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City of Kelowna facilities and services available to escape heat

Transit will be waived within the City of Kelowna just tell driver you are travelling to a place to cool down
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Beat the heat with these city facilities.

Stay cool and beat the heat in Kelowna by visiting various indoor and outdoor locations throughout the city. 

Those in Kelowna can visit any public city facility during operating hours to find relief from the current heat wave and all summer long including recreation and activity centres or a local library.

Many Kelowna parks and green spaces offer shade where temperatures can be lower than homes without air conditioning. 

 

Go to the  Parks & Beaches map to find parks near you, or visit one of the three waterparks to help stay cool:

  • City Park Waterpark (1600 Abbott Street) 
  • Ben Lee Waterpark (900 Houghton Road)  
  • Quilchena Splash Park (347 Quilchena Drive) 

 

City staff also recommend visiting a local restaurant, museum, art gallery, movie theatre or Orchard Park shopping centre.

“To ensure that transportation is not a barrier to keeping cool at this time, transit will be waived within the City of Kelowna – just make sure to indicate to the driver you are travelling to a place to cool down,” reads a city press release. 

Free outdoor recreation events are not currently impacted by the Heat Warning. 

 

Use the Prepared BC Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide for tips and resources to stay cool during extreme heat.



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