Put on Your Walking Shoes

Want to learn more about the city’s Cultural District?

This summer, the city is offering free, guided walking tours – providing an insider’s look at Kelowna’s cultural journey.

These walking tours are being offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. until noon, until Aug. 27.

The two kilometre route begins, and ends at the Laurel Packinghouse, located at the corner of Ellis Street and Cawston Avenue.

Points of interest along the route include public art installations, Kasugai Gardens and cultural venues, such as the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Kelowna Community Theatre. Registration is not required.

“Experienced travellers already know that guided tours are a great way to get inside a destination,” said cultural services manager Sandra Kochan,

“But I think that locals can learn a lot on these tours as well. How often do you walk by something every day and not really know anything about it? Here’s your chance to indulge your curiosity! If you’ve got house guests, why not join them for the tour?”

The story of the Cultural District is a many-layered narrative of history, art, progress and transformation, which is really the story of Kelowna itself, reflected in a compact six-block area.

Take a stroll with a friendly, knowledgeable guide and discover Kelowna’s Cultural District. Don’t forget comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

All News