Changing times means changing how we do things and Downtown Kelowna businesses are doing just that; delivering local goods and services in new ways to help keep everyone safe. When this passes - and it will pass - Downtown Kelowna businesses will be here. We have put together some tips to help our business community.

Stay safe, stay healthy 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.

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

Bring the taste of Downtown Kelowna home!

Many restaurants, wineries, pubs, cafes and breweries now offer safe curb-side pickup, takeaway and delivery options. Let them take care of some of your meals and groceries.

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, and help them keep their 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.

Shop online from home!

Get the local products you love right to your doorstep or arrange a curb-side pickup.

Browse KelownaNow E-Commerce Directory here.

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!