pickup!
Browse KelownaNow E-Commerce Directory to see who is online, or check with each business directly. In-store shopping is also available for many shops with guidelines to help keep everyone safe! Supporting local helps keep our business community strong!
Enjoy virtual experiences!
Businesses have adapted and are now using new technology to stay connected with their clients. Try online workshops and webinars. Try a virtual fitness class or purchase a subscription. Watch a live class on social media at home with your family. Now is a great time to try something new!