Your favourite coffee shops, local boutiques, restaurants, cocktails, services, parks.
It’s Your Own Downtown Kelowna.
IT’S YOUR BERNARD AVE.
Summer in Downtown Kelowna is getting a makeover!
The City of Kelowna has approved transforming Bernard Avenue to be primarily pedestrian only, from June 29th until September 7th. Enjoy walking the streets and sitting in extended patio spaces from St. Paul to Abbott Street all summer. The Downtown Kelowna Farmers Market will now take place on Bernard Ave., between Bertram and St. Paul, each Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. Opening day is July 5th. There will also be Pick Up Zones located around downtown with accessibility parking available as well.
IT’S YOUR PATIOS
Downtown Kelowna is home to dozens of great patios and expect to see many more this summer! The City of Kelowna has allowed businesses to apply for patio extensions with their Sidewalk Café Program. This was created out of response to support businesses during the pandemic and support businesses who have been impacted by providing a simple, cost-effective, and streamlined way to increase outdoor patio and retail areas on a temporary basis. These expanded outdoor areas will help businesses operate effectively while maintaining social distancing for their customers.
Are you a business looking to apply for the patio extension program?
BIKE - Downtown Kelowna is a biker’s paradise with a
bike score of 99! Over the past year, more bike racks have been added all over Downtown so that you can lock your ride and explore our shops, restaurants and more. So hop on your bike and take a ride downtown.
PARK - Downtown Parking is easy to find. 3 Downtown Parkades include Free Parking weekdays after 5pm and all-day Saturdays and Sundays. The shops and services around the Library, Memorial and Chapman parkades welcome you to take advantage of the great summer weather in Downtown Kelowna and park your vehicle and walk to explore the great businesses Downtown. Also, until the end of August the first 30 minutes of parking on streets and in parkades is free of charge when using the Pay-by-Phone app. See the parking Zones and Parkade locations here.
WALK - Now, more than ever, walking around Downtown Kelowna is highly encouraged. Enjoy the new street closure along Bernard, visit expanded patios around neighboring areas, or park at one of 3 available
parkades and walk into the core. Plus we are happy to boast a
Walkability score of 92. No matter where you’re headed downtown, the walk time is short!
TRANSIT - Looking to take local transit to get here? See the full schedule
here and plan your trip. When you arrive at the bus loop on the Queensway, you’re in the middle of Downtown Kelowna. No matter what business you’re there to visit or even if you’re Downtown to explore, it’s all a quick walk from here!