Canada Day Celebration road closures
Canada Day festivities [ http://festivalskelowna.com ] will add to
downtown Kelownas vibrancy on Sunday, July 1. The annual event is
expected to draw more than 20,000 people with activities taking place
in Waterfront Park, Stuart Park and Kerry Park.
To accommodate the event, Water Street will be closed from Cawston
Avenue to Sunset Drive from 6 a.m. on July 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During this time, access to Delta Hotel and Prospera Place parking
lots will be remain open.
On-street parking will be restricted for Bernard Avenue in front of
Kerry Park and on Water Street on both sides of the road in front of
Stuart Park starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 1 until midnight.
The Mill Street and Dolphins parking lot will be closed starting at 6
a.m. on Sunday, July 1 until midnight.
Motorists are asked to obey traffic control personnel at all times for
the safety of the large number of pedestrians anticipated.
Public parking will be available at the Library Plaza Parkade located
at 1360 Ellis Street, Memorial Parkade at 1420 Ellis St. and Chapman
Parkade at 345 Lawrence Avenue. For more information about parking,
visit kelowna.ca/parking [ http://kelowna.ca/parking ].
Transit service on Sunday, July 1 will follow the Saturday schedule
with two additional charter buses added to Route 8 and 10 starting at
4 p.m. and a further seven added later in the evening. Some
disruptions and traffic delays may occur throughout the day downtown
due to an increase of pedestrian traffic and Water Street road
closure. All Route 2 North End buses will detour from Water Street via
Ellis Street from the Queensway Exchange and then follow regular
routing. Visit bctransit.com/kelowna [ http://bctransit.com/kelowna ]
for route, schedule and service alert information.
Residents can reduce traffic and parking congestion by choosing
various modes of Active Transportation, such as biking, walking and
carpooling. Visit SMARTtrips.ca [ http://SMARTtrips.ca ] to learn more
about how the City supports and promotes Active Transportation through
events, programs, and education.
For the complete Canada Day events schedule, visit
festivalskelowna.com [ http://festivalskelowna.com ].
For the most up-to-date road work, road closures and potential delays,
visit kelowna.ca/roadreport [ http://kelowna.ca/roadreport ]