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Parking restricted for Saturday fireworks show

All you need to know about where to park for Canada Day 150 fireworks in Kelowna

Downton Kelowna is going to be a busy place on Saturday night with Kelowna’s Canada 150 fireworks celebration taking place.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with live music, park and play, dancing in the park, and a fireworks display to cap off the evening at 9:30 p.m.

Parking stalls on the west side of Water Street in front of Stuart Park will be closed from 8 a.m. to midnight to accommodate the event. Motorists are asked to use caution in the area as there is a high volume of pedestrians expected.

There are many ways to avoid parking frustrations if you can.

BC Transit will have regular Saturday level service through the day, with additional shuttle service from the Queensway Transit Exchange following the fireworks to accommodate the increased number of passengers anticipated. For route and schedule information visit bctransit.com/kelowna.

Residents can reduce traffic and parking congestion by choosing various modes of active transportation, such as biking, walking and carpooling. Visit SMARTtrips.ca to learn more about how the city supports and promotes active transportation through events, programs and education.

The Canada 150 fireworks will be shot from a barge on the lake with a large drop zone. Any spot along the waterfront downtown would provide a good vantage point. Boaters are asked to respect the drop zone area.

The display is put on by an experienced and federally regulated fireworks producer under a Kelowna Fire Department permit and will be specially choreographed to Canadian music in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The event is sponsored by Coast Capital Savings.