Your Downtown. Don’t let Kelowna’s renewal of main street stop you from enjoying your downtown! See it for yourself and get around easier, with construction updates delivered right to your inbox. By subscribing to email updates you’ll get the latest parking information, maps and tips. For project details, or to see the design plans, visit www.Kelowna.ca/cityprojects. Shop, dine and enjoy!
Revitalization of Kelowna’s main street is in full swing and Bernard Avenue is open for business. Pedestrian access is available throughout the downtown and Bernard Avenue east of Pandosy Street is open to motorists, pedestrians and for parking. Visit www.Kelowna.ca/cityprojects for details.
Support Kelowna’s unique downtown business district during this once in a lifetime undertaking and see it for yourself!
Downtown is a clean, family friendly place to eat and shop. It’s a place to visit with friends and enjoy local talent! Downtown is the place to live and play.
Your downtown is closer than ever. Construction is underway on Bernard Avenue, from Pandosy to Abbott Street. It’s your plan; your design. So, come out and see the renewal of your downtown. To find out more, visit www.Kelowna.ca/cityprojects.
Check out a timelapse video of Phase 1 of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization
New Trees. The new trees that will be added on Bernard Ave are called Skyline Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis). It is an adaptive, fast growing deciduous tree that is cold hardy and low maintenance. Its leaves are fine which filters light and is less of a barrier when looking outside from office or residential buildings. It is seedless, drought tolerant once established and adaptable to city environments.
Plenty of Parking. There are more than 30 parking lots in downtown Kelowna. On-street, city-owned and privately-owned lots in a five minute walk of Bernard Avenue offer a total of 2,230 parking stalls. Most city-owned parking lots and two parkades are free on evenings and weekends.
Did you know? A wood stave pipe was removed from Bernard Avenue. Wood stave was used extensively throughout North and South America in the early 1800s. The pipe was an old water or storm pipeline that worked as the wood absorbed the water and expanded against the steel restraining bands to create a watertight pipeline.